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Old Time Radio Theme Music L

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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  • Lady Esther Serenade, The - "Waltz You Saved For Me, The" - Wayne King (m); Emil Flindt (m); Gus Kahn (w)
  • Lady Next Door, The - "Musical Snuff-Box (Op. 32), A" - Liadoff; Rosario Bourdon (arr.)
  • Larry Clinton [big band shows] - Signature Theme on various shows: "Dispy Doodle, The" - Larry Clinton
  • Lavender and Old Lace
    1. "Dream Melody, The" [from the operetta "Naughty Marietta", vocal title: "Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life"] (1910) - Victor Herbert
    2. Alt. 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) - "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
    1. Opening: "What Is This Thing Called Love?" [from the 1930 musical "Wake Up And Dream"] - Cole Porter
    2. Closing: "Hour Of Parting, The [L'Huere Bleue]" (1928) - Mischa ["Michael"] Spoliansky; M Schiffer; Gustave ("Gus") Kahn
  • Les Brown [big band shows]
    1. Signature Theme 1 on various shows: "Dance Of The Blue Devils" - Les Brown
    2. Signature Theme 2 [circa 1943] on various shows: "Leap Frog" - Joe Garland
    3. Signature Theme 3 on various shows: "Sentimental Journey" - Les Brown; Bud Green; Ben Homer
    4. Signature Theme 4 on various shows: "Shangri-La" (1946) - Carl Sigman (w)
  • Les And Larry Elgart [big band shows]
    1. Signature Theme 1 on various shows: "Heart Of My Heart" [aka: "(The Gang That Sang) Heart Of My Heart"] - Ben Ryan
    2. 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)) - "Dry My Tears" - Les Paul (pseudonym of Lester William Polsfuss)
  • Let George Do It- "Let George Do It" - Edward J. ["Eddie"] Dunstedter
  • Let Yourself Go [with Milton Berle] - "Eversharp Jingle" [aka: "Buy Eversharp"]
  • Let's Go Night Clubbing - "I Would Do Anything For You" [aka: "Anything For You"] - Claude Hopkins; Alexander Hill; Bob Williams
  • Let's Pretend
    1. Theme 1 (instrumental): "Allegretto, from "Fairy Tale"" (Maerchen und Volksliedchen, Opus 135, No. 2) - Karel Komzak II
    2. 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
  • Liberace Show, The
    1. Theme 1: "I Don't Care (As Long as You Care For Me)" - Wladziu Valentino ["Lee"] Liberace; Gerald E. Teifer; Gerald G. Gwimond
    2. Theme 2: Liberace Theme, The (adapted from the trio section of "Fantasie Impromptu" by Chopin) - Frederick Chopin; Wladziu Valentino ["Lee"] Liberace
    3. Closing: "I'll Be Seeing You" - Sammy Fain (m); Irving Kahal (w)
  • Life and Love of Dr. Susan, The - "Lyric Pieces, Book 3, No. 5 - 'Erotic' (Op. 43, No. 5)" - Edvard Grieg
  • Life Begins at Eighty - "Melody In F (Opus 3, No. 1)" (1850 - 51) - Anton Rubinstein
  • Life Can Be Beautiful - "Melody in C" - Don Becker
  • Life Of Mary Sothern, The - "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
    1. "What'll You Have? Pabst Blue Ribbon" (Beer jingle, to the tune of "Ten Little Indians") - Traditional Nursery Rhyme Tune
    2. "Life Of Riley, The" - Alfred Goodman
    3. "Life of Riley" (Radio Program) Theme - Lou Kosloff
  • Life Savers Rendezvous - "You're A Life Saver" (1935) - Ed East
  • Life With Luigi
    1. Opening Medley, "Part 1: Chicago" - Lew Pollack; Clare Sidney
    2. Opening Medley, "Part 2: Oh Marie" [aka: O Mari] - Edoardo Di Capua
  • Lifebuoy-Rinso Program, The [aka: "Tuesday Night Party", with Al Jolson] - "April Showers" [from the 1921 musical "Bombo" starring Al Jolson ] - Louis Silvers (m); Buddy G. De Sylva (w)
  • Light Of The World, The - "Light Of This World" - Clark ["Doc"] Whipple
  • Li'l Abner - "Li'l Abner in Dogpatch" - Don Marcotte
  • Lincoln Highway, The - "Lincoln Highway, The" - Jack Arthur
  • Linda's First Love
    1. Theme 1: "Romance" (Opus 44, No. 1) (1859) - Anton Rubinstein
    2. 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 - "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 - "Little Herman" [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] - "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 - "Little Orphan Annie" - Joe L. Sanders; Gus Kahn
  • Lone Ranger, The - "William Tell Overture" [from the opera, "finale" section] - Giacchino Rossini
  • Lonesome Gal Programme, The - "Lonesome Gal" - Walter Schumann; Jack Brooks
  • Longines Symphonette , The - "Moonlight Sonata, The" (Opus 27, No. 2) - Ludwig von Beethoven
  • Lora Lawton - "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
    1. [comedy]: "Funiculi-Funicula" - Luigi Denza
    2. "Beyond The Blue Horizon" [from the 1930 film "Monte Carlo"] - Richard Whiting (m); W. Franke Harling (m); Leo Robin (w)
    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)
    4. Sub-"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
  • 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 - "Luke Slaughter Theme(s)" - Wilbur J. Hatch
  • Lux Radio Theatre
    1. Theme 1 (1934 - 1954): "Lux [Radio] Theatre [Signature] Theme" Robert Armbruster
    2. Between-The-Acts "Interlude" - Louis Silvers; Rudy Schrager
    3. Open Theme 2 (1954 - 1955): "Lux Theme" - Rudy Schrager
    4. Close Theme 2 (1954 - 1955): "Lux Finale" - Rudy Schrager
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