"Harlem Nocturne" is a jazz standard written by Earle Hagen and Dick Rogers in 1939. The song was adopted by bandleader Randy Brooks the next year as his theme song. Originally written as a tribute to saxophonist Johnny Earle Hodges, Hagen confirmed that he was inspired by Duke Ellington's band, and he wrote the piece for Ray Noble Orchestra member Jack Dumont. Earle H. Hagen also composed memorable themes for The Andy Griffith Show, I Spy, The Mod Squad and other TV shows. Hagen whistled the folksy tune for The Andy Griffith Show. He died May 26, 2008.