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Pete Kelly's Blues (crime, starring William Reynolds)

     (NBC Primetime, 1959)

     [Jack Webb, producer/star of "Dragnet" (1951 - 1959 in its
      first incarnation), was an afficianado of early Jazz; this
      series was begun the year Dragnet ended and was a "pet
      project" for Webb set in 1920s Kansas City, home of early
      Jazz -- what it may sound like to some people is what is 
      now known as "Dixieland" Jazz usually associated with 
      New Orleans; But, oh well, it pleased Webb, who hired  
      Dick Cathcart to lead an 8-piece group which played music
      backgrounds as well as to be seen on screen; William 
      Reynolds played a trumpet player in the group (named 
      Pete Kelly) who also helped people in distress in his 
      spare time...this may have been a labor of love for Webb
      who probably deserved a vacation...but audiences found
      this historical indulgence a bit disinteresting...]


Theme: "Pete Kelly's Blues"

     Composers: music by Ray John Heindorf (BMI) and
                lyric by Sammy Cahn (ASCAP)
            [birth name: Samuel Cohen]

     Original Publisher: Mark VII Music (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Mark VII Ltd. (ASCAP)
                        c/o WB Music Corp. 
                        a div. of Warner-Chappell Music, Inc. 
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date: 
     Renewal   Date: 

     Recordings:
          LP: "This Is Your Life" (1958)
               Von Dexter and his Orchestra
               Imperial LP-9051


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