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 José Melis, an old army buddy of
     Cuban heritage. Melis was sent to Paris on a Cuban 
     scholarship where he studied music.]


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 José Melis'
     group is heard playing this melody in a double-time
     latin arrangement at beginning of the show.]

     Composers: José Melis (ASCAP) 
               [professional name of José Melis Guiu], and
                Sev F. Marino (ASCAP)
               [professional name of Severino Frank Marino]

     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: "José Melis plays Jack Paar Favorites" (1960)
               Secco CELP-462
               José Melis Group


Sub-Theme 1: "It's Good To Be Alive"

    [identified in the wire service article "It Seems I've
     Heard That Song Before", published in several newspapers
     including The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach, FL
     on July 19, 1959;
     
     Although the composer was not identified in the article,
     a song from the musical "New Girl In Town" with this
     same name was composed by Bob Merrill in 1957.]

     Composer: Bob Merrill (ASCAP)

     Original Publishers: Chappell & Co. Inc. (ASCAP)
                             of New York, NY; and
                          Valyr Music Corp. (ASCAP),
                             of New York; NY

     Copyright Date: Mar. 25, 1957; EP 107 552.
     Renewal   Date: Jan. 14, 1985; RE-243-096.

     Recordings:


Sub-Theme 2: "Moonstone"

    [identified in the wire service article "It Seems I've
     Heard That Song Before", published in several newspapers
     including The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach, FL
     on July 19, 1959.]

     Composer: José Melis (ASCAP) 
              [professional name of José Melis Guiu]

     1978 Publishers: Piano Melodies (ASCAP)

     1997 Publishers: Piano Melodies (ASCAP),
                         of Bronxville; NY

     Copyright Date: Mar. 7, 1956; EU 428 806.
     Renewal   Date: Oct. 9, 1984; RE-215=569.

     Recordings:


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

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

     Composers: José Melis (ASCAP) 
               [professional name of José Melis Guiu], and
                Sev F. Marino (ASCAP)
               [professional name of Severino Frank Marino]

     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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