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Old-Time Radio - Music Theme List

(sorted by SERIES)

This list has 1,201 entries, and was last updated on January 31, 2009

This is a working list of music themes for U.S. Old-Time Radio (OTR) series which is in a preliminary list format. A variety of sources were used, including sheet music, reference books, magazine articles, correspondence with collectors, research library archives, and other resources. Composer names were researched and verified in secondary sources.

For a cross-reference of Radio Themes listed by composition TITLE, see the Old-Time Radio - Theme Title Index.

These lists will be expanded to include new themes and additional information as time permits...
(as with the Classic U.S. TV Theme List)


SERIES (NETWORK, YEARS) in Alphabetical Order

THEME TITLE [if known]

COMPOSER(s) [if known]


 
A & P Gypsies, The (WEAF/NBC, 1923-36)

Theme: Two Guitars

Traditional Russian folk melody

 
Abbott and Costello Show, The

Theme 1 (circa 1940): Time To Smile

Les Brown; Geoffrey Clarkson; James L. Hill; John H. ["Johnny"] Mercer

 

Theme 2: Camel Theme

Freddie Rich

 

Theme 3 (circa 1948): Camels -- Theme Song

Robert Emmet Kelly

 

Theme 4: Abbott and Costello Opening

Alfred ["Al"] Goodman

 
Abie's Irish Rose (NBC, 1942-44)

Theme: My Wild Irish Rose

Chauncey Olcott

 
Academy Award Theatre [aka: Academy Award"] (CBS, 1946)

Theme: Opening Motif Sig

Leith Stevens

 
Ace Williams, The Adventures of (1937 - 38)

Theme: Poet and Peasant Overture [Theme from the]

Franz von Suppe

 
Action Theatre

Theme: Concerto for Piano, in A Minor (Op. 16), Theme from (1863)

Edvard H. Grieg

 
Adventure Parade [children's show with John Drake]

Opening Fanfare: Adventure Parade Fanfare

John Marion Gart

 

Theme: Adventure Parade Theme [aka: "Adventure On Parade"]

John Marion Gart

 
Adventures of --
see title which follows these words
 
Against The Storm (NBC/Mutual/NBC, 1939-52)

Theme 1: Ich Liebe Dich [I Love You]

Edvard H. Grieg

 

Theme 2: Theme from "The Song of Bernadette" [1943 film]

Alfred Newman

 
Al Jolson Show, The

Opening Billboard: Colgate Jingle ["Use Tooth Powder Ev'ry Day, Brush Your Teeth The Colgate Way"]

[composer unknown]

 

Opening Theme: I'm Sitting On Top Of The World

Ray Henderson; Samuel M. ["Sam"] Lewis; Joseph ["Joe"] Young

 

Closing Theme: April Showers (from the 1921 musical "Bombo")

Louis Silvers; B. G. ["Buddy"] DeSylva

 
Al Jolson --
see also "Presenting Al Jolson"
 
Al Jolson --
see also the "Kraft Music Hall"
 
Al Jolson --
see also the "Lifebuoy-Rinso Program"
 
Al Jolson --
see also the "Shell Chateau"
 
Aldrich Family, The

Theme 1: Who? (Stole My Heart Away) [from the 1925 film "Sunny"]

Jerome Kern (m); Otto Harbach (w); Oscar Hammerstein II (w)

 

Secondary Theme: Aldrich Sub-Theme

Charles F. Paul

 

Theme 2: This Is It! [from the 1939 musical "Stars In Your Eyes"]

Arthur Schwartz (m); Dorothy Fields (w)

 

Theme 3: All The World's A Wonderland [aka: "Aldrich Theme"]

Jack Miller (pseudonym of Nelson Cogane)

 
Alias Jimmy Valentine (NBC Blue, 1938 - 39)

Theme: If I Should Lose You [from the 1936 film "Rose of the Rancho"]

Leo Robin; Ralph Rainger

 
All-American College Show, The

Theme: Alma Mater (We Love You Well) (1938)

Norman Cloutier (wm); Vaughn de Leath (wm)

 
Allen's Alley --
see "Fred Allen's Alley"
 
Alvino Rey [orchestra shows]

Signature Open Theme on various shows: Blue Rey

Kenneth Farrar

 

Signature Close Theme on various shows: Nighty Night

Leslie Bacon (pseudonym of Joseph M. ["Joe"] Davis)

 
Amanda of Honeymoon Hill

Theme: Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (1854)

Stephen C. Foster

 
Amateur Hour --
see the "Original Amateur Hour"
 
Amazing Mr. Tutt, The

Theme: Amazing Mr. Tutt Theme, The

Marlin H. Skiles

 
American Radio Warblers

Theme: Tales From The Vienna Woods

Johann Strauss Jr.

 
American Album of Familiar Music, The

Theme: Dream Serenade

Gustave W. ["Gus"] Haenschen (m); Alfred Bryan (w)

 
American School of the Air

Theme: Leonore Overture No. 3, The

Ludwig von Beethoven

 
American Weekly, The ((circa 1933))

Opening Signature: Introduction to the "Light Cavalry Overture" (played on a solo bugle)

Franz von SuppŽ

 
Amos 'n' Andy

Theme 1, until 1943: Perfect Song, The [for the 1915 silent film "Birth of a Nation"]

Joseph Carl Breil (m); Clarence Lucas (w)

 

Theme 2, from 1943-66: Angel's Serenade

Gaetano Braga

 
Andre Kostelanetz --
see "Music Millions Love"
 
Andy Kirk and His Clouds Of Joy [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Until The Real Thing Comes Along

Saul Chaplin (birth name: Saul Kaplan); Sammy Cahn (birth name: Samuel Cohen); L.E. Freeman; Mann Holiner; Alberta Nichols

 
Arabesque

Theme: Scheherazade (a theme from the symphonic poem)

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

 
Are You a Genius?

Theme: School Days (1906)

Gus Edwards; Will D. Cobb

 
Armour Hour, The --
see "The Phil Baker Show"
 
Armstrong Theater of Today, The

Theme 1: Fanfare & Opening, for Armstrong Theater

Harold Levey

 

Theme 2: When The Organ Played At Twilight (The Song That Reached My Heart)(1931)

Jimmy Campbell (m); Reginald ["Reg"] Connelly (m); Raymond Wallace (w)

 
Arnold Grimm's Daughter

Theme: Andante Cantabile, First Movement Theme from the "Pathetique" Symphony No. 6 in B minor (Opus 74) [popular title: "The Story of a Starry Night"]

Piotr Ilyich ["Peter"] Tchaikovsky; Joseph Carl Breil (adapter/arranger)

 
Art Jarrett [big band shows]

Theme: Ev'rything's Been Done Before (from the 1935 film "Reckless")

Harold Adamson; Edwin Knopf; Jack King

 
Art Linkletter's House Party [aka: Pillsbury House Party]

Theme: You (Gee But You're Wonderful) [for the 1936 film "The Great Ziegfield"]

Walter Donaldson (m); Harold Adamson (w)

 

Theme: Pillsbury House Party Theme

Muzzy Marcellino

 
Arthur Godfrey Show, The

Theme: Seems Like Old Times

Carmen Lombardo; John Jacob Loeb

 
Arthur Godfrey Time

Theme 1: Beautiful Dreamer

Stephen C. Foster

 

Theme 2: Seems Like Old Times

Carmen Lombardo; John Jacob Loeb

 

Theme 3: Trail of the Lonesome Pine, The [aka: In The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia]

Ballard MacDonald; Harry Carroll

 

Theme 4: Pale Potomac Moon

Arthur Morton Godfrey

 
Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts

Open Theme: Lipton Tea Jingle [adapted from "Sing a Song of Sixpence"]

Traditional Nursery Tune

 

Close Theme: Seems Like Old Times

Carmen Lombardo; John Jacob Loeb

 
Arthur Tracy, the Street Singer [aka: The Mystery Man of the Air]

Theme: Marta (Rambling Rose of the Wildwood)

L. Wolfe Gilbert; Rodriquez Moises Simon

 
Artie Shaw [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Nightmare

Artie Shaw

 
Atwater-Kent Hour, The

Theme: Now The Day Is Over [an 1865 poem, set to the Joseph Barnaby hymn tune "Merrial" (1868)]

Sir Joseph Barnaby (m); Sabine Baring-Gould (w)

 
Auction Gallery [aka: Victory Gallery; Radio Auction]

Theme: You Are My Lucky Star [from the film "Broadway Melody of 1936"]

Nacio Herb Brown (m); Arthur Freed (w)

 
Aunt Jemima / The Jad Hour (1929 - 33)

Theme: Where Were You Last Night?

Al Dubin; Harry M. Woods

 
Aunt Jemima [aka: Cabin at the Crossroads] (1933 - 53)

Theme (circa 1943): Dixie [original title: "Dixie's Land"]

Daniel Decatur ["Dan"] Emmett;

 
Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories

Theme: Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms

Irish Air: "My Lodging Is In the Cold Ground" (m); Thomas Moore (w)

 
Aunt Mary

Theme: Dear Old Girl

Theodore Morse; Richard Buck

 
Author's Playhouse

Theme: Adagio Theme (3rd Mvt.) from Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

Sergei Rachmaninoff

 
Auto-L
te Show, The -- see "Dick Haymes Auto-Lite Show, The"
 
Avalon Time

Theme: Avalon [from the 1920 musical "Sinbad"]

Vincent Rose; Al Jolson

 
Baby Rose Marie

Theme 1: Baby Shoes (1916)

Joe Goodwin; Ed Rose; Al Piantadosi

 

Theme 2: Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are [used in the 1944 film "Step Lively"]

Jule Styne (m); Sammy Cahn (w)

 

Theme 3: When The Moon Bids The Sun Goodnight (1938)

Basil Ziegler; Lou Shank

 
Baby Snooks / Good News

Theme 1: Always and Always [from the 1937 film "Mannequin"]

Edward Ward (m); Robert B. Wright (w); Chet Forrest (w)

 

Theme 2: Good News [from the 1927 musical "Good News"]

Ray Henderson (m); Buddy G. De Sylva (w); Lew Brown (w)

 
Baby Snooks / Maxwell House Coffee Time

Opening Billboard: Maxwell House Opening

Leith Stevens

 

Theme 4: Thoughts While Strolling

Meredith Willson

 

Theme 5: You and I

Meredith Willson

 
Baby Snooks Show, The

Theme 6: Rock-a-Bye Baby (1872)

Effie I. Canning (professional name of Effie I. Crockett)

 

Theme 7: Little Girl (1931)

Francis Henry; Madeline Hyde

 
Bachelor's Children

Theme 1: Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life [from "Naughty Marietta"]

Victor Herbert (m); Rida Johnson Young (w)

 

Theme 2: Brahms' Lullaby (Wiegenlied) Opus 49, No. 4

Johannes Brahms

 

Theme 3: Could My Song On Wings Go Flying? (1942)

Reynaldo Hahn (m); Victor Marie Hugo (French w); Roy Ringwald (Eng. w)

 
Backstage Wife [aka: Mary Noble, Backstage Wife]

Theme 1: Stay As Sweet As You Are

Harry Revel; Mack Gordon

 

Theme 2: Rose of Tralee, The

Charles. W. Glover; G. Mordaunt Spencer

 
Bar X Days / Bar X Days and Nights

Theme: Long, Long Ways From Home

Carson J. Robison

 
Barron, The

Theme: Barron's Theme, The

Gustave W. ["Gus"] Haenschen

 
Bartons, The / Bud Barton / Story of Bud Barton

Theme 1: Bartons, The

Don Marcotte

 

Theme 2: Schottische At Sunrise

Don Marcotte

 
Bayer Aspirin Program, The --
see "The American Academy of Familiar Music"
 
Beat The Band [version #1, 1940 - 41 w/Ted Weems & Hildegarde] (NBC, 1941 - 42)

Theme: Out Of The Night

Harry Sosnik; Walter Hirsch

 
Beat The Band [version #2, 1943 - 44 w/Harry Sosnik] (NBC, 1943 - 44)

Theme: Out Of The Night

Harry Sosnik; Walter Hirsch

 
Believe It Or Not [with Robert Ripley]

Theme: March Moderne

Bob Miller

 
Bell Telephone Hour --
see "The Telephone Hour"
 
Ben Bernie

Open Theme: It's A Lonesome Old Town (When You're Not Around)

Harry Tobias; Charles Kisco

 

Close Theme: Au Revoir, Pleasant Dreams

Jack Meskill; Jean Schwartz

 
Ben Pollack [orchestra shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Song Of The Islands

Charles E. King

 
Benny Carter [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Melancholy Lullaby

Benny Carter; Edward Heyman

 
Benny Goodman [big band shows]

Signature Open Theme on various shows: Let's Dance [adapted from "Invitation To The Dance" by Carl Maria Von Weber]

Joseph Bonime (adapter); Gregory Stone (adapter); Fanny Baldridge (w)

 

Signature Close Theme on various shows: Good-Bye

Gordon Jenkins

 
Benny Goodman's Swing School

Theme: Let's Dance [adapted from "Invitation To The Dance" by Carl Maria Von Weber]

Joseph Bonime (adapter); Gregory Stone (adapter); Fanny Baldridge (w)

 
Benny Goodman --
see also "Camel Caravan"
 
Betty and Bob

Theme: Salut d'Amour (Opus 12)

Edward Elgar

 
Between The Book Ends

Theme 1: Auld Lang Syne

Traditional Scottish Air w/words by Robert Burns

 

Theme 2: Between The Book Ends (1937)

Ann Leaf (m); Ted Malone (w)

 
Beulah Show, The

Theme 1: Got The World In A Jug [aka: "Down-Hearted Blues"]

Fletcher H. Henderson

 

Theme 2: Downhearted Blues

Alberta Hunter; Lovie Austin

 

Theme 3: Lazy Heart

Alexander Laszlo

 
Bickersons, The

Theme: Anyone Can Dream

Joseph J. Lilley (m); Mack David (w)

 
Big City Serenade (1951 - 53)

Theme: Big City Serenade, A

Don Marcotte

 
Big John and Sparky [weekend show title: No School Today]

Theme: Teddy Bears' Picnic, The (1907)

John W. Bratton; Jimmy Kennedy

 
Big Show, The

Opening Theme: Handful Of Stars, A [from the 1940 film "Hullabaloo" ]

Ted Shapiro; Jack Lawrence

 

Closing Theme: May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You

Meredith Willson

 
Big Sister

Opening Billboard: Westminster Chimes [aka: The Westminster Carol]

William Crotch (organist in 1793 for St. Mary's Church of Cambridge England)

 

Theme 1: Valse Bluette

Riccardo Drigo

 

Theme 2: Theme for Big Sister

Dean Herrick

 
Big Story, The

Theme Medley, Part 1: Big Story Theme, The

Wladimir Selinsky

 

Theme Medley, Part 2: Prowess In Battle, a section from the Tone Poem "Ein Heldenleben" [A Hero's Life]

Richard Strauss

 
Big Town

Theme: Tell The Story

F. Frey

 
Billie Burke Show, The [aka: Fashion In Rations]

Open Theme: Look For The Silver Lining [from the 1920 musical "Sally"]

Jerome Kern (m); Buddy G. De Sylva (w)

 

Close Theme: Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody, A [from Broadway revue "Ziegfeld Follies of 1919"]

Irving Berlin

 
Billy Butterfield [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: What's New? [orig. title: "I'm Free"]

Bob Haggart (m); Johnny Burke (w)

 
Billy May [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Lean Baby

Billy May (m); Roy Alfred (w)

 
Bing Crosby

Signature Theme on various shows: Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)

Fred Ahlert; Roy Turk; Bing Crosby

 
Bing Crosby Show, The (CBS, 1954 - 1956)

Theme 1 (1954 - 1955): Moonlight Becomes You

Jimmy (pseudonym of Edward Chester Babcock) Van Heusen (m); Johnny Burke (w)

 

Theme 2 (1955 - 1956): Something In Common

Jimmy (pseudonym of Edward Chester Babcock) Van Heusen (m); Johnny Burke (w)

 
Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney Show, The (CBS, 1960 -)

Open Theme: Side By Side (1927)

Harry MacGregor Woods

 

Close Theme: Don't Worry (About Tomorrow) [from the 1943 film "Salute For Three"]

Jule Styne (m); Kim Gannon (w)

 
Bing Crosby --
see also "Fifteen Minutes With Bing Crosby"
 
Bing Crosby --
see also "Kraft Music Hall, The"
 
Blackstone Plantation [w/Frank Crumit & Julia Sanderson]

Theme: Spain (1924)

Isham Jones; Gus Kahn

 
Blue Barron [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Sometimes I'm Happy [from the 1927 musical "Hit The Deck"]

Vincent Youmans (m); Leo Robin (w); Clifford Grey (w)

 
Blue Monday Jamboree (KFRC/CBS)

Theme: Jamboree [aka: Jamboree March]

Meredith Willson

 
Blue Playhouse

Theme: Jamboree [aka: Jamboree March]

Meredith Willson

 
Bob and Ray

Theme: Mention My Name In Sheboygan (1947)

Bob Hilliard; Dick Sanford; Sammy Mysels

 
Bob and Victoria

Theme: I'm Falling In Love With Someone [from the 1910 musical "Naughty Marietta"]

Victor Herbert (m); Rida Johnson Young (w)

 
Bob Burns Show, The

Theme 1: Arkansas Traveller, The

Traditional U.S. Folk Song

 

Theme 2: I Like Mountain Music

James Cavanaugh; Frank Weldon

 
Bob Crosby [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Summertime [from the 1935 opera "Porgy And Bess"]

George Gershwin (m); Dubose Heyward (w)

 
Bob Hope

Signature Theme on various shows: Thanks for the Memory [from the film "The Big Broadcast of 1938"]

Leo Robin; Ralph Rainger

 
Bob Hawk Show, The --
see Thanks For The Yanks
 
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys [orchestra shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: San Antonio Rose

Bob Wills

 
Bobby Byrne [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Danny Boy [Londonderry Air]

Traditional Irish Air

 
Bobby Sherwood [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Elk's Parade, The

Bobby Sherwood

 
Bold Venture

Theme: Bold Venture Original Theme

David D. Rose

 
Boston Blackie

Theme: Boston Blackie

Lew White

 
Box 13 [produced by and starring Alan Ladd] (Syndicated (1948))

Theme: Box 13

Rudy Schrager

 
Break The Bank

Theme 1: Gold Diggers' Song, The (We're In The Money) [from the musical revue "Gold Diggers of 1933"]

Harry Warren (m); Al Dubin (w)

 

Theme 2: Break The Bank Theme

Peter Van Steeden Jr.

