A-Tisket A-Tasket

  • Parlophone

    Record Label

  • A-7059

    Catalogue Number

  • CE-9348, CE-9403

    Matrix Number(s)

  • Nat Gonella; Stella Yau

    Performer(s)

  • English

    Language(s)

  • 1938

    Date Released

  • 10 inch Shellac Disc

    Format

  • 78 rpm

    Speed

  • 2016003956

    Accession Number

  • Sound

    Type

  • Access permitted

    Conditions Governing Access

  • Use and reproduction require written permission from NAS

    Conditions Governing Reproduction

  • Description

    :

    A1
    Matrix No.: CE-9348
    Artist: Stella Moya
    Title: A-Tisket A-Tasket

    B1
    Matrix No.: CE-9403
    Artist: Nat Gonella, Stella Moya
    Title: If You Were The Only Girl In The World

    Stella Moya was the stage name of Stella Yau, born in Ipoh in 1916 to an English mother and Chinese father. She moved to England with her mother when she was nine, where she underwent dance instruction and stage training. At age nineteen, Yau was talent-spotted at a London dance, and became the first Malayan to appear in a film produced in Britain, the 1935 comedy “Stormy Weather”. She played the part of a Chinese girl, Stella Moya, from which she took her stage name. After appearing in several British films, Moya moved on to stage performance and eventually joined jazz musician Nat Gonella as his band’s singer. She was also known by the stage name Mystella.

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