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Mike Hammer [2nd series] (detective, starring Stacy Keach)

    [aka: "Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer"]

    (CBS Primetime, 1984 - 1987)


Theme: "Harlem Nocturne"

    [aka: "Nocturne For The Blues";

     The original instrumental version was written circa 1940;
     This haunting big-band ballad introduced by Ray Noble and his 
     Orchestra in the 1940s, featured a saxophone melody. It also 
     became the theme song of Randy Brooks and his Orchestra.

     1st vocal version: "Harlem Nocturne" (1951) is described in the
     copyright filing as, "words & condensation of melody in 
     middle strain"; The lyricist Dick Rogers is NOT the same as
     Richard Rodgers who collaborated with Oscar Hammerstein II
     on many Broadway musicals.
     
     Dick Rogers was a frequent collaborator with Will Osborne on
     songs such as Pompton Turnpike, Dry Bones and the possible
     radio theme "Music After Midnight"

     2nd vocal version: "Nocturne For The Blues" (1956) incorporated
     additional "changes in music" and "new words", and was recorded
     by vocalist Mel Torme and others.]

     Composer: music by Earle H. Hagen (ASCAP/BMI), 
               lyrics by Richard ("Dick") Rogers (ASCAP), and
               additional lyrics by Sidney ("Sid") Robin

     1978 Publisher: Shapiro Bernstein & Company (ASCAP)
     
     2000 Publisher: Shapiro Bernstein & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
                        of New York, NY
                     
     Instrumental Composition Date: 1940
     Copyright Date/vocal "Harlem Nocturne":  Aug.  2, 1951; EP  56 571.
     Copyright Date/"Nocturne For The Blues": Nov. 20, 1956; Eu 457 964.

     Recordings:


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