Earle Hagen

Earle Harry Hagen (July 9, 1919 – May 26, 2008) was an American composer who created music for movies and television. His best-known TV themes include those for Make Room for Daddy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, I Spy, That Girl and The Mod Squad. He is also remembered for co-writing and whistling "The Fishin' Hole", the melody of the main theme to The Andy Griffith Show; writing the instrumental song "Harlem Nocturne" used as the theme to television's Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer; and co-writing the theme song to Tim Conway's Western comedy Rango.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 9th, 1919 (Chicago), Died May 26th, 2008 (Rancho Mirage)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-018421 10-in. 1/27/1938 How can you forget Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-018422 10-in. 1/27/1938 More than ever Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-018423 10-in. 1/27/1938 There's a boy in Harlem Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-018424 10-in. 1/27/1938 Annie Laurie Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-019617 10-in. 2/3/1938 Annie Laurie Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca DLA 1360 10-in. 8/4/1938 Meet the beat of my heart Ben Pollack Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca DLA 1361 10-in. 8/4/1938 Sing a song of sixpence Ben Pollack Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca DLA 1362 10-in. 8/7/1938 What are you doing tonight? Ben Pollack Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca DLA 1363 10-in. 8/4/1938 Naturally Ben Pollack Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca DLA 1364 10-in. 8/4/1938 So unexpectedly Ben Pollack Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca DLA 1365 10-in. 8/4/1938 As long as I live Ben Pollack Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hagen, Earle," accessed July 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106170.

Hagen, Earle. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106170.

"Hagen, Earle." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106170

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