 
Breakfast Club with Don McNeill, The

Open Song 1: Good Morning

Walter Blaufuss; W. R. Williams; Donald T. MacNeill

 

Open Song 2: Breakfast Club Theme 4 or 2

Edward D. ("Eddie") Ballentine

 

Open Song 3: Breakfast Club Theme No. 3

Walter Blaufuss

 

Open Song 4: Good Morning, Breakfast Clubbers

Leroy Shield (m); Donald T. McNeill (w)

 

Open Song 5: Breakfast Club Makes Life Easier

Leroy Shield (m); Donald T. McNeill (w)

 

March Theme: March Around the Breakfast Table

John Redmond

 

Close Song: So Long, Breakfast Clubbers

Leroy Shield (m); Don McNeill (w)

 

Closing Theme: Breakfast Club Adjourns

Walter Blaufuss; Buddy Bernier

 
Breen and De Rose

Theme: Deep Purple (1939) [instrumental version (1934)]

Peter De Rose (m); Mitchell Parish (w)

 
Brenda Curtis

Theme: Melody In F (Opus 3, No. 1) (1850 - 51)

Anton Rubinstein

 
Brenthouse [Brent House]

Theme: String Quartet in G Minor, third movement

Claude Achille Debussy

 
Bride and Groom

Theme: Wedding March (1851) ["Marche des Fiancialles" from the opera "Lohengrin", aka "Here Comes The Bride"]

Richard Wagner

 
Bright Horizon

Theme 1: Little Brown Jug

Joseph E. Winner

 

Theme 2: Alt-Wien, Nr. 11 fur Klavier, fr. "Triakontameron" [Old Vienna, No. 11 for Piano, from "30 Moods and Scenes in Triple Meter"] (1919)

Leopold Godowsky

 

Theme 3: Bright Horizon

John Marion Gart; Tot Seymour

 
Brighter Day, The

Theme 1: At Dawning, I Love You

Charles Wakefield Cadman (m); Nelle Richmond Eberhart (w)

 

Theme 2: Theme for "The Brighter Day"

William Meeder

 
Brighter Tomorrow, A/The Gabriel Heatter Show

Theme 1: Brighter Tomorrow, A

John Marion Gart

 

Theme 2: Gabriel Heatter Opening and Closing

Melvyn Lenard Gordon

 
Broadway Is My Beat

Theme: Manhattan [from the 1925 revue "Garrick Gaities ]

Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)

 
Broadway Playhouse [Armed Forces Radio Service version of "Lux Theatre"]

Theme: Lux Theme

Rudy Schrager

 
Brunswick Brevities (1929)

Theme: Say It With Music [from the "Music Box Revue of 1921" ]

Irving Berlin

 
Buck Rogers In The 25th Century

Theme: Les Preludes (a theme from the tone poem)

Franz Liszt

 
Bughouse Rhythm

Theme: Fan Fare

John Brunker ["Jack"] Meakin

 
Bullocks Show, The

Theme: Theme from "The Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20"

Piotr Ilyich ["Peter"] Tchaikovsky

 
Bunny Berigan [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: I Can't Get Started [from "Ziegfeld Follies"]

Vernon Duke (m); Ira Gershwin (w)

 
Burns and Allen

Theme 1: Comin' Through the Rye (When a Body Meets a Body)

Traditional Scottish Air

 

Theme 2: Crazy People [from the 1932 film "The Big Broadcast"]

James V. ["Jimmy"] Monaco; Edgar Leslie

 

Theme 3: Campbells Are Coming, The

Traditional Scottish Air

 

Main Theme since 1936: Love Nest, The [from the 1920 musical "Mary"]

Louis A. Hirsch (m); Otto Harbach (w)

 

1950 Carnation Sponsorship Theme: Two-A-Day [aka: Vaudeville Days], from the "Structural Music" library

Alexander Laszlo

 
Buster Brown Show, The [aka: Buster Brown Gang, Smilin' Ed McConnell]

Theme 1: Happy Sound of Buster Brown, The [shoe jingle]

Traditional WW I song: "Mademoiselle From Armentieres" (aka: "Hinky Dinky Parlez-Vous")

 

Theme 2: I Got-a Shoes, You got-a Shoes (Heav'n, Heav'n)

Traditional Negro Spiritual

 
By Kathleen Norris

Theme: Remembering You

Elsie Thompson

 
By Popular Demand

Theme: Way You Look Tonight, The [from the 1936 film "Swing Time"]

Jerome Kern (m); Dorothy Fields (w)

 
Cab Calloway [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Minnie, The Moocher

Irving Mills; Cab Calloway; Clarence Gaskill

 
Cabin At The Crossroads --
see "Aunt Jemima"
 
CafŽ of the Red Dagger

Theme: Hail Men of Adventure Hail

Cole & Light Dixon

 
California Melodies (with David Rose and his Orchestra)

Theme: California Melodies

David D. Rose

 
Camel Caravan, The (w/Benny Goodman)

Theme: Let's Have Another Cigarette

Allie Wrubel; Herbert Magidson

 
Camel Show, The --
see "The Screen Guild Players"
 
Campana Serenade

Theme: Lovely To Look At [from the 1935 film version of the musical "Roberta"]

Jerome Kern (m); Dorothy Fields (w); Jimmy McHugh (w)

 
Campbell Playhouse --
see "Mercury Theatre On The Air"
 
Canary Pet Show, The

Theme: Tales from the Vienna Woods (Waltz)

Johann Strauss Jr.

 
Candy Matson

Theme: Candy

Alex Kramer; Mack David; Joan Whitney;

 
Cantor, Eddie --
see "The Chase & Sanborn Hour"
 
Captain Midnight

Theme 1: Flying Dutchman Overture [to the opera "The Flying Dutchman"]

Richard Wagner

 

Theme 2: Captain Midnight

Don A. Ferris; Irving Friedman

 
Carefree Carnival

Theme: Smile With Me

Meredith Willson

 
Carl Ravazza [music shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Vieni Su

Ted Fiorito; Sunny Skylar (pseudonym of Selig Shaftel)

 
Carmen Cavallaro

Theme 1: Polonaise in D-Flat Major (Op. 53) (1843)

Frederic Chopin

 

Theme 2: My Sentimental Heart

Carmen Cavallero (m); Mitchell Parish (w)

 
Carnation Contented Hour, The

Theme: Contented

Don Bestor; Roy Turk

 
Carters of Elm Street, The

Theme: My Heart At Thy Sweet Voice [from the opera "Samson and Delilah"]

Camille Saint-Saens

 
Casey, Crime Photographer/Flashgun Casey/Crime Photographer

Theme 1: Crime Photographer Opening Theme

Archie Bleyer

 

Theme 2: Casey Theme

John Marion Gart

 
Cathedral of Tomorrow, The [with Rex Humbard]

Theme: God Is The Answer

Henry Slaughter

 
Cavalcade of America [aka: Dupont Cavalcade]

Theme 1: March Theme from "Cavalcade of America" [aka: "Cavalcade March"]

Harold A. Levey

 

Theme 2: Glory of America

Alexander Laszlo

 

Theme 3: Glorification

Alexander Laszlo

 
Cavalcade of Bands

Theme: Cavalcade of Bands Theme

Jerome Brainin; Buddy Kaye

 
CBS Electric Theatre (CBS, 1948-49)

Theme: CBS Electric Theatre Theme

Wladimir Selinsky

 
CBS Radio Mystery Theatre (CBS, 1974-82)

Theme: Two [a 1961 episode score of "The Twilight Zone" TV series -- theme is from a section which starts a few minutes into the score]

Nathan Van Cleave

 
Celebrity Night

Theme: Sandalai

Henry Russell (professional name of Henry Russell Olson)

 
Cesar Searchinger --
see "Story Behind The Headlines"
 
Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street

Theme: Basin Street Blues

Spencer Williams

 
Champion Spark Plug Hour, The

Theme: Champion Sparkers March

Gustave ["Gus"] Haenschen

 
Chandu, The Magician

Theme: Chandu Theme

Felix Mills

 
Chaplain Jim

Theme 1: Onward Christian Soldiers (an 1871 hymn)

Sir Arthur Sullivan (m); Sabine Baring (w)

 

Theme 2: There's A Long, Long Trail

Stoddard King; Zo Elliott

 
Charlie Chan

Theme: Mooch, The [aka: "The Moochie", aka: "The Mooche"]

Edward Kennedy ["Duke"] Ellington; Irving Mills

 
Charlotte Greewood Show, The

Theme: Wonderful One [actual title: "My Wonderful One (Ma Petite Fee)"]

Marshall Neilan (m); Paul Whiteman (m); Ferde Grofe (m); Dorothy Terriss (w)

 
Chase & Sanborn Hour, The [with Eddie Cantor]

Theme 1: Give Me A Moment Please

Leo Robin; Richard A. Whiting; W. Franke Harling

 

Theme 2: One Hour With You

Leo Robin; Richard A. Whiting

 
Chase & Sanborn Hour, The --
see also Edgar Bergen-Charlie McCarthy
 
Chesterfield Cigarettes Presents "Music That Satisfies"

Theme: I've Got a Locket In My Pocket

Art Kassel (m); Mack David (w)

 
Chesterfield Cigarettes Presents "Music That Satisfies" [with Bing Crosby]

Theme 2: Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)

Fred Ahlert; Roy Turk; Bing Crosby

 
Chesterfield Supper Club, The [with Perry Como]

Open Theme: Cigarette, Sweet Music, and You, A

Roy Ringwald

 

Close Theme: Smoke Dreams

John Klenner; Lloyd Shaffer; Ted Steele

 
Chesterfield Time [with Fred Waring]

Open Theme: Cigarette, Sweet Music, and You, A

Roy Ringwald

 

Close Theme: Sleep

Earl Lebieg

 
Chesterfield Time [with Bing Crosby]

Open Theme & Close Theme 1: Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)

Fred Ahlert; Roy Turk; Bing Crosby

 

Close Theme 2 (1933 - ): Just An Echo In The Valley

Jimmy Campbell; Reginald ["Reg"] Connelly; Harry Woods

 
Charlie Barnet [big band shows]

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Cherokee (Indian Love Song)

Ray Noble

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Redskin Rhumba

Charlie Barnet (pseudonym of Dale Bennett)

 
Charlie McCarthy --
see "The Edgar Bergen - Charlie McCarthy Show"
 
Charlie Spivak [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Star Dreams

J. Francis Burke; Sylvia Dee

 
Chez Show, The [with Mike Wallace]

Theme: Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better) [from the 1946 musical "Annie Get Your Gun"]

Irving Berlin

 
Chicago Theatre of the Air, The (Mutual (1940 - 1955))

Theme: Chicago Theatre of the Air Theme

Adolf G. Hoffmann (m); Francis Coughlin (w)

 
Chick Webb [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: I May Be Wrong (But I Think You're Wonderful) [from the 1929 revue "John Murray Anderson's Almanac"]

Henry Sullivan (m); Harry Ruskin (w)

 
Chicken Every Sunday

Theme: Chicken Every Sunday Theme

Henry Russell (professional name of Henry Russell Olson)

 
Children's Corner, The

Theme: Goodnight God [Bless Goodbye ??]

Harry Pepper (??); Harold Simpson (??)

 
Children's Hour, The

Theme: Less Work For Mother

William Livingston; J. Russell Robinson

 

Theme: Sidewalks Of New York (East Side, West Side) (1928)

Charles B. Lawlor; James W. Blake

 
Children's Hour --
also see "Coast To Coast On A Bus"
 
Christopher Wells, The Adventures of

Theme: Christopher Wells Theme

Peter Van Steeden Jr.

 
Cinnamon Bear, The (Syndicated (1937 - ))

Theme: Cinnamon Bear, The

Don Honrath (m); Glan Heisch (w)

 
Cisco Kid, The

Theme: Cisco Kid [Radio Theme], The

Albert Glasser

 
Cities Service [Band] Concerts (NBC, 1927 - 1938)

Theme: Cities Service March, The

Rosario Bourdon

 
Cities Service Band/Highways of Melody (NBC, 1944 - 1948)

Theme: Highways of Melody

Paul Lavalle

 
Cities Service Band Of America, The (NBC, 1948 - 1956)

Theme 1: Band of America March, The

Paul Lavalle

 

Theme 2: Cities Service Triumphal March, The

Paul Lavalle

 
Claude Hopkins [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: I Would Do Anything For You [aka: Anything For You]

Claude Hopkins; Alexander Hill

 
Claude Thornhill [orchestra shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Snowfall

Claude Thornhill (m); Ruth Thornhill (w)

 
Clicquot Club Eskimos, The

Theme: Clicquot March, The

Harry F. Reser

 
Cliff Edwards Show, The

Theme: Little Jazz Bird [from the 1924 musical "Lady, Be Good!"]

George Gershwin (m); Ira Gershwin (w)

 
Clock, The

Theme 1: Clock, The

John Gart

 

Theme 2: Clock Theme

Bernard Green

 
Club 15 [with Bob Crosby]

Theme: March of the Bob Cats, The

Ray Bauduc; Bob Crosby; Irving Fazola; Robert Haggart; Hilton ["Nappy"] Lamar; Julian Clifton Matlock; Edward R. Miller; Gil Rodin

 
Club Matinee

Theme 1: Billboard March, The (1901)

John N. Klohr

 

Theme 2: Hitch Your Wagon To A Star

[under investigation]

 

Theme 3: Club Matinee Theme

Rex Maupin

 
Clyde Beatty Show, The

Theme: Clyde Beatty Circus March

Albert Glasser

 
Clyde McCoy [orchestra shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Sugar Blues

Clarence Williams (m); Lucy Fletcher (w)

 
Coast-to-Coast on a Bus [orig. title: "The Children's Hour"]

Theme 1: On The Sunny Side Of The Street

Jimmy McHugh (m); Dorothy Fields (w)

 

Theme 2: We're On Our Way

Walter Fleischer (??)

 
Coke Club, The [with Morton Downey]

Theme: Coca-Cola Company Theme, The [aka: Coca-Cola Signature]

Leonard Joy

 
Coleman Hawkins [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Body And Soul

Johnny Green (m); Edward Heyman (w); Robert Sour (w); Frank Eyton (w)

 
Colgate Sports Newsreel, The [with Bill Stern]

Theme: Colgate Shave Cream jingle [to the tune of "Mademoiselle from Armentieres"]

Trad. WW I song: "Mademoiselle From Armentieres" aka "Hinky Dinky Parlez-Vous"

 
College of Musical Knowledge --
see "Kollege of Musical Knowledge"
 
College Quiz Bowl, The [aka: "College Bowl", with Allen Ludden] (NBC, 1953)

Theme: Second Elizabeth, The

Don Reid

 
Command Performance [for Armed Forces Radio]

Open Theme (Part 1): Reveille (Bugle Call)

Traditional

 

Open Theme (Part 2): Over There (1917)

George M. Cohan

 

Close Theme: Over There (1917)

George M. Cohan

 
Community Sing

Theme: Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing

Stanley J. Damerell; Tolchard Evans; Robert Hargreaves; Henry B. Tilsley

 
Continental Varieties

Theme: Music Of The Spheres (Waltz) (1868)

Josef Strauss (or Robert Stolz piece of the same name)

 
Count Basie [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: One O'Clock Jump

William ["Bill" Basie

 
Count of Monte Cristo, The (Don Lee 1944 - 1952)

Theme: Cortege de Bacchus, from the Ballet "Sylvia"

Leo Delibes

 
Couple Next Door, The

Theme: Love Nest, The [from the 1920 musical "Mary"]

Louis A. Hirsch (m); Otto Harbach (w)

 
Cresta Blanca Hollywood Players, The

Billboard Theme: Cresta Blanca Theme (jingle)

[unknown]

 

Theme: Cresta Blanca Waltz

Morton Gould

 
Crime Classics

Theme: Crime Classics Theme

Bernard Herrmann

 
Crime Photographer --
see "Casey, Crime Photographer"
 
Crosby-C
ooney Show, The -- see Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney
 
Crossroads [orig. title: "Saturday's Child"]

Theme: My Friend

Albert Hay Malotte

 
Cuckoo Hour, The [with Raymond Knight]

Theme: Crazy People [from the 1932 film "The Big Broadcast"]

James V. ["Jimmy"] Monaco; Edgar Leslie

 
Dan Harding's Wife

Theme: In a Persian Market (1920)

Albert W. Ketelbey

 
Dangerous Assignment

Theme: Adventure [aka: Dangerous Assignment Theme]

George Basil ["Buzz"] Adlam

 
Date With Judy, A

Theme: Judaline [from the 1948 Jane Powell film, "A Date With Judy"]

Gene De Paul; Don Raye (professional name of Donald MacRae Wilhoite Jr.)

