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In the early 1940's The Mutual Radio network's California Melodies proved to be a fantastic venue to showcase many of Rose’s great compositions. Broadcast from Hollywood's KHJ radio studios to affiliates all over the USA for Sunday evening listening. MORE OTRcat.com




David Rose Orchestra medley My Heart At Thy Sweet Voice, Dance For Harpsichord, Carry Me Back To Old Virginia. Maxine Gray Sings Do I Worry. The Orchestra with Mucho and Melody in F. Maxine with My Angel. Rose concludes with his Plantation Moods.


Episode 42 aired January 25, 1941 over the Mutual Radio Network from Don Lee studios in Los Angeles. David Rose Orchestra with Juanita, Years From Now and Sibelius' Valse Triste. Maxine Gray sings Don't You Notice. The Rose Orchestra with La Paloma, Brooding and Yester Nights. Maxine sings Frenesi and the Rose Orchestra concludes with Opus 6 Number 6 Jitterbug Fantasy.

CALIFORNIA MELODIES "Episode 32 January 1, 1941"


David Rose Orchestra with To A Wild Rose and We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together followed by El Manicero. Then Maxine Gray sings Can't You Tell. The Rose Orchestra with Dancing With you and The Bowery. There I Go by Maxine Gray and the program concludes with Menueto Antique by David Rose. The announcer is Bill Gordon. The Don Lee Mutual Network's KHJ studios in Los Angeles.


California Melodies aired from 1940 to 1942 and featured composer David Rose and singer Maxine Gray. The show was a huge orchestral production featuring Rose's music and was broadcast from Hollywood. The music was easy on the ears and quite pleasing and melodic. This episode from December 21, 1940 features David Rose's orchestra with The Gloming, Andalucia, Maxine Gray singing Up To Her Heart In LOve, The Rose Orchestra with The Irish Washerwoman, Waltz Vienna and Over The Waves. Maxine Gray Same Old Story. David Rose's Big Ben.



On Mutual Radio December 14, 1940. David Rose starts off with his arrangement of the Barcarolle from Offenbach's Tales Of Hoffman. Maxine Gray sings I Hear A Rhapsody. The orchestra plays Chiribiribin. Guest violinist Jan Rubini plays Kiss Me Again and When Day Is Done. Rose's original Brooding. Maxine Gray sings Rain On The Roof and the program concludes with Rose's Plantation Moods.