The Chesterfield Supper Club (musical variety, starring Perry Como)

    (NBC Primetime, 1948 - 1950)

    [The Chesterfield Supper Club had been heard on NBC network
     radio since 1944 -- in three incarnations with various hosts,
     including Perry Como as one of them. This TV series overlapped
     the later versions of the series on radio.
     This series was the FIRST of four regular primetime musical
     variety TV series hosted by Perry Como.

     The SECOND one was a 15-min. series following the news on
     CBS, also called "The Perry Como Show" with Mitchell
     Ayers and his orchestra (CBS, 1950-55), which see...

     The THIRD series was also called "The Perry Como Show"
     (NBC, 1955-59), which see...

     The FOURTH was "Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall" (NBC, 1959-67),
     which see...]

Theme 1: "A Cigarette, Sweet Music and You"

     Composer: Roy Ringwald (ASCAP)
     Original Publisher: Words & Music Inc. (ASCAP)
                         of New York, NY
     1978 Publisher: Shawnee Press Inc. (ASCAP)
     1999 Publisher: Shawnee Press Inc. (ASCAP)
                     of Delaware Water Gap, PA
     Copyright Date: April 27, 1942; EP 104 232.
     Renewal   Date: April 28, 1969; R  460 714.

Theme 2: "Smoke Dreams"

    [Another composition named "Smoke Dreams" was written for the 1936
     motion picture "After the Thin Man", with words by Arthur Freed and 
     music by Nacio Herb Brown. It is published by Robbins Music. There  
     is no connection between the 1936 movie song and this radio/TV THEME.
     Ted Steele was the bandleader of the first radio version of this program
     which aired on NBC radio from 1944 - 47.]
     Composers: John Klenner (ASCAP),
                Lloyd Shaffer (ASCAP), and
                Ted Steele (ASCAP)
     Original Publisher: Stept, Inc. (ASCAP),
                         of New York, NY
     1978 Publisher: Sherwin Music Pub. Corp. (ASCAP)
     1999 Publisher: Colgems-EMI Music, Inc. (ASCAP),
                     of New York, NY
     Unpublished Copyright Date: March  8, 1947; EU 47 822.
     Unpublished Renewal   Date: March 12, 1974; R 572 611.
     Published Copyright Date: May 15, 1947; EP 14 364.
     Published Renewal   Date: May 16, 1974; R 577 103.

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