John Davidson musical arrangements, 1964-1974

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Title: John Davidson musical arrangements
Collection number: PASC-M 41
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 38.4 linear ft. (36 flat boxes and 24 oversize flat boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1964-1974
Abstract: This collection consists of musical arrangements performed by John Davidson in a variety of contexts, including night clubs, television shows, and recording studios.
Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creator: Davidson, John, 1941-

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Davidson Musical Arrangements (Collection PASC-M 41). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography/History

John Davidson is an entertainer who was born on December 13, 1941 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Denison University, he appeared on Broadway and then landed a job as a regular on the variety series The Entertainers. He quickly became a familiar figure on American television screens, hosting different iterations of The Kraft Music Hall as well as his own eponymous variety show from 1969-1970. In the 1970s he was a frequent panelist on The Hollywood Squares and one of the recurrent guest hosts of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He also had numerous acting roles and in 1973-1974 he co-starred with Sally Field in the sitcom The Girl with Something Extra. In the 1980s he hosted a daytime talk show (again called The John Davidson Show) while also serving as a cohost of the primetime series That's Incredible! Throughout the years he has recorded several record albums and made numerous television appearances while also performing in live theater.

Scope and Content

Contains John Davidson's personal collection of musical arrangements intended for a variety of uses, including night club performances, television appearances (on The Entertainers, The Kraft Music Hall, The John Davidson Show, and others) and recordings.

Organization and Arrangement

The material is arranged alphabetically by title, with flat files contained in boxes 1-36 and oversize flat files in boxes 37-60. If the intended venue known, it is indicated in brackets after the title.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 964615 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Television music--Scores.

Container List

Box 37, Folder 1

Acting Segment [John Davidson Show]. undated.

Box 1, Folders 1-2

After Today [Name that Tune]. undated.

Box 1, Folder 3

Ain't Misbehavin' [John Davidson Show].

Box 1, Folder 4

Alfie. undated.

Box 37, Folder 2

All By Myself. undated.

Box 37, Folder 3

All I Need is the Girl [Club]. undated.

Box 1, Folder 5

All My Loving. undated.

Box 38, Folder 1

Alone Again, Nat'rally. undated.

Box 2, Folder 1-2

American Trilogy. undated.

Box 2, Folder 3

Anywhere I Wander. undated.

Box 2, Folder 4

Are We Dancing. 1963.

Box 38, Folder 2

Back In My Own Backyard [Kraft Music Hall]. undated.

Box 3, Folder 1

Back in Your Own Backyard [Kraft Music Hall]. undated.

Box 3, Folders 2-3

Banjo Medley 1968. undated.

Box 39, Folder 1, Box 38, Folder 3

Banjo Medley 1969. undated.

Box 4, Folders 1-4

Banjo Medley 1972. undated.

Box 40, Folders 1-2, Box 39, Folders 2-3

Banjo Medley 1974. undated.

Box 5, Folder 1

Banjo Medley Raindrops. undated.

Box 40, Folder 3

Beauty Contest. undated.

Box 41, Folder 1

Big Ed. undated.

Box 41, Folder 2

Big Mack [John Davidson Show]. undated.

Box 5, Folder 2

Blame It on My Youth. undated.

Box 5, Folder 3

Blowin' in the Wind. undated.

Box 41, Folder 3

Both Sides Now [Club]. undated.

Box 41, Folder 4

Both Sides Now [Record]. undated.

Box 5, Folder 4

Broadway Medley. undated.

Box 41, Folder 5

Bumper #1 [John Davidson Show]. undated.

Box 6, Folders 1-2

By the Time I Get to Phoenix. undated.

Box 6, Folder 3

California Bloodlines. undated.

Box 6, Folder 4

A Certain Girl. undated.

Box 42, Folder 1

Cheapy Charlie [John Davidson Show]. undated.

Box 7, Folder 1

College Medley. undated.

Box 8, Folders 1-3, Box 7, Folders 2-4

Commercials Medley. 1976.

Box 8, Folder 4

Country Roads Playoff. undated.

Box 42, Folder 2

Country Medley. undated.

Bin 8, Folder 5

Country Western Medley. undated.

Box 9, Folder 1

Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying. undated.

