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 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 for 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 9, 1919 (Chicago), Died May 26, 2008 (Rancho Mirage)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1948

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, trombone, conductor, composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 45 records)

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  
Victor D7VB-1309 10-in. 7/24/1947 Lazy countryside Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and orchestra leader  
Victor D7VB-1310 10-in. 7/24/1947 Too good to be true Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and orchestra leader  
Victor D7VB-1311 10-in. 7/24/1947 Julie Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and orchestra leader  
Victor D7VB-1336 10-in. 9/3/1947 Begin the beguine Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D7VB-1337 10-in. 9/3/1947 The Christmas song (merry Christmas to you) Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D7VB-1338 10-in. 9/3/1947 Good night sweetheart Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D7VB-1359 10-in. 9/17/1947 If I had you Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D7VB-1360 10-in. 9/17/1947 I'll dance at your wedding Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D7VB-1361 10-in. 9/17/1947 Carolina in the morning Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D7VB-1375 10-in. 10/14/1947 My sin Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D7VB-1377 10-in. 10/14/1947 Deep night Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D7VB-1810 10" 10/23/1947 For every man there's a woman Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D7VB-1811 10-in. 10/23/1947 Oh, how I miss you tonight Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D7VB-1812 10-in. 10/23/1947 Night and day Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D7VB-1813 10-in. 10/23/1947 The night was made for love Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D7VB-1818 10-in. 12/30/1947 Music from beyond the moon Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D7VB-1819 10-in. 12/30/1947 It was written in the stars Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D7VB-1820 10-in. 12/30/1947 What's good about goodbye Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D7VB-1821 10-in. 12/15/1947 Blue is the night Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D7VB-1834 10-in. 10/29/1947 Hooray for love Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
(Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hagen, Earle," accessed May 26, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106170.

Hagen, Earle. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 26, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106170.

"Hagen, Earle." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 26 May 2024.

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