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

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  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
  21. Lassie
  22. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
  23. Ballad of Davy Crockett (Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier)
  24. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
  25. Old Trail [Gunsmoke]
  26. The Lawman
  27. 26 Men
  28. Colt . 45
  29. Chayenne
  30. Bronco
  31. The Legend of Jesse James
  32. Hopalong Cassidy March
  33. The Everglades
  34. Adventures in Paradise
  35. Song of the High Seas [From Victory at Sea]
  36. Three Stars Will Shine Tonight [Dr. Kildare]
  37. Medic
  38. Burke's Law
  39. Highway Patrol
  40. M-Squad (Theme)
  41. The Detectives
  42. The Untouchables
  43. The Fugitive
  44. Checkmate
  45. Tightrope
  46. Mr. Lucky
  47. Bourbon Street Beat
  48. Pete Kelly's Blues
  49. Asphalt Jungle
  50. Blues for Mr. Broadway
  51. Johnny Staccato
  52. Somewhere in the Night [Naked City]
  53. The Twenty-First Centrury
  54. The French Chef
  55. Candid Camera
  56. Hooray for Captain Spaulding (You Bet Your Life)
  57. Angel's Serenade [Amos N' Andy]
  58. The Abbott and Costello Show
  59. Kooky Koo-Koo [Laurel and Hardy Laughtoons]
  60. Bubbles in the Wine [The Lawrence Welk Show]
  61. Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour
  62. There She Is, Miss America [Miss America Pageant]
  63. Holiday for Strings [The Red Skelton Show]
  64. Thanks for the Memory [The Bob Hope Show]


Product Details

  • Audio Cassette (November 5, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Tvt
  • ASIN: B000000GOV
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,771,405 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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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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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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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. (I'm sure this CD would be a treasure of memories for someone who grew up in the 50s)
I would not have purchased this CD at all, except out of the 7 Volumes in the series, it was the only one I didn't have, and I wanted to complete the set.
The entire TeeVeeToon's Television's Greatest Hit's Series has been discontinued. Anyone looking for these items will have to search used or collector's copies from AmazonMarketplace. Most sellers are asking outrageous prices for these CDs... I just kept checking back every week til I saw one post for less than $20.
Also, a note to any collectors trying to complete the set: There were a few releases of these CDs (especially Vol. 1-3) so album covers and spine lables may not match. Vol. 4-7 have a 3D cover and special jewel case. If you purchase this item USED there is a really good chance it won't come in the original jewel case so the cover will look a little weird.
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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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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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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'. Fortunately, it does have many great ones included too.

The themes sound quality range from OK to excellent, but this is an improvement over the first two CD's as far as sound is concerned. Also, some of the themes don't have the ending credits themes included, which would have been nice. Another problem is that some shows had different themes throughout their run and not all are included.

Over all this set is not bad, but be prepared for some disappointments. I own all 7 CD's from this set and many others, but for some reason some very cool themes aren't included. I've had to do some serious treasure hunting to find them on DVD's or VHS to transfer them to CD.

If you can find this at a reasonable price then buy it.
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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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