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Captain Kangaroo (children, starring Bob Keeshan)

    (CBS Mornings, 1954 - 1984;
     PBS Mornings, 1984 - 1987)

    [Bob Keeshan played the original "Clarabelle, the Clown"
     on the "Howdy Doody" TV Show; He starred as the gentle
     genial and patient "Captain" of the show; His sidekick
     was a guy with suspenders named "Mr. Green Jeans" played 
     by character actor Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum (narrator of the
     "Little Orley" children's records during the 1940s and
     early 1950s);

     During the 1950s, cartoon segments were popular, featuring
     Paul Terry's "Tom Terrific" who could magically transform
     himself at will, and his faithful sidekick -- "Mighty Manfred",
     the wonder dog...who eventually was spun off into his own
     series of cartoons...]


Theme 1 (CBS: 1954 - 1974): "Puffin' Billy"

    [aka: "Puffin' Billy (The Captain Kangaroo Theme)";
     aka: "Captain Kangaroo Theme";
     aka: "Captain Kangaroo";

     This was a track from a British production library known
     as the "Chappell Recorded Music Library" which was sold
     through a New York company called Emil Ascher; the tune's
     original title referred to a British steam locomotive; it
     became so popular, that in 1957 permission was granted for
     Mary Rodgers to write lyrics to the tune and it was given 
     the vocal title "Captain Kangaroo"]

     Composers: music by Edward G. White (ASCAP) with
                lyric added by Mary Rodgers (ASCAP)
                      [professional name of Mary Rodgers Guettel]

     Orig. Publisher: Chappell & Co., Ltd. (British PRS)
                         of London, England
   
     1978 Publisher: Chappell & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)

     1998 Publisher: Jim Long Companies, Inc. (ASCAP)
                     of Dallas, TX

    [as the original instrumental "Puffin' Billy"]:
     U.S. Instrumental Copyright Date: Feb. 17, 1954; EFO-25 579.
     U.S. Instrumental Renewal   Date: Sep. 30, 1982; RE-138-358.

    [as vocal version, "Captain Kangaroo"]:
     U.S. Vocal Copyright Date: May 17, 1957; Eu 478 268.
     U.S. Vocal Renewal   Date: Jan. 7, 1985; RE-245-114.

     Recordings:
          78rpm single: by the Melodi Light Orchestra
                        conducted by Ole Jensen
                        Chappell CHAP 433

          CD - from the Chappell Recorded Music Library
               CHAP 119 CD "Children"
               [available through the Robert Farnon Society]

          CD - "Television's Greatest Hits (Vol. 1) (1986)
                TeeVee Toons Records TVT 1100 CD


Theme 2 (CBS: 1974 - 1984): "Good Morning, Captain"

    [according to Steve Gelfand, in his book "Television Theme 
     Recordings", Edward White's name was added to the credits
     to resolve a dispute over the similarity of this melody with 
     Theme 1: "Puffin' Billy".]

     Composers: Robert L. "Bob" Brush (ASCAP), and
                Edward G. White (ASCAP)

     1978 Publishers: Tobago Music Company (ASCAP),
                      Chappell & Co., Inc. (ASCAP), and
                      Paper Pills Music, Inc. (ASCAP),

     1998 Publishers: Tobago Music Company (ASCAP)
                      of Larchmont, NY;
                      Chappell & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
                      c/o Warner-Chappell Music Inc.
                      of Los Angeles, CA;
                      Paper Pills Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                      c/o Mietus Copyright Management
                      of Union, NJ

     Copyright Date: 
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:
          LP: "Good Morning, Captain"
               with Bob Keeshan as Captain Kangaroo
               and the original cast
               Chelsea CHS-700 (1975)


Theme 3 (PBS: 1984 - 1987): "Here Comes Captain Kangaroo"

     Composer: Lynn Ahrens (ASCAP)

     1998 Publisher: Hillsdale Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                     of New York, NY

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Cartoon Segment Theme 4 (1957): "Tom Terrific"

    [above is the title as filed for copyright...
     BMI title variations:
     aka: "Tom Terrific Theme";
     aka: "Tom Terrific and Mighty Manfred"]

     Composers: music by Philip A. Scheib (BMI) with
                lyric by Thomas Lee ("Tom") Morrison (BMI)

     1985 Publisher: Viacom International, Inc. (BMI)

     2001 Publisher: Viacom Music (BMI)
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date: Mar. 12, 1957; Eu 470 055.
     Renewal   Date: Mar. 14, 1985; RE-241-518.

     Recordings:


Cartoon Segment Theme 5 (1957): "Mighty Manfred, The Wonder Dog"

    [above is the title as filed for copyright...
     BMI title variations:
     aka: "Mighty Manfred"]

     Composers: music by Philip A. Scheib (BMI) with
                lyric by Thomas Lee ("Tom") Morrison (BMI)

     1985 Publisher: Viacom International, Inc. (BMI)

     2001 Publisher: Viacom Music (BMI)
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date: Mar. 12, 1957; Eu 470 056.
     Renewal   Date: Mar. 14, 1985; RE-241-519.

     Recordings:



















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