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S02E08: You’re In the Army Now (Part 1)

4/15/2017
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This episode, packed with 34 opening and closing theme tunes, will focus on the theme music of seven representative military sitcoms from the 1950s up to the present, some of them well-known, some of them forgotten. Here are the series and theme tunes included in this episode: YOU’LL NEVER GET RICH/THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW/SERGEANT BILCO (1955-1959) 1955-1959 […]

Duration: 01:08:12


TURBO TUNE #1: CPO SHARKEY

4/6/2017
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To commemorate the extraordinary life and career of comedian Don Rickles, who died today at age 90, I’m posting this TUBE TUNES TURBO TUNE episode about the TV series for which he’ll probably be best remembered: CPO SHARKEY, which ran on NBC from 1976 to 1978. The theme music for CPO SHARKEY was composed by […]

Duration: 00:07:22


S02E07: Please ‘B’ Mine (repaired)

3/28/2017
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This episode, packed with 46 opening and closing theme tunes, will focus on the theme music to seven series, each from a different decade from the 1950s up to the present, and all of them with titles beginning with the letter B. Here are the series and theme tunes included in this episode: BLONDIE (1957) […]

Duration: 01:22:38


S02E06: The A’s Have It

3/19/2017
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Brought to you by the letter A, this episode will focus on the theme music to seven series, each from a different decade from the 1950s up to the present, and all of them with titles beginning with A. Here are the series included in this episode: THE ABBOTT AND COSTELLO SHOW (1952-1954) [1952-1953 opening […]

Duration: 00:55:34


S02E05: The Earle Hagen Themeography

1/30/2017
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In this episode, I briefly explore 20 classic television series from the 1950s through the 1980s with memorable theme music composed and/or co-composed by prolific theme tune writer Earle Hagen. Here are the series included in this episode: MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY/THE DANNY THOMAS SHOW (1953-1964) [1956-1964 opening main titles: an arrangement of “Londonderry Air,” a.k.a. “Danny […]

Duration: 01:24:31


S02E04: Best of the Millennium

1/21/2017
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In this episode I present eight Emmy-winning theme tunes (along with lots of trivia) from seven selected series that aired during the New Millennium (between 1999 and the present). Here are the shows and theme music featured: THE WEST WING (1999-2006) [1999-2000 opening and closing main titles] [2000-2006 opening and closing main titles] Winner of Prime Time Emmy for […]

Duration: 00:45:54


S02E03: Games People Play (Part 1)

1/16/2017
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In this episode I present series synopses and theme music of five of the most popular game shows to air on American daytime and prime time television, starting with the few venerable game shows that are still running today. Here are the five shows (and 26 themes) I’m featuring: THE PRICE IS RIGHT (1956-1965; 1972-present) [1956-1961 Weekly Nighttime […]

Duration: 01:08:45


S02E02: Cable Hits (Part 1) – HBO

12/9/2016
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In this extra-length episode, I briefly explore 22 of the most popular and well-known series that aired as original programming on Home Box Office, or HBO as it is now known. I explore their stories, their stars, and their impact on both the pay and free TV landscape. And of course I present information about each series’ theme music […]

Duration: 01:37:14


S02E01: Go West, Old Man – Adult Westerns of the 1950s (Part 2)

11/4/2016
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“S02E01: Go West, Old Man – Adult Westerns of the 1950s (Part 2)” In this episode, a sequel to S01E01: Go West, Old Man – Adult Westerns of the 1950s (Part 1), I explore ten more adult-oriented western dramas from the 1950s. I’ll explore their stories, their stars, their impact on the western genre, and of […]

Duration: 01:03:03


Episode 9: Out of This World – Science Fiction Themes (Part 1)

4/26/2016
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"Episode 9: Out of This World - Science Fiction Themes (Part 1)" In this episode, I explore some iconic theme music from science fiction series set (as a whole or in part) within the outer reaches of space. I'll leave other supernatural shows such as THE TWILIGHT ZONE, THE X-FILES and even LOST to a future episode of TUBE TUNES. In this episode I'll be looking at six well-known TV space dramas, one representative series from each decade from the 1950s to the 2000s; I'll explore their...

Duration: 00:21:43


Episode 8: The Mike Post Legacy

3/29/2016
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"Episode 8: The Mike Post Legacy" Another Super-Sized Episode! In this double-length episode, I explore the long and prolific career of TV theme composer extraordinaire, Mike Post. His influence onTV theme music cannot be underestimated, beginning with his collaborationwith his longtime partner Pete Carpenter(1973-1986), and then on up to his stellar solo career as a theme composerthereafter. This surveys coversall 51 of the showsin which Mike Post composed or co-composed the theme music,...

