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The R C A Victor Show (musical variety)

   (NBC Primetime, 1951 - 1954)

   [aka: "The R C A Victor Show starring Ezio Pinza" (1951 - 1952);
    aka: "The Ezio Pinza Show";

    aka: "The R C A Victor Show starring Dennis Day" (1952 - 1953);
    aka: "The Dennis Day Show";
    aka: "Dennis Day Time" (1953);

    This began as a musical variety show starring Ezio Pinza,
    an Italian broadway bass singer, and then in the second 
    season it alternated with Irish tenor Dennis Day who became
    the sole star in the middle of the second season; the show
    changed format into a sitcom starring Dennis Day as an
    attempt to boost ratings the third and final season...]


Theme 1: "R-C-A Theme"

    [one of the few television THEMEs composed by veteran film
     composer Victor Young was this simple haunting ballad which
     concluded with a logo phrase used to spell out "R C A"]

     Composer: Victor Young (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [not found in the ASCAP Index of Performed
                      Compositions of 1978]

     2001 Publisher: [not found in the ASCAP repertoire database]

     Copyright Date: Aug. 8, 1956; Eu 446 398.
     Renewal   Date: Jan. 3, 1984; RE-199-097.

     Recording:


Theme 2: "Dennis Day Opening (and Cues)"

     Composer: Harry Zimmerman (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Kenmor Music Co. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Kenmor Music Co. (ASCAP)
                        of Lahaina, HI

     Copyright Date:
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     Recording:


Theme 3: "Yours Is My Heart Alone", from "The Land of Smiles"

    [THEME title credit in Craig Pattillo's "TV Theme
     Soundtrack Directory"]

     this song was from Lehar's Operetta "Das Land Des Lächelns"
     which premiered in 1920 in Germany; and had English lyrics
     written for its premiere at the Shubert Theatre in New York;

     this melody was recorded by many artists from classical
     orchestras to big bands Glen Gray, Tommy Dorsey and Ted Heath;

     alternate titles...
     aka: "Dein Ist Mein Ganzes Herz";
     aka: "You Are My Heart's Delight"]

     Composers: music by Franz Lehar (ASCAP), with
                English lyric by Harry B. Smith (ASCAP) 

     1978 Publishers: Glöcken Verlag, Inc. (ASCAP)
                         of Berlin, Germany; and
                      Shubert Music Pub. Corp. (ASCAP)
                         of New York, NY

     2001 Publishers: European-American Music Distributors Corp. (ASCAP) 
                         of Miami, FL; and
                      Shubert Music Publishing Corp. (ASCAP)
                          c/o Warner-Chappell Music, Inc.
                          of Los Angeles, CA 

     Composition Date [w/English Lyrics]: 1931

     US Copyright Date:
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     Recording:


Theme 4: "My Song To You"

     Composers: Alton ("Al") Rinker (ASCAP) and
                Floyd Huddleston (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Kenmor Music Co. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Kenmor Music Co. (ASCAP)
                        of Lahaina, HI

     Composition Date:

     Copyright Date:
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Theme 5: "Dennis Day Theme (and Cues)"

    [ASCAP alternate title
     aka: "Dennis Day Time";

     Charles Dant was conductor of the R C A Victor Orchestra for
     both the Ezio Pinza and Dennis Day versions of the musical 
     variety show and continued through the final sitcom year...]

     Composer: "Bud" Dante (ASCAP)
              [pseudonym of Charles G. Dant]          

     1978 Publisher: Kenmor Music Co. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Kenmor Music Co. (ASCAP)
                        of Lahaina, HI

     Copyright Date:
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     Recording:


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