Screen Directors' Playhouse (dramatic anthology)

    (NBC Primetime, 1955 - 1956)
    (ABC Primetime, 1956)

    [Began on NBC Radio 1949 - 1951 as "N B C Theater" aka: "Screen
     Directors' Guild" and "Screen Directors' Playhouse"]

Theme: "You Are Music"

    [Verified as the THEME in TV Guide article "It Seems To Me
     I've Heard That Theme Before" July 28, 1956, pp. 12-13;

     THEME credit also in Gelfand book "Television Theme Recordings";

     Music writer Frank Jeremiah Black was the music director of the
     NBC Radio network for 14 years (from 1928 - 1942);
     He originally conducted and composed this THEME in 1937 for the 
     NBC Blue radio series "The Magic Key of RCA". The following year
     Bernard Maltin wrote the first set of lyrics, and it was re-named
     "You Are Music."]

     Composers: Frank J. Black (ASCAP), 
                Bernard Maltin (ASCAP), and
                Al Stillman (ASCAP)

     1978 Publishers:  Sam Fox Pub Co., Inc. (ASCAP),
                       Larry Spier Inc. (ASCAP), and
                       Stillman Song Co. Inc. (ASCAP)

     1998 Publishers:  Sam Fox Publishing Co., Inc. (ASCAP),
                          of Santa Barbara, CA; and
                       The Stillman Song Company (ASCAP),
                          of Sunnyvale, CA
     2014 Publishers: W B Music Corp. (ASCAP)
                         c/o Warner-Chappell Music Inc.
                         of Los Angeles, CA;
                       The Stillman Song Company (ASCAP),
                          of Sunnyvale, CA
    [Registered under the original instrumental title,
    "Theme of the Magic Key"]:
     Instrumental Copyright Date: Dec. 1, 1937; EP 65 763.
     Instrumental Renewal   Date: Dec. 1, 1964; R 350 164.
    [Registered under the vocal title "You Are Music"]:
     Vocal Copyright Date: Jan. 24, 1938; EP 66 824.
     Vocal Renewal   Date: Jan. 25, 1965; R 354 321.
          45rpm single: Henry King Orchestra
                        (vocal by Sammy Schyler)
                        Decca 1767 (1938)

          45rpm single: The Four Aces
                        Decca 9-31081 (1960)

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