Duration: 00:41:16


Episode 7: Cathode Ray Memories

3/20/2016
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"Episode 7: Cathode Ray Memories" In this regular-length episode, I wax nostalgic about my earliest and most influential television memories, and how what I watched impacted my sense of humor, my appreciation of drama and music, my love of animals, and my general outlook on life.Of course thetheme music for the shows I discuss are included, many of them presented in stereo, as well as a brief synopses of the shows. This survey includes the following themes: THE TWILIGHT ZONE(1959-1964)...

Duration: 00:13:39


Episode 6: Prime Time ‘Toons

2/28/2016
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"Episode 6: Prime Time 'Toons" Another Super-Sized Episode! In this double-length episode packed with theme music, many of them presented in stereo, the broadcast histories, stars and (of course) the TV theme music of 40 animated broadcast network series from 1960 to the presentare explored. Here is the layout for this extended episode: FEATURED SERIES #1: THE FLINTSTONES(1960-1966) [season 1-2 opening][season 1-2 closing][season 3-6 opening][season 3-6 closing] -Commercial Break-...

Duration: 00:39:19


Episode 5: Who Loves Ya, Baby? Detectives of the 1970s (Part 1)

1/24/2016
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"Episode 5: Who Loves Ya, Baby? Detectives of the 1970s (Part 1)" Super-Sized Episode! In this double-length episode packed with theme music, many of them presented in stereo, the broadcast histories, stars and (of course) the TV theme music of 10 iconic police and private-eye detective dramas that aired most of their respective episodes during the 1970s are explored. This survey includes the following themes: IRONSIDE (1967-1975) [season 1 opening] MANNIX(1967-1975) [season 2 opening]...

Duration: 00:41:14


From CHECKMATE to Spielberg: The TV Theme Music of John Williams

1/3/2016
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Episode 4 -From CHECKMATE to Spielberg: The TV Theme Music of John Williams In this episode, presented in stereo for the first time, the TV theme music of award-winning film composer John Williams is explored. Mr. Williams is best known as the musical composer for nearly 100 movies, notably those of director Steven Spielberg, for whom he has composed every movie except for two ("The Color Purple" and "Bridge of Spies"). His prolific musical legacy includes the well-known scores to "Jaws,"...

Duration: 00:18:54


A Wacky Week in 1965 (Part 2)

12/13/2015
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Tweet EPISODE03 – A Wacky Week in 1965(Part 2) EPISODE 02 and EPISODE 03of Tube Tunes explore the histories and theme music of elevenkooky sitcomsthat aired in a typical week 50 years ago (December 1965). EPISODE 02 covers six of the sitcoms, and EPISODE 03covers another five.Included in both episodes are the iconictheme tunesof each … Continue reading A Wacky Week in 1965 (Part 2)

Duration: 01:15:55


A Wacky Week in 1965 (Part 1)

12/13/2015
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Tweet EPISODE02 – A Wacky Week in 1965(Part 1) EPISODE 02 and EPISODE 03of Tube Tunes explore the histories and theme music of elevenkooky sitcomsthat aired in a typical week 50 years ago (December 1965). EPISODE 02 covers six of the sitcoms, and EPISODE 03covers another five.Included in both episodes are the iconictheme tunesof each … Continue reading A Wacky Week in 1965 (Part 1)

Duration: 01:01:46


Go West, Old Man: Adult Westerns of the 1950s (Part 1)

11/29/2015
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Tweet EPISODE01 – Go West, Old Man: Adult Westerns of the 1950s (Part 1) This episode of Tube Tunes explores the rise of the adult westerns in the 1950s by focusing on ten of them (Part 2 will cover another ten or so in a later episode). Included are the iconictheme tunesof each show, brief … Continue reading Go West, Old Man: Adult Westerns of the 1950s (Part 1)

Duration: 01:11:49


Introduction

11/29/2015
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Tweet EPISODE 00 – Introduction This episode (~7 minutes in length) will give the intrepid listener a flavor of what is to come in future episodes. Each episode thereafter will hit the feeds every two weeks or so, will run about an hour in length, and will cover around 10 theme tunes, their composers and … Continue reading Introduction

Duration: 00:07:19