Anita Boyer

Anita Blanch Boyer Dukoff, known as Anita Boyer (25 October 1915 in Carmi, Illinois – 17 March 1985 in South Miami, Florida) was an American singer of the Big Band Era, described by Billboard as "one of the music business's most proficient canaries". She was noted for performances with Tommy Dorsey (1939), Leo Reisman (1940–41), Artie Shaw (1940), Nat King Cole (1941–44), Jerry Wald (1942–43) and Hoagy Carmichael (1945). With Dorsey she helped popularize the song "I Concentrate On You", and with Reisman she recorded the song "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" for Pal Joey.

In the 1950s, Boyer became a songwriter, and she wrote songs such as "I Foresee In the Future" and "I Gambled with Love" with Paul Weirick in 1954. She finally settled in the Miami area with her second husband, saxophonist, composer, audio engineer and mouthpiece maker Bobby Dukoff.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 25, 1915 (Carmi), Died March 17, 1985 (South Miami)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-040979 10-in. 10/20/1939 All in fun Anita Boyer ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-042737 10-in. 9/27/1939 Baby, what else can I do Anita Boyer ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-044015 10-in. 10/25/1939 Heaven in my arms (Music in my heart) Anita Boyer ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-044016 10-in. 10/25/1939 Am I proud? Anita Boyer ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-044254 10-in. 11/24/1939 Darn that dream Anita Boyer ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-044255 10-in. 11/24/1939 Faithful to you Anita Boyer ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-044527 10-in. 12/28/1939 I concentrate on you Anita Boyer ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-044529 10-in. 12/28/1939 It's a blue world Anita Boyer ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-048798 10-in. 4/18/1940 It'll come to you Anita Boyer ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-048799 10-in. 4/18/1940 Latins know how Anita Boyer ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-048929 10-in. 4/18/1940 A Latin tune, a Manhattan moon and you Anita Boyer ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-048930 10-in. 4/18/1940 Clear out of this world Anita Boyer ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-051227 10-in. 6/5/1940 Have a heart Anita Boyer ; George Griffin ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra, with female-male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-051230 10-in. 6/5/1940 Shine on harvest moon [from Ziegfeld follies of 1908] Anita Boyer ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; The Tune Twisters ; Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-051231 10-in. 6/5/1940 Rose of Washington Square Anita Boyer ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-054651 10-in. 7/29/1940 Ferry-boat serenade Anita Boyer ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-054652 10-in. 7/29/1940 Now I lay me down to dream Anita Boyer ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-054653 10-in. 7/29/1940 Would you be so kindly Anita Boyer ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-054654 10-in. 7/29/1940 Don't let it get you down Anita Boyer ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor PBS-055067 10-in. 9/7/1940 If it's you Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Anita Boyer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor PBS-055068 10-in. 9/7/1940 Old, old castle in Scotland Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Anita Boyer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor PBS-055095 10-in. 10/7/1940 Love of my life Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Anita Boyer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor PBS-055096 10-in. 10/7/1940 A handful of stars Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Anita Boyer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor PBS-055187 10-in. 12/3/1940 You forgot about me Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Anita Boyer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor PBS-055188 10-in. 12/2/1940 Whispers in the night Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Anita Boyer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Boyer, Anita," accessed May 26, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109811.

Boyer, Anita. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 26, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109811.

"Boyer, Anita." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 26 May 2024.

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