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Old Time Radio Theme Music M

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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  • Hal Kemp [big band shows] w/vocalist Skinnay Ennis
    1. 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)
    2. Signature Theme 2 on various shows: "When Summer Is Gone" [aka: (How I'll Miss You When) Summer Is Gone] - Hal Kemp
  • Hallmark Playhouse/Hallmark [Radio] Hall of Fame
    1. Theme 1: "Dream of Olwen, The" [from the 1947 British film "While I Live"] - Charles Williams
    2. Theme 2: "Hallmark Hall of Fame - Theme - Bernard" ["Bernie"] Green (pseudonym of Bernard Greenwald)
    3. Theme 3: "Hallmark Theme" - Lyn Murray (pseudonym of Lionel Breeze)
    4. Theme 4: Hallmark Theme David D. Rose
  • Halls of Ivy, The - "Halls of Ivy, The" - Henry Russell (professional name of Henry Russell Olson); Vick Knight
  • Happiness Boys, The - "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 - "Happy Hollow (My Home Town)" - Woody Smith
  • Happy Rambler, The [with Irving Kaufman] - "Oh, Didn't He Ramble?" [aka: "Didn't He Ramble?"] - Hattie Bolton
  • Happy Wonder Bakers, The - "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 - "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 - "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 - "Harvest Of Stars Theme" - Bernard Herrmann
  • Have Gun, Will Travel
    1. Opening: "Have Gun, Will Travel Theme" - Bernard Herrmann
    2. Closing: "Have Gun, Will Travel [End Credits]" - John M. Leipold
  • Hawaii Calls
    1. "Hawaii Calls" - Harry Owens
    2. "Hawaii Calls" - Webley Edwards
    3. Closing: "Aloha Oe (Farewell to Thee)" - Queen Lydia Lili`uokalani (of Hawaii)
  • Hawthorne House - "Melody in G-Flat" (1905) - Charles Wakefield Cadman
  • Hear It Now - "Hear It Now" - David Leo Diamond
  • Hedda Hopper [aka: This Is Hollywood] - "Hollywood" - John Brunker ["Jack"] Meakin
  • Helen and Mary, The Adventures of [predecessor to Let's Pretend] - "Allegretto, from "Fairy Tale"" (Opus 135, No. 2) - Karel Komzak II
  • Henry Busse [big band shows] - Signature Theme on various shows: "Hot Lips""
  • Henry George [Cigars] Program, The - "Smoke Your Troubles Away" (The Henry George Theme Song) - Phil Cook
  • 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]
    1. Opening Medley, Part 1: "Goodnight Ladies" [orig. title: Farewell, Ladies] - E. P. Christy
    2. 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)
    3. "Henry Morgan Playon" [based upon "Buy Eversharp" jingle] - Bernard ["Bernie"] Green (pseudonym of Bernard Greenwald)
  • Her Honor, Nancy James - "Song of Youth, The" - Richard William Leibert
  • Hildegarde's Raleigh Room - "Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup" - Anna Sosenko
  • Hilltop House- "Brahms' Lullaby (Wiegenlied) Opus 49, No. 4" - Johannes Brahms
  • Hogan's Daughter - "On the Trail" [from "The Grand Canyon Suite"] - Ferde Grofe
  • Hollywood Calling
    1. "Hooray For Hollywood" [for the 1937 film "Hollywood Hotel"] - Richard Whiting (m); Johnny Mercer (w)
    2. "Hollywood Calling Theme" - Henry Russell (professional name of Henry Russell Olson); Vick Knight
  • Hollywood Hotel [with Louella Parsons] - "Blue Moon" - Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)
  • Hollywood On The Air - "Star Dust" (1929) - Hoagy Carmichael (m); Mitchell Parish (w)
  • Hollywood Open House
    1. circa 1947: "Hollywood Open House" - George Basil ["Buzz"] Adlam; Jay Milton; Henry Russell (professional name of Henry Russell Olson)
    2. "Hollywood Open House Theme" - Raymond A. ["Ray"] Bloch
    3. "Open House E T" - Lyn Murray
  • Hollywood Showcase - "Hollywood Showcase Theme" - Marlin H. Skiles
  • Hollywood Sound Stage - "Hollywood Sound Stage" - Alexander Courage
  • Hollywood Star Playhouse
    1. "Hollywood Star Playhouse" - George Basil ["Buzz"] Adlam; Jay Milton; Henry Russell (professional name of Henry Russell Olson)
    2. "Hollywood Star Playhouse Theme" - Jeff Alexander
  • Honest Harold - "Honest Harold Hemp" [re-cycled later as a theme for Mr. Magoo cartoons] - John Brunker ["Jack"] Meakin
  • Honeyboy and Sassafras - "Mosquito Parade, The" [from the 1902 musical revue "The Mosquito Parade"] - James Swope; Sylvester Swope
  • Hoosier Hop, The - "Down Hoosier Way" - Ruth V. Frank; Johnny Polce; Eleanor Smythe
  • Hoover Sentinel Concerts - "Love Song" - James Koestner
  • Hoppy (Synd, 1948-52) - "Hoppy" [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
  • Horn and Hardart Children's Hour, The - "Less Work For Mother (1936, 1974)" - William ["Bill"] Livingston; J. Russell Robinson; [Edwin H. Morris publisher - selling agent Chas. Hansen]
  • Hour of Charm, The
    1. Opening: "American Hymn (Of Liberty), The" - William Wirges
    2. Closing: "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)
    3. Closing: "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)
  • House of Melody - "House Of Melody" - Meredith Willson (m); John Nesbitt (w)
  • House of Mystery, The - "House Of Mystery" - John Marion Gart
  • Houseboat Hannah- "Last Rose of Summer (Is The Sweetest Song Of All), The" (1907) - Arthur Gillespie; Harry Sidney
  • Household Hour, The [aka: "The Household Program"]
    1. "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)
    2. "Thought For Tomorrow Segment Theme: Cradle Song" (1934) - Carl Hoeffle
  • Human Adventure, The - "Gaudeamus Igitur" - Traditional college student song (words from 13th-century Latin; music by an unknown 18th-century composer)
  • Hymns Of All Churches - "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
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