Composer and orchestra leader David Rose was born on this day in 1910. He wrote "Holiday For Strings" in 1944, which reached #2 in the US. It also became the theme song for The Red Skelton Show, for which Rose was the musical director throughout its run.
Rose is probably better known for his song "The Stripper," which was a #1 hit for him in 1962. A list of some of the music is here.
3 thoughts on “Song of the Day: David Rose & His Orchestra, “Holiday For Strings””
This is a funky tune that I always picture Homer Dimpson running around happily, with his tongue hanging out, eating his home because everything is made out of donuts.
It does have that vibe, doesn’t it?
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