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  • The Addams Family
    theme for this ABC show, 1964-1966, in WAVE (WAV) format

  • The Addams Family
    in MIDI (MID) format

  • The Addams Family
    in MED (Music Editor) format (must have a compatible program, such as IrfanView with the plugins package, which can play this file)

  • The Adventures of Superman
    original theme from my absolute favorite TV series (1952-1958) as a young child and preteen in MP3 format (opening only); show was syndicated throughtout its run (and paved the way for all later syndicated series); and it was broadcast in black and white from 1952-1954 and, even though there were very few color TV sets at the time, in color from 1955-1958

  • The Adventures of Superman
    later theme in WAV format (opening followed by closing)

  •   The Adventures of Superman
    same later theme in RM/RA (RealMedia/RealAudio) format (opening followed by closing)

  • The Adventures of Superman
    in MIDI format

  • The Adventures of Superman
    another composition in MIDI format

  • The Aflac Duck
    performed by the brilliantly irreverant comedian, Gilbert Gottfried, for a series of commercials which debuted in January, 2000 (WAVE format)

  • The Aflac Duck
    same as above, but converted from WAVE PCM format to WAVE MPEG layer 3 format (using Windows Sound Recorder), and them simply renamed as an MP3 file (made this conversion for use in my Palm Treo smartphone)

  • The Aflac Duck
    another Gilbert Gottfried sound file (WAVE format)

  • Alka Seltzer
    1960s "plop plop fizz fizz" commercial in WAVE format

  • Alka Seltzer
    classic 1970s commercial in which guy sings with a drone (maybe closer to "raps"), "I can't believe I ate that whole thing" (WAVE format)

  • Alka Seltzer
    Jack Somack saying, "Mama mia, that's a spicy meatball!" (WAVE format)

  • Alka Seltzer
    Jack Somack saying, "Mama mia, that's a some spicy meatball!" (WAVE format)

  • Allan Sherman's Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh
    Allan Sherman (b.11/30/1924 in Chicago d.11/20/1973 in Los Angeles) sang one of my favorite songs (1963 on his "My Son, the Nut" LP) as a child (MP3 format); and here it is in MIDI format

  • All in the Family
    opening theme for this excellent Norman Lear comedy, 1971-1979 on CBS, in WAVE format

  • All in the Family
    in MIDI format

  • All in the Family
    extended opening theme (in WMA format)

  • All in the Family
    closing theme (in WAVE format)

  • All in the Family
    full closing theme (in WMA format); not used on show

  • All the Rivers Run
    theme to this wonderful 1984 pro-feminist Australian miniseries (my own aircheck in MP3 format) with John Waters (b.12/8/1948 in London, UK) and the fabulous Sigrid Thornton (b.2/12/1959 in Canberra, Australia)

  • All the Rivers Run 2 (a.k.a. The Rivers Run)
    only slight variations to the theme of All the Rivers Run in this 1990 Australian miniseries sequel (my own aircheck in MP3 format); John Waters reprises his role as Brenton Edwards, but the character of Philadelphia 'Delie' Edwards, played by the conspicuously absent Sigrid Thornton from the first miniseries (okay, my own bias), is taken by Nikki Coghill (b.1/4/1964 in Melbourne, Australia)

  • The Alvin Show
    theme, in WAVE format, for this NBC show which ran 1961-1962 on primetime Wednesdays and 1962-1965 on Saturday mornings

  • Amen
    kind of cool, and not what you might expect, in WMA format (or in MP3 format)

  • American Bandstand
    theme for Dick Clark's show (WAVE format), 1957-1987 on ABC

  • American Bandstand
    MIDI format

  • American Bandstand
    second MIDI composition

  • Apollo 11
    I remember, in 1969, standing in the den of my parents' house, across from my mother, watching Neil Armstrong say, "It's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" (WAVE format).

  • AT&T
    direct from Ma Bell in 1932, a newsreel introducing the dialtone (WAVE format); check out the Bell System Memorial website.

  • AT&T
    the Reach Out and Touch Someone commercials (1979-1983) were developed by Chuck Blore and Ken D'Ambrosio (this is a 1983 commercial in RealVideo format); the tagline was created by Marshall "Global Village" McLuhan for Ma Bell; listen to another commercial from this campaign in RealAudio format

  • Babylon 5
    season 1 theme in WAVE format

  • Babylon 5
    in MIDI format

  • Babylon 5
    season 2 theme in WAVE format

  • Babylon 5
    in MIDI format

  • Babylon 5
    season 3 theme in WAVE format

  • Babylon 5
    season 4 theme in WAVE format

  • Babylon 5
    season 5 theme in WAVE format

  • Beauty and the Beast
    theme (in WAVE format) from the generally excellent, if at times a bit overdone, CBS television series (1987-1990) with Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman (in the title roles - sort of)

  • Beauty and the Beast
    in MIDI format

  • The Benny Hill Show
    theme (MP3 format) from a wonderful British comedy series (1969-1989 on Thames Television and syndicated in the U.S.) which starred Alfred Hawthorn "Benny" Hill (b.1/21/1924 d.4/18/1992); and here is a MIDI file

  • Beverly Hillbillies
    nice opening theme (in WAVE format) for a show I could never personally stomach (1962-1971 on CBS); and here are some more versions of the theme:

  • Bewitched
    theme (WAVE format) for this 1964-1972 show on ABC (working and original script title, The Witch of Westport); here are the unaired lyrics

  • Bewitched
    first MIDI composition

  • Bewitched
    second MIDI composition

  • Bic
    one of the popular "Flick my Bic" commercials from the early 1970s (RealVideo format); listen to another commercial in MP3 format

  • The Bionic Woman
    theme from this spinoff of The Six Million Dollar Man in MP3 format (1976-1977 on ABC and 1977-1978 on NBC); and here is a MIDI file

  • Bonanza
    theme from one of my favorite TV series (1959-1973 on NBC) as a child and young teen in MP3 format; here are the unaired lyrics from 1959

  • Bonanza
    in MIDI format

  • Bonanza
    another composition in MIDI format

  • Bounty
    commercial in MP3 format (aircheck)

  • Bozo (Bill Britten)
    Big Top theme, in MIDI format, from a New York City show (1959-1963 on WPIX-TV, channel 11. in NYC) I attended as a kid (after receiving an impromptu invitation to a broadcast of Officer Joe Bolton - right before Bozo in the same studio - from which we were asked to leave due to the poor behavior of my childhood companion, Benji)

  • Brady Bunch
    opening theme, in WAVE format, from this show (1969-1974) on ABC

  • Brady Bunch
    closing theme (WAVE format)

  • Brady Bunch
    first theme composition (MIDI format)

  • Brady Bunch
    second theme composition (MIDI format)

  • Brady Bunch
    third theme composition (MIDI format)

  • Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
    theme for this series (in MP3 format), 1979-1981 on NBC; and here is a MIDI file

  • California Raisins
    my dub of a dancing raisin commercial (MP3 format)

  • Captain Kangaroo
    original theme (in WAVE format) from one of my favorite TV series as a preschooler (1955-1984 on CBS), starring Bob Keeshan (b.6/27/1927 as Carl Keeshan in Lynbrook, Long Island, d.1/23/2004 in Windsor, Vermont); I heard him lecture at the Georgia Association of Broadcasters annual meeting at the University of Georgia, while I was a graduating senior journalism student there, when he was presented with a 1978 "personal" Peabody Award

  • Captain Kangaroo
    in MIDI format

  • Casper the Friendly Ghost
    theme from one of my favorite cartoons as a young child in MP3 format

  • Casper the Friendly Ghost
    in MIDI format

  • Charlie's Angels
    theme for this series (MP3 format), 1976-1981 on ABC

  • Charmin
    commercial in MP3 format (aircheck)

  • Cheery Tunes Jukebox
    I hope you like these MIDIs

  • Chips
    theme (MP3 format) for a series about the California Highway Patrol (1977-1983 on NBC); here are three other versions: one, two, and three (all WAVE format); and here is a MIDI file

  • Chiquita Banana
    1960s commercial in WAVE format

  • Chiquita Banana
    in MIDI format (sequenced by Robert Tilden)

