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The Bell Telephone Hour (music)

     (NBC Primetime, 1959 - 1968)
     [based upon radio series "The Telephone Hour" on NBC 1940 - 1958]


Theme 1: "Bell Waltz"

     [aka: "The Bell Waltz"]
     [aka: "The Bell Telephone Waltz"]
     [aka vocal title: "Music of Love"]

     Composer: Donald David Voorhees (no ASCAP/BMI affiliation),
               with lyric added later by Guy Wood (ASCAP)
               
     Original Publisher: Carl Fischer, Inc. (ASCAP)
     
     1978 Publisher: Carl Fischer, Inc. (ASCAP)
     
     1998 Publisher: Carl Fischer, Inc. (ASCAP), of
                     New York, NY
                          
     2005 Publisher: Carl Fischer, LLC. (ASCAP), of
                     New York, NY
                     
     Composition Date: (circa 1940, for first radio broadcast.)
     
     Copyright Date (instr. version): 1942, on sheet music
     
     Copyright Date (vocal version): March 16, 1951; Ep 54 290.
     
     Recording:
          LP: "Let's Take a Sentimental Journey: The Radio Years"
               Paul Weston and his Orchestra
               Readers Digest/RCA RDA-84 (1984)


Theme 2: "Belle Waltzes" and "Bell Telephone Cues"

     [aka: "The Bell Telephone Hour (Waltz)"]

     Composer: Herschel ("Hershy") Kay (ASCAP)
     
     Original Publisher: Ann Ronnell Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
     
     1998 Publisher: The Songwriter's Guild (ASCAP), of
                     Weehawken, NJ
                     
     2005 Publisher: Ann Ronnell Music (ASCAP)
                     c/o The Songwriter's Guild, of
                     Weehawken, NJ                     
                     
     Copyright Date:
     
     Recording:
          LP: "Theme from Ben Casey and top TV themes..."
               Valjean Johns (pianist), with Orchestra
               conducted by Lewis Raymond and Jon Neel
               Carlton LP/143 (1962)

    [book "Television Theme Recordings -- an illustrated discography" 
     by Steve Gelfand (1994), incorrectly credits this composition to 
     composer Donald Voorhees, instead of Hershy Kay, as indicated on 
     the LP label and jacket.]


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