Welcome to music by David Rose...

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

CALIFORNIA MELODIES "Meet Dave Rose"

 


"From out of the west to you," California Melodies features British-American music director and composer David Rose and singer Maxine Gray. David Rose is best known for his exotica, space age and cocktail hour recordings. His 1944 hit composition, "Holiday of Strings," went on to become the theme song for Red Skelton shows. 

California Melodies proved to be a fantastic venue to showcase many of Rose's great compositions. Broadcast from Hollywood, this large orchestral program is easy on the ears and lifting to the heart. For more music shows that are sure to please your ear, go to otrcat.com to hear and obtain broadcasts by Sammy Kaye on Sunday Serenade, Enchanted Hour, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Choose a Song Partner, Judy Garland or Lonesome Gal. The first episode of California Melodies with David Rose Orchestra aired on the Don Lee Mutual Network and featured singer Betty Jane Rhodes.  Betty_Jane_Rhodes  and Maxine Gray. maxine-gray.html

Aired: March 28, 1940




DAVID ROSE Composer, conductor

David Daniel Rose (June 15, 1910 – August 23, 1990) was an American songwriter, composer, arranger, pianist, and orchestra leader. His best known compositions were "The Stripper", "Holiday for Strings", and "Calypso Melody". He also wrote music for many television series, including It's a Great Life, The Tony Martin Show, Little House on the Prairie, Highway to Heaven, Bonanza, and Highway Patrol under the pseudonym "Ray Llewellyn." Rose's work as a composer for television programs earned him four Emmys. In addition, he was musical director for The Red Skelton Show during its 21-year run on the CBS and NBC networks.

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VIDEO...David Rose (June 15, 1910 -- August 23, 1990) was an American songwriter, composer, arranger, pianist, and orchestra leader. His most famous compositions were "The Stripper", "Holiday for Strings", and "Calypso Melody". He also wrote music for many television series, including It's a Great Life, The Tony Martin Show, Little House on the Prairie, Highway To Heaven, Bonanza, and Highway Patrol under the pseudonym "Ray Llewellyn." Rose's work in composing music for television programs earned him four Emmys. In addition, he was musical director for The Red Skelton Show during its 21-year-run on the CBS and NBC networks. He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the national fraternity for men in music.

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