In a Mellow Tone

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"In a Mellow Tone", also known as "In a Mellotone", is a 1939 jazz standard composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics written by Milt Gabler.[1] The song was based on the 1917 standard "Rose Room" by Art Hickman and Harry Williams.[2] Howard Stern formerly used a recording of this song (from Ellington's Blues in Orbit album) as the opening theme to his syndicated WXRK-FM radio show in the early 1990s.

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  1. ^ Milton Gabler, Storekeeper of the Jazz World, Dies at 90 - New York Times
  2. ^ In a Mellotone at - retrieved on 24 May 2009