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Sheet music:Paper Doll

1943

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Mills Brothers singing quartet actually formed singing gospel-infused barbershop at their father's barbership! The harmonizing Millses began in the late 1920s and continued, with a few changes in members over the years, through the 1980s at least. The group gathered three dozen gold records and recorded about 2000 songs that sold 50 million copies during their career. The song "Paper Doll" was actually a B-side filler song, recorded in just 15 minutes. An enterprising disc jockey flipped the record in 1943, and the song began to climb the charts. As of 2011, a Mills grandson and friend record and perform under the name the Mills Brothers.

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  • Title: Sheet music:Paper Doll
  • Date Created: 1943
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Subject Keywords: sheet music
  • Type: Entertainment and Music, Paper Dolls
  • Medium: paper
  • Object ID: 95.1284

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