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Old Time Radio Theme Music F

Although OTRCAT.com does not have recordings of every series listed below, the following is
quick reference guide to old time radio show series, theme music title, and composer (when available).

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  • Family Hour, The - "Clair de Lune" [from the "Suite Bergamasque"] - Claude Achille Debussy
  • Famous First Facts (with Joseph Nathan Kane) - "Southearted Men" [from the 1927 musical "New Moon"] - Sigmund Romberg
  • Famous Jury Trials - "Ase's Death", from the "Peer Gynt Suite" - Edvard Grieg
  • Fat Man, The - "Fat Man Polka" - Bernard ["Bernie"] Green (psuedonym of Bernard Greenwald)
  • Father Knows Best - "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 in Peace and War, The
    1. "March from "The Love for Three Oranges"" [opera] - Sergei Prokofiev
    2. "F B I Theme" - Wladimir Selinksy (may be an adaptation of the Prokofiev theme)
  • Fibber McGee and Molly
    1. pre-1940: "Save Your Sorrow (For Tomorrow)" - Buddy G. DeSylva; Al Sherman
    2. 1935-40: "Ridin' Around In The Rain" [aka: "We're gonna ride, ride, ride"] - Carmen Lombardo; Gene Austin
    3. "Ha-Cha-Cha" [from the 1934 film "Caravan"] - Gustave ["Gus"] Kahn; Werner Richard Heymann
    4. circa 1940: "Wing To Wing" - Billy Mills
  • Fifteen Minutes With Bing Crosby - "Too Late" (1931) - Victor Young; Sam M. Lewis
  • First Nighter, The - "Neapolitan Nights (Oh, Nights of Splendor)" [from the 1926 film "Fazil"] - J. S. Zamecnik (m); Harry D. Kerr (w)
  • First Piano Quartet, The - "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" - 18th Variation - Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Fitch Bandwagon, The -
    1. "Fitch Shampoo Jingle", to the tune of "Smile For Me" - Phil Baxter
    2. [when Phil Harris hosted] - "That's What I Like About The South" (1944) - Andy Razaf; Phil Harris
    3. [when Alice Fay hosted] - "You'll Never Know" (1928) - Billy Rose; Arthur Franklin; Al Jolson
  • Five-Star Jones - "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] - "March of the Flit Soldiers" - Harry Reser
  • Flapper Wife, The - "Flapper Wife, The" - Karl Rupp
  • Fleischmann Radio Hour, The (with Rudy Vallee) - "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)
  • Florsheim Shoe Frolic, The - "Waltzing" - J. Oliver Riehl (m); Bill Gorman (w); Ed Gorman (w)
  • Flying Family, The - "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 - "Evening Prayer" [Abendsegen, aka "Children's Prayer"], from the opera "Hansel and Gretel" - Engelbert Humperdinck
  • Ford Theatre -
      1. Opening: "Ford Theatre - Opening Theme I" - Lyn Murray (pseudonym of Lionel Breeze)
      2. Closing: "Ford Theatre - Closing Theme I" - Lyn Murray (pseudonym of Lionel Breeze)
      3. "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)
    1. Ford's Sunday Evening Hour Of Classics - "Evening Prayer" [Abendsegen, aka "Children's Prayer"], from the opera "Hansel and Gretel" - Engelbert Humperdinck
    2. Forecast - "Forecast Theme" - Bernard Herrmann
    3. Forehan's Song Shop - "That's The Song of Songs For Me" (1915) - Wil Osborne; Joe Goodwin
    4. Fort Laramie Story, The
      1. Opening : "Fort Laramie Story, The" - Frederick ["Fred"] Steiner
      2. Closing: "Garry Owen" - Traditional Irish Air; Frederick ["Fred"] Steiner (arr.)
    5. Forty-Five Minutes In Hollywood - "Let's Play Make Believe" - Mark Warnow; Charles Chancer
    6. Foxes of Flatbush, The - "Park Avenue Fantasy" [vocal title: "Stairway To The Stars"] - Matt Malneck; Frank Signorelli
    7. Frances Langford Show, The -
        1. Opening: "I'm In The Mood For Love" [from the 1935 film "Every Night At Eight"] - Jimmy Mc Hugh (m); Dorothy Fields (w)
        2. Closing: "When It's Lamplightin' Time In The Valley" (1933) - Joe Lyons; Sam C. Hart; Herold Goodman; Dean Upoon; Curt Poulton
      1. Frank Crumit and Julia Sanderson - "Sweet Lady" [from the 1921 musical "Tangerine"] - Howard Johnson; Carlo Sanderson
      2. Frank Merriwell, The Adventures of
        1. "La Hoolah Boola [Hawaiian Ditty] (1897) (aka: "Yale Boola" (1901) and "Boola Boola") - Robert ["Bob"] Cole; William ["Billy"] Johnson
        2. "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
        3. "Frank Merriwell Theme" - John Winters
      3. Frank Morgan Show, The - "Man That Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo, The (1892)" - Fred Gilbert
      4. Frank Sinatra
        1. [signature song on various programs] - "Night and Day" - Cole Porter
        2. "This Love of Mine" Frank Sinatra; Henry W. ("Hank") Sanicola; Barry Parker
        3. "Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day)" (1942) Stephan Weiss (m); Paul Mann (m); Ruth Lowe (w)
      5. Frankie Carle [orchestra shows] - Signature Theme on various shows: "Sunrise Serenade" - Frankie (m) Carle (pseudonym of Francis Nunzio Carlone); Jack Lawrence (w)
      6. Frankie Masters [big band shows]
        1. Signature Theme 1 on various shows: "Moonlight and You" - Al Dubin; Kahn Keene; Frankie Masters
        2. Signature Theme 2 on various shows: "Scatterbrain" - Frankie Masters; Johnny Burke; Kahn Keene; Carl Bean
      7. Fred Allen Program, The [aka: Town Hall Tonight]
        1. Opening Medley, Part 1: "Smile, Darn Ya, Smile" - Max Rich (m); Charles O'Flynn (w); Jack Meskill (w)
        2. Opening Medley, Part 2: "El Capitan (March)" [trio section] - John Phillip Sousa
        3. "Mister Allen" - Alfred Goodman
        4. "Fred Allen's Alley Theme" - Alfred Goodman
      8. Fred Waring [music shows featuring his Chorus] - "Breezing Along With The Breeze" - Richard Whiting; Haven Gillespie; Seymour B. Simons
      9. Fred Waring Show, The
        1. Opening: "I Hear Music" - Roy Ringwald; Fred Waring; John M. Dolph
        2. Closing: "Sleep" - Earl Lebieg
      10. Freddie Martin [orchestra shows]
        1. "Bye-Lo-Bye Lullaby", Terry Shand; Jason Matthews
        2. "So Early In The Morning" [aka: "Early In The Morning"] - Traditional French-Canadian folk tune; arranged for Freddie Martin's Orchestra
        3. "Piano Concerto No. 1" - Piotr Ilyich ["Peter"] Tchaikovsky
      11. Freddie Slack [big band shows] - Signature Theme on various shows: "Strange Cargo" - Freddie Slack; Ray McKinley
      12. Freed Orchestradians, The - "Smile You Miss, The (1929)" - Raymond Hubbell (m); William Cary Duncan (w)
      13. Front Page Farrell
        1. "You and I Know" (from the 1937 musical "Virginia") - Arthur Schwartz (m); Al Stillman (w); Laurence Stallings (w)
        2. "Front Page Farrell" - Ann Leaf
      14. Frontier Gentleman - "Frontier Gentleman Opening and Closing" - Jerrald ["Jerry"] Goldsmith
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