 
David Harum

Theme: Sunbonnet Sue

Gus Edwards (m); Will D. Cobb (w)

 
David Rose --
see "California Melodies"
 
Day In The Life of Dennis Day, A

Theme: Yours Is My Heart Alone [aka: "You Are My Heart's Delight", from the 1923 operetta "The Land of Smiles"]

Franz Lehar (m); Beda Fritz Loehner (w); Ludwig Herzer (w)

 
Deadline Dramas

Theme: Mystery Theme

Rosa Rio

 
Death Valley Days

Opening Bugle Call Signature: Death Valley Days

Joseph Bonime

 

Main & End Theme: Twenty Mule Train

Herb Taylor; Milt Raskin

 
December Bride

Theme: December Bride Theme

Eliot Daniel

 
Defense Attorney

Theme: Defense Attorney Theme

Rex Koury

 
Desi Arnaz [band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Cuban Pete

Jose Norman

 
Detroit Symphony Broadcasts, The

Theme: Evening Prayer [aka: "Children's Prayer", from "Hansel and Gretel"]

Engelbert Humperdinck

 
Dick Haymes Auto-Lite Show, The (CBS)

Theme: Just For You (1946)

Gordon Jenkins (m); Morey Amsterdam (w)

 
Dick Jurgens [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Day Dreams Come True At Night (1940)

Dick Jurgens (m); Ralph Freed (w)

 
Dick Tracy

Theme [Tootsie Roll candy sponsor]: Toot-Toot, Tootsie (Goo Bye) [from the 1922 Al Jolson musical "Bombo"]

Gus Kahn; Ernie Erdman; Ted Fiorito; Robert A. King; Dan Russo

 
Dimension X (NBC, 1951 - 52)

Theme: [theme title unknown]

Albert John Jr. ("Bert") Buhrman

 
Dimension X --
see also "X-Minus-One"
 
Dizzy Gillespie [band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: I Waited For You

John ("Dizzy") Gillespie; Walter Gilbert Fuller

 
Doctor [Dr.] Christian

Theme: Rainbow On The River [title theme from the 1936 film]

Louis Alter (m); Paul Francis Webster (w)

 
Doctor [Dr.] I. Q. (the Mental Banker)

Theme 1: You Are My Lucky Star [from the film "Broadway Melody of 1936"]

Arthur Freed (w)

 

Theme 2: We're In The Money (The Gold Diggers Song) [from the film "Gold Diggers Of 1933"]

Harry Warren (m); Al Dubin (w)

 
Dog Heroes

Theme: Diane [from the 1927 film "Seventh Heaven"]

Lew Pollack; Erno Rapee

 
Dollar a Minute, A

Theme: Dollar a Minute, A

Eliot Daniel

 
Don Ameche

Signature Theme on various shows: Anyone Can Dream

Joseph J. Lilley (m); Mack David (w)

 
Don Ameche --
see also "The Bickersons"
 
Don Ameche --
see also "The Household Program"
 
Don McNeill --
see "The Breakfast Club"
 
Don Redmond [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Chant Of The Weed

Don Redmond

 
Don Winslow of the Navy

Theme: Columbia, The Gem Of The Ocean

David T. Shaw (m); Thomas A. Beckett (w)

 
Doris Day Show, The

Theme: It's Magic [from the 1948 Doris Day film "Romance On The High Seas"]

Jule Styne (m); Sammy (w) Cahn (birth name: Samuel Cohen)

 
Double Or Nothing

Theme: Three Little Words [from the 1930 film "Check and Double Check"]

Harry Ruby (m); Bert Kalmar (w)

 
Dragnet

Opening Signature: Danger Ahead (a motif used in the 1946 film "The Killers")

Miklos Rozsa (m); Walter Schumann (adapter)

 

Main & End Title Theme March: Dragnet March

Walter Schumann

 
Duke Ellington [big band shows]

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: East St. Louis Toodle-oo

Edward Kennedy ["Duke"] Ellington; Bubber Miley

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Take The 'A' Train

Billy Strayhorn

 
Duffy's Tavern

Theme: When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Ernest R. Ball (m); Chauncey Olcott (w); Geo Graff Jr. (w)

 
Dupont Cavalcade --
see "Cavalcade of America"
 
Earl "Fatha" Hines [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Deep Forest

Earl ("Fatha") Hines (m); Reginald Foresyth (m); Andy Razaf (w)

 
Easy Aces

Theme: Manhattan Serenade

Louis Alter (m); Harold Adamson (w)

 
Ed Wynn Show, The [aka "Happy Island"]

Theme: Happy Island

Ann Leaf

 
Eddie Cantor

Signature Theme on various shows: Ida (Sweet As Apple Cider)

Eddie Munson; Eddie Leonard

 

Sub-Theme (circa 1932): We Want Cantor [a 4-note motif over the "Heart and Soul" chord progression, reprised in Gerry Mulligan's "Bop City"]

Louis Gress (??)

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Campbells Are Coming, The

Traditional Scotch Air

 

Signature Theme 3 on various shows: Laugh Your Way Through Life

Harry Revel; Mack Gordon

 

Closing Signature Theme on various shows: One Hour With You [aka: (I'd Love To Spend) One Hour With You]

Richard Whiting (m); Leo Robin (w)

 
Eddy Duchin

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Nocturne in Eb (Opus 9, No. 2) [vocal title: My Twilight Dream]

Frederic Chopin (m); Eddy Duchin (adapter); Lew Sherwood (adapter)

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: My Twilight Dream [based upon Chopin's "Nocturne in Eb (Op.9, No. 2)"][aka: "Eddy Duchin Story" movie Theme: "To Love Again"]

Frederic Chopin (m); Eddy Duchin (adapter); Lew Sherwood (adapter)

 
Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy Show [Chase and Sanborn]

Theme 1: Big Show, The [from the 1918 musical "Head Over Heels"]

Jerome Kern

 

Theme 2: Kingdom Comin' (An' De Year Ob Jubilo)(1862) [arranged like "Happy Days Are Here Again"]

Henry C. Work (a civil war melody arranged by Ray Noble -- used 10 years later in "Doodletown Fifers" by Sauter-Finegan)

 
Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy

Alternate Signature Theme on various shows: Happy Days Are Here Again [fr. 1929 film "Chasing Rainbows"]

Milton Ager (m); Jack Yellen (w)

 

Secondary Theme: Mortimer Snerd Theme

Raymond Stanley Noble; Edgar John Bergen

 
Eileen Barton Show, The (CBS, 1954)

Theme 1: If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked A Cake

Al Hoffman; Bob Merrill; Clem Watts

 

Theme 2: I Feel a Song Comin' On [from the 1935 film "Every Night At Eight"]

Jimmy McHugh; George Oppenheimer; Dorothy Fields

 
Electric Theatre --
see "General Electric Theatre of the Air"
 
Ellen Randolph

Theme: Andante Cantabile, First Movement Theme from the "Pathetique" Symphony No. 6 in B minor (Opus 74) [popular title: "The Story of a Starry Night"]

Piotr Ilyich ["Peter"] Tchaikovsky

 
Ellery Queen, The Adventures of (CBS/NBC/CBS/NBC, 1939-47)

Theme 1: [theme title under investigation]

Bernard Herrmann

 

Theme 2: Ellery Queen Theme

Ray Carter

 

Theme 3: Marche Misterieux/Radio Transition#105

Charles F. Paul

 

Theme 4: Further Adventures of Ellery Queen

Henry Russell (professional name of Henry Russell Olson)

 

Theme 5: Ellery Queen Theme

Chester ["Chet"] Kingsbury

 
Elliot Lawrence [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Heart To Heart

Elliot Lawrence; S. Bickley Reichner

 
Emery Deutch Orchestra, The [the "Poetic Strings"]

Theme: When a Gypsy Makes His Violin Cry

Emery Deutch; Jimmy Rogan; Richard B. Smith; Frank Winegar

 
Erskine Hawkins [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Tuxedo Junction

Erskine Hawkins (m); William Johnson (m); Julian Dash (m); Buddy Feyne (w)

 
Escape

Theme: Night On Bald Mountain, A

Modest Moussorgsky

 
Ethyl and Albert

Theme 1: Love Nest, The [from the 1920 musical "Mary"]

Louis A. Hirsch (m); Otto Harbach (w)

 

Theme 2: Side By Side

Harry MacGregor Woods

 

Theme 3: Home! Sweet Home! [aka: There's No Place Like Home, from the 1823 opera "Clari, or The Maid of Milan"]

Henry R. (m Bishop; John Howard Payne (w)

 
Evelyn Winters --
see "The Strange Romance of Evelyn Winters"
 
Evening In Paris, An

Theme: Ca C'est Paris

Lucien Jean Boyer; Jacques Charles; Jose Padilla-Sanchez

 
Everyman's Theater [Arch Oboler plays]

Theme: Theme from "Death and Transfiguration" (Op. 24) (1889)

Richard Strauss

 
Exploring Tomorrow

Theme: As Time Goes By

Herman Hupfeld

 
Family Hour, The

Theme: Clair de Lune [from the "Suite Bergamasque"]

Claude Achille Debussy

 
Famous Actors Guild, The --
see "Second Husband"
 
Famous First Facts (with Joseph Nathan Kane) (WOR, 1938-1939)

Theme: Southearted Men [from the 1927 musical "New Moon"]

Sigmund Romberg

 
Famous Jury Trials

Theme: Ase's Death, from the "Peer Gynt Suite"

Edvard Grieg

 
Fat Man, The

Theme: Fat Man Polka

Bernard ["Bernie"] Green (psuedonym of Bernard Greenwald)

 
Father Knows Best (Maxwell House sponsorship)

Theme 1: Let's Have Another Cup o' Coffee (1932)

Irving Berlin

 

Theme 2: Father Knows Best Theme [vocal title: Waiting]

Don Ferris (m); Irving Friedman (m); Leon Pober (w)

 
Fausto Curbelo [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Thrill Of A New Romance, The (1939)

Fausto Curbelo (m); Xavier Cugat (m); Harold Adamson (w)

 
FBI --
see also "This Is Your FBI"
 
FBI in Peace and War, The

Theme 1: March from "The Love for Three Oranges" [opera]

Sergei Prokofiev

 

Theme 2: F B I Theme

Wladimir Selinksy (may be an adaptation of the Prokofiev theme)

 
Fibber McGee and Molly

Main Theme 1, pre-1940: Save Your Sorrow (For Tomorrow)

Buddy G. DeSylva; Al Sherman

 

Secondary Theme 2, 1935-40: Ridin' Around In The Rain [aka: We're gonna ride, ride, ride]

Carmen Lombardo; Gene Austin

 

Secondary Theme 3: Ha-Cha-Cha [from the 1934 film "Caravan"]

Gustave ["Gus"] Kahn; Werner Richard Heymann

 

Main Theme 4, circa 1940: Wing To Wing

Billy Mills

 
Fifteen Minutes With Bing Crosby (CBS, 1931- 1932)

Theme: Too Late (1931)

Victor Young; Sam M. Lewis

 
First Nighter, The

Theme: Neapolitan Nights (Oh, Nights of Splendor) [from the 1926 film "Fazil"]

J. S. Zamecnik (m); Harry D. Kerr (w)

 
First Piano Quartet, The

Theme: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - 18th Variation

Sergei Rachmaninoff

 
Fitch Bandwagon, The

Theme 1: Fitch Shampoo Jingle, to the tune of "Smile For Me"

Phil Baxter

 
Fitch Bandwagon, The [when Phil Harris hosted]

Theme 2: That's What I Like About The South (1944)

Andy Razaf; Phil Harris

 
Fitch Bandwagon, The [when Alice Fay hosted]

Theme 3: You'll Never Know (1928)

Billy Rose; Arthur Franklin; Al Jolson

 
Five-Star Jones

Theme: You Were Meant For Me [from the 1929 film "The Broadway Melody"]

Nacio Herb Brown (m); Arthur Freed (w)

 
Flit Soldiers, The [with the Harry Reser Orchestra]

Theme: March of the Flit Soldiers

Harry Reser

 
Flapper Wife, The

Theme: Flapper Wife, The

Karl Rupp

 
Fleischmann Radio Hour, The (with Rudy Vallee)

Theme: Down The Road To Sunshine [aka: "Down The Road To Sunshine Land"]

Traditional Barbershop Quartet song published by Gaumont

 
Fletcher Henderson [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Christopher Columbus

Leon Berry (m); Andy Razaf (w)

 
Florida's Treat --
see "It's Florida's Treat"
 
Florsheim Shoe Frolic, The (NBC, 1930)

Theme: Waltzing

J. Oliver Riehl (m); Bill Gorman (w); Ed Gorman (w)

 
Flying Family, The

Theme: I'll Make a Happy Landing [from the 1931 MGM film "(George White's) Flying High"]

Jimmy Mc Hugh (m); Dorothy Fields (w)

 
Ford Sunday Evening Hour, The [music] / Ford Summer Hour

Theme: Evening Prayer [Abendsegen, aka "Children's Prayer"], from the opera "Hansel and Gretel"

Engelbert Humperdinck

 
Ford Theatre

Opening Theme 1: Ford Theatre - Opening Theme I

Lyn Murray (pseudonym of Lionel Breeze)

 

Closing Theme 1: Ford Theatre - Closing Theme I

Lyn Murray (pseudonym of Lionel Breeze)

 

Theme 2: Double Concerto, Theme from the -[2nd Movement Theme from the "Concerto in A Minor, Opus 102, for Violin, Cello and Orchestra"]

Johannes Brahms (m); Cy Feuer (arranger)

 
Ford's Sunday Evening Hour Of Classics (NBC)

Theme: Evening Prayer [Abendsegen, aka "Children's Prayer"], from the opera "Hansel and Gretel"

Engelbert Humperdinck

 
Forecast (CBS)

Theme: Forecast Theme

Bernard Herrmann

 
Forhan's Song Shop

Theme: That's The Song of Songs For Me (1929)

Harold Levey (m); Henry M. Neely (w)

 
Fort Laramie Story, The

Open Theme : Fort Laramie Story, The

Frederick ["Fred"] Steiner

 

Close Theme: Garry Owen

Traditional Irish Air; Frederick ["Fred"] Steiner (arr.)

 
Forty-Five Minutes In Hollywood

Theme: Let's Play Make Believe

Mark Warnow; Charles Chancer

 
Foxes of Flatbush, The

Theme: Park Avenue Fantasy [vocal title: "Stairway To The Stars"]

Matt Malneck; Frank Signorelli

 
Frances Langford Show, The

Open Theme: I'm In The Mood For Love [from the 1935 film "Every Night At Eight"]

Jimmy Mc Hugh (m); Dorothy Fields (w)

 

Close Theme: When It's Lamplightin' Time In The Valley (1933)

Joe Lyons; Sam C. Hart; Herold Goodman; Dean Upoon; Curt Poulton

 
Frank Crumit and Julia Sanderson

Theme: Sweet Lady [from the 1921 musical "Tangerine"]

Howard Johnson; Carlo Sanderson

 
Frank Crumit and Julia Sanderson --
see also "Blackstone Plantation"
 
Frank Crumit and Julia Sanderson --
see also the "Singing Sweethearts"
 
Frank Merriwell, The Adventures of

Theme 1: La Hoolah Boola [Hawaiian Ditty] (1897) (aka: "Yale Boola" (1901) and "Boola Boola")

Robert ["Bob"] Cole; William ["Billy"] Johnson

 

Alternate Title Theme 1: Yale Boola March and Two-Step (1901) [original title: "La Hoola Boola" (1897)]

Robert ["Bob"] Cole; William ["Billy"] Johnson; with new lyrics by A. M. Hirsh

 

Theme 2: Frank Merriwell Theme

John Winters

 
Frank Morgan Show, The

Theme: Man That Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo, The (1892)

Fred Gilbert

 
Frank Sinatra [signature song on various programs]

Open Theme 1: Night and Day

Cole Porter

 

Open Theme 2: This Love of Mine

Frank Sinatra; Henry W. ("Hank") Sanicola; Barry Parker

 

Closing Theme: Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day) (1942)

Stephan Weiss (m); Paul Mann (m); Ruth Lowe (w)

 
Frankie Carle [orchestra shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Sunrise Serenade

Frankie (m) Carle (pseudonym of Francis Nunzio Carlone); Jack Lawrence (w)

 
Frankie Masters [big band shows]

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Moonlight and You

Al Dubin; Kahn Keene; Frankie Masters

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Scatterbrain

Frankie Masters; Johnny Burke; Kahn Keene; Carl Bean

 
Fred Allen Program, The [aka: Town Hall Tonight]

Opening Medley, Part 1: Smile, Darn Ya, Smile

Max Rich (m); Charles O'Flynn (w); Jack Meskill (w)

 

Opening Medley, Part 2: El Capitan (March) [trio section]

John Phillip Sousa

 
Fred Allen's Alley

Theme 1: Mister Allen

Alfred Goodman

 

Theme 2: Fred Allen's Alley Theme

Alfred Goodman

 
Fred Waring [music shows featuring his Chorus]

Theme: Breezing Along With The Breeze

Richard Whiting; Haven Gillespie; Seymour B. Simons

 
Fred Waring Show, The

Open Theme: I Hear Music

Roy Ringwald; Fred Waring; John M. Dolph

 

Close Theme: Sleep

Earl Lebieg

 
Fred Waring --
see also "Chesterfield Time"
 
Freddie Martin [orchestra shows]

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Bye-Lo-Bye Lullaby

Terry Shand; Jason Matthews

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: So Early In The Morning [aka: "Early In The Morning"]

Traditional French-Canadian folk tune; arranged for Freddie Martin's Orchestra

 

Signature Theme 3 on various shows: Piano Concerto No. 1 [Theme from]

Piotr Ilyich ["Peter"] Tchaikovsky

 
Freddie Slack [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Strange Cargo

Freddie Slack; Ray McKinley

 
Freed Orchestradians, The (NBC, 1929)

Theme: Smile You Miss, The (1929)

Raymond Hubbell (m); William Cary Duncan (w)

 
Front Page Farrell

Theme: You and I Know (from the 1937 musical "Virginia")

Arthur Schwartz (m); Al Stillman (w); Laurence Stallings (w)

 

Sub-Theme: Front Page Farrell

Ann Leaf

 
Frontier Gentleman

Theme: Frontier Gentleman Opening and Closing

Jerrald ["Jerry"] Goldsmith

 
Galen Drake

Theme: One More Kiss, Then Good-Night

Peter De Rose; Charles Tobias; Louis Herscher; Art Coogan

 
Gabriel Heatter --
see "A Brighter Tomorrow"
 
Garry Moore Show, The

Theme: Overture to the opera "William Tell" [aka: "The William Tell Overture"]

Giacchino Rossini

 
Gay Nineties Revue, The [with Joe Howard]

Theme 1: Whoop! Whoop!! Whoop!!! Make a Noise Like a Hoop (and Roll Away) (1908)

J. Fred Helf (m); Ren Shields (w)

 

Theme 2: Band Played On, The (1926)

John F. Palmer; Charles B. Ward

 

Theme 3: I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now [from the 1909 musical "The Prince Of Tonight"]

Joseph E. ("Joe") Howard (m); Howard Orlob (m); Will M. Hough (w); Frank R. Adams (w)

 
Gene Autry Show, The --
ee "Melody Ranch"
 
Gene and Glenn / The Quaker Early Bird's Program

Theme: Hello! Hello! Hello! (What a Wonderful Word Hello!) (1948)

Calvin ["Cal"] De Voll

 
Gene Krupa [big band shows]

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Apurksody

Gene Krupa; Chappie Willet

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Star Burst

Gene Krupa; Edwin A. Finckel

 
General Electric College Bowl [aka: G E College Bowl]

Theme 1: Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!

Don Reid

 

Theme 2: Second Elizabeth (March), The [aka: G E College Bowl]

Don Reid

 
General Electric Theatre of the Air [aka: Electric Theatre]

Opening Fanfare: G E Fanfares

John Marion Gart

 

Theme 1: G E Theme

John Marion Gart

 

Theme 2: Electric Theatre Theme

Wladimir Selinsky

 

Theme 3: General Electric Theme

Roy Ringwald

 

Theme 4: General Electric Theme

John Scott Trotter

 

Theme 5: General Electric Theatre Open

Morris Mamorsky

 

Theme 6: General Electric Theater

Lyn Murray (pseudonym of Lionel Breeze)

 

Open Theme 7: Arch of Light

Alexander Laszlo

 

Close Theme 7: Dome of Light

Alexander Laszlo

 
George Burns & Gracie Allen --
see "Burns and Allen"
 
George Jessel Show, The

Primary Theme: California, Here I Come (from the 1924 Broadway Musical "Bombo")

Buddy G. De Sylva; Joseph Meyer; Al Jolson

 

Secondary Theme: Give My Regards To Broadway (from the 1904 Broadway Musical "Little Johnny Jones")

George M. Cohan

 
Gertrude Niesen

Signature Theme: I Wanna Get Married [from the 1944 musical "Follow The Girls"]

Dan Shapiro; Milton H. Pascal; Philip ["Phil"] Charig

 
The Gibson Family

Theme: Gibson Family, The [re-used as the title song for the movie "Under Your Spell"]

Arthur Schwartz (m); Howard Dietz (w)

 

Vocal Theme Title: Hi-De-Home Sweet Home [aka: "The Gibson Family"]

Arthur Schwartz (m); Howard Dietz (w)

 
Gillette Cavalcade of Sports, The

Theme: Look Sharp - Be Sharp March, The [aka: The Gillete Look Sharp March]

Mahlon Merrick

 
Gillette Original Community Sing, The --
see "Community Sing"
 
Girl Alone, A

Theme 1: Cecile Waltz (1914)

Frank W. McKee

 

Theme 2: Girl Alone, A

Don Marcotte

 
Girl Back Home, The

Theme 1: Cheerio!