  • Chock full o'Nuts
    1960s commercial for this New York coffee brand in WAVE format; according to this Sara Lee Corporation business's website, "The original Chock full o'Nuts jingle was taken from the song entitled 'That Heavenly Feeling,' written by the duo Wayne and Bruce Silbert. The coffee company changed the lyrics from 'heavenly feeling' to 'heavenly coffee' and adopted the tune as its own. Page Black, a balladeer and the wife of the Chock full o'Nuts company founder, William Black, sang the jingle."; "That Heavenly Feeling" was sung by Bernie Wayne

  • Coast to Coast AM theme
    Chase by Giorgio Moroder (MP3 format)

  • Coca Cola
    1963 Things Go Better with Coke commercial in WAVE format

  • Coca Cola
    1970 It's the Real Thing commercial in WAVE format

  • Coca Cola
    converted by me from WAVE to MIDI format; quality is not so good; mostly have it here as a demonstration

  • Coca Cola
    1971 I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing commercial in WMV format; and here is the audio portion in Sun Audio (.au) format and in WAVE format (lesser quality); and here is a MIDI file and a second MIDI file; read the original lyrics

  • Coca Cola
    "sunshine" commercial in MP3 format (aircheck)

  • Coca Cola
    "have a Coke and a smile" commercial from 1979 (RealAudio format)

  • Coca Cola
    "Coke is it" commercial from 1982 (RealAudio format)

  • Coca Cola
    1984 Diet Coke commercial (WAVE format)

  • Coca Cola
    my dub of the commercial in which "Mean" Joe Greene accepts a Coke from a kid and then tosses a towel (from off his shoulder) to the grateful kid (MP3 format)

  • Coca Cola
    2005 "chill" version of 1971 I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (I'd Like to Teach the World to Chill) commercial in MP3 format

  • Columbo
    theme (MP3 format) for this excellent crime drama (1971-1978 on NBC), starring Peter Falk (b.9/16/1927 in New York, NY) as Lt. Columbo; and here is another version of the theme (also MP3) and one in MIDI format

  • Comet
    commercial in MP3 format (aircheck); and here is another one

  • Concentration
    1974 theme (NBC) in RealAudio format; and here is the theme without the announcing (also RealAudio format); and here is the theme (RealAudio format) to Classic Concentration (1987-1991 on NBC)

  • Countdown
    Sportscaster Keith Olbermann (b.1/27/1959), who grew up as a Unitarian Universalist, hosts this wonderful left-of-center cross between The Daily Show (Comedy Central) and, well, a regular newscast (3/31/2003-present), which also happens to be the highest rated show on MSNBC (my aircheck in MP3 format)

  • The Courtship of Eddie's Father
    theme (1969-1972 on ABC) in WAVE format

  • The Courtship of Eddie's Father
    in MIDI format

  • Cracker Jack
    commercial (WAVE format)

  • Crazy Eddie
    1982 commercial (RealVideo format), from a series of commercials which ran from the late 1970s well into the 1980s, for a chain of stores (consumer electronics) in the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut (owned by Eddie Antar and featuring the talent of Jerry Carroll); listen to another commercial in MP3 format

  • Cub Scouts
    a song my mother wrote as assistant den mother (but de facto den mother), then actual den mother, during my cub scout days (MP3 format)

  • Davey and Goliath
    theme based on the hymn, A Mighty Fortress is Our God, from one of my favorite TV series as a young child in MP3 format

  • Diff'rent Strokes
    theme (MP3 format) for a series which ran from 1978-1985 on NBC; and here is a MIDI file

  • Dippity Do
    1960s commercial in WAVE format

  • Diver Dan
    theme (RealAudio format) from one of my favorite TV series as a Kindergartener (1961, syndicated but mostly to NBC affilliates), starring Fred Freda as Diver Dan, Suzanne Turner as Miss Minerva (the beautiful mermaid queen), and a cast of puppets (all puppet voices provided by Allen Swift)

  • Diver Dan
    in WAVE format

  • Doggie in the Window
    as a young kid, we had the record for this barking version of the song (here in advanced systems format/ASF), performed by Patti Page (née Clara Ann Fowler b.11/8/1927) with music and lyrics by Bob Merrill

  • Doggie in the Window
    instrumental in WAVE format

  • Doggie in the Window
    MIDI composition

  • Doggie in the Window
    another MIDI composition (sequenced by Mickey McBride)

  • Doggie in the Window
    a third MIDI composition

  • Dominique, by the Singing Nun
    one of my favorite songs as a child in MP3 format; read the English lyrics

  • Dominique, by the Singing Nun
    in MIDI format

  • Donahue
    theme for Phil's long-running (1974-1985 from Chicago and 1985-1996 from New York City) syndicated show (WAVE format)

  • Doublemint Gum
    from 1960s commercial in WAVE format; and here is another 1960s version (also WAVE format)

  • Dr. Pepper
    classic Dr. Pepper commercial, featuring David Naughton, in WMV format

  • Duck and Cover
    complete version, in Apple QuickTime Movie (.mov) format, of one of the most public examples of American naiveté; though I didn't start kindergarten until 1961 and 1st grade until 1962, I still vividly remember being shown this 1951 film and my school's "duck and cover" (under the desk) air raid drills

  • Duck and Cover
    in WAVE format

  • The Ed Sullivan Show
    theme (MP3 format) for this show ("shoe"), starring Ed Sullivan (b.9/28/1902 in New York, NY, d.10/13/1974 in New York, NY), which ran on CBS from 1948-1971; and here is more theme music (WAVE format)

  • Eight is Enough
    theme from one of my favorite series in my twenties in WAVE format

  • Eight is Enough
    in MIDI format

  • An Ethereal Tune
    in MIDI format

  • Everybody Loves Somebody
    Dean Martin's (b.6/7/1917 as Dino Paul Crocetti d.12/25/1995) theme (short promotional excerpt) from The Dean Martin Show (1965-1974) in RealAudio format

  • Everybody Loves Somebody
    theme in WAVE format

  • Everybody Loves Somebody
    in MIDI format

  • Everybody Loves Somebody
    second version in MIDI format

  • Everybody Loves Somebody
    third version in MIDI format

  • Everybody Loves Somebody
    in MIDI Karaoke (.kar) format

  • Everybody Loves Somebody
    another version in MIDI Karaoke (.kar) format

  • Fab
    classic commercial in MP3 format

  • The Facts of Life
    theme (MP3 format) for this ABC show (1979-1988)

  • Fame
    nice theme from a silly show, 1982-1987 (first year on NBC and last four in syndication), in WAVE format

  • Fame
    first composition in MIDI format

  • Fame
    second composition in MIDI format

  • Family Affair
    theme from one of my favorite TV series, 1966-1971 on CBS, in WAVE format

  • Family Feud
    opening theme for Richard Dawson's original show (1976-1985) in WAVE format

  • Family Feud
    another opening theme in WAVE format

  • Family Feud
    closing theme in WAVE format

  • Family Ties
    theme (MP3 format) for this series (1982-1989 on NBC)

  • Fantasy Island
    theme (MP3 format) for the original series (a bit like Love Boat) with Ricardo Montalban (1978-1984 on ABC)

  • Father Dowling Mysteries
    theme for this show (1989-1991 on ABC) in WAVE format; and here is a MIDI file

  • Fiddler on the Roof Jukebox
    MP3 and MIDI files

  • Flipper
    theme from one of my favorite TV series, 1964-1967 on NBC, in WAVE format; saw original movie at Radio City Music Hall in 1963 (when it premiered); and here are a couple of MIDI files: one and two

  • Flying Nun
    opening theme (by Warren Barker) from one of my favorite TV series (1967-1970 on ABC) as a preteen and young teen (WMA format); Sally Field (née Sally Mahoney b.11/6/1946 in Pasadena, California) played Sister Bertrille (née Elsie Ethrington of Chicago)

  • Flying Nun
    another version of the opening theme (WAVE format)

  • Flying Nun
    the theme with vocals (WMA format) from the sixth episode of the show; here are the lyrics

  • Flying Nun
    converted from WAVE to MIDI format by myself; quality is only fair; placed here as a demonstration

  • Flying Nun
    closing theme in WAVE format

  • Folgers
    classic commercial (with Mrs. Olsen) in MP3 format; and here is another one.

