Pete Kelly's Blues (crime, starring William Reynolds)

     (NBC Primetime, 1959)

     [Jack Webb, producer/star of "Dragnet" (1951 - 1959 in 
      its first incarnation), was an fan of early Jazz; This
      series was begun the year Dragnet ended, and was a "pet
      project" for Webb set in 1920s Kansas City, home of early
      Jazz. This music is what may sound like to some people
      as "Dixieland" Jazz, and is usually associated with 
      New Orleans; But, oh well, Webb was a fan. He hired
      Dick Cathcart to lead an 8-piece group which played music
      backgrounds as well as to be seen on screen; William 
      Reynolds played a trumpet player in the group. Cathcart 
      also wrote the music for Webb's 1953 radio series by
      the same name which only lasted 3 months on the air; 
      The character "Pete Kelly" helped people in distress in his 
      spare time...this may have been a labor of love for Webb
      who probably deserved a vacation...but audiences found
      this historical indulgence a bit the
      TV series wasn't long-lived either.]
      The TV Theme below was originally written for a motion
      picture by the same name that Jack Webb produced in 1955.

Theme: "Pete Kelly's Blues"

     Composers: music by Ray John Heindorf (ASCAP), and
                lyric by Sammy Cahn (ASCAP)
               [professional name of Samuel Cohen]

     Original Publisher: Mark VII Music (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Mark VII Ltd. (ASCAP)
                        c/o WB Music Corp. 
                        a div. of Warner-Chappell Music, Inc. 
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date: June 30, 1955; EP 90 847.
     Renewal   Date: [not found]

          LP: "This Is Your Life" (1958)
               Von Dexter and his Orchestra
               Imperial LP-9051

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