Irving Fields

 

Theme 2: Hello, and Not 'So-Long'

Ed East; Bob Hamilton

 
Girl Who Lives Next Door, The

Theme: Alice Blue Gown [from the 1919 musical "Irene"]

Harry A. Tierney (m); Joseph McCarthy (w)

 
Glamour Manor

Theme 1: There's A Small Hotel [from the 1936 musical "On Your Toes"]

Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)

 

Theme 2: Donkey Serenade,The [trio section] [from the 1937 movie "The Firefly"]

Rudolph Friml; Herbert Stothart

 
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra [orchestra shows]

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Was I To Blame For Falling In Love With You?

Victor Popular Young; Gus Kahn; Chester Conn

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Smoke Rings

H. Eugene Gifford (m); Ned Washington (w)

 
Glenn Miller [big band shows]

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Slumber Song

Saul Joel Tepper; J. Chalmers ["J. C."] Mac Gregor

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Moonlight Serenade

Glenn Miller (m); Mitchell Parish (w)

 
Glenn Miller --
see also "I Sustain The Wings"
 
Goldbergs, The

Theme: Serenade (Rimpianto) [aka: Toselli's Serenade](1923)[used in the film "The Trespasser"]

Enrico Toselli

 
Gold Dust Twins --
see "The Silver Dust Twins"
 
Goldy and Dusty --
see "The Silver Dust Twins"
 
Good News (of 1938-40)

Theme 1: Always and Always [from the 1937 film "Mannequin"]

Edward Ward (m); Robert B. Wright (w); Chet Forrest (w)

 

Theme 2: Good News [from the 1927 musical "Good News"]

Ray Henderson (m); Buddy G. De Sylva (w); Lew Brown (w)

 
Good News --
see also "Baby Snooks"
 
Goodrich Silvertown Orchestra, The

Theme: Her Waltz

Arthur Johnston

 
Gordon MacCrae [music shows on CBS] (CBS)

Signature Theme on CBS: Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)(1931)

Will Jason; Val Burton

 
Grand Hotel

Theme: Life and Love [from the 1919 operetta "The Velvet Lady"]

Victor Herbert (m); Henry Blossom (w)

 
Grand Ole [Old] Opry, The

Theme: Grand Ole Opry Tonight [aka: At The Grand Old Opry Tonight]

C. A. Craig; Willis S. Graham

 
Great Gildersleeve, The (NBC)

Theme 2, circa 1945-52: Big Boy

Jack Meakin (m); Foster Carling (w)

 
Green Hornet, The

Theme: Flight of the Bumblebee, The [from the 1900 opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan"]

Nicolai Andreyevitch Rimsky-Korsakov

 
Groucho Marx Show, The --
see "You Bet Your Life"
 
Guiding Light, The

Theme 1 (1937-47, on NBC): Aphrodite [& Aphrodite Waltz] (from the 1919 musical production "Aphrodite")

Anselm Goetzl (m); John Gart (arr.)

 

Theme 2 (since 1947 on CBS): Variations on Wieniawski's "Romance" (2nd mvt. of Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22, 1862)

Henri Wieniawski (m); John Gart (adapter/arr.)

 
Gulf Screen Guild Show, The --
see "Screen Guild Show"
 
Gunsmoke

Opening Signature: Gunsmoke Main Title

Rex Koury

 

Main & End Theme: Old Trail, The [aka: Gunsmoke Theme]

Rex Koury

 

Act Opener: Boothill (Signature)

Rex Koury

 
Gus Arnheim [orchestra shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Sweet And Lovely

Gus Arnheim; Harry Tobias; Charles N. Daniels

 
Guy Lombardo [orchestra shows]

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Auld Lang Syne

Traditional Scottish Air from the early 18th century; words by Scottish poet Robert Burns

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Comin' Through The Rye

Traditional Scottish Air

 

Signature Theme 3 on various shows: It's The Darndest Thing [from the film "Singing The Blues"]

Jimmy Mc Hugh; Dorothy Fields

 

Signature Theme 4 on various shows: Vilia [from the 1907 operetta "The Merry Widow"]

Franz Lehar (m); Adrian Ross (w)

 

Signature Theme 5 on various shows: Avalon [from the 1920 musical "Sinbad"]

Vincent Rose; Al Jolson

 
Hal Kemp [big band shows] w/vocalist Skinnay Ennis

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Got A Date With An Angel [from the 1931 film "For The Love Of Mike"]

Jack Waller (m); Joseph Turnbridge (m); Clifford Grey (w); Sonny Miller (w)

 
Hal Kemp [big band shows]

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: When Summer Is Gone [aka: (How I'll Miss You When) Summer Is Gone]

Hal Kemp

 
Hal Peary Show, The --
see "Honest Harold"
 
Hallmark Playhouse/Hallmark [Radio] Hall of Fame

Theme 1: Dream of Olwen, The [from the 1947 British film "While I Live"]

Charles Williams

 

Theme 2: Hallmark Hall of Fame - Theme

Bernard ["Bernie"] Green (pseudonym of Bernard Greenwald)

 

Theme 3: Hallmark Theme

Lyn Murray (pseudonym of Lionel Breeze)

 

Theme 4: Hallmark Theme

David D. Rose

 
Halls of Ivy, The

Theme: Halls of Ivy, The

Henry Russell (professional name of Henry Russell Olson); Vick Knight

 
Happiness Boys, The

Theme: How Do You Do (...Ev'rybody, How Do You Do?)(1924)

Phil Fleming; Calvin ("Cal") De Voll; Charles ("Charlie") Harrison; [adapted from the WW I song: "Mademoiselle From Armentieres" aka "Hinky Dinky Parlez-Vous" aka "Here's To Whiskey"]

 
Happy Hollow

Theme: Happy Hollow (My Home Town)

Woody Smith

 
Happy Island --
see "The Ed Wynn Show"
 
Happy Rambler, The [with Irving Kaufman]

Theme: Oh, Didn't He Ramble? [aka: "Didn't He Ramble?"]

Hattie Bolton

 
Happy Wonder Bakers, The

Theme: Hurrah! For The Wonder Bakers

Will Donaldson (m); Frank Moulan (w)

 
Harold Stern [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Now That It's All Over

Stella Unger

 
Harold Teen

Theme: Harold Teen

Joe L. Sanders

 
Harry James [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Ciribiribin

Alberto Pestalozza (m); Harry James (adapter); Jack Lawrence (adapter); Rudolf Thaler (English words)

 
Harry Owens & his Royal Hawaiians

Theme: Sweet Leilani

Harry Owens

 
Harry Richman

Signature Theme on various shows: I Love A Parade [from the 1931 Musical Revue "Rhythmania"]

Harold Arlen (m); Ted Koehler (w)

 
Harvest Of Stars, The

Theme: Harvest Of Stars Theme

Bernard Herrmann

 
Have Gun, Will Travel

Open Theme: Have Gun, Will Travel Theme

Bernard Herrmann

 

Close Theme: Have Gun, Will Travel [End Credits]

John M. Leipold

 
Hawaii Calls

Open Theme 1: Hawaii Calls

Harry Owens

 

Open Theme 2: Hawaii Calls

Webley Edwards

 

Close Theme: Aloha Oe (Farewell to Thee)

Queen Lydia Lili`uokalani (of Hawaii)

 
Hawthorne House

Theme: Melody in G-Flat (1905)

Charles Wakefield Cadman

 
Hayfield Pleasures of 1932 --
see "Myrt and Marge"
 
Healing Waters --
see "Oral Roberts"
 
Hear It Now (CBS)

Theme: Hear It Now

David Leo Diamond

 
Hedda Hopper [aka: This Is Hollywood] (CBS/ABC, 1944-47)

Theme: Hollywood

John Brunker ["Jack"] Meakin

 
Heinz Magazine of the Air --
see "Magazine Of The Air"
 
Helen and Mary, The Adventures of [predecessor to "Let's Pretend"] (CBS, 1929 - 1934)

Theme: Allegretto, from "Fairy Tale" (Opus 135, No. 2)

Karel Komzak II

 
Henry Aldrich --
see "The Aldrich Family"
 
Henry Busse [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Hot Lips

 
Henry George [Cigars] Program, The (CBS, 1930)

Theme: Smoke Your Troubles Away (The Henry George Theme Song)

Phil Cook

 
Herb Shriner --
see "Two For The Money"
 
Henry King [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Blues Serenade, A

Frank Signorelli; Mitchell Parish; Jimmy Lytell; Vincent Grande

 
Henry Morgan Show, The [aka: Here's Morgan]

Opening Medley, Part 1: Goodnight Ladies [orig. title: Farewell, Ladies]

E. P. Christy

 

Opening Medley, Part 2: For He's A Jolly Good Fellow [aka: The Bear Went Over The Mountain]

Traditional French-English Folk Song Melody; Bernard ["Bernie"] (arranger) Green (pseudonym of Bernard Greenwald)

 

Theme 2: Henry Morgan Playon [based upon "Buy Eversharp" jingle]

Bernard ["Bernie"] Green (pseudonym of Bernard Greenwald)

 
Her Honor, Nancy James

Theme: Song of Youth, The

Richard William Leibert

 
Here's Morgan --
see "The Henry Morgan Show"
 
Hildegarde's Raleigh Room

Theme: Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup

Anna Sosenko

 
Hilltop House

Theme: Brahms' Lullaby (Wiegenlied) Opus 49, No. 4

Johannes Brahms

 
Hogan's Daughter (NBC, 1949)

Theme: On the Trail [from "The Grand Canyon Suite"]

Ferde Grofe

 
Hollywood Calling

Theme 1: Hooray For Hollywood [for the 1937 film "Hollywood Hotel"]

Richard Whiting (m); Johnny Mercer (w)

 

Theme 2: Hollywood Calling Theme

Henry Russell (professional name of Henry Russell Olson); Vick Knight

 
Hollywood Hotel [with Louella Parsons]

Theme: Blue Moon

Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)

 
Hollywood On The Air

Theme: Star Dust (1929)

Hoagy Carmichael (m); Mitchell Parish (w)

 
Hollywood Open House

Theme 1, circa 1947: Hollywood Open House

George Basil ["Buzz"] Adlam; Jay Milton; Henry Russell (professional name of Henry Russell Olson)

 

Theme 2: Hollywood Open House Theme

Raymond A. ["Ray"] Bloch

 

Close Theme 3: Open House E T

Lyn Murray

 
Hollywood Showcase

Theme: Hollywood Showcase Theme

Marlin H. Skiles

 
Hollywood Sound Stage (CBS, 1951-52)

Theme: Hollywood Sound Stage

Alexander Courage

 
Hollywood Star Playhouse

Theme 1: Hollywood Star Playhouse

George Basil ["Buzz"] Adlam; Jay Milton; Henry Russell (professional name of Henry Russell Olson)

 

Theme 2: Hollywood Star Playhouse Theme

Jeff Alexander

 
Hollywood Theater --
see "Skippy Hollywood Theater"
 
Honest Harold (CBS, 1950-51)

Theme: Honest Harold Hemp [re-cycled later as a theme for Mr. Magoo cartoons]

John Brunker ["Jack"] Meakin

 
Honeyboy and Sassafras

Theme: Mosquito Parade, The [from the 1902 musical revue "The Mosquito Parade"]

James Swope; Sylvester Swope

 
Hoosier Hop, The

Theme: Down Hoosier Way

Ruth V. Frank; Johnny Polce; Eleanor Smythe

 
Hoover Sentinel Concerts

Theme: Love Song

James Koestner

 
Hopalong Cassidy (Synd, 1948-52)

Theme: Hopalong Cassidy [Radio Theme (Glasser wrote a different TV Theme)]

Albert Glasser

 
Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights [band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: I'll Love You In My Dreams

Abel Baer; Benee Russell; Horace Heidt

 
Horace Heidt --
see also "Pot O' Gold"
 
Horn and Hardart Children's Hour, The

Theme: Less Work For Mother (1936, 1974)

William ["Bill"] Livingston; J. Russell Robinson; [Edwin H. Morris publisher - selling agent Chas. Hansen]

 
Hour of Charm, The

Open Theme: American Hymn (Of Liberty), The

William Wirges (??)

 

Close Theme: We Must Be Vigilant, from the 1942 film "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" (adapted from F. W. Meacham's "American Patrol")

Frank W. Meacham (m); Joseph A. Burke (music adapter); Edgar Leslie (words)

 

Alternate Title, Close Theme: American Patrol [adaptation title: "We Must Be Vigilant", from the 1942 film "When Johnny Comes Marching Home"]

Frank W. Meacham (m); Joseph A. Burke (music adapter); Edgar Leslie (words)

 
Hour of Classics, The --
see "Ford's Sunday Evening Hour Of Classics"
 
House of Melody

Theme: House Of Melody

Meredith Willson (m); John Nesbitt (w)

 
House of Mystery, The

Theme: House Of Mystery

John Marion Gart

 
House By The Side Of The Road --
see "Tony Wons' Scrapbook"
 
Houseboat Hannah

Theme: Last Rose of Summer (Is The Sweetest Song Of All), The (1907)

Arthur Gillespie; Harry Sidney

 
Household Hour, The [aka: "The Household Program"]

Theme: Songs My Mother Taught Me (aka: Als die Alte Mutter, Op. 55, No. 4, 1880) [from "Zigeunermelodien" (Gypsy Songs) ]

Antonin Dvorak (m); (English translator unknown)

 

Thought For Tomorrow Segment Theme: Cradle Song (1934)

Carl Hoeffle

 
Human Adventure, The

Theme: Gaudeamus Igitur

Traditional college student song (words from 13th-century Latin; music by an unknown 18th-century composer)

 
Hymns Of All Churches

Theme: Andante Religioso (1897)

Francois-Luc J. Thome

 
The Hudson-DeLange Band [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Eight Bars In Search Of A Melody

Will Hudson

 
I Cover The Waterfront

Theme: I Cover The Waterfront (1933) [later used as the title song of the 1933 film "I Cover The Waterfront"]

John Waldo Green (m); Edward ["Eddie"] Heyman (w)

 
I Love a Mystery

Theme: Song Of Mystery [based upon Sibelius' "Valse Triste"]

Paul Carson

 

Theme: Valse Triste [for the drama "Kuolema", Opus 43]

Jean Sibelius

 
I Love Adventure

Theme: Valse Triste [for the drama "Kuolema", Opus 43]

Jean Sibelius

 
I Sustain The Wings [with the Glenn Miller Orchestra]

Theme: I Sustain The Wings

Glenn Miller; J. Chalmers Mac Gregor; Sol Meyer

 
I Want A Divorce

Theme 1: Wedding March, The (1844) [from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"]

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

 

Theme 2: Intermezzo (A Love Story) [from the 1940 film "Intermezzo"]

Heinz Probost (m); Robert Henning (Eng. W)

 
Ipana Troubadors, The

Theme: Smiles (1917)

J. Will Callahan; Lee S. Roberts

 
Isham Jones [big band shows]

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Spain (1924)

Isham Jones (m); Gus Kahn (w)

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: You're Just A Dream Come True

Isham Jones

 
It Pays To Be Ignorant

Theme: It Pays To Be Ignorant

Tom Howard Jr. (??); Bob Howell (??)

 
It's Florida's Treat (with Harry Richmond)

Theme: I Love A Parade [from the 1931 Musical Revue "Rhythmania"]

Harold Arlen (m); Ted Koehler (w)

 
Jack and Loretta Clemens

Theme: Just A Little Girl

S. B. Fishburne

 
Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy

Theme: Wave The Flag (For Hudson High) [aka: Have You Tried Wheaties?]

possibly James Peterson (??)

 
Jack Benny Program, The

Jello Jingle Theme: J-E-L-L-O [original commercial jingle]

Don Bestor

 

Jello Jingle Theme: Old Jello Theme [aka: J-E-L-L-O]

Don Bestor (m); Meredith Willson (adapter/arranger)

 

Open Medley, Part 1: Yankee Doodle Boy [from the 1904 musical "Little Johnny Jones"]

George M. Cohan

 

Main Theme & Signature Theme on various shows: Love In Bloom [from the 1934 Bing Crosby film, "She Loves Me Not"]

Leo Robin; Ralph Rainger

 

Lucky Strike Open Theme: Be Happy, Go Lucky [Lucky Strike Jingle]

Raymond Scott (pseudonym of Harry Warnow)

 

Alternate Close Theme: Hooray For Hollywood [for the 1937 film "Hollywood Hotel"]

Richard Whiting (m); Johnny Mercer (w)

 
Jack Berch Show, The

Theme: I'm a Whistlin'

Jimmy Eaton; Terry Shand

 
Jack Fina

Signature Theme on various shows: Dream Sonata

Harold Spina; Jack Fina

 
Jack Haley Show, The

Theme: This Can't Be Love [from the 1938 musical "The Boys From Syracuse"]

Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)

 
Jack Jenney [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: City Night [ASCAP & BMI title -- some sources call it: City Lights(??)]

