This fragment is all that exists of Rose Room from the “America in Swingtime” radio broadcast
which has been publicly aired only once since its original broadcast in February 1941 – for a special
WNYC broadcast (and on internet) on October 3, 2012.
The recording begins with the last five bars of CC’s solo. Bars 20 thru 22 contain a remarkable progression
that was identically repeated a month later on one chorus of his second solo on the 13 March studio jam and again
on a 6 June aircheck. This is the phrase’s first appearance – it is present on all three 1941 versions but
not on any of the three 1939 performances (there are no Rose Room recordings from 1940).
The solo concludes with a striking D♭ triplet run followed by eight bars of the
Rose Room theme by the ensemble. MC Ralph Berton then steps up and brings on Goodman to introduce Flying Home.
The entire archived recording consists of:
Rose Room [partial] (last 5 bars of solo)
Flying Home (32-bar solo)
The Blues (24-bar solo)
The Sheik of Araby (no CC solos)
Body and Soul (no CC; ts, p, b, d only)
Gone With “What” Wind (24-bar solo)
Stompin’ at the Savoy [behind MC sign-off] (8-bar solo)
TT = 22:21
The Sheik of Araby and Gone With “What” Wind were released on CD in November 2001 on the Encore label
but the rest of the program has not been made available in any format.