  • Frankenberry & Count Chocula
    commercial in MP3 format (aircheck)

  • Frosty the Snowman
    Burl Ives (MP3 format)

  • Frosty the Snowman
    MIDI format

  • Frosty the Snowman
    second MIDI composition

  • Frosty the Snowman
    MOD format (must have a program, such as Winamp, which can play Module files)

  • Frosty the Snowman
    XM format (must have a program, such as Winamp, which can play Extended Module files)

  • General Electric
    "GE ... We bring good things to life" (Jim Brickman, Thomas G. McFaul, and David Lucas); commercial/jingle (RealAudio format) is from the 1980s; slogan lasted from 1979-2003

  • Get Smart
    theme for first four seasons on NBC (1965-1969) from one of my favorite series as a child and teen in WAVE format

  • Get Smart
    theme for fifth and final season on CBS (1969-1970) in WAVE format

  • Get Smart
    in MIDI format

  • Get Smart
    another composition in MIDI format

  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
    theme from this NBC and ABC sitcom (9/21/1968-9/18/1970) in WAVE format

  • Gidget
    theme (by Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller) from the series (1965-1966 on ABC) which gave Sally Field (later of The Flying Nun) her television start (MP3 format)

  • Gigantor
    Commercial (debuted in New York City in 1963) for the original U.S. version of this toy robotic action hero (MP3 format)

  • G.I. Joe
    1960s commercial (debuted in 1964 or 1965), to the tune of The Caissons Go Rolling Along, for this action hero (my dub of a video in MP3 format)

  • G.I. Joe
    first composition in MIDI format

  • G.I. Joe
    second composition in MIDI format

  • G.I. Joe
    third composition in MIDI format

  • Gilligan's Island
    nice opening theme (in WAVE format) for this exceptionally silly show (1964-1967 on CBS); and here are some more versions of the theme:

  • The Gong Show
    theme (Lovee’s Come Back) for this parody (1976-1978 on NBC and ABC) of Major Bowe's Amateur Hour starring the one and only Chuck Barris (b.1929), here heard singing the theme (RealAudio format) on an episide I remember watching; and here is the opening theme in WAVE format and the opening theme in RealAudio format (both without "Chuckie baby" singing); and, finally, the theme, converted by me from WAVE to MIDI format, with only mediocre quality

  • Good & Plenty
    commercial in MP3 format

  • The Greatest American Hero
    theme, Believe It or Not, (by Joey Scarbury) in WAVE format (1981-1983 on ABC)

  • The Greatest American Hero
    in MIDI format

  • The Greatest American Hero
    another version in MIDI format

  • The Greatest American Hero
    yet another version in MIDI format

  • Green Acres
    theme from this "Hooterville" spin off, 1965-1971 on CBS (starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor), of Petticoat Junction (in WAVE format); first episode narrated by John Daly

  • Green Acres
    later theme (in WAVE format)

  • Green Acres
    theme (in MIDI format)

  • Green Acres
    another theme composition (in MIDI format)

  • Green Giant
    a mid-1960s commercial with the Jolly Green Giant (RealVideo format)

  • Hai Karate
    commercial in MP3 format (aircheck)

  • Happy Days
    theme (in WAVE format)

  • Happy Days
    first theme variation (in WAVE format)

  • Happy Days
    second theme variation (in WAVE format)

  • Happy Days
    third theme variation (in WAVE format)

  • Happy Days
    fourth theme variation (in WAVE format)

  • Happy Days
    fifth theme variation (in WAVE format)

  • Happy Days
    sixth theme variation (in WAVE format)

  • Happy Days
    theme (in MIDI format)

  • Happy Days
    theme composition (in MIDI format)

  • Happy Days
    second theme composition (in MIDI format)

  • Hardball
    theme (in MP3 format), from my aircheck in August 2004 (turn up the volume), for this MSNBC program hosted by Chris Matthews (b.1945)

  • Hart to Hart
    theme (MP3 format) for this ritzy series broadcast on ABC from 1979-1984; and here is a MIDI file

  • Hawaiian Eye
    theme for a show I liked (1959-1963 on ABC) in WAVE format

  • Hawaiian Punch
    1970s commercial in WAVE format

  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
    opening theme for this syndicated parody, 1995-1999, in WAVE format (gave birth to Xena)

  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
    closing theme (WAVE format)

  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
    MIDI composition

  • Here's Lucy
    theme (in WAVE format) from the only Lucille Ball show I ever cared for (1968-1974 on CBS); never liked I Love Lucy (1951-1957 on CBS), The Lucy Show (1962-1968 on CBS), or Life with Lucy (1986 on ABC)

  • Highway to Heaven
    theme for this "angelic" NBC show (1984-1989) with Michael Landon and Victor French (who was also a semi-regular on Landon's Little House on the Prairie) in WAVE format

  • Highway to Heaven
    theme in MIDI format

  • I Dream of Jeannie
    original theme from one of my favorite TV series, 1965-1970, as a child and young teen in WAVE format

  • I Dream of Jeannie
    second theme in WAVE format

  • I Dream of Jeannie
    final theme in WAVE format

  • I Dream of Jeannie
    final theme in MIDI format

  • I Dream of Jeannie
    second MIDI composition

  • I Dream of Jeannie
    third MIDI composition

  • I'm My Own Grandpa
    various artists have tried their hands at this humorous song (in WMV format), which was co-written in 1948 by Moe Jaffe and Dwight Latham), but my favorite (of the ones I have heard) was recorded in 1987 by Ray Stevens (b.1/24/1939 as Harold Ray Ragsdale in Clarkdale, Georgia, now a part of Decatur); and here is the song in WMA; here is another version (WAVE format) by Grandpa Jones (b.Louis Marshall Jones on 10/20/1913 in Niagra, Kentucky, and d.2/19/1998 in Nashville, Tennessee) of Hee Haw fame; and, finally, here it is in MIDI format

  • The Incredible Hulk
    opening theme (WAVE format) for this series (1978-1982 on CBS), with Bill Bixby (b.1/22/1934 in San Francisco, California, d.11/21/1993 in Culver City, California, of prostate cancer) as David Banner, Lou Ferrigno (b.11/9/1952 in Brooklyn, New York) as the Hulk, and Jack Colvin (b.10/13/1934 in Lyndon, Kansas, d.12/1/2005 in North Holywood, California, following a stroke) as Jack McGee; and here are some more versions of the theme:

  • Ironside
    theme (MP3 format) for this series, starring Raymond Burr (of Perry Mason fame), which ran from 1967-1975 on NBC; and here is another version; and here is a MIDI file

  • It's About Time
    first theme (by Gerald Fried and Sherwood Schwartz) for this show, created by Sherwood Schwartz, which ran for one season (1966-1967 on CBS); here the astronauts go back in time (WAVE format); the music was nice, but I was already too old for this show at 10-11 years old

  • It's About Time
    second theme; in an ill-fated attempt to boost sagging ratings, the astronauts returned to the 1960s with the cave folks (MP3 format)

  • I've Got a Secret
    opening theme (my aircheck in MP3 format) to this wonderful revival of the show, hosted by Bill Dwyer, on GSN (premiered in 2006) which is, in my view, better than the original series or any subsequent incarnation; and here is the closing theme (also my aircheck in MP3 format)

  • The Jackie Gleason Show
    theme from one of my favorite TV series as a child and young teen in WAVE format; still remember the June Taylor Dancers

  • The Jackie Gleason Show
    file converted by me from WAVE to MIDI format; quality is not too bad; placed here as a demonstration

  • John Daly
    excerpt from Farewell to Studio 9 (on CBS), July 25, 1964, where newsmen reminisce (MP3 format)