Alexander ["Alec"] Wilder (ASCAP/BMI); William Engvick (BMI); Truman Elliot ["Jack"] Jenney (ASCAP)

 
Jack Kirkwood Show, The

Theme: Hi, Neighbor [from the 1941 film "San Antonio Rose"]

Jack Owens

 
Jack Teagarden [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues

Harold Arlen (m); Ted Koehler (w)

 
Jack Pearl Show, The

Theme 1: Happy Days Are Here Again [fr. 1929 film "Chasing Rainbows"]

Milton Ager (m); Jack Yellen (w)

 

Theme 2: Two Cigarettes In The Dark [from the 1934 film "Kill That Story"]

Paul Francis Webster; Lew Pollack

 
Jack Webb Show, The (West Coast comedy series)

Theme: Our Director (March) ["B"-section bridge theme]

F. E. Bigelow

 
Jad Hour, The --
see "Aunt Jemima"
 
Jake and Lena

Theme: Hello! Hello! Hello! (What a Wonderful Word Hello!) (1948)

Calvin ["Cal"] De Voll

 
Jan Garber

Signature Theme on various shows: My Dear

Edwin Frederick Large; Jan Garber

 
Jan Savitt [orchestra shows]

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Quaker City Jazz

Jan Savitt; Jimmy Schultz

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: It's A Wonderful World

Jan Savitt; John Kluczko Watson; Harold Adamson

 
Jesse Crawford [organist]

Theme: Forgotten Melody, The

Gustave ["Gus"] Kahn; Jesse Crawford

 
Jimmie Gallagher [vocalist]

Signature Theme on various shows: Dear One Good Night (radio title: Saying Adieu) (1931)

Jimmie Gallagher; Bob Ellsworth; Jack Erickson

 
Jimmie Lunceford [big band shows]

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Jazznocracy

Will Hudson

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Uptown Blues

Jimmie Lunceford

 
Jimmy Dorsey [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Contrasts

Jimmy Dorsey

 
Jimmy Durante

Open Theme 1: Inka-Dinka-Doo [from the 1933 movie "Palooka"]

James ["Jimmy"] Durante (m); Ben Ryan (w)

 

Open Theme 2: You Gotta Start Off Each Day With A Song

James ["Jimmy"] Durante (m); Ben Ryan (w)

 

Close Theme 3: Good-night, Good-night, Good-night

Jack Barnett; James ["Jimmy"] Durante

 
Jimmy Durante --
also see "The Jumbo Fire Chief Show"
 
Jimmy Wakely Show, The

Open Theme: Cimarron [aka: "Cimarron (Roll On)"] (1942)

Johnny Bond

 

Close Theme: Rainbow Valley

Gene Autry; Smiley Burnette

 
Joan Davis Time (CBS, 1947-48)

Theme: Nobody's Sweetheart

Billy Meyers; Elmer Schoebel; Gus Kahn; Ernie Erdman

 
Joan Davis --
see also "Leave It To Joan"
 
Joe Howard --
see the "Gay Nineties Revue"
 
John Charles Thomas

Theme: Home On The Range

Traditional U.S. Western Folk Song

 
John's Other Wife

Theme: Sweetest Story Ever Told, The [aka: "Tell Me, Do You Love Me?"]

R. M. Stults

 
Johnson Family, The

Theme 1: My Old Kentucky Home (1853) (aka: "My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight")

Stephen Collins Foster

 

Theme 2: Listen To The Mocking Bird (1855)

Richard Milburn (m); pseudonym of Septimus Winner) Alice Hawthorne (w

 

Theme 3: Whistler and His Dog, The (1905)

Arthur Pryor

 
Johnny Green [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Hello, My Lover, Goodbye

John Green (m); Edward Heyman (w)

 
Johnny Long [orchestra shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: White Star Of Sigma Nu, The [fraternity song]

 
Johnny Mercer Show, The [aka: "The Johnny Mercer Music Shop"] (NBC)

Close Theme: Dream

Johnny Mercer

 
Johnny Richards [orchestra shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Young At Heart

Johnny Richards (m); Carolyn Leigh (w)

 
Jonathon Trimble, Esq. (Mutual, 1946)

Theme: Days Gone By

Jack Meakin

 
Joseph White, Radio's Favorite Tenor (NBC, 1937)

Theme: Roses In The Moonlight

Peter De Rose; Joseph White

 
Joyce Jordan, Girl Intern

Theme: Poeme [vocal title: My Moonlight Madonna]

Zdenko Fibich (m); William Scotti (adapter); Paul Francis Webster (w)

 
Judy Canova Show, The

Theme: Go to Sleepy, Little Baby

Judy Canova (m); Zeke Canova (m); Harry Tobias (w); Henry Tobias (w)

 
Jumbo Fire Chief Show, The [with Jimmy Durante]

Theme: Over and Over Again [from the 1935 musical "Billy Rose's Jumbo" and the subsequent film]

Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)

 
Jungle Jim, The Adventures of

Theme: William Tell Overture [from the opera, "storm" motif section]

Giacchino Rossini

 
Just Neighbors

Theme: If I Never Dream Again

LeRoy ["Roy"] Shield

 
Just Plain Bill

Open Theme: Darling Nellie Gray

Benjamine R. Hanby

 

Close Theme: Polly Wolly Doodle

Traditional U.S. Southern Minstrel Song

 
Juvenile Court

Theme: Juvenile Court Theme

Jerrald ["Jerry"] Goldsmith

 
Kate Smith

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain (1931)

Howard E. Johnson; Harry M. Woods

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Marching Along Together (1933)

Edward Pola; Fred Steininger; Mort Dixon

 
Kay Kyser [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Thinking Of You [aka: "(I've Grown So Lonesome) Thinking Of You"] (1926)

Walter Donaldson; Paul Ash

 
Kay Kyser --
see "The Kollege of Musical Knowledge"
 
Keep 'Em Rolling

Specially Commissioned Theme: Flame Of Freedom Is Burning, The

Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)

 
Kitty Kelly --
see "Pretty Kitty Kelly"
 
Kitty Keene, Incorporated

Theme: None But The Lonely Heart (Nur, wer die Sehnsucht kennt)(Op. 6, 1869) [featured the 1933 RKO Radio film "Little Women"]

Piotr Ilyich ["Peter"] Tchaikovsky (m); Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German lyric); Arthur Westbrook (Eng. Lyric)

 
Kollege of Musical Knowledge, The

Theme: Thinking Of You [aka: "(I've Grown So Lonesome) Thinking Of You"] (1926)

Walter Donaldson; Paul Ash

 
Kostelanetz-Chesterfield Program, The

Theme: Love Is Mine

F. D. ("Pat") Ballard; Charles E. ("Chuck") Henderson

 
Kraft Music Hall, The

Theme 1: Rhapsody In Blue

George Gershwin

 
Kraft Music Hall, The [West Coast w/Bing Crosby]

Theme 2 (1936): Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)

Fred Ahlert; Roy Turk; Bing Crosby

 

Open Theme 3 (ASCAP freeze, circa 1941): Hail, K.M.H.

John Scott Trotter; Carroll Carroll

 

Alt. Theme Arr. (circa 1951): (March) Hail, K.M.H.

Theodore Eugene Oberdorfer (may be a pseudonym for John Scott Trotter & Carroll Carroll)

 
Kraft Music Hall, The [with Al Jolson]

Theme 5 (1947 - 49): April Showers [from the 1921 musical "Bombo"]

Louis Silvers (m); Buddy G. De Sylva (w)

 
Lady Esther Serenade, The

Theme: Waltz You Saved For Me, The

Wayne King (m); Emil Flindt (m); Gus Kahn (w)

 
Lady Next Door, The

Theme: Musical Snuff-Box (Op. 32), A

Anatole [ASCAP spelling of Anatol Liadov] Liadoff; Rosario Bourdon (arr.)

 
Larry Clinton [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Dispy Doodle, The

Larry Clinton

 
Lavender and Old Lace

Theme: Dream Melody, The [from the operetta "Naughty Marietta", vocal title: "Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life"] (1910)

Victor Herbert

 

Alt. Theme Title: Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life (The Dream Melody)

Victor Herbert (m); Rida Johnson Young (w)

 
Lawrence Welk [orchestra shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Bubbles In The Wine

Robert ("Bob") Calame; Frank Loesser; Lawrence Welk

 
Leave It To Joan [aka: The Joan Davis Show] (CBS, 1949-50)

Theme: Our Dream

Jack Meakin

 
Leighton Noble Orchestra, The

Signature Theme on various shows: I'll See You In My Dreams (1924)

Isham Jones (m); Gustave ["Gus"] Kahn (w)

 
Lee Castle

Signature Theme on various shows: Caprice Moderne

Jerry Carretta

 
Leo Reisman and his Orchestra

Open Theme: What Is This Thing Called Love? [from the 1930 musical "Wake Up And Dream"]

Cole Porter

 

Close Theme: Hour Of Parting, The [L'Huere Bleue] (1928)

Mischa ["Michael"] Spoliansky; M Schiffer; Gustave ("Gus") Kahn

 
Les Brown [big band shows]

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Dance Of The Blue Devils

Les Brown

 

Signature Theme 2 [circa 1943] on various shows: Leap Frog

Joe Garland

 

Signature Theme 3 on various shows: Sentimental Journey

Les Brown; Bud Green; Ben Homer

 

Signature Theme 4 on various shows: Shangri-La (1946)

Carl Sigman (w)

 
Les And Larry Elgart [big band shows]

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Heart Of My Heart [aka: "(The Gang That Sang) Heart Of My Heart"]

Ben Ryan

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Sophisticated Swing

Will Hudson; Mitchell Parish

 
Les Elgart [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Dancing Sound, The

Charles Albertine

 
Les Paul Show with Mary Ford, The (Syndicated (circa 1949 - 1950))

Theme: Dry My Tears

Les Paul (pseudonym of Lester William Polsfuss)

 
Let George Do It

Theme: Let George Do It

Edward J. ["Eddie"] Dunstedter

 
Let Yourself Go [with Milton Berle]

Theme: Eversharp Jingle [aka: "Buy Eversharp"]

Bernard [??] Green

 
Let's Go Night Clubbing

Theme: I Would Do Anything For You [aka: "Anything For You"]

Claude Hopkins; Alexander Hill; Bob Williams

 
Let's Pretend

Theme 1 (instrumental): Allegretto, from "Fairy Tale" (Maerchen und Volksliedchen, Opus 135, No. 2)(1910)[aka: "Fairy Tales (Maerchen)"]

Karel Komzak II

 

Theme 2 (vocal): Let's Pretend [adapted from Karel Komzak's "Allegretto from 'Fairy Tale' (Opus 135, No. 2)" with lyrics for "Cream of Wheat"]

Joseph ["Joe"] Rines; Robert ["Bob"] Bilder

 

Theme 3: Junior March

Emil Ascher

 
Liberace Show, The

Theme 1: I Don't Care (As Long as You Care For Me)

Wladziu Valentino ["Lee"] Liberace; Gerald E. Teifer; Gerald G. Gwimond

 

Open Theme 2: Liberace Theme, The (adapted from the trio section of "Fantasie Impromptu" by Chopin)

Frederick Chopin; Wladziu Valentino ["Lee"] Liberace

 

Closing Theme 3: I'll Be Seeing You

Sammy Fain (m); Irving Kahal (w)

 
Life and Love of Dr. Susan, The

Theme: Lyric Pieces, Book 3, No. 5 - 'Erotic' (Op. 43, No. 5)

Edvard Grieg

 
Life Begins at Eighty

Theme: Melody In F (Opus 3, No. 1) (1850 - 51)

Anton Rubinstein

 
Life Can Be Beautiful

Theme: Melody in C

Don Becker

 
Life Of Mary Sothern, The

Theme: Little Love, A Little Kiss, A (Un Peu D'Amour) [aka: Just A Little Love, A Little Kiss]

Andre Rieu (m); Adrian Ross (Eng. w)

 
Life Of Riley, The

Theme 1: What'll You Have? Pabst Blue Ribbon (Beer jingle, to the tune of "Ten Little Indians")

Traditional Nursery Rhyme Tune

 

Theme 2: Life Of Riley, The

Alfred Goodman

 

Theme 3: Life of Riley (Radio Program) Theme

Lou Kosloff

 
Life Savers Rendezvous (NBC)

Theme: You're A Life Saver (1935)

Ed East

 
Life With Luigi

Opening Medley, Part 1: Chicago

Lew Pollack; Clare Sidney

 

Opening Medley, Part 2: Oh Marie [aka: O Mari]

Edoardo Di Capua

 
Lifebuoy-Rinso Program, The [aka: "Tuesday Night Party", with Al Jolson]

Theme: April Showers [from the 1921 musical "Bombo" starring Al Jolson ]

Louis Silvers (m); Buddy G. De Sylva (w)

 
Light Of The World, The

Theme: Light Of This [<sic>] World

Clark ["Doc"] Whipple

 
Li'l Abner

Theme: Li'l Abner in Dogpatch

Don Marcotte

 
Lincoln Highway, The

Theme: Lincoln Highway, The

Jack Arthur

 
Linda's First Love

Theme 1: Romance (Opus 44, No. 1) (1859)

Anton Rubinstein

 

Alt. Theme Title: If You Are But A Dream [adapted from Rubinstein's "Romance (Op. 44, No. 1)"]

Anton Rubinstein (m); Moe Jaffe (adapter); Nathan J. Bonx (adapter); Jack Fulton (adapter)

 
Line-Up, The

Theme: Line-Up, The

Edward J. ["Eddie"] Dunstedter

 
Lionel Hampton [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Flyin' Home

Lionel Hampton (m); Benny Goodman (m); Sid Robin (w)

 
Little Herman

Theme: Little Herman [aka: "Little Herman Theme & Finale"]

Josef Bonime

 
Little Jack Little [and his Orchestra]

Signature Theme on various shows: Little By Little [from the 1929 film "The Sophomore"]

Robert Emmett Dolan; Walter O'Keefe

 
Little Ol' Hollywood [with Ben Alexander]

Theme: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows [from the 1918 film "The Dolly Sisters", based on the "bridge section" of Chopin's "Fantasie Impromptu"]

Frederic Chopin; Harry Carroll; Joseph McCarthy

 
Little Orphan Annie

Theme: Little Orphan Annie

Joe L. Sanders; Gus Kahn

 
Lone Ranger, The

Theme: William Tell Overture [from the opera, "finale" section]

Giacchino Rossini

 
Lonesome Gal Programme, The

Theme: Lonesome Gal

Walter Schumann; Jack Brooks

 
Longines Symphonette , The

Theme: Moonlight Sonata, The (Opus 27, No. 2)

Ludwig von Beethoven

 
Lora Lawton

Theme: Just A Little Love Song (pub. 1922) [aka: "Just a Little Love"] (from the musical revue "The Box Party")

Joe Cooper (m); Samuel M. Lewis (w); Joseph Young (w)

 
Lorenzo Jones

Theme 1 [comedy]: Funiculi-Funicula

Luigi Denza

 

Theme 2: Beyond The Blue Horizon [from the 1930 film "Monte Carlo"]

Richard Whiting (m); W. Franke Harling (m); Leo Robin (w)

 

Theme 3 [dramatic]: When I Grow To Old To Dream [from the 1935 film "The Night Is Young"]

Sigmund Romberg (m); Oscar Hammerstein II (Eng. w)

 

Sub-Theme: Lorenzo Jones

Ann Leaf

 
Lou Breese Orchestra, The [aka: "The Sheaffer Parade"]

Theme: Breezin' Along With The Breeze (1926)

Richard Whiting; Haven Gillespie; Seymour Simons

 
Louella Parsons Show --
see "Hollywood Hotel"
 
Louis Armstrong [band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: When It's Sleepy Time Down South

Clarence Muse; Leon T. Rene; Otis J. Jr. Rene

 
Lucky Millinder

Signature Theme on various shows: Sweet Slumber (1904)

Jacob Henry Ellis

 
Lud Gluskin [and his Orchestra]

Signature Theme on various shows: On The Air

James Campbell; Reginald Connelly; Carroll Gibbons;

 
Luke Slaughter of Tombstone (CBS, 1958)

Theme: Luke Slaughter Theme(s)

Wilbur J. Hatch

 
Lum and Abner

Theme 1, circa 1931-41: Eleanor (A Serenade) (1914, 1916)

Jessie L. Deppen

 

Theme 2, circa 1941-45: Evalena

Sybil Chisholm Bock [organist]

 

Theme 3, circa 1945-46: Eleanor (A Serenade) (1914, 1916)

Jessie L. Deppen

 

Theme 4, circa 1946-53: Down On The Old Party Line

Ralph Emerson [organist]; Elsie Mae Emerson

 
Lux Radio Theatre (CBS)

Theme 1 (1934 - 1954): Lux [Radio] Theatre [Signature] Theme

Robert Armbruster

 

Between-The-Acts Theme: Interlude

Louis Silvers; Rudy Schrager

 

Open Theme 2 (1954 - 1955): Lux Theme

Rudy Schrager

 

Close Theme 2 (1954 - 1955): Lux Finale

Rudy Schrager

 
Ma Perkins

Theme: Ma Perkins

Larry Larsen; Don Macotte

 
Magazine of the Air [aka: "Heinz Magazine Of The Air"]

Theme: Love's Own Sweet Song [from the 1914 musical "Sari"]

Cushing; Heath; Kalman

 
Magic Voice, The

Theme: Salut d'Amour [aka: "Liebesgruss"; aka: "Love's Greeting"] (Op. 12, 1888)

Sir Edward Elgar

 

Alt. Theme Title: Love's Greeting [aka: "Liebesgruss"; aka: "Salut d'Amour"] (Op. 12, 1888)

Sir Edward Elgar

 
Mail Call [Armed-Forces Radio Service]

Close Theme: Handful Of Stars, A (1940)

Ted Shapiro; Jack Lawrence

 
Main Street Music Hall (with Earl Wrightson & Russ Emery) (CBS, 1949; NBC, 1950)

Theme: Main Street Music Hall Theme

Alfredo Antonini

 
Major Bowes' Capitol Family

Theme 1: Clair de Lune [from the "Suite Bergamasque"]

Claude Achille Debussy

 

Theme 2: With A Song In My Heart [from the 1929 musical "Spring Is Here"]

Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)

 
Major Bowes --
see also the "Original Amateur Hour"
 
Make-Believe Ballroom, The [with Martin Block]

Theme 1: Make Believe Ball Room (1936)

Andy Razaf; Paul Denniker

 

Theme 2: It's Make-Believe Ballroom Time (1940)

Harold Green (m); Michael S. ["Mickey"] Stoner (w); Martin Block (w)

 
Mal Hallet [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Boston Tea Party, The

Frank Ryerson

 
Man I Married, The

Theme: [theme title unknown]

Don Becker

 
Man Called X, The

Theme: Man Called X Theme, The

John W. ["Johnny"] Green

 
Man From Homicide, The

Theme: Man From Homicide Theme, The

George Basil ["Buzz"] Adlam

 
Mandrake, The Magician

Theme: Sorcerer's Apprentice, The [L'Apprenti Sorcier]

Paul Dukas

 
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round

Theme: Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (Theme Song)(pub. 1936)

Gustave W. ["Gus"] Haenschen; Pinky H. Herman

 
March Of Time, The [aka: "The March of Time Quiz"]

Theme 1: March Of Time, The [from "The Earl Carroll Vanities of 1930"] (1930)

Harold Arlen (m); Ted Koehler (w)

 

Theme 2: [original theme - title unknown]

Howard Barlow (??); Donald Voorhees (??)

