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The following are musical notes for  the TV series' "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir," "Gidget," "The Girl from UNCLE," "The Girl With Something Extra," "Good Morning World," and "Good Times."

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  1968-1970 theme/scores

This successful series portrayed the ghost of a long-deceased New England sea captain (Edward Mulhare) haunting his former home, and now its new tenant, Carolyn Muir (Hope Lange, who won two Emmys for her performance).

Appropriately, the theme for this series conveys a 19th century yankee clipper flavor, with the ghost's seafaring background and bombastic nature prominent .

Dave Grusin also scored this series as well as providing the distinctive theme

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1965 - 1966 scores

Dave Grusin scored 16 of the 32 episodes of this Sally Field series which was based on the successful motion picture, but did not do the theme which was written by: Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller

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Girl from U.N.C.L.E.
1966 - 1967 scores

In addition to giving Jerry Goldsmith's famed “Man from U.N.C.L.E.” theme a fresh jazz sound for this spinoff series, Dave Grusin also scored several episodes, including the first one and the famed “Mother Muffin Affair.”

There is also a `soundtrack' album from the series (MGM - SE 4410) featuring a number of Dave Grusin compositions as well as his arrangement of the title theme.

NEWS UPDATE:    Music from "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. has also been included on the limited edition series of CDs brought out by Film Score Monthly titled "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."

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Good Morning World   
1967 - 1968 theme

Little trace remains of this Ronnie Schell series about early-morning radio, but Dave Grusin's theme captures the wackiness and good vibes of the show in a bouncy tune with fun overtones.

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The Girl With Something Extra
1973 - 1974 theme

Light and breezy, the theme for “The Girl with Something Extra” was designed to play harmoniously under dialogue between Sally Field and John Davidson, which  lays out the premise of the series, in other words, not to get too much in the way.

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Good Times
1974-1979 theme

Thought to be one of the catchiest of sitcom tunes, the theme from “Good Times” offered an innovative gospel pop approach - a flavoring which appears so effectively in Dave Grusin's work now and then.  With lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, sung at moments in tantalizingly garbled fashion, the song was also nicely covered by Diana Ross.

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Ghost and Mrs. Muir


Girl From U.N.C.L.E.
soundtrack" album

Good Morning World

The Girl With Something Extra

Good Times

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