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";
     
     Verified also as the THEME in TV Guide article "Looking
     For A Lost Chord?" April 28, 1962, pp. 12-13]

     Composer: Donald David Voorhees (ASCAP),
               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
                     
     Estimated Composition Date: circa 1940 (for first radio broadcast)
     Printed Date (instr. version): 1942, on sheet music
     
     Published Copyright Date (instr. version): Oct. 16, 1942; EP 108 763.
     Published Renewal   Date (instr. version): Oct. 31, 1969; R  471 587.
     
    [registered under vocal title "Music Of Love (the Bell Waltz)"]:
     Published Copyright Date (vocal version): Mar. 16, 1951; EP  54 290.
     Published Renewal   Date (vocal version): Feb.  9, 1979; RE  26 145.
     
     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)"]

     [The book "Television Theme Recordings -- an illustrated 
      discography" by Steve Gelfand (1994), credits this composition
      to Donald Voorhees, instead of Hershy Kay, as indicated on 
      the LP label and jacket of the recording below.
      
      Further investigation is needed to see if the piece on
      this recording is really the Voorhees waltz above, or
      a different composition.
      
      According to Steven Suskin's book "The Sound of Broadway 
      Music", Hershy Kay's given name was spelled "Hershel" 
      rather than the more common "Herschel".]

     Composer: Hershy Kay (ASCAP)
              [professional name of Hershel Kay]
     
     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)



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