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy
    the sounds of the bullets which killed him in Dallas, November 22, 1963; I was in Mrs. Hoplamazian's second grade class (left side of room toward the back at P.S. 46, Alley Pond School, in Bayside, Queens, New York) when the principal said over the PA (public address) system that the president had been shot; Mrs. Hoplamazian (Armenian name), who had previously been the assistant teacher in my second kindergarten class (because we moved in the middle of the school year from the Bronx, i.e., Mrs. Yudies' [spelling?] class from which I remember this song), began crying; soon, the principal returned to the PA to announce that the president was dead and that classes were cancelled; I walked home, and my mother was crying, too (she was annoyed when I pointed it out to her); for several years, I then became obsessed with the JFK assassination, including reading the Warren Report and books by Harold Weisberg, Whitewash and Whitewash II, and Mark Lane

  • Journey to the Unknown
    theme for this British science fiction anthology (Executive Producer: Joan Harrison; Producer: Anthony Hinds) which ran on ABC 9/1968-1/1969 (WAVE format)

  • Judd, for the Defense
    theme (WAVE format) for this ABC show (1967-1969) which starred Carl Betz (b.3/9/1921 in Pittsburgh, PA and d.1/18/1978 in Los Angeles, CA, of lung cancer) as Clinton Judd with Stephen Young (b.5/19/1931 in Toronto, ON) playing Judd's top assistant, Ben Caldwell

  • Just a Closer Walk with Thee
    Patsy Cline in WAVE format

  • Just a Closer Walk with Thee
    Mickey Gilley in WAVE format

  • Just a Closer Walk with Thee
    Anne Murray in WAVE format

  • The Just a Closer Walk Jukebox
    MIDI files

  • Kojak
    theme (MP3 format) for this detective series, starring Telly Savalas (b.1/21/1924 in Garden City, Long Island), broadcast on CBS 1973-1978; and here is a MIDi file

  • Larry King Live
    them (RealAudio format) starring Larry King (b.Lawrence Harvey Zeiger 11/19/1933) on CNN 1985-present

  • Lassie
    opening theme (WAVE format) for this long-running CBS series (1954-1970) when it starred June Lockhart (1959-1964); here are the unaired lyrics from 1954

  • Lassie
    closing theme (WAVE format)

  • Lassie
    MIDI format (based on a later version of the theme)

  • Let's Make a Deal
    theme (MP3 format) for this game show, starring Monty Hall (b. 8/25/1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), originally broadcast 1963-1977 with brief reprisals in later years (originally on NBC and later on both ABC and CBS)

  • Lexx
    short promotional excerpt (in MP3 format) from the Jerhume Brunnen G song on Lexx (1997-2002), the great gothic sci fi series

  • LifeCall
    I've fallen, and I can't get up (1990 commercial in WAVE format)

  • Little House on the Prairie
    theme for this ABC show (1974-1983), based on a series of non-fiction books by Laura Ingalls Wilder (played by Melissa Gilbert in the television series), starring Michael Landon (WAVE format)

  • Little House on the Prairie
    theme in MIDI format

  • Living Color on NBC
    "The following program is brought to you in living color on NBC" (began every color broadcast, 1957-1962; WAVE format); here is the CBS version which debuted in September of 1965 (also in WAVE format)

  • Lost in Space
    1965 theme from one of my favorite TV series (1965-1968 on CBS) as a child, and partially inspired by Swiss Family Robinson (working title was Space Family Robinson) - from a comic book by that name), in MP3 format

  • Lost in Space
    1967 opening theme in MP3 format

  • Lost in Space
    1967 closing theme in MP3 format

  • Lost in Space
    first composition in MIDI format

  • Lost in Space
    second composition in MIDI format

  • Lost in Space
    third composition in MIDI format

  • Lost in Space
    fourth composition in MIDI format

  • Love American Style
    one of my favorite themes (by the Cowsills) from this 1969-1974 TV show on ABC (WAVE format) which gave birth to Happy Days; here are two variations of the theme: one (WAVE format) and two (RealAudio format)

  • Love Boat
    theme from one of my favorite TV shows in my 20s, believe in or not, in WAVE format

  • Love Boat
    later variation of this theme, also from my 20s, in WAVE format

  • Love Boat
    in MIDI format

  • Lums
    2005 reenactment of a late 1960s Lums Hotdogs, Steamed in Beer television commercial (here in MP3 format) I shot for Frank Ruzz's Arlington Studios (with myself as the waiter and my sister playing the silent customer) in Levittown, Long Island (no, I don't care much for the reading, or the script for that matter, either, but I followed the director's instructions)

  • Marcus Welby, M.D.
    theme (WAVE format) for this series (1969-1976 on ABC) which starred Robert Young (full name, Robert George Young; b.2/22/1907 in Chicago d.7/21/1998 in Westlake Village, California)

  • Marshmallow Fluff
    early 1960s fluffernutter commercial in WAVE format

  • Mary Tyler Moore Show
    one of the variations on the theme from one of my favorite shows of the 1970s (in WAVE format)

  • Mary Tyler Moore Show
    in MIDI format

  • Match Game
    original theme in WAVE format (1962-1969 on NBC) from the first incarnation of this game show, starring the legendary Gene Rayburn (b.12/22/1917 in Christopher, IL, d.11/29/1999 in Gloucester, MA)

  • Match Game
    theme from the new and improved 1973-1982 daytime and nighttime versions (among my favorite game shows), on CBS and syndicated, then revived (1983-1984 on NBC), with some modifications, as part of The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour, again starring Gene Rayburn (WAVE format)

  • Match Game
    in MIDI format

  • Maxwell House
    a commercial, probably from the 1960s, with the familiar jingle (MP3 format)

  • McDonald's
    classic 1970s Big Mac commercial in WMV format

  • Medical Center
    theme for this show (1969-1976 on CBS) in RealAudio format

  • Medical Center
    same as above in WAVE format

  • Meow Mix
    1976 commercial in WAVE format (by Thomas G. McFaul)

  • Meow Mix
    same in MP3 format (converted from WAVE PCM format to WAVE MPEG level 3 format and then just renamed as an MP3 file for use in my Palm Treo 650)

  • Meow Mix
    shorter ringtone version (MP3 format)

  • Meow Mix
    instrumental version in MP3 format

  • Meow Mix
    don't listen to this version if you are easily offended (MP3 format)

  • Merrie Melodies & Looney Tunes
    the Bugs Bunny theme in RealAudio format; and here are various other Merrie Melody and Looney Tunes themes:

  • The Mickey Mouse Club
    Meet the Mouseketeers, from one of my favorite TV series as a very young child in MP3 format (the original Mickey Mouse Club which ran on ABC from 1955-1959); see their photos; had a big crush on Darlene Gillespie (b.April 8, 1941 in Montreal, Canada, and became a U.S. citizen on September 5, 1956) as a preschooler, not, like so many people, on Annette Funicello; visit this good site

  • The Mickey Mouse Club
    The Mickey Mouse Club March theme from one of my favorite TV series as a young child in WAVE format (the original Mickey Mouse Club)

  • The Mickey Mouse Club
    The Mickey Mouse Club March in MIDI format

  • The Mickey Mouse Club
    another composition of the Mickey Mouse Club March in MIDI format

  • The Mickey Mouse Club
    The Mickey Mouse Club close in WAVE format (the original Mickey Mouse Club)

  • The Mickey Mouse Club
    a later version, in WAVE format, of the Mickey Mouse Club close

  • A Mighty Fortress is Our God
    words and music by Martin Luther (1529) with English translation by Frederic H. Hedge (1853) in MP3 format

  • A Mighty Fortress is Our God
    here is an instrumental by Joel Rosenberger (permission granted to use with attribution) in RealAudio format (converted by me from MP3)

  • A Mighty Fortress is Our God
    in MIDI format

  • Mighty Mouse
    theme from my favorite TV series as a toddler in MP3 format

  • Million Dollar Movie
    this theme (1950s-1970s) on WOR (now WWOR, the flagship station of the UPN network), Channel 9 in New York City (well, actually, Secaucus, New Jersey), was excerpted from Tara's Theme on Gone With the Wind (in WAVE format)

  • Million Dollar Movie
    in MIDI format

  • Million Dollar Movie
    a very different MIDI composition

  • Mister Ed
    theme from this campy show (1961-1966) in MP3 format

  • Mister Ed
    in MIDI format

  • Mister Grinch
    by Thurl Ravenscroft (b.2/6/1914 in Norfolk, Nebraska d.5/22/2005 in Fullerton, California) and recorded in 1966; also of Tony the Tiger's "you're great!" fame (MP3 format)

