The People's Court (courtroom reality, featuring Judge Wapner)

    (Syndicated, 1981 - 1993)

    [one of the first courtroom reality series, it made famous the
     names of Judge Joseph A. Wapner who presided over the squabbling 
     parties, announcer Doug Llewelyn, and Rusty the was
     one of the longest-running syndicated shows ever lasting 12 years;

     In 1998 Ralph Edwards Productions attempted a revival called 
    "The New People's Court" which was short-lived;

    "The People's Court" inspired many other imitators that are still
     seen today with various judges dispensing "studio justice"
     a kind of verbal wrestling match that fascinates some people...]

Theme 1: "The Big One (Prelude)"

    [ASCAP title variations...
     aka: "People's Court (Sig)";
     aka: "People's Court Theme";
     aka: "Theme from 'People's Court'";

     This production theme from the British "Themes" music library
     included several cues with the same melody at different lengths;
     the track used on the series was the Prelude;

     As a background track it had a rather ignoble career -- appearing
     in several low-budget and soft porn films including "Malibu High", 
    "Misty Beethoven","Barbara Broadcast" and "Teen Lust";
     In 2000, Robert Shim Kirkland and Shawn Carter (known as "Jay-Z") 
     incorporated the recording using digital sampling techniques in 
     a rap dance hit called "People's Court" performed by "Jay-Z"]

     Composer: Alan Stanley Tew (British PRS/BMI)

     Original Publisher: Themes Music Library (ASCAP)
                           of London, England

     2001 Publishers: Themes Music Division (ASCAP)
                        of Associated Production Music
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     US Copyright Date:
     US Renewal   Date:

     Recordings: 1. [originally from the "Themes" British Production 
                    Music Library; now licensed to Associated
                    Production Music (APM)]

                 2. "DJ Clue presents: backstage-mixtape, music 
                     inspired by the film"
                     performed by "Jay-Z"
                     mRoc-A-Fella Records 314 546 641-2 (2000)

Theme 2 (1998 version): "New People's Court Theme"

    [ASCAP title variations...
     aka: "New Theme Open #2";
     aka: "Open '98";

     This was an adaptation of the original Alan Tew Theme 
    "The Big One (Prelude)" mentioned above]

     Composers: Alan Stanley Tew (British PRS/BMI), and
                Gary J. Rottger (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher:

     2001 Publishers: Rabar Music Co. (ASCAP)
                         c/o Ralph Edwards Productions
                         of Hollywood, CA; and
                      Virtual Interactive, Inc.
                         of Somers, NY

     US Copyright Date:
     US Renewal   Date:


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