"That feelin' goes stealin' down to my shoes..."
Penumbra | Atlanta, GA USA | 07/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like Duke Ellington's music, you will love this collection. The disc includes some very well known versions of Ellington's big hits.
As expected from the title, all the versions are from the Capitol Records' vault. I miss Ella Fitzgerald. A few cuts from her would have made this album perfect. But that's a minor point as the overall collection of artists represented here is outstanding. The artists range from Duke's own orchestra to Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Dinah Washington, Peggy Lee, Lou Rawls and the King Sisters. The title track, "Mood Indigo" is performed by Nat King Cole - simply the best.
The songs have been digitally remastered and the sound is as close to perfect as modern technology can make it. The music is as clean and bright on this album as it was when it was originally recorded.
Great songs; great artists; excellent sound -- so, turn up the volume and swing the house!