  • Mister Grinch
    MIDI format

  • Mister Grinch
    second MIDI composition

  • Mister Grinch
    third MIDI composition

  • Mister Softee
    growing up off of Pelham Pkwy. (Wallace Ave.) in the Bronx, I loved Mister Softee, but the truck used to wake me up in the morning with this jingle (RealAudio format), well, that is until my mother complained and got them to stop it; here is a shorter version of the jingle in MP3 format; and here are the lyrics

  • Mork and Mindy
    original theme from one of my favorite TV series from my twenties in WAVE format

  • Mork and Mindy
    in MIDI format

  • Mork and Mindy
    later theme in WAVE format

  • A Montage of Disney Music
    in MIDI format

  • Monty Python's Flying Circus
    theme (WAVE format) for this BBC comedy (1969-1974) which was syndicated to PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) stations in the U.S.; and here are two MIDI files: one and two

  • The Munsters
    theme for this CBS show, 1964-1966, in WAVE format; here are the unaired lyrics

  • The Munsters
    second MIDI composition

  • The Munsters
    MOD format (must have a program, such as Winamp, which can play Module files)

  • Murder She Wrote
    theme (WAVE format) for this long-running CBS show (1984-1996) with Angela Lansbury (born 10/16/1925 in London)

  • Murder She Wrote
    in MIDI format

  • My Favorite Martian
    opening theme from one of my favorite series as a child, 1963-1966, in WAVE format

  • My Favorite Martian
    opening theme in MIDI format

  • My Favorite Martian
    closing theme in WAVE format

  • My Kind of Town
    Frank Sinatra (b.12/12/1915 in Hoboken, NJ, and d.5/14/1998 in Los Angeles) made this Sammy Cahn (b.6/18/1913 in New York, NY, d.1/15/1993 in Los Angeles) tune (WAVE format) popular; and here are a couple of MIDI files: one and two

  • My Three Sons
    theme (composed by Frank DeVol) from one of my favorite series (1960-1972 on ABC and CBS) as a child and teen in MP3 format (show open)

  • My Three Sons
    in MP3 format (another version of the opening)

  • My Three Sons
    in MP3 format (yet another version of the opening)

  • My Three Sons
    in WAVE format (and yet another version of the opening)

  • My Three Sons
    in RealAudio format (the longest version of the opening)

  • My Three Sons
    in MP3 format (show close)

  • My World and Welcome to It
    theme for this NBC series, 1969-1970 (rerun on CBS summer of 1972), starring William Windom and loosely based on the writings of cartoonist and humorist, James Thurber (WAVE format); I later saw Windom live at the University of Georgia (sometime between 1976 and 1978), where I completed by undergraduate studies, when he traveled around the country doing his one-man show on Thurber

  • My World and Welcome to It
    another version of the theme (WAVE format)

  • The Name Game
    also called "The Banana Song" (RealAudio format), it was written and performed (1965) by Ms. Shirley Ellis (b.1941 in the Bronx, NYC); and here is the song in MIDI format

  • National Baked Bean Month
    this comedic piece (WAVE format) may be offensive to some

  • NBC Chimes
    the above links to another version of the chimes in WAVE format, yet another in WAVE format, still another in WAVE format, one in ASF format, another in ASF format, and one in MP3 format

  • Nestle's Quick
    1960s commercial with Jimmy Nelson (b.12/15/1928 in Chicago), Danny O'Day, and Farfel (my dub in MP3 format); and here is a photo from the commercial campaign (the snapping of Farfel's mouth at the end was intentional)

  • New Country Corn Flakes
    humorous commercial (AVI video) from the 1960s

  • New York, NY
    Frank Sinatra classic in MP3 format; and here are a few MIDIS: one, two, and three

  • The New York World's Fair (1964-1965)
    It's a Small World: A Salute to UNICEF (mp3 of a live recording of the ride, 95¢ for adults and 60¢ for kids, from the Pepsi Cola Pavilion in collaboration with Disney); the song, my favorite as a young child, was composed by the Oscar-winning musical team of Richard and Robert Sherman; see this excellent New York World's Fair website; and here are some other "Small World" recordings from the fair (all WMA format):

  • The New York World's Fair (1964-1965)
    my recording of another performance (with vocals) of It's a Small World (MP3 format); and here are some more (none from the fair):

  • The New York World's Fair (1964-1965)
    indeed, simplistically triumphalistic is a good description for this program (which, to the annoyance of my family, I listened to constantly as a kid), here provided in its entirety (MP3 format), "The Triumph of Man: as presented at the New York World's Fair, 1964-1965, by the Travelers Insurance Companies"; see photograph of record and sleeve (souvenir) from "The Travelers Insurance Companies: The Triumph of Man" (pavilion/exhibit) which I purchased on eBay (lost my original copy)

  • The New York World's Fair (1964-1965)
    live recording from The Show-Go-Round at the Chrysler Pavilion (WMA format); featured Anthony J. "Carby" Carburetor, apparently with the voice of long-time actor (beginning in the 1940s) Mason Adams (b.1919 d.2005), who later played Charlie Hume on Lou Grant; the voice for Carby was also reportedly provided (though not on this particular recording) by William Tost

  • The New York World's Fair (1964-1965)
    The Toucan and the Parrot from The Electric Utility Show (WMA format)

  • Night Gallery
    opening theme for Rod Serling's sequel (1970-1973 on NBC) to The Twilight Zone (WAVE format); and here is the closing theme (also in WAVE format)

  • 9Lives Tuna
    Morris commercial in MP3 format (my dub)

  • The Odd Couple
    theme for this exceptional situation comedy (1970-1975 on ABC) in WAVE format; here are the unaired lyrics

  • The Odd Couple
    in MIDI format

  • The Odd Couple
    another MIDI composition

  • The Oldies Jukebox
    MIDI files

  • Old Spice
    classic commercial in MP3 format

  • Olympics
    theme for 2004 Athens summer games in WAVE format (broadcast on the networks of NBC in the U.S.); and here is a MIDI composition

  • One Day at a Time
    theme (MP3 format) for this CBS show (1975-1984)

  • Oscar Mayer Bologna
    commercial (first used in 1976) in WAVE format

  • Oscar Mayer Bologna
    MIDI format

  • Oscar Mayer Weiner
    commercial in MP3 format (first used in 1963)

  • Oscar Mayer Weiner
    MIDI format

  • The Outer Limits
    opening theme (WAVE format) for this 1963-1964 science fiction show on ABC

  • The Outer Limits
    first closing theme for original series

  • The Outer Limits
    second closing theme for original series

  • The Outer Limits
    theme (WAVE format) for this science fiction show on Showtime (1995-2001) and the Sci Fi Channel (2001-2002)

  • The Outer Limits
    first MIDI composition

  • The Outer Limits
    second MIDI composition

  • Palisades Amusement Park
    1964 commercial (Come On Over) for Palisades Amusement Park (RealAudio format)

  • Palmolive
    classic commercial (with "Madge") in MP3 format

  • Parodies Jukebox
    WAVE and MP3 files (a few may be offensive to some folks)

  • Partridge Family
    theme, C'mon, Get Happy, for this 1970-1974 series on ABC (WAVE format)

  • Password
    theme for the 1971-1974 ABC version (show was originally on CBS), the one I usually watched, in WAVE format

  • The Patty Duke Show
    theme from one of my favorite series (1963-1966 on ABC) as a child in WAVE format

  • The Patty Duke Show
    in MIDI format

  • The Patty Duke Show
    second MIDI composition

  • The Paul Winchell Show
    theme, which I recorded off of a video cassette, for the ABC show (originally NBC) which inspired me to become a ventriloquist, in MP3 format, sponsored by Cheer but subsequently, in the version I remember, by Hartz Mountain; never cared much for the later, Winchell-Mahoney Time, which was, to me, more like a puppet show

  • Perry Mason
    theme (MP3 format) for this CBS series (1957-1966) which starred Raymond Burr (b.5/21/1917 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada d.9/12/1993 in Sonoma City, California); and here is a MIDI file

