Roy Rogers Show, The (western, with Dale Evans)

    (NBC Sunday Afternoons, 1951 - 1957;
     CBS Reruns Sunday Mornings, 1961 - 1964)

    [a continuation of the western adventures which were typical
     of Rogers previous work in B-movie western serials for Republic 
     and Monogram Pictures...
     In 1962 Roy and his wife Dale attempted to host a comedy-variety
     type show "The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show" on ABC-TV. But it
     only lasted 12 episodes (3 months). Viewers preferred to see Roy
     in the western adventure genre for which he was best known.]

Open Theme: "Roy Rogers King Of The Cowboys Theme "

    [aka: "Roy Rogers Open";
     aka: "Roy Rogers Theme";
     aka: "Jailbreak Theme";

     This action-adventure cue was used to open the very first episode
     in 1951 entitled "Jailbreak". It was tracked into the brief 
     Main Title action sequence and opening announcement for the 
     whole series, showing Roy Rogers galloping on his horse Trigger.
     Frank J. Worth had a long career. After emigrating from Hungary
     as a boy he played for silent movies, and did some scoring for
     radio dramas in New York. Later he travelled westward, and was
     hired as music director for midwestern radio stations.
     After arriving in Hollywood, he again found work scoring radio
     series including "The Adventures of Hiram Holliday", and the 
     Walt Disney nature series films during the 1950's.
     He was hired to supervise music for all 46 episodes of this 
     show, and still found time to compose for it as well.]

     Composer: Frank J. Worth (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Framil Music (ASCAP)

     2002 Publisher: Framil Music (ASCAP)
                        of Roseville, CA

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:


Sub-Theme: "Buttram Bonus Theme"

    [The title refers to Pat Buttram who played Roy's sidekick,
     oddly enough, a character also known as "Pat Buttram"]

     Composer: Frank J. Worth (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Lake Shore Pub. Co., Inc. (ASCAP)

     2002 Publisher: Lake Shore Publishing Company, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        of Fountain Hills, AZ 

     Unpublished Copyright Date: Feb. 19, 1959; EU 563 330.
     Unpublished Renewal   Date:


Close Theme: "Happy Trails"

    [aka: "Happy Trails To You";
     Verified as the THEME in the TV Guide article "What's The  
     Name of That Theme Song?" Feb. 19, 1954 on p.21]
     Composer: music & words by Dale Evans (ASCAP)
              [co-star & wife of Roy Rogers]

     Original Publisher: Paramount-Roy Rogers Music Co., Inc.
                            of New York, NY

     1978 Publisher: Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)

     2002 Publisher: Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)
                        of New York, NY

     Unpublished Copyright Date: Oct. 26, 1951; EU 254 313.
     Unpublished Renewal   Date:

     Published Copyright Date: Oct. 29, 1952; EP 66 306.
     Published Renewal   Date:


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