Brought to you by the letter A, this episode will focus on the theme music to seven series, each from a different decade from the 1950s up to the present, and all of them with titles beginning with A. Here are the series included in this episode:
THE ABBOTT AND COSTELLO SHOW
[1952-1953 opening titles]
[1953-1954 opening titles]
[1968-1969 opening titles]
[1969-1970 opening titles]
ALL IN THE FAMILY
[January 1971-September 1971 opening titles]
[September 1971-1975 opening titles]
[1975-1978 opening titles]
[1978-1979 opening titles]
[1971-1979 closing titles]
[1986-1988 opening titles]
[1988-1990 opening titles]
[1997-2002 opening titles]
[2003-2005/2013 opening titles]
[2003-2006/2013 closing titles]
[2013-present opening and closing titles]
Also included is bonus theme music to FRACTURED FAIRY TALE and PEABODY’S IMPROBABLE HISTORY (both segments of ROCKY & HIS FRIENDS/THE BULLWINKLE SHOW), DRAGNET ’67-’70, MAUDE, THE JEFFERSONS, ARCHIE BUNKER’S PLACE, GLORIA, THE CRITIC, NORTHERN EXPOSURE, and DEADWOOD. And I’ve included vintage promos for many of the series featured in this episode, as well as some ads that my podcasting friends provided to me to promote their own great podcasts; be sure to check them out.
Many, many thanks to Zerbinator for his continued support. His encouragement and expertise are very much appreciated by me. You can find all of his fun-to-listen-to podcasts here, including my favorite, “Please Stand By.” And I’d also like especially to thank him for providing the opening and closing theme music for Tube Tunes; all of his fantastic music can be found here. And, again, thanks are in order for him for providing TUBE TUNES with the “We’ll Be Right Back” drops heard during the podcast. Thanks, Burford.
I would also like to again thank Rob “Flack” O’Hara and Sean Johnson for adding TUBE TUNES to The Throwback Network. It’s a great place to find just about any retro-themed podcast you can think of. Please check out the network here.
I also need to thank the Free Music Archive for the following musical artists and songs that were used in this episode under the Creative Commons License: “Jingle Time” and “Smiling Cars” by David Szestay, “Maybe” and “So Far So Close” by Jahzzer, and “Little Tomcat (Instrumental Version)” by Josh Woodward.
Finally, my thanks to Ferg of The Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast. His inspiration and dedication to covering every game cartridge ever made for the Atari 2600 (I think over 1000 of them!) is what gave me the courage to begin this podcast. And his continued support and promotion of TUBE TUNES on his excellent podcast is greatly appreciated by yours truly. Please, check out his podcast, even if you’re not an Atari 2600 collector; or at least visit his website here.
Next Episode: “S02E07: Please ‘B’ Mine” (available March 2017)