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The Red Skelton Show (comedy variety)

    [AKA: The Red Skelton Hour]

    (NBC Primetime, 1951 - 1953;
     CBS Primetime, 1953 - 1970;
     NBC Primetime, 1970 - 1971)


Main Theme: "Holiday For Strings"

    [This was an instrumental hit in 1943 which made David Rose
     and His Orchestra a household name; many LP albums followed
     on the MGM label;

     In the ASCAP Repertoire database, there is also a listing 
     for "Holiday For Strings Sig[nature] Closing" credited to 
     David Rose and Jack Lloyd (who also has Red Skelton Show 
     cues in his ASCAP listings.) Presumably it was Lloyd who
     made the most well-known arrangement used on the air in 
     later years...]

     Composers: music by David D. Rose (ASCAP), with
                lyric added by Sam ("Sammy") Gallop (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Bregman, Vocco & Conn, Inc. (ASCAP)

     1999 Publisher: Bregman, Vocco & Conn, Inc. (B V C Inc.)
                        c/o WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

     Unpublished Copyright Date: 1942, in piano folio book
     Published Instr. Copyright Date: May   5, 1943; EP 113 645.
     Published Vocal  Copyright Date: Mar. 14, 1944; EP 121 201.

     Recordings: numerous, including
          LP - "David Rose plays David Rose"
               MGM E3748
               by David Rose and His Orchestra

     Re-released on:
          CD - "The Very Best of David Rose" (1997)
               Taragon TARCD-1015
               by David Rose and His Orchestra

          CD - "Space Cadets (Ultra-Lounge Volume 3)" (1996)
               Capitol 2438-35176-2
               by The Voices of Walter Schumann (chorus vocal w/orch.)

     Newly recorded on:
          CD - "Television's Greatest Hits (Vol. 4): 
                    Black and White Classics" (1996)
               TVT Records TVT 1600-2
               by an uncredited studio orchestra (not a very good 
               performance, amateur recording and mix, and an
               arrangement that seems to stop in the middle.)


Skit theme (Freddie the Freeloader): "Lovable Clown"

     [source: Complete Directory to Prime Time TV Shows" by 
              Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh]

     Composer: David D. Rose (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: David Rose Publishing Co. (ASCAP)
     1999 Publisher: David Rose Publishing Co. (ASCAP)

     Copyright Date:

     Recording:


Skit theme (The Silent Spot): "The Sad Rockin' Horse"

     [above is title as filed for copyright...
      aka: "Sad Rocking Horse" in ASCAP Index (1978)
      aka: "The Sad, Sad Rocking Horse" on LP jacket]

     Composer: David D. Rose (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: David Rose Publishing Co. (ASCAP)
     1999 Publisher: David Rose Publishing Co. (ASCAP)

     Copyright Date: March 23, 1961; Eu 663 527.

     Recording:
          LP - "David Rose plays David Rose"
               MGM E3748
               by David Rose and His Orchestra


Skit theme: "The Christmas Tree"

     Composer: David D. Rose (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: David Rose Publishing Co. (ASCAP)

     1999 Publisher: David Rose Publishing Co. (ASCAP)

     Copyright Date: Aug. 10, 1959; Eu 590 437.

     Recording:
          LP - "David Rose plays David Rose"
               MGM E3748
               by David Rose and His Orchestra


Nostalgic background theme: "Our Waltz"

     [source: Complete Directory to Prime Time TV Shows" by 
               Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh]

     Composer: David D. Rose (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Bregman, Vocco & Conn, Inc. (ASCAP)

     1999 Publisher: Bregman, Vocco & Conn, Inc. (B V C Inc.)
                        c/o WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date: 1942, in piano folio book 

     Recordings:


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