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The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (children's western)

     (ABC Primetime, 1954 - 1959;
      Reruns on ABC Daytime, 1959 - 1961;
      Reruns on CBS Saturday Mornings, 1962 - 1964;
      Syndicated)

     [aka: "Rin Tin Tin";

      this was derived from a radio program which aired on the
      NBC Blue network and on Mutual Radio from 1930 - 1955, which
      was in turn derived from a series of movie serials produced
      between 1923 - 1930; nothing more universal it would seem
      than the appeal of a boy and his dog]


Introductory Billboard: "Assembly (a bugle call)"

     Adapter/Arranger: Herschel Burke Gilbert (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: 

     2000 Publisher: Universal Songs of Polygram International (BMI)
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date:

     Recordings:


1st Season Main Open Theme 1: "Bugle call 'Assembly', and Theme No. 50, from the MUTEL/Capitol 'Q' library"

    [Traditional bugle call segued into march THEME for
     the Main Title (opening);

     Use verified by comparing the Capitol "Q" THEME with a 1954-55 
     video aircheck from TV music contributor T. Perrone
     
     See Syndicated Theme 5 below by Bill Loose also.
     
     May have been scored by Joseph Mullendore, who often wrote for
     the Capitol 'Q' library and was an ASCAP writer; and this
     march is similar to his "Game of the Week March" below.]

     Adapter/Arranger: probably by Joseph ("Joe") Mullendore (ASCAP/BMI)
                
     Publisher: John Paul Music (ASCAP), or Gordon Music (ASCAP)
               [ASCAP publishers for the MUTEL Music Service]

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings: 78rpm reference disks in Capitol "Q" Series library:
                "Theme No. 50 (Sports - March)"
                 also used as a Theme for "The Drew Pearson Show"


1st Season Close Theme 2a [also used for both Main and End Title Themes during the 2nd Season]: "Theme No. 46, from the MUTEL/Capitol 'Q' library"

    [aka: "Game of the Week March", as published by Gordon Music,
     MUTEL Music Service title: "March of the Rams" in BMI.

     traditional bugle call "Assembly" segued into march THEME for
     the Main Title (opening);

     Use verified by comparing the Capitol "Q" THEME with two 1955-56
     video airchecks from TV music contributor T. Perrone]

     Composer: Joseph ("Joe") Mullendore (ASCAP/BMI)

     1978 Publisher: Gordon Music Company, Inc. (ASCAP), an
                     ASCAP publisher of the Mutel Music Service

     1998 Publisher: Gordon Music Company, Inc. (ASCAP), of
                     Canoga Park, CA

    [band arr. as "Game of the Week March"]
     Copyright Date: Aug. 30, 1955; Ep  93 112.
     Renewal   Date: Sep. 30, 1983; RE-177-499.

     Recordings: 78rpm reference disks in Capitol "Q" Series library:
                "Theme No. 46 (Sports - March)"
                 also used as a Theme for "The Game of the Week"


Theme 2b: "Adventures of Tin Tin (M & E)"

    [most likely this is an alternate credit for the above March
     by Joseph Mullendore or possibly the SyndTheme No. 5 below by
     William George ("Bill") Loose, since Tzipine is thought to
     be the conductor of the French orchestra used by the MUTEL
     music service] 

     Composer: Georges Samuel Tzipine (French SACEM/ASCAP/BMI)

     1978 Publisher: [listed in ASCAP Index of Performed Compositions,
                      of 1978]

     2000 Publisher: [listed in ASCAP Repertoire without publisher]

     Copyright Date:

     Recordings:


Open/Close THEME 3 circa 1956-58: Fort Apache March (Signature)"

    [aka: "Rin Tin Tin Theme" in ASCAP, and on version filed
     for Copyright (which appears to be a publisher's transcription
     after the fact, since it has melodic errors, and is written
     crudely in 4/4 rather than 6/8.)

     The Main Title open begins with the traditional Bugle Call,
     "Assembly", which segues to this march THEME, as transcribed 
     during a 1980's re-broadcast on a cable TV network...This
     march THEME is remarkably similar in melody and especially
     in its instrumentation and arrangement to the above library march
     THEMES which had been used previously -- which is probably 
     not an accident;

     Use verified by comparing the publisher's lead sheet with 
     a post 1956 video aircheck from TV music contributor T. Perrone;

     Craig Patillo's book "TV Theme Soundtrack Directory" (1990), 
     incorrectly identifies the "Assembly" bugle call as "Reveille"; 
     and also incorrectly credits Harold S. ("Hal") Hopper for the
     series THEME. Hopper did write CUES for the series as seen in
     ASCAP listings. Hopper also co-wrote a song, "Forward Ho" with
     lyrics by actor James Brown [who played Lt. Rip Masters],
     that was promoted on children's records in conjunction with
     the series. 

