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A-Tisket, A-Tasket; Liza

A-Tisket, A-Tasket; Liza

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side 1: Chick Webb and his Orchestra with vocal chorus by Ella Fitzgerald. A-Tisket, A-Tasket; side 2: Chick Webb and his Orchestra. Liza (Decca 1840)

78 rpm

Over the course of her 60–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 song called "A–Tisket, A–Tasket," basing her lyric on a 19th–century nursery rhyme. Her 1938 Decca recording of the song in time became a million–seller.

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Object Name
sound recording
date made
recording artist
Fitzgerald, Ella
Chick Webb and his Orchestra
Fitzgerald, Ella
Webb, Chick
Feldman, Al
Fitzgerald, Ella
Gershwin, George
Place Made
United States
Physical Description
shellac (overall material)
average spatial: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
maker number
Credit Line
Gift of Hannah L. Cayton in memory of Howard Cayton
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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