Box 42, Folder 3

Don't Take Away the Music. undated.

Box 9, Folder 2

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right. undated.

Box 9, Folder 3

Don't Think Twice Medley. undated.

Box 43, Folder 1

Eres Tu. 1974.

Box 43, Folder 2

Faces. undated.

Box 43, Folder 3

Fall in Love. undated.

Box 9, Folder 4

Farrah. undated.

Box 10, Folder 1

Feelin' Groovy. undated.

Box 43, Folder 4

Funny How the Lady Rules My Mind. undated.

Box 10, Folders 2-3

Games That Lovers Play. undated.

Box 10, Folder 4

Georgy Girl. undated.

Box 44, Folder 1

Good Old Country Pain [John Davidson Show]. undated.

Box 44, Folder 2

Guitar Medley [Club]. undated.

Box 11, Folder 1

Happy Heart. undated.

Box 11, Folder 2

Happy Time. undated.

Box 44, Folder 3

The Happy Time. undated.

Box 11, Folder 3

Hello Young Lovers. undated.

Box 11, Folder 4

Here I'll Stay [Club Act]. undated.

Box 45, Folder 1

Hey Good Lookin' [Colpix Records]. 1964.

Box 12, Folder 1

Hey Good Lookin' [The Entertainers]. undated.

Box 12, Folder 2

Hey Good Lookin' [Kraft Music Hall]. 1966.

Box 12, Folder 4

I Believe in Music. 1972.

Box 45, Folder 2

I Can't Give You Anything But Love [The Entertainers]. undated.

Box 45, Folder 3

I Couldn't Live Without Your Love. undated.

Box 45, Folder 4

I Feel Love. undated.

Box 12, Folder 4

I Got Love. undated.

Box 46, Folder 1

I Let You Walk Away [John Davidson Show]. undated.

Box 12, Folder 5

I Really Don't Want to Know. undated.

Box 13, Folder 1

I Want to Be With You. undated.

Box 46, Folder 2

I Want You, I Need You. undated.

Box 46, Folder 3

I Was Your Monday Night Lover. undated.

Box 46, Folder 4

I Wonder as I Wander [The Entertainers]. undated.

Box 13, Folder 2

Ice Skating [John Davidson Christmas Special]. undated.

Box 13, Folder 3

If Ever I Should Leave You. undated.

Box 13, Folder 4

If I Were a Carpenter. undated.

Box 13, Folder 5

If She Walked into My Life. undated.

Box 47, Folder 1

I'll Take Romance [Club]. undated.

Box 47, Folder 2

I'll Take Romance [Colpix Records]. 1964.

Box 13, Folder 6

I'm Just a Streaker for Your Love. undated.

Box 47, Folder 3

I'm Not Yours, You're Not Mine. undated.

Box 47, Folder 4

I'm the Man Who Loves You. undated.

Box 48, Folder 1

The Impossible Star. undated.

Box 13, Folder 7

In a Bottle. undated.

Box 48, Folder 2

In a Song. undated.

Box 48, Folder 3

Joey [The Entertainers]. undated.

Box 48, Folder 4

Johnny One Note [Club]. undated.

Box 49, Folder 1

Johnny Overture. undated.

Box 14, Folder 1

Just as Much as Ever. undated.

Box 49, Folder 2

Just Imagine [The Entertainers]. undated.

Box 49, Folder 3

Just in Time [The Entertainers]. undated.

Box 14, Folders 2-3

Just One of Those Songs [John Davidson Show].

Box 50, Folder 1

Kansas City [Club]. undated.

Box 14, Folder 4

Let It Shine [John Davidson Show]. undated.

Box 14, Folder 5

Little Drummer Boy [John Davidson Christmas Special]. undated.

Box 15, Folder 1

Lonely Time of Year. undated.

Box 15, Folder 2

Love Is Blue. undated.

Box 50, Folder 2

Love Me Forever [Colpix Records]. 1964.

Box 15, Folder 3-4

Love Medley. undated.

Box 50, Folder 3

Love Story [Club]. undated.

Box 15, Folder 5

Maggie Blues [John Davidson Show]. undated.

Box 15, Folder 6

Maggie Blues [Kraft Music Hall]. 1966.

Box 50, Folder 4

Mahogany. undated.