  • Polaroid Swinger
    1967 commercial in RealVideo (RM/RealMedia) format; here it is in WAVE format; and here is another commercial in MP3 format (my dub)

  • Quincy, M.E.
    theme (MP3 format) for this series, starring Jack Klugman (b/4/27/1922 in Philadephia, Pennsylvania) as an "activist" medical examiner (M.E.), which ran on NBC 1976-1983; and here is a MIDI file

  • Purple People Eater
    one of my favorite songs as a young child in WAVE format

  • Purple People Eater
    in MIDI format

  • Purple People Eater
    another composition in MIDI format

  • Qantas
    classic commercial in MP3 format

  • QT
    tanning commercial in MP3 format (aircheck)

  • Quantum Leap
    principal opening theme for this great show, 1989-1993 on NBC, in WAVE format

  • Quantum Leap
    closing theme in WAVE format

  • Quantum Leap
    in MIDI format

  • Quantum Leap
    second MIDI composition

  • The Reality Sciences and JCCC Jukebox
    MIDI jukebox from my old Reality Sciences and JCCC Sites

  • Rice-A-Roni
    1950s and 1960s commercial in WAVE format

  • Romper Room
    the theme, Pop Goes the Weasel, from one of my favorite TV series as a preschooler (1957-1966 on WNEW-TV, channel 5, in NYC; now, WNYW) in RealVideo format; based on an actual situation while living in the Bronx, my mother modified the words (MP3 format), and we sang it all the time

  • Romper Room
    brief portion of the theme (MP3 format) from the Washington, D.C., show

  • Romper Room
    Pop Goes the Weasel in MIDI format

  • Room 222
    first theme from this clever ABC show (1969-1974) which I liked a great deal (WAVE format)

  • Room 222
    later variation of the theme in WAVE format

  • Room 222
    final variation in WAVE format

  • Room 222
    in MIDI format

  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King
    theme for this cool CBS show (1983-1987) which made Bruce Boxleitner (Lee "Scarecrow" Stetson), who later starred in all but the first season of Babylon 5, famous

  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King
    in MIDI format

  • seaQuest DSV
    first season theme for this show (1993-1996 on NBC) which started out as one of my favorite science fiction series (renamed seaQuest 2032 in the last season) but dramatically declined in quality over time (MP3 format)

  • Serta Perfect Sleeper
    classic Joey Heatherton commercial in MP3 format; and here is another one (also MP3 format)

  • 7UP
    one of Geoffrey Holder's (b.8/1/1930 Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West Indies) classic Uncola commercials (1970-1973) in AVI format and another from 1975 (also in AVI format); and here is one (circa 1970) in RealAudio format and another commercial (also RealAudio format) from 1971 (some background noise)

  • Simon and Simon
    theme (MP3 format) for a detective series which aired on CBS 1981-1988; and here is the theme in MIDI format

  • The Six Million Dollar Man
    theme (MP3 format) for this ABC show (1973-1978); and here is a MIDI file

  • The Sixth Sense
    theme (WAVE format) for this science fiction series (10/1971-12/1972 on ABC) in which Dr. Michael Rhodes (played by Gary Collins), a college professor interested in the supernatural, and his assistant (Nancy) investigate the supernatural; and here is another version of the theme (also WAVE format)

  • Sky King
    composite of opening and closing from one of my favorite TV series (1951-1952, 1955-1956, and 1957-1962 on NBC, ABC, and CBS) as a young child (WAVE format), with Schuyler "Sky" King (Kirby Grant, b.Kirby Grant Hoon 11/24/1911 in Butte, Montana, d.10/30/1985 near Titusville, Florida) and his niece, Penny King (Gloria Winters, b.11/28/1932 in Los Angeles); and here is the opening (by itself with a Nabisco commercial), another opening (with a Peter Pan Peanut Butter commercial), and the closing music (airchecks in MP3 format)

  • Slinky
    1960s commercial in WAVE format

  • Slinky
    another version of the commercial (in WAVE format) apparently sung by a young girl (the commercial I remember)

  • Slinky
    first MIDI composition

  • Slinky
    second MIDI composition

  • Slinky
    converted from WAVE to MIDI format by me; quality is mediocre; placed here as a demonstration

  • The Smothers Brothers
    theme from my one of my favorite TV series (1967-1969) in WAVE format

  • The Smothers Brothers
    theme with the announcer speaking this time (WAVE format)

  • Sominex
    the Take Sominex tonight and sleep jingle, here in Windows Media Video (WMV) format, was created by Donald Blauhut (b.6/26/1923 in New York, NY, d.4/3/2004 in Rhinebeck, NY)

  • Soupy Sales
    theme (in WAVE format) for a local show (1964-1965) on New York's WNEW (now WNYW), channel 5, I sometimes liked as a child, starring Milton Supman (b.1926) a.k.a. Soupy Hines and Soupy Sales (stage names): "Hines" was a misspelling of the Heinz Soup Company; Soupy was from "Soupy or Soupbone," childhood nicknames; and "Sales" from 1920s comic actor, Chick Sale ("s" added to Soupy's name)

  • Soupy Sales
    studio version of the theme (in WAVE format)

  • Spooks
    an ethereal and perhaps annoying MIDI file

  • Stargate SG-1
    theme of this series, in WAVE format, based on theme from the Stargate movie

  • Stargate and Stargate SG-1
    theme in MIDI format

  • Star Trek
    theme from original series (WAVE format) which ran from 1966-1969 on NBC; here are the unaired lyrics (sung by Uhura on an episode); MIDI versions are in the jukebox (below)

  • Star Trek Deep Space 9
    theme from my favorite Star Trek series in WAVE format; MIDIs are in the jukebox (below)

  • Star Trek - The Next Generation: Inner Light
    special theme (MP3 format), and two others (second MP3 and third MP3) for this episode which I, in agreement with Wil Wheaton, consider to have been my favorite from this incarnation of Star Trek (1987-1994, syndicated); here is a briefer version (WAVE format) of Picard's flute song; MIDI compositions are in the jukebox (below)

  • The Star Trek Jukebox
    MIDI files

  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
    from Mary Poppins (1964), which I saw in its first release, and featuring the talents of Julie Andrews (née Julia Elizabeth Wells in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, 10/1/1935), in the title role, and Dick Van Dyke (b.12/13/1925 in West Plains, Missouri), who played Bert the chimney sweep; here is the song en français; and here is a MIDI file

  • Superman Movies
    theme for the movies (1978-2006) in MP3 format; here is a MIDI file for the theme; here is the Superman love theme (WMA format); and here is a MIDI file for the love theme

  • Taxi
    theme from one of my favorite shows during my twenties in WAVE format

  • Taxi
    in MIDI format

  • Taxi
    MOD format (must have a program, such as Winamp, which can play Module files)

  • Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour
    theme from one of my favorite shows (1948-1970 on Dumont, CBS, NBC, and ABC) as a child and young teen, hosted by Ted Mack (b.2/12/1904 d.7/12/1976) and usually sponsored (when I watched it) by Geritol, in WAVE format

  • That Girl
    theme (MP3 format) used in the first and second seasons (by Earle Hagen and Sam Denoff) from this show (1966-1971 on ABC); Marlo Thomas (née Margaret Julia Thomas, daughter of Danny Thomas, b.12/21/37) was both the star (with Ted Bessell) and the executive producter of this great feminist sitcom, but (she said in an interview I watched), given the generation (mostly pre-women's lib movement), she opted to exclude her production role from the credits

  • That Girl
    theme from the third and fourth seasons (MP3 format)

  • That Girl
    this fifth-season theme includes the lyrics (MP3 format)

  • Three's Company
    theme (MP3 format) for this series (1977-1984 on ABC)

  • The Three Stooges
    theme (MP3 format) for the six stooges; the first third stooge to Moe (Harry Moses Howard) and Larry (Larry Fine, but born Larry Feinberg) was Shemp (Samuel Howard, Moe's brother), 1922-1931; followed by Curly (sometimes spelled "Curley," i.e., Jerome Howard - the youngest Howard brother), 1931-1947; then followed, once again, by Shemp, 1947-1955; then by Joe Besser, 1956-1957; and, finally, by Curly Joe (Joe DeRita, who used the Curly name because of his resemblance to Jerome), 1959-1969