 

Theme 3: El Capitan (March)

John Philip Sousa

 
Mark Trail

Theme 1: Mark Trail Theme

John Marion Gart

 

Theme 2: Mark Trail Theme

Henry ["Hank"] Sylvern

 
Mark Warnow Orchestra, The

Signature Theme on various shows: You're My Lucky Charm

Raymond Scott (professional name of Harry Warnow); Charles Chancer

 
Martin Kane, Private Eye

Theme: Theme, Private Eye [<sic>]

Charles F. Paul

 
Mary Lou Harp

Signature Theme on various shows: Now I Lay Me Down To Dream

Ted Fiorito; Eddy Howard

 
Mary Margaret McBride

Theme: Beautiful Lady

Leo Arnaud

 
Mary Marlin --
see "The Story of Mary Marlin"
 
Mary Noble --
see "Backstage Wife"
 
Mary Small's Revue

Open Theme: There's A Home In Wyoming (1933)

Peter De Rose; William J. ["Billy"] Hill

 

Close Theme: When I Told The Village Bells

L. Wolfe Gilbert; William B. Kernell

 
Mary Sothern --
see "The Life of Mary Sothern"
 
Matty Malneck -
ee "Music By Malneck"
 
Maxwell House Program, The [aka: Maxwell House Concerts] (NBC Blue (1930's))

Main Theme: Peaceful Valley (1925)

Willard Robison

 
Maxwell House Coffee Time

Opening Billboard: Maxwell House Opening

Leith Stevens

 

Main Theme 1: You and I

Meredith Willson

 

Theme 2: Thoughts While Strolling

Meredith Willson

 

Featured Theme: He's My Uncle

Lew Pollack; Charles Newman

 
Maxwell House Show Boat --
see "Show Boat"
 
Maxwell House Show Boat --
see also "Pick and Pat"
 
Mayor Of The Town [starring Lionel Barrymore]

Theme: So Waits My Heart

Dailey Paskman; Lionel Barrymore

 
Meet Millie

Theme: Meet Millie

Irving Miller

 
Melody Ranch (with Gene Autry)

Theme 1: Singing a Song of the Saddle (1937)

Frank Harford; Gene Autry

 

Theme 2: Back In The Saddle Again (1940)

Ray Whitley; Gene Autry

 
Mercury Theater On The Air [aka: Campbell Playhouse]

Theme: Tonight We Love [Theme from Piano Concerto No. 1]

Piotr Ilyich ["Peter"] Tchaikovsky

 
Meredith Willson

Signature Theme on various shows: Handful Of Stars, A (1940)

Ted Shapiro; Jack Lawrence

 
Metropolitan Opera Auditions [with Milton Cross]

Theme: Grand March [aka: "Grand Marsche"], from the opera "Tannhauser"

Richard Wagner

 
Mickey Mouse Theater Of The Air, The

Theme: Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?

Frank E. Churchill (m); Ann Ronell (w)

 
Mills Brothers, The [on various radio shows]

Close Theme: Good-Bye Blues (1932)

Jimmy McHugh; Dorothy Fields; Arnold Johnson

 
Milt Herth Trio, The

Signature Theme on various shows: Church-Mouse On A Spree (1936)

Frankie Froeba

 
Milton Berle Show, The (1936 - 1949)

Opening Billboard 1: Eversharp Jingle [aka: Buy Eversharp]

Bernard [??] Green

 

Opening Billboard 2: On the Trail [from "The Grand Canyon Suite"]

Ferde Grofe

 

Open/Close Theme 1: There's No Business Like Show Business [from the 1946 musical "Annie Get Your Gun"]

Irving Berlin

 

Close Theme 2: On the Trail [from "The Grand Canyon Suite"]

Ferde Grofe

 
Milton Berle --
see also "Let Yourself Go"
 
Misadventures of Si and Elmer, The

Theme 1: Farmer In The Dell, The (circa 1880's)

Traditional American children's game song

 

Theme 2: Turkey In The Straw [aka: "Zip Coon"] (circa 1830's)

Traditional American folk song

 
Missus [Mrs.] Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch

Theme: Home! Sweet Home! [aka: There's No Place Like Home, from the 1823 opera "Clari, or The Maid of Milan"]

Henry R. (m Bishop; John Howard Payne (w)

 
Mister [Mr.] Aladdin

Theme: Bewitched [aka: "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered", from the 1941 musical "Pal Joey"]

Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)

 
Mister [Mr.] and Missus [Mrs.]

Open Theme: Mean To Me

Fred Ahlert (m); Roy Turk (w)

 

Close Theme: Home! Sweet Home! [aka: There's No Place Like Home, from the 1823 opera "Clari, or The Maid of Milan"]

Henry R. (m) [based upon a Sicilian air] Bishop; John Howard Payne (w)

 
Mister [Mr.] and Mrs. North

Main & End Theme: Way You Look Tonight, The

Jerome Kern

 

Act Opener: North Theme (Opening after Theme) [<sic>]

Charles F. Paul

 
Mister [Mr.] Chameleon

Theme: Masquerade

John Jacob Loeb (m); Paul Francis Webster (w)

 
Mister [Mr.] District Attorney

Theme 1: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life) (Op. 40) (1841)

Richard Strauss

 

Theme 2: Mr. District Attorney Theme

Peter Van Steeden Jr.

 
Mister [Mr.] Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons

Theme: Someday I'll Find You (fr. 1930 musical "Private Lives")

Noel Coward

 
Mister [Mr.] President

Theme: Hail To The Chief [the U.S. President's March] (circa 1810)

music attributed to English composer James Sanderson; lyric from "Lady of the Lake" by Sir Walter Scott

 
Mitchell Ayres [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: You Go To My Head

Haven Gillespie; J. Fred Coots

 
Mobil Oil Concerts

Theme: Recollections

Erno Rapee; Lew Pollack

 
Modern Romances

Theme: Modern Romances '(Theme Song of the NBC Radio program of the same name)' (1944)

Norman Cloutier

 
Molle Mystery Theatre

Theme: Molle Theme Song

Frank Crumit

 
Monitor Radio [N B C Weekend Radio format]

Signature Sound: Monitor Beacon, The [sound effect signature - a tape loop made from a sequence of 1950's AT & T telephone line switching tones generated by analog oscillators]

[no composer]

 

Theme 1: Night Flight To Madrid (1958)

Kermit Leslie (pseudonym of Kermit Levinsky); Walter Leslie (pseudonym of Walter Levinsky)

 

Theme 2: Monitor

Lan ["Lanny"] O'Kun

 

Theme 3: Monitor Theme(s)

Stanley Applebaum

 

Theme 4: Monitor Pulse Theme, The

Bernie Baum; Bill Giant; Florence Kaye

 

Theme 5: Monitor Weekend Theme, The

Bernie Baum; Bill Giant; Florence Kaye

 

Theme 6: On The Go Theme [aka: "Monitor On The Go"]

Bernie Baum; Bill Giant; Florence Kaye

 

Theme 7: Here Comes More of Monitor [aka: "The Monitor Theme"]

Bernie Baum; Bill Giant; Florence Kaye

 

Theme 8: Monitor Radio Theme

Bradley Paul Hatfield

 
Montgomery Ward's Riverside Hour --
see "Riverside Hour"
 
Moon River

Theme: Caprice Viennois

Fritz Kreisler

 

Bridge Music: Clair de Lune [from the "Suite Bergamasque"]

Claude Achille Debussy

 
Morton Downey --
see "The Coke Club"
 
Moylan Sisters, The

Theme 1: Thrivo Jingle

Elizabeth Zindel

 

Theme 2: Sittin' On A Log, Pettin' My Dog (1933)

Edward E. Confrey; Byron Gay

 
Music By Malneck [with The Matty Malneck Orchestra]

Theme: Stairway To The Stars (1939) [instrumental title: "Park Avenue Fantasy" (1935)]

Matt ["Matty"] Malneck (m); Frank Signorelli (m); Mitchell Parish (w)

 
Music For To-Night

Theme: Music For To-Night

Don Gillis

 
Music Millions Love [with Andre Kostelanetz & his Orchestra] (CBS, 1945 - 46)

Theme: Love Is Mine (1936)

Pat Ballard; Charles Henderson

 
Music That Endures

Theme: Meditation

Adolf G. Hoffmann

 
Music Until Dawn [from Chicago, hosted by Bob Hall]

Theme: That's All

Bob Haymes (m); Alan Brandt (w); Tony Aquaviva (arr); perf. by the Andre Kostelanetz Orch.

 
Music Of Manhattan [with the Norman Cloutier Orchestra] (NBC, 1945)

Theme: Music Of Manhattan

Norman L. Cloutier

 
Musical Americana [with Deems Taylor and the Raymond Paige Orchestra]

Theme 1: White Knight, The [from the orchestral suite "Through The Looking Glass" (1919, rev. 1922)]

Joseph Deems Taylor

 

Theme 2: Where Else But Here? [from the 1939 operetta "Let Freedom Ring"]

Sigmund Romberg (m); Edward Heyman (w)

 
Mutual Radio Theater --
see "Sears Radio Theater"
 
My Favorite Husband

Theme: My Favorite Husband - Radio Theme

Wilbur Hatch

 
My Friend Irma

Theme 1: Friendship [from the 1939 musical "Dubarry Was a Lady"]

Cole Porter

 

Theme 2, used in middle: Sentimental Rhapsody, from "Street Scene" [aka: "Street Scene"]

Alfred Newman

 

Theme 3: My Friend Irma Theme

John M. Leipold

 
My Little Margie

Opening Signature/Billboard 2: Little 'M' Fanfares, from the "Structural Music" library

Alexander Laszlo

 

Main & End Theme 2: Bows and Strings [aka: My Little Margie Theme], from the "Structural Music" library

Alexander Laszlo

 
My True Story

Theme: My True Story

Charles Hathaway (m); Will Gould (w)

 
Myrt and Marge

Theme 1: Dream Waltz, The [title song of the 1929 Swedish film]

Jules Sylvain (m); Reg Connelly (w)

 

Theme 2: Poor Butterfly

Raymond ("Ray") Hubbell (m); John Golden (w)

 
Myrt and Marge (in Hayfield Pleasures of 1932)

Theme: How Can I Go On Without You

Frank C. Westphal

 
Mystery Man of the Air --
see "Arthur Tracy, the Street Singer"
 
Mystery Playhouse --
see "Molle Mystery Theatre"
 
N B C Calling

Theme: N B C Calling

Lan ["Lanny"] O'Kun (m)

 
N B C [Weekend] Monitor --
see "Monitor Radio"
 
N B C Theater --
see "Screen Director's Playhouse"
 
National Barn Dance, The

Theme 1: Iowa Corn Song, The

George Botsford; George ["Spike"] Hamilton; Ray W. Lockard; Edward T. Riley

 

Theme 2: Hayloft Gang Is Here, The [to the tune of "A Hot Time In The Old Town (Tonight)"]

Joseph Hayden (m); Theodore A. Metz (m)

 
National Farm and Home Hour, The

Theme: Stars and Stripes Forever (March), The

John Phillip Sousa

 
National Radio Forum, The

Theme: Washington Evening Star March, The [aka: "Evening Star March"]

William J. Stannard

 
Nestle Chocolate Show, The

Theme: Quite By Accident

Jack Meakin

 
Nero Wolfe, The Adventures of

Theme: Nero Wolfe Theme

Lew White

 
Nero Wolfe, The New Adventures of

Theme: Nero Wolfe Theme

Robert ["Bob"] Packham

 
Nick Carter, Master Detective

Theme: Nick Carter Theme

Lew White

 
No School Today --
see "Big John and Sparky"
 
Nona From Nowhere

Theme: I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen

Thomas P. Westendorf

 
Norge Musical Kitchen, The [with Tim Ryan and Irene Noblette]

Theme: Song Is Ended, The (But The Melody Lingers On) (1927) [used to advertise Norge appliances]

Irving Berlin

 
Norge Musical Kitchen, The --
see also "Frank Crumit and Julia Sanderson"
 
Norge Program, The [with Louis Armstrong]

Theme: Song Is Ended, The (But The Melody Lingers On) (1927) [used to advertise Norge appliances]

Irving Berlin

 
Norman Cloutier Orchestra, The

Signature Theme on various shows: I'm Sailing a Dream Boat

Norman L. Cloutier; Peter De Rose

 
Norman Cloutier --
see also "Music Of Manhattan"
 
Now Hear This

Theme: Anchors Aweigh

Charles A. Zimmerman (m); Alfred Hart Miles (w); R. Lovell (w)

 
Official Detective

Opening Signature: Official Detective Opening

Chester ["Chet"] Kingsbury

 

Main Theme: Official Detective Theme

Chester ["Chet"] Kingsbury

 
Olivio Santoro

Theme: Scrapple Jingle, to the tune of "Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-Der-E"

Henry J. Sayers (m)

 
One Man's Family

Theme 1 (4/29/1932 - 10/13/1940): Destiny (Valse Lente)(1912) [aka: "Destiny Waltz (What Do We Know of the Morrow?)"]

Sydney Baynes (m); D. Eardley-Wilmot (w)

 

Theme 2 (10/20/1940 - 4/24/1959): Patricia (Waltz)(1943)

Paul Carson

 
O'Neills, The

Theme: Londonderry Air [vocal title: Danny Boy]

Ireland Traditional Irish Air from Londonderry County

 
Open Door, The

Theme: Sim Sholom [Grant Peace]

Traditional Jewish Melody

 
Oral Roberts - Healing Waters [religion]

Main Theme 1: Healing Waters, The (1900, 1927)

Rev. L. L. Pickett (m); H. H. Heimar (w)

 

Main Theme 2: God of Miracles, The

Ralph Carmichael (w & m)

 

Prayer Theme: I Expect A Miracle

Ralph Carmichael (w & m)

 

Healing Theme: Something Good Is Going To Happen To You

Ralph Carmichael (w & m)

 
Original Amateur Hour, The [Major Bowes, Ted Mack]

Theme 1: There's No Business Like Show Business [from the 1946 musical "Annie Get Your Gun"]

Irving Berlin

 

Theme 2: Let's Get On With The Show

Wade F. Denning Jr.

 

Theme 3: Stand By

Wade F. Denning Jr.; Lloyd Marx; Harold Orlob

 

Close Theme 4: Perfect Day, A (1910)

Carrie Jacobs Bond

 
Orphans of Divorce

Theme: I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen

Thomas P. Westendorf

 
Orrin Tucker [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Drifting And Dreaming (Sweet Paradise)

Egbert Van Alstyne (m); Erwin R. Schmidt (m); Loyal B. Curtis (m); Haven Gillespie (w)

 
Our Gal Sunday

Theme: Red River Valley

originally a Canadian Folk Song circa 1869 Trad.

 
Our Miss Brooks

Theme: Brooks Theme [aka: Our Miss Brooks Theme]

Wilbur Hatch

 
Ozzie Nelson '27, and his Orchestra

Theme: Loyal Sons of Rutgers

Philip Bliss; Ozzie Nelson

 
Ozzie and Harriet, The Adventures of (CBS/NBC/CBS/ABC, 1944-54)

Main & End Theme: Mary (I'm In Love With You) (1931)

J. Fred Coots; Ozzie Nelson

 

Open Theme 2, later episodes: [original theme - title unknown]

Billy May

 

Open Theme 3, later episodes: [original theme - title unknown]

George Basil ["Buzz" or "Buzzy"] Adlam

 
Painted Dreams

Theme: I'm Yours [from the 1930 musical "Simple Simon"]

John "Johnny" Green (m); E. Y. "Yip" Harburg (w)

 
Palmolive Hour [Program], The [with Gustave Haenschen conducting the orchestra] (WAEF)

Theme: Somewhere In The World

Nathan D. ("Nat") Ayer

 
Parker Family, The

Theme: Deep Purple

Peter De Rose (m); Mitchell Parish (w)

 
Passing Parade, The

Theme: Romeo and Juliet (Fantasy Overture)

Piotr Ilyich ["Peter"] Tchaikovsky

 
Pat Novak For Hire [starring Jack Webb]

Open Theme: Pat Novak Main Title

George Basil ["Buzz" or "Buzzy"] Adlam

 

Close Theme: Pat Novak End Credits

George Basil ["Buzz" or "Buzzy"] Adlam

 
Paul Whiteman [orchestra shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Rhapsody In Blue [Theme From...]

George Gershwin

 
Pepper Young's Family

Theme: Au Matin (In the Morning) [from "Morceaux De Salon Choisis"](Op.83)

Benjamin Louis Godard

 
Pepsodent Hour, The --
see "Amos 'n' Andy"
 
Personal Column of the Air, The

Theme: L'Amour Toujours L'Amour [aka: Love Everlasting]

Rudolph Friml (m); Catherine Chisholm (w)

 
Perry Mason

Theme: [original theme - title unknown]

Paul Taubman (??); William Meeder (??)