     But apparently Hopper and Brown did NOT write a Main Title
     or End Credits THEME used on the air.]

     Composer: Stanley J. ("Stan") Keyawa (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: SG [Screen Gems] Music Publishing (ASCAP), 
                         a division of Columbia Music Pub Co., Inc.,
                         original claimant.
                         
     1998 Publisher: Colgems-EMI Music, Inc. (ASCAP), of
                     New York, NY

    [as "Rin Tin Tin Theme"]:
     Copyright Date: Jan. 29, 1959; Eu 559 955.
     Renewal   Date: [none found]

     Recordings:


Syndicated Theme 4, part A: "Bugle Assembly"

    [The Main Title open begins with the traditional Bugle Call,
     "Assembly", which segues to the "Rin Tin Tin" march THEME in Part B]

     Composers: Harry Bluestone (ASCAP/BMI) and
                Emil Cadkin (BMI)

     Original Publisher: [not known]

     2001 Publisher: Carbert Music, Inc. (Blue River) (BMI)

     2002 Publishers: [for current Title, Publisher and Licensing
                       information regarding this THEME...
                       contact Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)]

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal Date:

     Recordings:


Syndicated Theme 4, part B: "Rin Tin Tin March"

    [The Main Title open begins with the traditional Bugle Call,
     "Assembly", which segues to this march THEME]

     Composers: Harry Bluestone (ASCAP/BMI) and
                Emil Cadkin (BMI)

     Original Publisher: [not known]

     2001 Publisher: Carbert Music, Inc. (Blue River) (BMI)

     2002 Publishers: [for current Title, Publisher and Licensing
                       information regarding this THEME...
                       contact Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)]

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal Date:

     Recordings:


Syndicated Theme 5: "Rin Tin Tin Main Title/End Title"

    [above are titles as listed in the 2001 BMI database]

     Composer: William G. ("Bill") Loose (ASCAP/BMI)

     Original Publisher:

     2001 Publishers: [listed in the 2001 BMI database without
                       publisher, indicating "Additional Publishers"
                       which may be John Paul Music (ASCAP)]

     2002 Publishers: [for current Title, Publisher and Licensing
                       information regarding this THEME...
                       contact Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)]

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Syndicated Theme 6: "Yo-o Rinty, from 'The Adventures of Rin-Tin-Tin'"

    [above is the spelling as listed on the filing of the 
     published copyright; Below is the spelling as listed
     on the original UN-published version of the copyright...
     
     aka: "Yo Ho Rinny" [<sic>] from "The Adventures of Rin-Tin-Tin";

     This lesser-known vocal song, was apparently written in the 1950s
     but used as a THEME primarily for the later Syndication of the
     show beginning in 1976 -- which included new filmed introductions 
     by actor (not the singer) James Brown, who played the role of
     Lt. Rip Masters in the series. Liner notes to the CD recording
     listed below incorrectly identifies the writer as Stanley Keyawa]

     Composers: music by Wiletta Smith (not afilliated), 
                words and music by Andrew  Ackers (ASCAP)
               [pseudonym of Andrew A. Acuarulo], and
                words by Sunny Skylar (ASCAP)
               [pseudonym of Selig Shaftel]

     Original Publisher: Bourne Co. (ASCAP)

     1998 Publishers: Bourne Co. (ASCAP)
                        of New York, NY; and
                      Music Sales Corp. (ASCAP)
                         of New York, NY.
                         
     2014 Publishers: Bourne Co. (ASCAP)
                        of New York, NY; and
                      Music Sales Corp. (ASCAP)
                         of New York, NY.

     Unpublished Copyright Date: Sep 8, 1955; EU 409 825.
     Unpublished Renewal Date:  Jan 10, 1983; RE-162-569.

     Published Copyright Date:  Nov 16, 1956; EP 103 873.
     Published Renewal Date:    Jan  3, 1984; RE-195-480.

     Recordings: 
                CD - "Television's Greatest Hits (Vol. 1) (1986)
                TVT Records TVT 1100 CD

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