Sheet Music, "A-Tisket A-Tasket"

Description
Over the course of her sixty-year career, Ella Fitzgerald (1917–1996) became known to fans and colleagues as "The First Lady of Song." Her rise to international fame as a jazz and popular singer coincided with the rise of an American entertainment industry that brought music to millions through concerts, sound recordings, film, radio, and television. In 1938, Fitzgerald came up with the idea for a song called "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," basing her lyric on a 19th–century nursery rhyme. Her 1938 Decca recording of the song over time became a million–seller.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
Date made
1938
lyricist
Fitzgerald, Ella
maker
Robbins Music Corporation
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
1984.1117.04
accession number
1984.1117
catalog number
1984.1117.04
subject
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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