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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 used to use this song as his opening theme on his radio show.

Notable recordings


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


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