You can make a difference...

The Perry Como Show [1950] (musical variety)

    (CBS Primetime, 1950 - 1955)

    [This series was the SECOND of four regular primetime musical
     variety TV series hosted by Perry Como. It was a 15-min. series 
     following the news on CBS. It included Mitchell Ayers and his
     Orchestra.

     The FIRST series was "The Chesterfield Supper Club" (NBC, 1948-50)
     which was an extension of the radio series of the same name,
     which see...

     The THIRD series was also called "The Perry Como Show"
     (NBC, 1955-59), which see...

     The FOURTH was "Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall" (NBC, 1959-67)
     which see...]


Theme 1: "Smoke Dreams"

    [after a few bars, this segued into the "Sound Off" THEME 2;

     Verified as a THEME in the TV Guide article "What's 
     The Name of That Theme Song?" Feb. 19, 1954 on p.21]

     Composers: John Klenner (ASCAP),
                Lloyd Shaffer (ASCAP), and
                Ted Steele (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Sherwin Music Pub. Corp. (ASCAP)
     1999 Publisher: Colgems-EMI Music, Inc. (ASCAP),
                     of New York, NY
                     
     Composition Date: (circa 1937)
     
     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:
     
     Recordings:


Theme 2: "Sound Off (The Duckworth Chant)"

    [Verified as a THEME in the TV Guide article "What's 
     The Name of That Theme Song?" Feb. 19, 1954 on p.21] 
     
     Composers: Willie Lee Duckworth (ASCAP), and
                Bernard V. Lentz (ASCAP)
                
     1978 Publisher: (ASCAP)
     1999 Publisher: Shapiro Bernstein & Co., Inc. (ASCAP), of
                     New York, NY
                     
     Copyright Date: May  2, 1951; Ep 54 376.
     Renewal   Date: Mar. 6, 1979; RE-26-459.
     
     Recordings:


You too can get involved...  

Return to the 1950s TV Series Title Page


Copyright 1960 - 2014 by The Media Management Group. All Rights Reserved