Dorsey Anderson

Blond vocalist Dorsey Anderson was a native of Woodbury, New Jersey. He later moved to California and attended Santa Monica Junior College. Anderson sang with Jan Savitt in 1938 and had joined Tony Pastor by November 1940, with whom he recorded.

Drafted in the summer of 1941, Anderson was stationed at Camp Lee, Virginia. He received a weekend furlough in early November to sing with Pastor’s band at nearby Washington and Lee University. Anderson was out of the service in early 1942, rejoining Pastor in March and April. He disappears from the historical record after that.


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  2. “Crooner and Bandleader Indisposed.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 11 Aug. 1938: 1.
  3. “New Recordings Are Announced.” Berkeley Daily Gazette 7 May 1941: 18.
  4. “Record Buying Guide.” Billboard 6 Sep. 1941: 68.
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  6. “Tony Pastor's Band at Plaza Monday.” St. Petersburgh Times 26 Apr. 1942: 23.