A-Tisket A-Tasket; Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)

A-Tisket A-Tasket; Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)

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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
recording date
recording artist
Fitzgerald, Ella
Chick Webb and his Orchestra
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
shellac (overall material)
overall: 10 in; 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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