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The Jack Paar Show [#1] (talk-variety)

    (CBS Daytime, 1953 - 1954
     CBS Primetime, 1954;
     CBS Mornings, 1954;
     CBS Daytime, 1955 - 1956)

    [The first of Jack Paar's many shows was a witty talk and
     variety show which began as a Friday morning replacement
     for "Arthur Godfrey Time"; trying to find a more visible 
     slot for this talented man who was getting popular, CBS
     tried a Saturday nights in 1954, and then to a morning
     slot temporarily; the final year he was able to get a
     weekday afternoon slot five days a week...His music 
     director was Jose Melis, an old army buddy...]


Theme: "I-M-4-U (I Am For You)"

    [aka: "The Jack Paar Theme";
     aka: "I Am For You";
     aka: "I M 4 U (Jack Paar TV Show)"]

    [also used as a THEME on "The Jack Paar Show" previously.]

    [Verified on 1997 PBS Special on Jack Paar, where Jose Melis
     group is heard playing this melody in a double-time
     latin arrangement at beginning of the show.]

     Composers: Jose Melis (ASCAP) [pseudonym of
                Jose Melis Giui], and
                Sev ("Severino") F.("Frank") Marino (ASCAP)

     1978 Publishers: Piano Melodies (ASCAP), and
                      Oniram Music Publications (ASCAP)

     1997 Publishers: Piano Melodies (ASCAP),
                         of Bronxville; NY and
                      Oniram Music Publications (ASCAP),
                         of College Point, NY

     Copyright Date: Oct. 24, 1955; EU 414 107.
     Renewal   Date: May  16, 1983; RE-169-746.

     Recordings:
          LP: "Jose Melis plays Jack Paar Favorites" (1960)
               Secco CELP-462
               Jose Melis Group


Closing Theme: "Ciao, Ciao, So Long For Now"

    [aka: "So Long For Now";
     aka: "Jack Paar Closing Theme"]

     Composers: Jose Melis (ASCAP)
               [pseudonym of Jose Melis Giui], and
                Sev ("Severino") F.("Frank") Marino (ASCAP)

     1978 Publishers: Piano Melodies (ASCAP), and
                      Oniram Music Publications (ASCAP)

     1997 Publishers: Piano Melodies (ASCAP),
                         of Bronxville; NY and
                      Oniram Music Publications (ASCAP),
                         of College Point, NY

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:

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