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Television's Greatest Hits, Vol.4: Black & White Classics

Various Artists , Television's Greates Hits (Series) Audio Cassette
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio Cassette (November 5, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Tvt
  • ASIN: B000000GOV
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,025,378 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Astro Boy
2. Roger Ramjet
3. The Mighty Hercules
4. The Gumby Show
5. The Beany & Cecil Show
6. Tennessee Tuxedo
7. Quick Draw McGraw
8. King Leonard & His Short Subjects
9. The Big World of Little Adam
10. Here We Are, Hop, Hop, Hop [Kukla, Fran and Ollie]
11. The Soupy Sales Show
12. Captain Midnight
13. Danny Boy (Londenderry Air) [Make Room for Daddy]
14. Father Knows Best
15. My Little Margie
16. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
17. Hazel
18. Whistling Bells [Our Miss Brooks]
19. Karen
20. The Real McCoys
See all 64 tracks on this disc

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inconsistent, but still great May 1, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Lots of fun, and I'm glad to have it, but can you really claim any artistic merit for the Roger Ramjet song?
Two other minor points: It's kind of silly to have The Wonderful World of Color on an album called Black and White Classics. Also, I was extremely disappointed in the Fugitive cut without the voiceover. Come on -- is your most vivid memory the music, or William Conrad's voice, " Dr. Richard Kimble, an innocent victim of blind justice..."?
Still, I'm glad I have it. Where else are you going to find Beany & Cecil, Captain Midnight, Soupy Sales, etc. A lot of old friends are here.
The words of Bob Hope's theme song say it best -- "Thanks for the memories."
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
Just simply the best music ever from the fifties and sixties nostalgia era of the history in television on this anthology ultimate collection CD album from every classic shows. Including TV's greatest hits volumes 1 to 7 right here!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant Collection of TV Themes November 22, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A great journey down memory lane. I remember most of the themes from the first five volumes of this set. After the mid Eighties, I watched very little commercial TV so the last two volumes of this set have little to offer me.

This CD is a step back chronologically speaking. It picks up material from the fifties and sixties. It also shows, rather convincingly, that the poor sound quality of the first two CDs was only partly the fault of a lackadaisical attitude on behalf of the producers. Even though the third and most of this CD show what can be done if you really try, it also shows that some aspects of poor originals can't be rectified.

"The Real McCoys" has equilization problems with both the highs and the lows. The resulting track has a very hollow sound. A few other tracks sound a bit off, but the problem sounds like a less than full range microphone was used to record the vocals; the vocals seem to lack much in either the upper or lower frequencies. See "The Everglades" and "Candid Camera."

All of these tracks seem to be the original themes from the several TV series.

Despite audio problems with a few of these tracks, this CD can be highly recommended for the purist as well as those who simply want a strole down memory lane.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TELEVISION'S GREATEST HITS, VOL. 4 DVD January 7, 2013
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I love old stuff. The music was just awesome for the time period and it takes me back to a better time. Would highly recommend.
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3.0 out of 5 stars TV's Hits, Volume 4 October 25, 2011
By Claude
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I was specifically looking for the "Naked City" theme. The theme is done beautifully. However, it does not play the entire theme. I was expecting the entire theme. Other than that, it is a great CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tv themes fan March 1, 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed all of the volumes of the televisions greatest hits. this one is for any one who like old tv theme songs.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Content (discontinued item)
I rated this item as "Just Okay" pretty much only because I'm 35 years old and these tracks are all from WAY before my time. In fact, I only recognized a few of them from re-runs. Read more
Published on June 14, 2010 by Jeffrey Michael Kent
It's hard to complain when your getting 65 themes in one collection, but this volume has some disappointing themes on it and also the missing voice over on 'The Fugitive'. Read more
Published on June 11, 2009 by ! MR. KNOW IT ALL ;-b
4.0 out of 5 stars Thanks for the memories.
This CD features 65 Television theme songs from the late '40s to the early '60s. Most of the more famous shows from this era appeared on Vol. 1 and Vol. Read more
Published on May 27, 2006 by Johnny Heering
2.0 out of 5 stars Not My Favorite!
A few years ago when I was in a TV theme phase I got all the Television's Greatest Hits CD's and most of the collection is good but I was disappointed with Vol 4, probably because... Read more
Published on December 5, 2001
4.0 out of 5 stars fabulous but what about...
I love it, but I really want is a CD of old TV COMMERCIALS! "Winston Tastes Good Like a Cigarette Should... Read more
Published on April 15, 2000
2.0 out of 5 stars This soundtrack doesn't offer the best clips
If this soundtrack had more clips that went with the themes to shows it would be of higher interest to customers.
Published on May 15, 1999
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