A DUKE NAMED ELLINGTON - Performances of “Mood Indigo,” including by Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox performs a lyricized version of the jazz standard “Mood Indigo” as composed by Duke Ellington and Barnet Bigard, a 15-year-long member of Ellington’s band. Composed in 1930s, the soul-filled lyrics were written by Irving Mills.

In this clip from the KICA-TV show WYLD RYCE (1977), the Wolverines Classic Jazz Orchestra along with the Ozone Dance Company is introduced host Don Blue. In this extravaganza, they pay tribute to “the late, great Duke Ellington” with a performance of Mood Indigo.