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" (1950/51) is described in the
     published 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
               
     Original Publisher: Shapiro Bernstein & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
                            of New York, NY

     1978 Publisher: Shapiro Bernstein & Company (ASCAP)
     
     2000 Publisher: Shapiro Bernstein & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
                        of New York, NY
                     
     Unpublished Instrumental Copyright Date as "Harlem Nocturne": Oct. 22, 1940; E unp. 235 263.
     Published   Instrumental Copyright Date as "Harlem Nocturne": Dec. 10, 1940: E pub.  91 001.
     
     Unpublished Vocal Copyright Date as "Harlem Nocturne": July 13, 1950; EU 213 499.
     Published   Vocal Copyright Date as "Harlem Nocturne": Aug.  2, 1951; EP  56 571.
     
     Unpublished Vocal Copyright Date as "Nocturne For The Blues": Nov. 20, 1956; Eu 457 964.

     Recordings:



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