Box 16, Folders 1-2

Mame. undated.

Box 16, Folders 3-4

Maria. undated.

Box 17, Folder 1

Meditation. undated.

Box 17, Folder 2

Meetin' Here Tonight [Kraft Music Hall]. 1966.

Box 17, Folder 3

Mention My Name in Sheboygan [Kraft Music Hall]. 1966.

Box 17, Folder 4

Michelle. undated.

Box 18, Folders 1-3

Minstrel Medley. undated.

Box 51, Folder 1

Minstrel Medley [John Davidson Show]. undated.

Box 51, Folder 2

Moonlight in Vermont [The Entertainers]. undated.

Box 51, Folder 3

More. undated.

Box 52, Folder 1

The More I See You. undated.

Box 19, Folders 1-2

Movie Medley. undated.

Box 19, Folder 3

The Musiclue Revue. 1975.

Box 20, Folder 1

My Baby Just Cares for Me [Kraft Music Hall]. 1966.

Box 52, Folder 1

My Cherie Amour. undated.

Box 20, Folder 2

My Cherie Amour [Club]. undated.

Box 20, Folder 3

My Cup Runneth Over. undated.

Box 20, Folder 4

My Way. undated.

Box 52, Folder 3

Ode to a Background Singer [John Davidson Show]. undated.

Box 21, Folder 1

Oh What a Night [John Davidson Show]. undated.

Box 21, Folders 2-4

Oklahoma. undated.

Box 22, Folder 1

Old Fashioned Love Song. undated.

Box 53, Folder 1

Once in a Lifetime [Club]. undated.

Box 53, Folder 2

Once in a Lifetime [Colpix Records]. 1964.

Box 53, Folder 3

Once in My Life. undated.

Box 22, Folder 2

One Bell Less to Answer. undated.

Box 22, Folder 3

Opening. 1969.

Box 22, Folder 4

Opening [Tahoe]. 1974.

Box 22, Folder 5

Opening - You and Me Babe - Happy Together. undated.

Box 53, Folder 4

The Orange and the Black. undated.

Box 53, Folder 5

Orange-Colored Sky [The Entertainers]. undated.

Box 22, Folder 6

The Other Woman. undated.

Box 54, Folder 1

Overture 74. 1974.

Box 23, Folder 1

Proud Mary. undated.

Box 23, Folders 2-3

Raindrops Keep Fallin'. undated.

Box 54, Folder 2

Raindrops Keep Fallin' [Club]. undated.

Box 54, Folder 3

Rainy Days and Mondays [John Davidson Show]. undated.

Box 23, Folder 4

Reach Out and Touch. undated.

Box 23, Folder 5

Read My Mind Medley. undated.

Box 55, Folder 1

Release Me. undated.

Box 23, Folder 6

Release Me Polka. undated.

Box 23, Folder 7

Rich Little Play On [John Davidson Show]. undated.

Box 55, Folder 2

Rose Garden. undated.

Box 24, Folder 1

Run to Him. 1964.

Box 55, Folder 3

San Francisco Bay Banjo. 1966.

Box 24, Folder 2

San Francisco Bay Blues. 1965.

Box 24, Folder 3

San Francisco Bay Blues. 1966.

Box 25, Folder 1

Say It Again. undated.

Box 25, Folder 2

Say It Again Short Version. undated.

Box 25, Folder 3

She's My Love [The Entertainers]. undated.

Box 25, Folder 4

Sing a Summer Song. undated.

Box 55, Folder 4

Sing Bows. undated.

Box 55, Folder 5

Smell the Roses. undated.

Box 25, Folder 5

Snowbound. undated.

Box 26, Folder 1

Somethin' Stupid. 1969.

Box 26, Folder 2

Somewhere My Love. undated.

Box 26, Folder 3

Songs of the 60's Medley [Kraft Music Hall]. 1966.

Box 26, Folder 4

Songs Thru the Years. undated.

Box 26, Folder 5

Sound of Silence [Kraft Music Hall]. 1968.

Box 26, Folder 6

Stardust [Kraft Music Hall]. 1966.

Box 27, Folder 1

Stormy. undated.

Box 27, Folder 2

Strangers in the Night [Club]. undated.

