The Mohawk Showroom (musical variety)

    (NBC Primetime, 1949 - 1951)

    [aka: "The Morton Downey Show";
     aka: "The Roberta Quinlan Show";

     This 15-minute musical series week preceding the 8pm Evening
     News on the East Coast;

     On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, during the first few months
     the host was vocalist Morton Downey (Sr., not to be confused 
     with his son, who was a brash talk show host during the 1980s);

     On Tuesday and Thursday nights during this same period, the 
     show featured vocalist Roberta Quinlan with Jan August and 
     his orchestra; After the first few months, Downey left and
     Roberta Quinlan headlined the show all five nights after 
     that for the next two and a half years;

     a 120-piece chorus known as the "Mohawk Choir" joined them 
     during the holiday season on this series -- sponsored by the 
     makers of  Mohawk Carpets, and their U.S. distributor in 
     Erie, New York]

Theme 1 (for Morton Downey [Sr.]): "Wabash Moon"

    [this song was one of Morton Downey's recordings for RCA Victor,
     and his sometime Radio THEME as well]

     Composers: Morton Downey [Sr.] (ASCAP),
                Dave Dreyer (ASCAP) and
                Billy McKenney (Not-Affil.)

     1978 Publisher: The Bourne Co. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publishers: The Bourne Co. (ASCAP)
                        of New York City, NY; and
                      Larry Spier, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        of New York City, NY

     Composition Date: 1931

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Theme 2 (for Roberta Quinlan): "Especially For You"

    [theme title verified by contributor Donald Owen; this song
     was first recorded by the Orrin Tucker band in 1938, with cover
     versions later recorded by Vincent Lopez and Helen O'Connell
     with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra]

     Composers: Phil Grogan (ASCAP) and
                Orrin Tucker (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
                        of New York City, NY

     Composition Date: 1938

     Copyright Date:
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