 
Pet Milk Show, The

Theme: You And The Night And The Music [from the 1934 musical "Revenge With Music"]

Arthur Schwartz (m); Howard Dietz (w)

 
Phil Baker Show, The

Theme 1: Armour Theme Song, The

Kenneth ["Kenn"] Sisson

 

Theme 2: Rolling Along

Phil Baker

 
Phil Harris/Alice Fay Show, The

Main Theme: Sunday

Jule Styne; Ned Miller; Chester Conn

 

Secondary Theme: Rose Room (1917)

Art Hickman (m); Harry H. Williams (w+m)

 

Theme 3: It's A Big Wide Wonderful World [from the 1940 musical revue "All In Fun"]

John Rox

 
Philco Radio Hour, The / Philco Concert Orchestra

Theme: Mem'ries (Golden Memory Days) [aka: "Memories"] (1928)

Harold Sanford (m); Henry M. Neely (w)

 
Phillip Morris Playhouse

Theme 1: On the Trail [from "The Grand Canyon Suite"]

Ferde Grofe

 

Theme 2: Phillip Morris Playhouse Theme

Rene ("Aime") Garriguenc

 

Theme 3: Phillip Morris Broadway Playhouse Theme

George Bassman; Charles Martin

 
Pick and Pat

Theme: Jolly Coppersmith, The

Carl Peter

 
Pickens Sisters, The

Theme: Just You and I

Ray Gold

 
Pillsbury Flour Radio Hour, The -- see "Today's Children"

Theme: Lonely Heart

 
Pillsbury House Party, The --
see "Art Linkletter"
 
Poet's Gold

Theme: Clair de Lune [from the "Suite Bergamasque"]

Claude Achille Debussy

 
Ponds Players, The

Theme: Babbie Waltzes, The [from the play, "The Little Minister"] (1897)

William Fuerst

 
Ponds Program, The

Theme: My Love

Victor Young (m); Ned Washington (w)

 
Portia Faces Life

Theme 1: Portia

Lew White

 

Theme 2: Portia Faces Life Theme

Anthony Mottola

 

Theme 3: Kerry Dance, The [aka: The Cuckoo] [possible Errata]

Margaret Casson (m); J. L. Molloy (w)

 
Pot O' Gold

Theme: Pot O' Gold (In The Air)

Harry [??] Salter

 
Presenting Al Jolson (NBC, 1932 - 33)

Theme: My Mammy [from the 1918 vaudeville revue "Sinbad" starring Al Jolson]

Walter Donaldson (m); Sam Lewis (w); Joe Young (w)

 
Pretty Kitty Kelly

Theme: Kerry Dance, The [aka: The Cuckoo]

Margaret Casson (m); J. L. Molloy (w)

 
Princess Pat Pageant, The --
see "A Tale Of Today"
 
Princess Pat Players, The --
see "A Tale Of Today"
 
Prudential Family Hour, The

Open Theme: Intermezzo [theme from the 1940 film "Intermezzo (A Love Story)"]

Heinz Provost (m); Robert Henning (w); (or it could be an Intermezzo by Brahms or Mascagni)

 

Close Theme: Bless This House (1932)

Helen Taylor; Maye H. Brahe

 
Pursuit of Happiness

Theme: Of Thee I Sing [title song of 1931 Broadway musical]

George Gershwin (m); Ira Gershwin (w)

 
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse

Theme: Pulitzer Prize Playhouse - theme (1946)

Bernard ["Bernie"] Green (psuedonym of Bernard Greenwald)

 
Quaker State Motor Oil Program, The

Theme: At The Sign Of The Green And White

David Mendoza (m); Robert A. Simon (w)

 
Queen For A Day [orig. title: "Queen For Today"] (Mutual, 1945-57)

Open Theme: Queen For A Day

Art Kassel; Jim Morgan

 

Close Theme, after "crowning the queen": Pomp and Circumstance March #1 (from Opus 39, No. 1) "Trio" section [vocal title: The Land of Hope and Glory]

Edward Elgar

 
Quick As A Flash

Theme: Quick As A Flash

Raymond A. ["Ray"] Bloch

 
Quiet, Please

Theme: Symphony in D Minor (2nd Mvt.) [aka: Dream Rhapsody as popularized in an arrangement by Les Baxter and Leonard Pennario]

Cesar Franck

 

Alt. Theme Title: Dream Rhapsody [based upon the 2nd Mvt. of the Franck Symphony in D-Minor, as popularized in an arrangement by Les Baxter and Leonard Pennario]

Cesar Franck

 
Quiz Kids, The

Theme: School-Days (1906)

Gus Edwards; Will D. Cobb

 

Theme 2: Quiz Kids Theme

William Francis ["Bill"] Wirges

 

Theme 3: Just Ask The Quiz Kids (1942)

Joe (w & m Kelly

 
R.K.O. Radio Hour, The

Theme: Voice of R.K.O., The

Tom Kennedy

 
R.K.O. Radio Theater, The [with host William Hanley]

Theme: Voice of R.K.O., The

Tom Kennedy

 
Radio Auction --
see "Auction Gallery"
 
Radio City Playhouse

Theme: Shangri-La

Robert Maxwell (m); Matty Malneck (m); Carl Sigman (w)

 
Radio Hall of Fame, The

Theme: World Outside, The (Theme from "The Warsaw Concerto", from the 1941 British film "Dangerous Moonlight", released in the U.S. in 1942 as "Suicide Squadron")

Richard Addinsell

 
Radio Readers Digest

Theme: Radio Readers Digest Theme

Nathan Lang Van Cleave

 
Railroad Hour, The

Theme: I've Been Working On The Railroad [aka: The Levee Song]

Traditional U. S. Folk Song

 
Rainbow Court --
see "Song of the City"
 
Ralph Edwards --
see "This Is Your Life"
 
Ray Anthony [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Man With The Horn, The (1946)

Eddie DeLange; Jack Jenney; Bonnie Lake

 
Ray Bloch Music Party

Theme: Ray Bloch Music Party Theme

Raymond A. ["Ray"] Bloch

 
Ray Bloch's Varieties

Theme: Music In My Fingers

Richard Myers (m); Edward Heyman (w)

 
Ray Bolger Show, The

Theme: Once In Love With Amy (from the 1948 musical "Where's Charley?" starring Ray Bolger)

Frank Loesser

 
Ray Kinney [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Across The Sea (1919)

Ernest K. Kaai; Johnny Noble; Ray Kinney

 
Ray McKinley [orchestra shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Howdy, Friends

Ray McKinley

 
Ray Noble [orchestra shows]

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Good Night, Sweetheart [from the 1931 revue "Earl Carroll Vanities"]

Ray Noble; Jimmy Campbell; Reg Connelly

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Very Thought Of You, The

Ray Noble

 
Raymond Scott [orchestra shows]

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Pretty Little Petticoat

Raymond Scott (professional name of Harry Warnow); Jack Lawrence

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Toy Trumpet, The

Raymond Scott (professional name of Harry Warnow); Lew Pollack; Sidney D. Mitchell

 
Real Silk Program, The

Theme: Spectator March (from "Real Silk" Radio Program)

Harry Sosnik

 
Red Nichols [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Wailing To The Four Winds

probably Loring ["Red"] Nichols (unverified at this time)

 
Red Norvo [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Mr. and Mrs. Swing

Red Norvo

 
Red Ryder

Theme: Streets of Laredo, The [aka: The Dying Cowboy]

Traditional U.S. Western Song

 
Red Skelton Show, The

Open Theme 1, circa 1941: Jersey Jive, The

Ozzie Nelson

 

Close Theme 2, circa 1941: Green Eyes (Aquellos Ojos Verdes)

Nilo Menendez (m)

 

Theme 3, circa 1942: Great Day! [aka: There's gonna be a Great Day...][from the 1929 show "Great Day"]

Vincent Youmans (m); William ("Billy") Rose (w); Edward Eliscu (w)

 

Theme 4, from 1943: Holiday For Strings

David D. Rose

 
Rex Humbard --
see "The Cathedral of Tomorrow"
 
Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Theme: Powell Theme [vocal title: "Leave It To Love"]

Henry (professional name of Henry Russell Olson Russell; By Dunham (w)

 
Richard Himber [orchestra shows]

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Am I To Blame? (1930)

Victor Young (m); M. Neumann (m); Gus Kahn (w); Richard Himber (w)

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: It Isn't Fair

Richard Himber; Frank Warshauer; Sylvester Sprigato

 
Right To Happiness, The

Theme: Song of the Soul [incidental music for the 1909 drama "The Climax"]

Joseph Carl Breil (m); Edward Locke (w)

 
Rin Tin Tin, The Adventures of

Theme: Rin Tin Tin, The Adventures of

Henry ["Hank"] Sylvern

 
Ripley's Believe It Or Not --
see "Believe It Or Not"
 
Riverside Hour, The [Montgomery Ward's Riverside Hour]

Theme: Spirit Of Progress March (1928)

J. Oliver Riehl

 
Road of Life, The

Theme: Andante Cantabile, First Movement Theme from the "Pathetique" Symphony No. 6 in B minor (Opus 74) [popular title: "The Story of a Starry Night"]

Piotr Ilyich ["Peter"] Tchaikovsky; Joseph Carl Breil (adapter/arranger)

 
Romance of Helen Trent, The

Theme: Jaunita from "Songs Of Affection" [adapted from the "Sarabande" from Handel's first opera "Almira" (1705); melody also used in the aria "Lascia Ch'io Pianga" (Let Me Cry) from his opera "Rinaldo" (1711)]

George F. Handel (m); Caroline Norton (adapter)

 
Rosa Rio Rhythms

Theme: Sunrise Serenade

Frankie Carle (m); Jack Lawrence (w)

 
Rose, David --
see "California Melodies"
 
Rosemary

Theme: Rosemary Love Theme, The

Paul Taubman

 
Roy Rogers Show, The

Post Cereals Sponsorship Open Theme, before 1953: Double-R-Bar, The [aka: It's Roundup Time on the Double-R-Bar]

Dale Evans

 

Quaker Oats Sponsorship Open Theme, before 1953: Smiles Are Made Out Of Sunshine [aka: "Smiles Are Made Out Of The Sun"] (1943)

Ray Gilbert

 

Close Theme, before 1953; Main & End Theme from 1953: Happy Trails

Dale Evans

 
Rudy Vallee

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: My Time Is Your Time (1924)

Leo Dance (m); Eric Little (w)

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: On The Air (1932)

Jimmy Campbell; Reg. Connelly; Carroll Gibbons

 
Rubinoff Orchestra, The

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Give Me A Moment Please [from the 1930 Jeanette MacDonald film "Monte Carlo"]

Richard A. Whiting; Leo Robin; W. Franke Harling

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Fascination Waltz

Al Lewis; Dave Rubinoff

 
Russ Morgan [orchestra shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Does Your Heart Beat For Me?

Russ Morgan

 
Sam Spade, The Adventures of (ABC/CBS/NBC, 1946-51)

Close Theme: Good Night, Sweetheart [from the 1931 revue "Earl Carroll Vanities"]

Ray Noble; Jimmy Campbell; Reg Connelly

 
Sammy Kaye [big band shows]

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Swing and Sway

Pat Paterson; Sammy Kaye

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Until Tomorrow

Sammy Kaye

 

Signature Theme 3 on various shows: Kaye's Melody

Sammy Kaye

 
Saturday's Child --
see "Crossroads"
 
Saturday Night Serenade

Pet Milk Sponsorship Theme: Pet Lullaby Theme, The [aka: "Pet Milk Theme, The"]

Gustave W. ["Gus"] Haenschen

 
Screen Director's Assignment (aka: NBC Theater/Screen Directors' Guild)

Theme: N B C Theater/Screen Directors' Guild Theme

Henry Russell (professional name of Henry Russell Olson)

 
Screen Director's Playhouse (aka: NBC Theater/Screen Directors' Guild)

Theme: N B C Theater/Screen Directors' Guild Theme

Henry Russell (professional name of Henry Russell Olson)

 
Screen Guild Players/The Camel's Show [sponsor: Camel Cigarettes] (NBC, 1948)

Theme: Camel Theme [expanded arrangement]

Freddie Rich (probably adapted/arranged by Wilbur Hatch??)

 
Screen Guild Show/Theatre, The Gulf

Theme: Romeo and Juliet (Fantasy Overture) (aka: "Moon Love")

Piotr Ilyich ["Peter"] Tchaikovsky; Oscar Bradley (arr.)

 
Screen Guild Theatre --
see also "Stars In The Air"
 
Sealtest Village Store, The [with Eve Arden and Jack Carson]

Theme 1: On Wisconsin

Carl Edwin Beck Jr.; W. T. Purdy

 

Theme 2: Great Day [aka: It's a Great Day...]

Vincent Youmans; William Rose; Edward Eliscu

 
Sealtest Village Store, The [with Ilene Woods and Ray Noble]

Theme 3: Smile For A Smile, (I'll Give You) A

Stanley Cowan; Bobby (aka: Bobby Scott Worth

 
Sears Radio Theater (Mutual Radio Theater) (CBS, 1979-80)

Theme: Sears Radio Theater Theme

Nelson Riddle

 
Second Husband [aka: "The Famous Actors Guild"]

Theme 1: If Love Were All [from the 1929 Musical "Bittersweet"]

Noel Coward

 

Theme 2: Diane [aka: "(I'm In Heaven When I See You Smile) Diane", from the 1927 film "Seventh Heaven"]

Lew Pollack; Erno Rapee

 
Second Mrs. Burton, The

Theme 1: My Heart At Thy Sweet Voice [from the opera "Samson and Delilah"]

Camille Saint-Saens

 

Theme 2: [original theme - title unknown]

Chester ["Chet"] Kingsbury

 
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (Challenge of the Yukon)

Theme: Donna Diana [opera] Overture [aka: Challenge of the Yukon]

Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek

 
Shadow, The

Opening Signature: [theme title unknown]

Leith Stevens (??); Charles F. or Paul (??)

 

Main Theme: Omphale's Spinning Wheel ["Le Roet d'Omphale," Opus 31]

Camille Saint-Saens

 
Sheaffer Parade, The --
see "Lou Breese and his Orchestra"
 
Shell Chateau, The (with Al Jolson)

Open Theme 1 (1935): Good Evening, Friends [from the 1931 Al Jolson musical "The Wonder Bar" ]

Robert Katscher (m); Irving Caesar (w); Karl Farkas (w)

 

Open Theme 2 (1936): Golden Gate [from the 1928 Al Jolson film "The Singing Fool"]

Billy Rose; Dave Dreyer; Joseph Meyer; Al Jolson

 

Open Theme 3: About A Quarter To Nine [from the 1935 Al Jolson film "Go Into Your Dance"]

Harry Warren (m); Al Dubin (w)

 

Close Theme: Thank You, Father [from the 1930 musical "Flying High"]

Ray Henderson (m); Buddy G. De Sylva (w); Lew Brown (w)

 
Sheriff, The

Theme: Sheriff, The [Sheriff Theme & Finale]

Josef Bonime

 
Sherlock Holmes

Theme 2: March of the Ancestors [from the 1937 British musical "Crest of the Wave"]

Ivor Novello

 
Show Boat (The Maxwell House Show Boat)

Theme: Here Comes The Show Boat [from the 1929 film "Show Boat"]

Maceo Pinkard (m); Billy Rose (w)

 
Skinnay Ennis [music shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Got A Date With An Angel [from the 1931 film "For The Love Of Mike"]

Jack Waller (m); Joseph Turnbridge (m); Clifford Grey (w); Sonny Miller (w)

 
Skippy Hollywood Theater

Theme: Hollywood Theater Theme

Mahlon Merrick

 
Si and Elmer --
see "The Misadventures of Si and Elmer"
 
Si Zentner [big band shows]

Theme: Lazy River [aka: "Up A Lazy River"]

Hoagy Carmichael; Sidney Arodin

 
Silver Dust Twins [Goldy and Dusty, aka: "The Gold Dust Twins"]

Theme 1: Bright On The Corner

[unknown]

 

Theme 2: Where You Are

[unknown]

 
Silver Eagle

Theme: Winged Messenger

Charles Williams

 
Sing It Again

Theme: Sing It Again

Raymond A. ["Ray"] Bloch

 
Singin' Sam (the Barbasol Man)

Theme 1: Barbasol, Barbasol [jingle set to the air: Tammany]

based upon the old English air "Tammany" Traditional

 

Theme 2: Reminiscing (1930)

Harry Warren; Edgar Leslie

 
Singing Sweethearts [with Frank Crumit and Julia Sanderson]

Theme: Sweet Lady [from the 1921 musical "Tangerine"]

Howard Johnson; Carlo Sanderson

 
Six Shooter, The

Theme: Highland Lament, A

George Basil ["Buzz"] Adlam (adapter/arr. of Scottish Air??)

 
Sixty-Four Thousand Dollar [$64,000] Question, The

Theme: Sixty-Four Thousand Dollar Question Theme [aka: Love Is The $64,000 Question]

Norman Leyden

 
Slumber Music Hour, The (WJZ)

Theme: Slumber On (1928)

Keith McLeod (m); Walter Preston (w)

 
Small Town D.A.

Theme: Theme from Small Town D.A.

Nathan Van Cleave

 
Smile Time

Theme: It's Smile Time

Stephen Valentine ["Steve"] Allen

 
Smiley Burnette Show, The

Theme: It's My Lazy Day

Stephen ["Smiley"] Burnette

 
Smilin' Ed McConnell --
see "The Buster Brown Show"
 
Snow Village Sketches

Theme: Sunshine

Irving Berlin

 
Society Girl

Theme: Sunrise Serenade

Jack Lawrence; Frankie Carle

 
Song Of The City [aka: "Rainbow Court"]

Theme: Sweetest Story Ever Told, The [aka: "Tell Me, Do You Love Me?"] (1920)

Robert Morrison ["R. M."] Stults

 
Songs For Sale

Theme: Songs For Sale Theme

Raymond A. ["Ray"] Bloch

 
Sonny Dunham [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Memories Of You

Eubie Blake (m); Andy Razaf (w)

 
Sons of the Pioneers, The [vocal group shows]

Theme 1: Blue Shadows On The Trail

Eliot Daniel; Johnny Lange

 

Theme 2: Tumblin' Tumbleweeds

Bob Nolan

 

Theme 3: Cool Water

Bob Nolan

 
Spike Jones Show, The

Open Theme 1: Charlie, My Boy

Gus Kahn; Ted Fiorito

 

Theme 2: Cocktails For Two [from the 1934 film "Murder at the Vanities"]

Sam Coslow; Arthur Johnston; Spike Jones (comedy arr.)

 
Spike Jones Show, The [Coca-Cola Sponsorship]

Theme 3: Coca-Cola Company Theme, The [aka: Coca-Cola Signature]

Leonard Joy

 
Spotlight Bands [aka: "Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands"]

Theme: Coca-Cola Company Theme, The [aka: Coca-Cola Signature]

Leonard Joy

 
Stan Kenton [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Artistry In Rhythm

Stan Kenton

 
Standard Hour, The

Theme 1: Soconyland (Is Everywhere You Go) (1928)

Wright; Alger

 

Theme 2: This Hour is Yours (1943)

Julius Haug (m); Adrian Michaelis (w)

 
Standard School Broadcast

Theme: This Hour is Yours (1943)

Julius Haug (m); Adrian Michaelis (w)

 
Stars In The Air / Screen Guild Theatre (CBS, 1951-52)

Theme: Stars In The Air

Alexander Courage

 
Stars Over Hollywood

Theme: Stars Over Hollywood

Ivan Dale Ditmars

 
Stella Dallas

Theme 1, 1938-40: Memories

Egbert Van Alstyne (m); Gus Kahn (w)

 

Theme 2, 1938-40: Old Refrain, The

Johann Brandl (orig. composer); Fritz Kreisler (adapter)

 

Theme 3, 1940-55: How Can I Leave Thee?

Henry Bishop (m); John Howards Payne (w)

 

Sub-Theme: Stella Dee

Ann Leaf

 
Stepmother

Theme: Minute Waltz, The (Op. 64, No. 1)

Frederick Chopin

 
Stoopnagle and Bud

Theme: Chopsticks [aka: The Celebrated Chop Waltz]

Arthur [pseudonym of Euphemia Allen] de Lulli

 
Stop The Music

Theme 1, 1948-51: Stop The Music ("the official song of the radio show")

Al Goodhart (m); Leni Mason (w); Arthur Berman (w)

 

Theme 2, 1951-52: Stop The Music

Sam Coslow (m); Lou Halmy (arr.)

 

Theme 3, 1954-55: Stop The Music

Raymond Arthur ["Ray"] Bloch; Robert Arthur

 
Story Behind The Headlines (with Cesar Searchinger)

Theme: Spectator March

Harry Sosnik

 
Story of Mary Marlin, The

Theme: Clair de Lune [from the "Suite Bergamasque"]

Claude Achille Debussy

 

Sub-Theme: Gramercy Square (1935, pub. Clayton F. Summy Co.)

