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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Dick Powell Presents Four Star Television Productions



Dick Powell Presents
Themes From The Original Sound Track Of Four Star Television Productions
(Exactly As Played On Television)
Conducted by Herschel Burke Gilbert
Dot Records DLP 25421

From the back cover: Success through quality is Dick Powell's business. As a pop singer, as a dramatic actor, as a producer-director and, finally, as President of Four Star Television, he was determined to give the best, and he expected it to get him to the top. It did.

Thoroughly versed in all facets of music and picture making, Powell was always keenly aware of the dramatic entertainment value of picture music, that peculiar medium which can enhance or distract, delight or distress, and subtly up-or down-grade a show by its own quality.

Looking for the man to whom to give the responsibility for the musical quality of Four Star Television series, Powell's attention fastened on Herschel Burke Gilbert who, after some thirty motion picture scores and three Academy Award nominations, attained an unusually enthusiastic audience response with his unique music treatment of "The Rifleman" series. Thomas J. McDermott, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Four Star Television, to whom Powell entrusted the destiny of the Company, agreed and Gilbert accepted the position of Executive Music Director, bringing with him his long-time associate, Alfred Perry, to help him supervise and manage the quickly expanding program of Four Star Television.

This album presents some of the themes created under Gilbert's music directorship by an ever-increasing number of motion picture composers. In line with studio policy, the roster of companies includes the recognized masters of their craft, as well as new talents, who were discovered and developed by Gilbert.

Soon the two music publishing companies which Gilbert runs for Four Star Television – BNP Music Publishing Co., ASCAP, named after Charles Boyer, David Niven and Dick Powell; and Four Star Television Music Co., Inc., BMI – will make available to the record buyer other suites, songs and dance tunes created for and first presented in Four Star Television series. – Herschel Burke Gilbert - Executive Music Director

Nervous - Teaser Theme from The Dick Powell Show
Dick Powell Theme from The Dick Powell Show
Target - Theme from Target: The Corruptors
Alma Mater and Fight Song - Themes from The Gertrude Berg Show
The Rifleman Theme from The Rifleman
The Detectives Theme from Robert Taylor's Detectives
Theme from The Law And Mr. Jones
Black Saddle Theme from Black Saddle
The Plainsman Theme from Law Of The Plainsman
Wanted Dead Or Alive Theme from Wanted Dead Or Alive
Theme from The June Allyson Show
Theme from Michael Shayne
Theme from The Tom Ewell Show
Theme from The Zane Grey Theatre

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favorite records I own. It is so cool to hear one of the songs in Stereo, you lucky dog!



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