Box 27, Folder 3

A Summer Place [Kraft Music Hall]. 1966.

Box 28, Folder 1

Sunny. 1968.

Box 28, Folder 2

Sunny Afternoon. undated.

Box 28, Folder 3

Sunshine [Club]. 1969.

Box 28, Folders 4-5

Superstar Medley. undated.

Box 29, Folder 1

Suzanne [Kraft Music Hall]. 1968.

Box 29, Folder 2

Swing Down. 1966.

Box 56, Folder 1

Tacky Fanfare [John Davidson Show]. undated.

Box 29, Folder 3

A Taste of Honey. undated.

Box 29, Folder 4

Tenderly [John Davidson Show]. undated.

Box 30, Folder 1

That's Life. undated.

Box 30, Folder 2

Then I'll Be Happy. undated.

Box 30, Folder 3

Then I'll Be Tired of You. undated.

Box 30, Folder 4

There'll Be Some Changes. undated.

Box 30, Folder 5

They Call the Wind Maria [Kraft Music Hall]. 1966.

Box 31, Folder 1

This Guy's in Love [Kraft Music Hall]. undated.

Box 31, Folder 2

This Is My Beloved. undated.

Box 31, Folder 3

This Land Is Your Land [John Davidson Show]. undated.

Box 31, Folder 4

This Little Light [Club]. undated.

Box 56, Folder 2

Those Were the Days [Club]. 1968.

Box 31, Folder 5

Tie a Yellow Ribbon. undated.

Box 56, Folder 3

Time After Time. 1967.

Box 32, Folder 1

A Time for Us. 1969.

Box 56, Folder 4

Touch Me. undated.

Box 32, Folder 2

Try to Remember. undated.

Box 32, Folder 3

Turn Around. undated.

Box 57, Folder 1

TV Medley. undated.

Box 33, Folder 1

Up Up & Away. undated.

Box 33, Folder 2

Valley of the Dolls Theme. undated.

Box 57, Folder 2

Vegas Opening 1969. undated.

Box 33, Folder 3

Visions of Sugar Plums. undated.

Box 57, Folder 3

Walk on Over [John Davidson Show]. undated.

Box 33, Folder 4

Walk Right Back. undated.

Box 33, Folder 5

Walkin' Happy [John Davidson Show]. undated.

Box 34, Folder 1

Walkin' My Baby Back Home [Kraft Music Hall]. 1965-1966.

Box 34, Folder 2

Walkin' on New Grass. undated.

Box 57, Folder 4

The Way I Am. undated.

Box 57, Folder 5

The Way We Were. 1974.

Box 57, Folder 6

The Way You Look Tonight [The Entertainers]. undated.

Box 34, Folder 3

We Had It All. undated.

Box 57, Folder 7

Welfare Line [Kraft Music Hall]. 1966.

Box 34, Folder 4

What Did I Have. 1966.

Box 58, Folder 1

What Did I Have That I Don't Have? [Club]. undated.

Box 58, Folder 2

What Is a Woman. undated.

Box 34, Folder 5

What Makes a Woman Run. undated.

Box 58, Folder 3

What Now, My Love. undated.

Box 58, Folder 4

What Will I Tell the Kids. undated.

Box 59, Folder 1

When You Smile. undated.

Box 59, Folder 2

Who Am I. undated.

Box 59, Folder 3

Who Will Buy. undated.

Box 35, Folder 1

Windmills. undated.

Box 35, Folder 2

Woman, Woman [Columbia Records]. undated.

Box 60, Folder 1

Yesterday [Club]. undated.

Box 35, Folder 3

Yesterday I Heard the Rain. 1969.

Box 35, Folder 4

You and I. undated.

Box 36, Folder 1

You Are So Beautiful. undated.

Box 36, Folders 2-3

You Light Up My Life. undated.

Box 60, Folder 2

You Light Up My Life [Club]. undated.

Box 36, Folder 4

You Made Me Love You [Dean Martin Show]. undated.

Box 60, Folder 3

You'll Never Walk Alone. undated.

Box 60, Folder 4

You're Gonna Love Yourself. undated.

Box 60, Folder 5

You're Nice People. undated.

Box 36, Folder 5

You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You. undated.

Box 60, Folder 6

You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You. 1971.