Allan Grant

 
Strange Romance of Evelyn Winters, The

Theme: Will You Remember (Sweetheart) [from the 1917 musical "Maytime"]

Sigmund Romberg (m); Rida Johnson Young (w)

 
Strike It Rich (with Warren Hull)

Theme: Strike It Rich Theme

Henry ["Hank"] Sylvern; Walter H. Framer

 
Studebaker Champions, The

Theme 1: It Isn't Fair

Richard Himber; Frank Warshauer; Sylvester Sprigato

 

Theme 2: Falling In Love With You [aka: (Was I To Blame For) Falling In Love With You?]

Victor Young; Gus Kahn; Chester Conn

 
Studio One

Theme 1: Studio One

Glenn ["Abe"] Osser

 

Theme 2: Prelude To The Stars [aka: Studio One Concerto]

Vic Oliver

 
Summerfield Bandstand, The (NBC, 1947)

Theme: Summerfieled Cadets [aka: The All American March]

Jack Meakin (m); Foster Carling (w)

 
Sunday Evening Hour Of Classics --
see "Ford's Sunday Evening Hour Of Classics"
 
Sunoco Show, The

Theme: Sunoco March, The

Harold Sanford

 
Superman (WOR/Mutual/ABC, 1940-51)

Theme: Superman March

Sammy Timberg

 
Suspense (CBS, 1942-62)

Main & End Theme: Suspense Theme

Bernard Herrmann

 

Alternate End March Theme: New Suspense Closing

Lucien Alfred E. Moraweck

 
Sylvanians, The

Theme: Sylvania Song, The

Keith McLeod

 
T-Men

Theme: T-Men Theme

Paul Sawtell

 
Take It or Leave It

Theme: Take It or Leave It Theme for Eversharp Radio Program

Raymond A. ["Ray"] Bloch

 
Tale Of Today, A

Theme: Coronation March [La Marche du Sacre] from the opera "The Prophet" [Le Prophete]

Giacomo Meyerbeer

 
Talent Scouts --
see "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts"
 
Tales of the Texas Rangers

Opening Medley, Part 1: Eyes of Texas, The

Traditional folk song "I've Been Working On The Railroad" (m); John Sinclair (w)

 

Opening Medley, Part 2 & Close Theme: Tales Of The Texas Rangers

David D. Rose

 
Taystee Breadwinner, The

Theme: Tastyeast Is Tempting (jingle, to the tune of "Here's To Whiskey" [aka: How Do You Do, Ev'rybody, How Do You Do?])

Trad. WW I song: "Mademoiselle From Armentieres" (aka "Hinky Dinky Parlez-Vous")

 
Ted Fiorito [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Rio Rita [from the 1926 Ziegfeld stage production "Rio Rita"]

Harry Tierney (m); Joseph McCarthy (w)

 
Ted Lewis [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: When My Baby Smiles At Me

Ted Lewis; Bill Munro; Andrew B. Sterling

 
Ted Mack --
see the "Original Amateur Hour"
 
Ted Straeter Orchestra [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Most Beautiful Girl In The World, The [from the 1935 Broadway musical "Billy Rose's Jumbo"]

Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)

 
Ted Weems [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Out Of The Night

Harry Sosnik; Walter Hirsch

 
Telephone Hour, The

Theme: Bell Waltz, The [aka: Bell Telephone Waltz][vocal title: Music of Love]

Donald David Voorhees

 
Terry and the Pirates

Theme: Ambushes Everywhere

[composer under investigation]

 
Tex and Jinks

Theme: Manhattan [from the 1925 revue "Garrick Gaities ]

Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)

 
Thanks for the Yanks (The Bob Hawk Show) (CBS, 1942-47)

Theme: Thanks for the Yanks

Jack Meakin; Bob Hawk; Robert Sour

 
Theatre Guild On The Air --
see "The U S Steel Hour"
 
Thin Man, The Adventures of...[and "The New Adventures of..."]

Theme: Theme - Thin Man Show

Frederic ["Fred"] Fradkin

 
Third Man, The (The Lives of Harry Lime)

Theme: Third Man Theme, The [title theme from the 1949 film]

Anton Karas

 
This Day Is Ours

Theme: Love For Today

Don Becker

 
This Is Broadway

Theme: This Is Broadway

Raymond A. ["Ray"] Bloch

 
This Is Hollywood --
see Hedda Hopper
 
This Is Nora Drake

Theme: Theme for 'This Is Nora Drake'

Charles F. Paul

 
This Is Our Enemy [mini-series title music]

Theme: This Is Our Enemy [cues]

Nathan Van Cleave

 
This Is Your FBI (ABC, 1945-53)

Theme: FBI March, The [aka: Theme/FBI]

Nathan Van Cleave

 
This Is Your Life (with Ralph Edwards)

Theme: This Is Your Life [aka: Life Theme]

Alexander Laszlo

 
Those Happy Gilmans

Theme: Pop Goes The Weasel

Traditional English nursery rhyme tune

 
Those We Love

Theme 1: Weeping Willow

Scott [??] Joplin

 

Theme 2: Eventide

Arthur Kay

 

Theme 3: Those We Love

Louis ["Lou"] Silvers; Sidney ["Sid"] Silvers; Calvin ["Cal"] Kuhl

 
Thought for Tomorrow, A [formerly a segment of "The Household Hour"]

Theme: Cradle Song (1934)

Carl Hoeffle

 
Three Suns, The [music shows]

Theme: Twilight Time

Al Nevins (m); Mortie Nevins (m); Artie Dunn (m); Buck Ram (w)

 
Today's Children

Theme 1: Tales From The Vienna Woods [Waltz] (Op. 325)(1868)

Johann Strauss

 

Theme 2: Aphrodite [& Aphrodite Waltz] (from the 1919 musical production "Aphrodite")

Anselm Goetzl

 

Theme 3: Lonely Heart

Ireene Wicker

 

Theme 4: Autumn Nocturne

Josef Myrow (m); Kim Gannon (w)

 
Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (ABC, 1952)

Theme: Space Academy March

Henry ("Hank") Sylvern

 
Tom Mix Ralston Straightshooters, The

Theme: Shredded/Instant Ralston jingle [to the tune of: "When The Bloom Is On The Sage"]

Nathaniel W. Vincent; Fred Howard (pseudonym of Fred Howard Wright)

 
Tommy Dorsey [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You

George Bassman (m); Ned Washington (w)

 
Tommy Dorsey [shows sponsored by Kool or Raleigh Cigarettes]

Cigarette Sponsorship Theme: Two Cigarettes In The Dark

Lew Pollack; Paul Francis Webster

 
Tommy Tucker [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: I Love You (Oh, How I Love You)

Tommy Tucker

 
Tony Pastor [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Blossoms

Alexander Albert Avola

 
Tony Wons' [Radio] Scrapbook

Theme: Traumerei (Dreams) [No. 7 from "Children's Scenes"]

Robert Schumann

 
Town Hall Tonight --
see Fred Allen
 
Travels of Mary Ward, The

Theme: Country Gardens [aka: "The Vicar of Bray"; aka: "The Quaker's Opera" (1728)]

Traditional English air from the 18th Century

 
Treasury Star Parade

Theme: Any Bonds Today?

Irving Berlin

 
True Detective

Theme 1: True Detective Theme No. 1

Chester ["Chet"] Kingsbury

 

Theme 2: True Detective Theme No. 2

Chester ["Chet"] Kingsbury

 

Theme 3 (circa 1950): Brutal Regiment, a B-movie cue adapted for the MUTEL Music Service as "Dramatic Main Title #1 (MT 14)" [aka: Q 12-2: THEME No. 2 Long Version (Dramatic-Full), in the Capitol "Q" Series library]

Herschel Burke Gilbert (m); Joseph Mullendore (adapter)

 
Truth Or Consequences

Theme 1: Merrily We Roll Along

Traditional Children's Nursery Tune

 

Theme 2: Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here [based upon "Come, Friends, Who Plough The Sea" from the 1879 Operetta "The Pirates of Penzance"]

W. S. Gilbert; Sir Arthur Sullivan; Theodora (adapter Morse

 
Tune Detective, The [with Sigmund Spaeth]

Theme: Excerpt from the opera "Lohengrin"

Richard Wagner

 
Twenty Questions

Theme: Twenty Questions

Bernard Green; Moe Jaffe; Dick Hardt

 
Two For The Money (with Herb Shriner)

Open Theme: Indiana [aka: (Back Home Again In Indiana)

Ballard MacDonald (m); James F. Hanley (w)

 

Close Theme: Hoop De Doo

Milton DeLugg (m); Frank Loesser (w)

 
U S Steel Hour, The / Theatre Guild On The Air

Theme: United States Steel March

Bernard Green

 
Uncle Don (with Don Carney)

Theme: Hibbiddy-Gits Song, The [??]

loosely based upon the Nursery Tune "Jimmy Crack CornÉ"; Don Carney (??)

 

Sub-Theme: Parade of the Goops (1931)

Ernie Golden; Don Carney

 
Uncle Ezra [aka: "Uncle Ezra's Radio Station"]

Theme: Lazy Moon (1903)

Bob Cole; J. Rosimond Johnson; Billy Johnson

 
Uncle Walter's Doghouse

Theme 1: Prisoner's Song, The [aka: "If I Had The Wings Of An Angel"]

Guy Massey

 

Theme 2: Let Me Call You Sweetheart (1910)

Leo Friedman; Beth Slater Whitson

 

Theme 3: Whistler And His Dog, A (1905)

Arthur Pryor

 
Valiant Lady

Theme: Estrellita (My Little Star)

Manuel M. Ponce

 
Vaughn de Leath

Theme: Red Sails In The Sunset

Hugh Williams (m); Jimmy Kennedy (w)

 
Vaughn Monroe [orchestra shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Racing With The Moon (1941)

Johnny Watson (m); Vaughn Monroe (w); Pauline Pope (w)

 
Vic and Sade

Theme 1: Oh, You Beautiful Doll

Nathaniel Davis Ayer (m); Seymour Brown (w)

 

Theme 2: Shine On, Harvest Moon

Nora Bayes-Norworth (m); Jack Norworth (w)

 

Theme 3: Chanson Bohemien [aka: Chanson Bohemienne]

Ray Carter; Jean Andre Balogh

 
Vicks Open House [with Grace Moore]

Theme: One Night Of Love (title song from the 1934 film)

Victor Schertzinger (m); Gus Kahn (w)

 
Victory Gallery --
see "Auction Gallery"
 
Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands --
see "Spotlight Bands"
 
Vincent Lopez Show, The

Theme 1: On The Radio (1924)

Vincent Lopez; Owen Murphy

 

Theme 2: Nola

Felix Arndt

 
Voice of Firestone, The

Theme 1: Memory Lane

Con Conrad; Larry Spier; B. G. ["Buddy"] De Sylva

 

Theme 2: In My Garden

Idabelle Firestone (m); Lester O'Keefe (w)

 

Theme 3: If I Could Tell You

Idabelle Firestone (m); Madeleine Marshall (w)

 
Vox Pop

Theme: Pop Goes The Weasel

Traditional English dance tune

 
Wayne King [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: Waltz You Saved For Me, The (1930)

Wayne King (m); Emil Flindt (m); Gus Kahn (w)

 
Wayne King --
see also "The Lady Esther Serenade"
 
We Are Four

Theme: Diane [from the 1927 film "Seventh Heaven"]

Lew Pollack; Erno Rapee

 
We Love And Learn

Theme: [theme title unknown]

Don Becker

 
We, The People

Theme: Symphony No. 1, First Movement Introduction

Johannes Brahms

 
Wendell Hall Show, The

Theme: It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo' (1923)

Wendell Hall

 
Wendy Warren and the News

Theme 1: My Home Town

Clarke Morgan (??)

 

Theme 2: Wendy

Ann Leaf

 
What You Need (CBS)

Theme: What You Need Theme

Nathan Lang Van Cleave

 
What's My Name?

Theme 1: What's My Name?

John Marion Gart

 

Theme 2: Whats My Name Theme

Raymond A. ["Ray"] Bloch

 
What's The Name of That Song?

Theme: I Know That You Know [from the 1926 Musical Comedy, "Oh, Please!"]

Vincent Youmans (m); Otto Harbach (m); Ann Caldwell-O'Dea (w)

 
When A Girl Marries

Theme: Notturna D'Amore [English title: Drigo's Serenade]

Riccardo Drigo

 
While The City Sleeps

Theme: March Chevalier [written for the 1921 silent film "Orphans of the Storm"]

William Frederick Peters

 
Whispering Jack Smith

Theme: Whispering

John Schoenberger; Richard Coburn; Vincent Rose

 
Whispering Streets (CBS, 1952-60)

Theme: Whispering Streets Theme

Marius Constant

 
Whistler, The

Theme: Whistler, The

Wilbur Hatch

 
Will Bradley Band, The [big band shows]

Signature Open Theme on various shows: Think Of Me

Will Bradley; T. Fetter

 

Signature Close Theme on various shows: Strange Cargo

Freddie Slack; Ray McKinley

 
Will Osborne Orchestra, The

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Beside An Open Fireplace

Will Osborne; Paul Denniker

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Gentleman Awaits, The

Will Osborne

 
Willie Bryant [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: It's Over Because We're Through [aka: It's Over Because We're Thru]

William Steven ["Willie"] Bryant

 
Witch's Tale, The

Theme: Orgy of Spirits [from "Noure and Anitra"]

Alexander Ilyinsky

 
Woman In White, The

Theme: Interlude, An

Clarence Lucas

 
Woman Of Courage

Theme: Look For The Silver Lining [from the 1920 musical "Sally"]

Jerome Kern (m); Buddy G. De Sylva (w)

 
Wonder Bakers, The --
see "The Happy Wonder Bakers"
 
Woodbury Soap Program, The

Theme 1: I'd Like To Fall In Love Again (1939)

Harry Sosnik; Bob Burns

 

Theme 2: Beautiful Lady

Leo Arnaud

 
Woodbury Soap Program, The [with Bing Crosby]

Theme 3: Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)

Fred Ahlert; Roy Turk; Bing Crosby

 
Woody Herman [big band shows]

Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Blue Flame

Joseph ("Joe") Bishop (m); James Noble (m); Leo Corday (w)

 

Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Blue Prelude

Joseph ("Joe") Bishop; Gordon Jenkins

 

Signature Theme 3 on various shows: Woodchoppers' Ball

Joseph ("Joe") Bishop; Woody Herman

 
Woolworth Hour, The (with conductor Percy Faith) (CBS, 1955 - 57)

Theme: Caress

Percy Faith (m)

 
Words And Music [with Harvey Hays]

Theme: Largo [aka: "Goin' Home"], from the "New World" Symphony, No. 9 [sometimes called No. 5] in E-Minor (Op. 95) (1894)

Antonin Dvorak

 

Alt. Theme Title: Goin' Home [Largo], from the "New World" Symphony, No. 9 [sometimes called No. 5] in E-Minor (Op. 95) (1894)

Antonin Dvorak

 
World Is Yours, The

Theme: Knowledge and the Great Doors [aka: The World Is Yours]

Rudolf R. A. Schramm

 
X-Minus-One

Theme 1 (1951): [theme title unknown]

Albert John Jr. ("Bert") Buhrman

 

Theme 2 (1955), Part 1: Zero Minus Sixty, from the Chappell Recorded Music Library

Robert Farnon

 

Theme 2 (1955), Part 2: Preparation and Blastoff, from "Exploring the Unknown" (performed by The Voices of Walter Schumann)

Leith Stevens

 
X Minus-O
e -- was sometimes known as "Dimension X"
 
Xavier Cugat [big band shows]

Signature Theme on various shows: My Shawl

Xavier Cugat (m); Stanley Adams (Eng. words)

 
Yeast Foamers' Orchestra, The

Theme: Yeast Foamers' March, The

J. Oliver Riehl

 
You Are There

Theme: Fanfare For The Common Man

Aaron Copland

 
You Bet Your Life (Groucho Marx Show, The) (circa 1950)

Theme (Desoto-Plymouth sponsorship): You Bet Your Life

Jerry Fielding; Sydney ("Syd") Robin

 

Theme Medley [part 1]: Hooray For Captain Spaulding [from "Animal Crackers"]

Harry Ruby; Bert Kalmar

 

Theme Medley [part 2]: Groucho and the Wolf

Jack Meakin

 

Theme: You Betcha Life (medley of "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" and "Groucho and the Wolf" B-Theme)

Jack Meakin; Harry Ruby; Bert Kalmar

 
You Don't Say

Theme: You Don't Say Theme

Rex Koury; William Yazeman; Ralph H. Andrews

 
Young Doctor [Dr.] Malone [Crisco sponsorship]

Sponsor Billboard Theme: Alexander's Ragtime Band

Irving Berlin

 
Young Doctor [Dr.] Malone

Theme: Prelude [aka: "Prelude in D"]

John Winters (professional name of John Schaeffer Wintersteen)

 
Young Widder Brown

Theme 1: In The Gloaming

Lady Arthur (m Hill; Meta Orred (w)

 

Theme 2: Young Widder Brown Theme

Lewis P. ["Lew"] White

 

Theme 3: Wonderful One [actual title: "My Wonderful One"]

Paul Whiteman (m); Ferde Grofe (m); Dorothy Terriss (w)

 
Your Family And Mine

Theme: Look For The Silver Lining [from the 1920 musical "Sally"]

Jerome Kern (m); B. G. ["Buddy"] De Sylva (w)

 
Your Lucky Strike Hit Parade [aka: "Your Hit Parade"]

Theme 1: Happy Days Are Here Again [fr. 1929 film "Chasing Rainbows"]

Milton Ager (m); Jack Yellen (w)

 

Open Theme 2: Lucky Day

Ray Henderson (m); B.G. DeSylva (w); Lew Brown (w)

 

Open Theme 3: Be Happy, Go Lucky [Lucky Strike Jingle]

Raymond Scott (pseudonym of Harry Warnow)

 

Close Theme 4: So Long For Awhile

Irving Chansky

 

Close Theme 5 (Sinatra): Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day) (1942)

Stephan Weiss (m); Paul Mann (m); Ruth Lowe (w)

 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Theme 1: [theme title under investigation]

probably Mark Warnow

 

Theme 2, circa 1955: Love Theme No. 1, from the MUTEL music service library (also sub-licensed to the Capitol "Q" series library as: "Theme No. 1 - Dramatic - Long", probably from a film noir B-picture score composed by Joe Mullendore)

George Lee (MUTEL BMI credit -- Lee is a MUTEL pseudonym); also listed as composed by Joseph Mullendore in BMI

 
Youth On Parade (CBS)

Theme: Greetings From Home (1943)

Dolphe Martin

 
Ziegfeld Follies of the Air, The

Theme: Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody, A [from the revue "Ziegfeld Follies of 1919"]

Irving Berlin

 
 














































































































































































































































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