  • The Three Stooges
    MIDI composition

  • The Three Stooges
    second MIDI composition

  • Tic Tac Dough
    opening theme (MP3 format) from first episode of this game show (CBS daytime from July, 1978, to September, 1978, and then syndicated September, 1978, to September, 1986), hosted by Wink Martindale (1978-1985) and by Jim Caldwell (1986)

  • Tic Tac Dough
    closing theme (MP3 format)

  • Tic Tac Dough
    ten-second "think" music for two-part questions (MP3 format)

  • Time Tunnel
    theme from one of my favorite programs, 1966-1967, produced by Irwin Allen, in WAVE format

  • Time Tunnel
    MIDI composition

  • Tiptoe Through the Tulips
    short promotional excerpt from the signature song of the great and largely under-appreciated singer and ukulelist, Tiny Tim (Herbert Khaury, b.4/12/32 d.11/30/96), in MP3 format

  • Tiptoe Through the Tulips
    in WAVE format

  • Tiptoe Through the Tulips
    first MIDI composition

  • Tiptoe Through the Tulips
    second MIDI composition

  • The Tommy Seven Show
    theme, in MIDI format, from one of my favorite shows, 1960-1963 (Sunday version ended 1961; weekday version ended 1963), starring Ed "Blade" Bakey (b.1925 d.1988) - a local program on channel 7, WABC, in New York City, using the melody from The Sidewalks of New York but with new new lyrics. (I have it in my mind that, as Tommy Seven feigned playing piano, someone would yell at him to sing the correct words.) Thoroughly traumatized by the loss of my Tommy Seven nose, my mother and I suspected that a neighbor, Shari, had stolen it.

  • The Tommy Seven Show
    another Sidewalks of New York composition in MIDI format

  • The Tommy Seven Show
    yet another Sidewalks of New York composition in MIDI format

  • Too Close for Comfort
    theme (MP3 format) for this television series (1980-1986 on ABC)

  • Topper
    theme (MP3 format) for this ghostly series (10/1955-3/1956 on ABC and 6/1956-10/1956 on NBC) with Leo G. Carrol (b.10/25/1892 in Weedon, England, d.10/16/1972 in Hollywood, California) as Cosmo Topper

  • To Tell the Truth
    theme (my aircheck in MP3 format) from when Bud Collyer hosted (1956-1967 on CBS)

  • To Tell the Truth
    theme I remember, when Garry Moore (never liked him much on I've Got a Secret) hosted (1969-1977 on NBC); one of my favorite game shows in my early teens to early twenties (in WAVE format)

  • Truth or Consequences
    1960s theme (in RealAudio format), the one I remember, from Bob Barker's show (who initially had simultaneously hosted both this program and The Price is Right) which inspired a city (Truth or Consequences, New Mexico)

  • The Twilight Zone
    first season opening theme (in WAVE format) from Rod Serling's CBS show (1959-1965)

  • The Twilight Zone
    second season opening theme (in WAVE format)

  • The Twilight Zone
    third season opening theme (in WAVE format)

  • The Twilight Zone
    fourth and fifth seasons opening theme (in WAVE format)

  • The Twilight Zone
    theme (in MIDI format)

  • The Twilight Zone
    theme (second MIDI composition)

  • The Underdog Show
    theme from one of my favorite cartoons as a young child in WAVE format

  • The Underdog Show
    in MIDI format

  • The Vatican Rag
    by Tom Lehrer (b.4/9/1928 in New York City) in the 1960s (MP3 format)

  • The Vatican Rag
    MIDI format

  • The Vatican Rag
    MOD format (must have a program, such as Winamp, which can play Module files)

  • VD is for Everybody
    1969 public service announcement (PSA) from the American Social Health Association, made before the term STD largely replaced VD, in RealVideo format (may have the reverse of the intended effect, i.e., to make sexually transmitted diseases appear desirable); and here is just the audio portion in MP3 format (my own dub)

  • Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
    theme (MP3 format) for this series (1964-1968 on ABC)

  • WABC-AM (77)
    this collection of WABC-AM airchecks (MP3 format) from 1964 includes jingles and commercials for Castro Convertibles, Palisades Amusement Park, and Household Finance; and here are some more WABC airchecks:
    • Pepsi commercial from 1967 (MP3 format)
    • Roger Grimsby (1969), better known from his role as anchor and co-anchor of Eyewitness News on WABC-TV (channel 7), was subsequently fired for saying something like (as I happened to see live on television), "Sit down, lay back, and enjoy the news," parodying weatherman Tex Antoine (a.k.a. Uncle Weatherbee) who had himself been fired (following a brief suspension), in part, for joking about a rape story which, to make matters even worse (and apparently missed by Tex), involved a five-year-old female victim (MP3 format)
    • Dan Ingram in 1974 (MP3 format)
    • ABC Radio Network News introductory jingle (pre-1968) in RealAudio format
    • American Contemporary Radio Network introductory jingle (used by WABC beginning January 1, 1968) in RealAudio format

  • WCBS-AM (Newsradio 88)
    in the late 1960s and 1970s, I was more obsessed with Newsradio 88 than I was with any other station (much to the annoyance of my family); aside from WINS (newsradio) WABC (talk radio), WOR (talk radio), and WMCA (when it was talk radio), WCBS-AM was the only station I ever listened to on a regular basis (when most people my age listened to music); apparently, Wayne Cabot, now a WCBS anchor himself, has had a similar fascination with the station since his teenage years; this tribute (WMA format) was made 12/7/2005 and is 18:39 long; and here are a series of airchecks (14:15 long) from 1978 (also WMA format)

  • The Weakest Link
    theme from Anne Robinson's U.S. version, 2001-2002, in MP3 format (same as British version)

  • The Weakest Link
    game music from Anne Robinson's U.S. version in WAVE format (same as British version)

  • Welcome Back, Kotter
    theme from one of my favorite series of my late teens to mid twenties in WAVE format

  • Welcome Back, Kotter
    in MIDI format

  • Welcome Back, Kotter
    another composition in MIDI format

  • What's My Line?
    first opening theme, beginning some weeks into the show, of What's My Line?, in WAVE format (from my aircheck, so please turn up the volume), from when John Daly (b.2/20/1914 d.2/24/1991) hosted the original version of the show (working title for show, in 1950, was Occupation Unknown); introduced, by Bennett Cerf, as John Charles Daly (usually), as John Charles Patrick Croghan Daly (occasionally, with John sometimes correcting Bennett's pronunciation of "Croghan"), and as John Francis Daly (only twice that I recall - corrected by John the second time, "There's no Francis in it, Bennett"); since all males in the family were named "John," they were called by their middle names - in this case, "Charlie" (as he said on the show in 1963, he was sometimes nicknamed "Chaf" for Charles); but, professionally, he was "John"; ran on CBS from 1950-1967, which I watched toward the end of its long run and, presently, on the GSN cable channel; see the TV.com episode guide and Mike Arroyo's episode guide; Daly - born in Johannesburg, South Africa, his father an American mining engineer and graduate of MIT and his mother English - attended the Marist Brothers College in Johannesburg until, at the age of ten, his family moved to the U.S.

