San Francisco's favorite dance orchestra in the 1920s and 1930s was Anson Weeks & His Orchestra. His name became synonymous with the Hotel Mark Hopkins, where he played from 1927 to 1934. These rare 1932 programs were recorded in a studio for use on radio. Vocals by Orchestra members Art Wilson, Pete Fylling, Bill Moreing, the Moreing Sisters (Margaret, Marianne and Gertrude Moreing) and guest Fred Scott. Recorded by McGregor & Sollie, 865 Mission Street, San Francisco. Announcer: Walter Bunker, Jr.
From the Collection of Jack M. Bethards.
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San Francisco's favorite dance band in the 1920s and 1930s was Anson Weeks & His Orchestra. He first became famous in 1927 at the Hotel Mark Hopkins on Nob Hill, where he broadcast frequently. His first commercial recordings were issued by Columbia. This was followed by contracts with Brunswick and later Decca. Most sessions took pace in San Francisco, and others were recorded in cities were the Orchestra was performing, such as Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. Weeks also made many, many electrical transcriptions intended for radio broadcast. Although the announcements (by Walter Bunker, Jr.) made it seem like the broadcasts took place at the Peacock Court of the Hotel, they were produced in the MacGregor & Sollie Studio on 865 Mission Street. In the 1950s he recorded for Fantasy Records in San Francisco.
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