- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Sony BMG Music A-58146 (2002)
Description by OLDIES.com:
A budget-priced 10-track collection of favorites from Duke Ellington. All original recordings.
- 1.Black And Tan Fantasy (With His Washingtonians)
- 3.Mood Indigo
- 5.Sophisticated Lady (With Rosemary Clooney)
- 6.Prelude To A Kiss
- 7.Satin Doll
- 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)
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.