Anson Weeks (February 14, 1896, Oakland,
California – February 7, 1969, Sacramento,
California) was the leader of a popular west
coast dance band from the late 1920s
through the 1960s, primarily in San
Francisco. He made his first recording in
Oakland on February 7, 1925, but it was not
He formed his first band in 1924 and had
key hotel jobs in Oakland and Sacramento.
By the late 1920s he led a popular regional
orchestra and started recording for
Columbia in 1928. He garnerered favorable
attention in late 1931 on the "Lucky Strike
Magic Carpet" radio program. His vocalists
included Art Wilson, Harriet Lee, Donald
Novis, Bob Crosby, Carl Ravazza, Kay St.
Germaine, and Bob Gage. In 1932, he
signed with Brunswick and recorded
prolifically for them through 1935. During
this time, his was one of Brunswick's premier
bands and was nationally popular. He later
did a session for Decca in 1937.
Weeks was involved in an auto accident in
1941 and was out of the band business for
several years, starting up again in the late
1940s. He signed with the local Fantasy
label in the early 1950s and did a series of
dance albums ("Dancin' With Anson") that
were quite popular regionally.[citation
His songs include "I'm Writing You This Little
Melody" (theme song), "I'm Sorry Dear",
"Senorita", "That Same Old Dream", and
"We'll Get A Bang Out Of Life".
Wikipedia Biography - Anson Weeks
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