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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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  • A & P Gypsies, - "Two Guitars" - Traditional Russian folk melody
  • Abie's Irish Rose- "My Wild Irish Rose" - Chauncey Olcott
  • Academy Award Theatre - "Opening Motif Sig" - Leith Stevens
  • Ace Williams, The Adventures of - " Poet and Peasant Overture" - Franz von Suppe
  • Action Theatre - "Concerto for Piano, in A Minor (Op. 16)," - Edvard H. Grieg
  • Adventure Parade [children's show with John Drake]
    1. Opening Fanfare: "Adventure Parade Fanfare" - John Marion Gart
    2. "Adventure Parade Theme [aka: "Adventure On Parade"]" - John Marion Gart
  • Against The Storm -
    1. "Ich Liebe Dich [I Love You]" - Edvard H. Grieg
    2. "The Song of Bernadette" [1943 film] - Alfred Newman
  • Al Jolson Show, The
    1. "Colgate Jingle ["Use Tooth Powder Ev'ry Day, Brush Your Teeth The Colgate Way"]"
    2. Opening: "I'm Sitting On Top Of The World" - Ray Henderson; Samuel M. ["Sam"] Lewis; Joseph ["Joe"] Young
    3. Closing: "April Showers (from the 1921 musical "Bombo")" - Louis Silvers; B. G. ["Buddy"] DeSylva
  • Aldrich Family, The
    1. "Who? (Stole My Heart Away)" [from the 1925 film "Sunny"] - Jerome Kern (m); Otto Harbach (w); Oscar Hammerstein II (w)
    2. "Aldrich Sub-Theme" - Charles F. Paul
    3. "This Is It!"[from the 1939 musical "Stars In Your Eyes"] - Arthur Schwartz (m); Dorothy Fields (w)
    4. "All The World's A Wonderland [aka: "Aldrich Theme"]" - Jack Miller (pseudonym of Nelson Cogane)
  • Alias Jimmy Valentine - "If I Should Lose You" [from the 1936 film "Rose of the Rancho"]- Leo Robin; Ralph Rainger
  • All-American College Show, The - "Alma Mater (We Love You Well)" - Norman Cloutier (wm); Vaughn de Leath (wm)
  • Alvino Rey [orchestra shows] Blue Rey & Kenneth Farrar - Signature Close Theme on various shows: "Nighty Night" - Leslie Bacon (pseudonym of Joseph M. ["Joe"] Davis)
  • Amanda of Honeymoon Hill- "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (1854)" - Stephen C. Foster
  • Amazing Mr. Tutt, The - "Amazing Mr. Tutt Theme, The" - Marlin H. Skiles
  • American Radio Warblers - "Tales From The Vienna Woods" - Johann Strauss Jr.
  • American Album of Familiar Music, The - "Dream Serenade" - Gustave W. ["Gus"] Haenschen (m); Alfred Bryan (w)
  • American School of the Air- "eonore Overture No. 3, The" - Ludwig von Beethoven
  • Amos 'n' Andy
    1. until 1943: Perfect Song, The [for the 1915 silent film "Birth of a Nation"] - Joseph Carl Breil (m); Clarence Lucas (w)
    2. from 1943-1966: Angel's Serenade - Gaetano Braga
  • Andy Kirk and His Clouds Of Joy [big band shows] - "Until The Real Thing Comes Along" - Saul Chaplin (birth name: Saul Kaplan); Sammy Cahn (birth name: Samuel Cohen); L.E. Freeman; Mann Holiner; Alberta Nichols
  • Arabesque- " Scheherazade" (a theme from the symphonic poem) - Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Are You a Genius? - "School Days (1906)" - Gus Edwards; Will D. Cobb
  • Armstrong Theater of Today, The
    1. "Fanfare & Opening, for Armstrong Theater" - Harold Levey
    2. "When The Organ Played At Twilight" (The Song That Reached My Heart)(1931) - Jimmy Campbell (m); Reginald ["Reg"] Connelly (m); Raymond Wallace (w)
  • Arnold Grimm's Daughter - "Andante Cantabile, First Movement Theme from the "Pathetique" Symphony No. 6 in B minor (Opus 74) [popular title: "The Story of a Starry Night"] - Piotr Ilyich ["Peter"] Tchaikovsky; Joseph Carl Breil (adapter/arranger)
  • Art Jarrett [big band shows] - "Ev'rything's Been Done Before" (from the 1935 film "Reckless") - Harold Adamson; Edwin Knopf; Jack King
  • Art Linkletter's House Party [aka: Pillsbury House Party] -
    1. "You (Gee But You're Wonderful)" [for the 1936 film "The Great Ziegfield"] - Walter Donaldson (m); Harold Adamson (w)
    2. "Pillsbury House Party Theme" - Muzzy Marcellino
  • Arthur Godfrey Show, The - "Seems Like Old Times" - Carmen Lombardo; John Jacob Loeb
  • Arthur Godfrey Time
    1. "Beautiful Dreamer" - Stephen C. Foster
    2. "Seems Like Old Times" - Carmen Lombardo; John Jacob Loeb
    3. "Trail of the Lonesome Pine, The" [aka: In The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia] - Ballard MacDonald; Harry Carroll
    4. "Pale Potomac Moon" - Arthur Morton Godfrey
  • Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts
    1. Opening: "Lipton Tea Jingle" [adapted from "Sing a Song of Sixpence"] - Traditional Nursery Tune
    2. Closing: "Seems Like Old Times" - Carmen Lombardo; John Jacob Loeb
  • Arthur Tracy, the Street Singer [aka: The Mystery Man of the Air] - "Marta (Rambling Rose of the Wildwood)" - L. Wolfe Gilbert; Rodriquez Moises Simon
  • Artie Shaw [big band shows] - Signature Theme on various shows: "Nightmare" - Artie Shaw
  • Atwater-Kent Hour, The - "Now The Day Is Over" [an 1865 poem, set to the Joseph Barnaby hymn tune "Merrial" (1868)] - Sir Joseph Barnaby (m); Sabine Baring-Gould (w)
  • Auction Gallery [aka: Victory Gallery; Radio Auction] - "You Are My Lucky Star" [from the film "Broadway Melody of 1936"] - Nacio Herb Brown (m); Arthur Freed (w)
  • Aunt Jemima / The Jad Hour (1929 - 33) - " Where Were You Last Night?" - Al Dubin; Harry M. Woods
  • Aunt Jemima [aka: Cabin at the Crossroads] (1933 - 53) - (circa 1943): "Dixie" [original title: "Dixie's Land"] - Daniel Decatur ["Dan"] Emmett;
  • Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories - "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms" - Irish Air: "My Lodging Is In the Cold Ground" (m); Thomas Moore (w)
  • Aunt Mary- "Dear Old Girl" - Theodore Morse; Richard Buck
  • Avalon Time - "Avalon" [from the 1920 musical "Sinbad"] - Vincent Rose; Al Jolson

 See also:
OTR Theme Music
Introductions and Theme Songs in Old Time Radio
This collection includes theme music and announcer voice-overs from more than a thousand Old Time Radio programs.

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