A budget-priced 10-track collection of favorites from Duke Ellington. All original recordings.
1.Black And Tan Fantasy (With His Washingtonians)
5.Sophisticated Lady (With Rosemary Clooney)
6.Prelude To A Kiss
8.Things Ain't What They Used To Be
10.It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (Vocal By Ivie Anderson)
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Personnel includes: Duke Ellington; Rosemary Clooney (vocals).
Personnel: Ivie Anderson (vocals).
A selective primer from various decades throughout the Duke Ellington orchestra's existence, GREATEST HITS collects a fairly unassailable list of Ellington classics, from his early "Black and Tan Fantasy" to the smoothly swinging "Things Ain't What They Used to Be." A useful miscellany of random transcendent moments from one of the 20th century's greatest composers.