The Dinah Shore Show / Dinah Shore Chevy Show (musical variety)

    (NBC Primetime, 1951 - 1962)

    [Orig. title: "The Dinah Shore Show";

     Vocalist Dinah Shore hosted a Primetime musical variety
     program in one form or another for over 12 seasons; she was 
     a fixture during the Classic days of television;

     In the beginning, her show was only 15-minutes long, typical
     of block-formatted radio series and early television; Then
     in 1956 she was featured in a number of monthly specials
     sponsored by the Chevrolet division of General Motors; A 
     year later, in 1957, her 15-minute series ended and Chevrolet
     began sponsoring her in a weekly expanded one-hour format, 
     and their name was added to the title;

     She sang the Chevrolet jingle on the monthly specials and
     as her THEME song when the weekly show began being sponsored
     by Chevrolet; her recording was also used on radio and
     television spot commercials;

     Later she hosted two Daytime talk shows -- "Dinah's Place
     (NBC, 1970 - 1974)" and "Dinah!" (Syndicated, 1970 - 1980)]

Theme 1 (1951 - 1954): "Dinah", from the 1925 show "Plantation Revue"

    [the revue for which this song was written was a showcase
     for Ethel Waters; but it was the 1932 recordings by The
     Mills Brothers and Bing Crosby which popularized it;
     Other recordings followed by Fats Waller and The Boswell
     Sisters, and it became a standard of the mid-1930s and
     early 1940s;

     aka: "Dinah (Is There Anyone Finer?)";
     ASCAP title variations...
     aka: "Dinah Theme";
     aka: "Dinah And Friends"]
     Composers: music by Harry Akst (ASCAP);
                lyric by Samuel M. ("Sam") Lewis (ASCAP) and
                Joseph Widow ("Joe") Young (ASCAP)

     Orig. Publisher: Henry Waterson, Inc. (ASCAP)
                         of New York, NY

     1966 Publisher: Edwin H. Morris, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        of New York, NY

     1978 Publisher: Mills Music, Inc. [Old Acct.] (ASCAP) and
                     Morley Music Co. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: B & G Akst Publishing Co. (ASCAP)
                        c/o The Songwriters Guild
                        of Weehawken, NJ;
                     EMI-Mills Music/Old Acct.
                        c/o EMI Music Publishing, Inc.
                        of New York, NY; and
                     Morley Music Co. (ASCAP)
                        c/o MPL Communications, Inc.
                        of New York, NY

     Composition Date: 1925

     Copyright Date: 
     Renewal   Date:


Theme 2 (1954 - 1963): "See The U.S.A. In Your Chevrolet"

    [above is title as filed for copyright; ASCAP title variations
     aka: "See The U S A In Your Chevrolet (Chevrolet)";
     Verified as the THEME in the TV Guide article "What's 
     The Name of That Theme Song?" Feb. 19, 1954 on p.21]
     Composers: words by Leo Corday (ASCAP) and
                music by Leon Carr (ASCAP)

     Orig. Publisher: Chevrolet Division of General Motors Corp.

     1978 Publisher: [Not listed in the 1978 ASCAP Index of
                      Performed Compositions]

     2001 Publisher: [listed without publisher in the 2001 ASCAP
                      ACE Database]

     Copyright Date: July 23, 1948; EU 139 011.
     Renewal   Date: Nov. 10, 1975; R  617 115.


Close Theme 3: "See You Tomorrow, So Long For Now"

    [theme verified in the Ray Clark TV Theme collection]
     Composer: Allie Wrubel (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [listed without publisher in the 1978
                      ASCAP Index of Performed Compositions]

     2001 Publisher: Music Sales Corp. (ASCAP)
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date: Dec. 5, 1951; Eu 258 069.
     Renewal   Date: Jan. 5, 1979; RE -17-569.


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