  • What's My Line?
    second opening theme from John Charles Daly's original version in MP3 format (also used in the British version of the show); according to information received from the editor of the What's My Line? section of TV.com, it is Melody in Moccasins and was written by Wilfred Burns

  • What's My Line?
    third opening theme from John Charles Daly's original version in WAVE format

  • What's My Line?
    fourth opening theme from John Charles Daly's version (MP3 format); the first version of Sounds by Sascha Burland

  • What's My Line?
    fifth opening theme from John Charles Daly's version (MP3 format); the second version of Sounds by Sascha Burland

  • What's My Line?
    sixth opening theme from John Charles Daly's version (RealAudio format); according to information received from the editor of the What's My Line? section of TV.com, it was taken from the January 31, 1965, episode and is the third version of Sounds by Sascha Burland which debuted on April 8, 1962

  • What's My Line?
    seventh opening theme, which I recorded off of the GSN cable network, from John Charles Daly's version (MP3 format); according to information received from the editor of the What's My Line? section of TV.com, it debuted on February 14, 1965

  • What's My Line?
    full version of Rollercoaster (portion used for the show's major closing theme); covered much of the 17-year run of John Charles Daly's version (recorded by myself in MP3 format); according to information received from the editor of the What's My Line? section of TV.com, it was written by Louis F. Busch and Milton "Milt" Delugg (1949); performed by Henri Rene and his Orchestra

  • What's My Line?
    actual Rollercoaster closing recorded from television (MP3 format)

  • What's My Line?
    actual Rollercoaster closing recorded from television - this time with John Leonard "Johnny" Olson (b.5/22/1910 in Windom, Minnesota d.10/12/1985 in Santa Monica, California) announcing (MP3 format)

  • What's My Line?
    another version of Rollercoaster (not used on the show), this one with some vocals, recorded February 23, 1951, by Les Baxter (MP3 format)

  • What's My Line?
    unknown closing theme used on some shows in 1959 (MP3 format)

  • What's My Line?
    substitute closing theme (aircheck), Toy Trumpet (by Raymond Scott), a ragtime melody used on a few shows in 1959 (MP3 format); read the original lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell and Lew Pollack

  • What's My Line?
    Toy Trumpet, performed by Raymond Scott and His Orchestra, in MP3 format

  • What's My Line?
    another version of Toy Trumpet, also performed by Raymond Scott and His Orchestra, in MP3 format

  • What's My Line?
    yet another version of Toy Trumpet, this one by Jeremy Cohen (violin), in MP3 format

  • What's My Line?
    my own recording of a brief promotional excerpt of the Shirley Temple Toy Trumpet song (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, 1938) in MP3 format

  • What's My Line?
    a MIDI composition of Toy Trumpet by Ron O'Dell

  • What's My Line?
    a much shorter MIDI composition of Toy Trumpet

  • What's My Line?
    another ending from 1959 (MP3 format); cannot make out the music

  • What's My Line?
    aircheck of the Col. (Harland) Sanders (a Kentucky colonel) segment (MP3 format); originally aired 12/1/1963; broadcast shortly before the colonel's "mug" (to use his term from this episode) became so popular (panel did not wear blindfolds); the colonel arrived with his cane and usual outfit

  • What's My Line?
    aircheck of a mystery guest segment (MP3 format) featuring the great Louis Armstrong (b.Louis Daniel Armstrong 7/4/1901 in New Orleans, LA, and d.7/6/1971 in New York, NY) who, in trademark style, regularly wiped his face with his handkerchier; originally aired 3/22/1964; my late friend, Dave Failows (died in an automobile accident), had an aunt Jean (met her) who lived next door to Satchmo/Satch (a working class section of Corona, Queens, New York), was a close friend, and had a huge collection of his recordings (he signed in as "Satchmo" for satchelmouth)

  • What's My Line?
    original theme composition (1968-1974), "The Line" (by Bob Israel and orchestrated by Charles Fox) adapted for Wally Bruner's (1968-1972), the one I usually watched, and Larry Blyden's (1972-1974) syndicated version (Blyden had new theme in 1975), one of my favorite shows as a teen, in RealAudio format (regular panelists: Arlene Francis, brought back from the original show, and Soupy Sales); see the episode guide

  • What's My Line?
    shorter version of original theme (1968-1974), the one actually broadcast, with introduction in WAVE format

  • What's My Line?
    the closing for the syndicated show (this one an aircheck from a Larry Blyden episode) was taken from the same song used in the opening (MP3 format)

  • What's My Line?
    later theme with Larry Blyden (1975?) in WAVE format (air check, so turn up volume)

  • What's My Line?
    theme for the Who's Who? segment with Larry Blyden in RealAudio format

  • What's My Line?
    portion of the first British version of the show, "chaired" (British term) by Eamonn Andrews (1951-1962 on the BBC), in RealVideo format; Andrews was also an occasional panelist and, in 1959, a one-time guest host (replacing John Daly) for the U.S. version on CBS

  • What's My Line?
    opening to the British show (WAVE format)

  • When You're Smiling
    original theme for my ventriloquism act in MIDI format

  • When You Wish Upon A Star
    in MIDI format

  • When You Wish Upon A Star
    another version in MIDI format

  • Where's the Beef?
    this Wendy's commercial (in WAVE format), first aired in 1984, featured the elderly actress Clara Peller (b.1902 d.1987)

  • Where's the Beef?
    another version of the commercial (in WAVE format)

  • Who's the Boss?
    theme (MP3 format) for this series, starring Tony Danza (b.4/21/1951 in Brooklyn, New York), broadcast on ABC from 1984-1992; and here is a MIDI file

  • WHPC-FM (90.3)
    2005 reenactment of my popular 1974-1976 closing (after delivering the news) for this radio station (MP3 format)

  • WINS-AM (1010)
    aircheck (MP3 format) for long-running slogan of this New York City radio station (started in 1924, by Gimbel's Department Store, as WGBS; changed, after being purchased in 1932 by William Randoph Hearst, to WINS; switched to an all-news format in 1965; and now deemed the most-listened-to station in the nation; presented owned by CBS Radio which also owns WCBS News Radio in NYC); in earlier version, announcer spelled out WINS (and, announcing its owner, at the time, and coverage area, "This is W-I-N-S, Group W Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, serving New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, with all news, all the time"), but later, harkening back to its days prior to April 20th, 1965, as a "rock'n'roll" music station (as in this clip), it was pronounced as an acronym; and here are a series of airchecks from 1978 (WMA format)

  • Winston
    commercial in MP3 format (aircheck)

  • The Wizard of Oz
    Somewhere Over the Rainbow, one of my favorite Judy Garland (née Frances Ethel Gumm, b.6/10/1922 d.6/22/1969) songs of all time (WAVE format)

  • The Wizard of Oz
    Judy sings Somewhere Over the Rainbow a bit differently (MP3 format)

  • The Wizard of Oz
    Jukebox of MIDI files

  • The Wizard of Oz
    theme in WAVE format

  • WMCA-AM (57): The Music Radio Years
    one of the jingles (WAVE format) I remember (here is another one) from before (1960-1970; became Good Guys Radio in 1963) this NYC radio station switched to an all-talk format in 1970, then, in 1988, to a financial news format, and, the following year, to an evangelical Christian format

  • WMCA-AM (57): The Talk Radio Years
    this is from 1978 when WMCA was still talk radio, and I was a regular listener (WMA format)

  • WNBC-AM (66)
    aircheck (MP3 format) of my favorite hourly radio station identification (1970s?); featuring the talent of "Radio City" Bill Rock, who is currently a production voice for NBC-TV; WNBC, New York, is now WFAN, a sports radio station

  • The Wonderful World of Color
    the theme for a show (1961-1969), highlighting NBC's ability to broadcast in color (previously, it had been called Disneyland and then Walt Disney Presents on ABC), later renamed (1969) The Wonderful World of Disney, in WAVE format

  • The Wonderful World of Disney or Walt Disney Presents
    original theme in WAVE format, a version of When You Wish Upon a Star

  • The Wonderful World of Disney
    a later theme, also based on When You Wish Upon a Star, in WAVE format

  • Wonderama
    a song from Wonderama (MP3 format), when it was hosted by Sonny Fox (1959-1967), from which I won a Schwinn bicycle (in a televised drawing), later stolen (presumably by a boy named Benji); also received, at a park, an autograph from Fox in a children's book (to which he commented that mine was the only book he signed)

  • Wonder Woman
    theme (MP3 format) for this series, starring Linda Carter (née Jean Córdoba Carter 7/21/1951), which ran from 1975-1979 on ABC; and here is a MIDI file


  • Would You Like to Swing on a Star?
    by Bing Crosby (MP3 format); and here is the song by Frank Sinatra (MP3 format); and a couple of MIDI files: one (sequenced by Margi Harrell) and two

  • WPIX-TV (Channel 11)
    aircheck of the 1983 11 Alive theme (in WAVE format) from this New York City television station

  • Xena
    theme (WAVE format) for this syndicated Hercules: The Legendary Journeys spinoff (1995-2001) and parable; and here are some more versions of the theme:
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