Television Themes: 16 Most Requested Songs

Television Themes: 16 Most Requested Songs

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The "Hill Street Blues" theme is from 1981, but otherwise everything on this compilation is from the '50s and '60s, the period that produced the television themes that are remembered the most fondly. A few of the most popular items in this mini-genre are here, including Flatt & Scruggs' "Ballad of Jed Clampett" (from The Beverly

Overview

The "Hill Street Blues" theme is from 1981, but otherwise everything on this compilation is from the '50s and '60s, the period that produced the television themes that are remembered the most fondly. A few of the most popular items in this mini-genre are here, including Flatt & Scruggs' "Ballad of Jed Clampett" (from The Beverly Hillbillies), Frankie Laine's "Rawhide," Desi Arnaz's "I Love Lucy," and "Green Acres" (sung here by Eddie Albert). Not all of these are the versions commonly associated with television broadcast: the "Get Smart" theme, for instance, is heard in a version by drummer Bob Crane. Yes, that's the same Bob Crane who starred in Hogan's Heroes, and in fact he also plays on the theme for that series, which is found elsewhere on the disc. The musical highlight is one of the more obscure themes, "The Rebel," recorded by Johnny Cash in 1959.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/31/1994
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074645360928
catalogNumber:
53609

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Crane   Track Performer
Lester Flatt   Track Performer
Flatt & Scruggs   Track Performer
Earl Scruggs   Track Performer
Johnny Cash   Track Performer
Percy Faith   Conductor
Frankie Laine   Track Performer
Rodney Franklin   Track Performer
John Williams [composer]   Conductor
Desi Arnaz   Track Performer
Eddie Albert   Track Performer
Fess Parker   Track Performer
Buddy Ebsen   Track Performer
Johnny Western   Track Performer
Ernie Freeman   Conductor
George Bruns   Conductor
Billy Liebert   Conductor
Felicia Sanders   Track Performer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Percy Faith & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Ray Conniff & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Elgart & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Norman Luboff Choir   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bob Crane   Contributor
Lester Flatt   Contributor
Earl Scruggs   Contributor
Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Johnny Cash   Contributor
Frankie Laine   Contributor
Rodney Franklin   Contributor
John Williams [composer]   Arranger
Desi Arnaz   Contributor
Eddie Albert   Contributor
Fess Parker   Contributor
Buddy Ebsen   Contributor
Johnny Western   Contributor
Didier C. Deutsch   Liner Notes
Ernie Freeman   Arranger
Ned Washington   Composer
Jerry Shulman   Executive Producer
Curt Massey   Composer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Contributor
Percy Faith & His Orchestra   Contributor
Ray Conniff & His Orchestra   Contributor
Elgart & His Orchestra   Contributor
Janet Perr   Artwork,Art Direction
Tom Tom   Arranger
David Wilgus   Illustrations,Cover Illustration
Paul Henning   Composer
Stu Phillips   Arranger
Norman Luboff Choir   Contributor

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