In a Mellow Tone

"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] which Ellington himself had recorded in 1932.[3] Howard Stern used a recording of this song (from Ellington's Blues in Orbit album) as the opening theme to The Howard Stern Show from 1987 to 1994.

Notable recordings


  1. Douglas Martin, "Milton Gabler, Storekeeper of the Jazz World, Dies at 90", The New York Times, July 25, 2001.
  2. "In a Mellotone" at; retrieved 24 May 2009.
  3. Gioia, Ted (2012). The Jazz Standards. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 193–4. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4.
  4. "Harry James And His Orchestra – Live 1964 In Holiday Ballroom Chicago". Discogs. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
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