The song of the day for Sunday, March 2, 2014 is “Ill Wind (You’re Blowin’ Me No Good).”
About This Song
“Ill Wind was composed by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Ted Koehler. This song was written for the 1934 Cotton Club Parade, their last show at the famed Cotton Club. The song was used in the 1984 movie The Cotton Club, where it was sung by Lonette McKee. Notable recordings of this song include today’s version by Tony Bennett, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Maxine Sullivan, Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Ill Wind” for his 1997 album On Holiday, which features songs sung by the great Billie Holiday. The song was arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli and features Ralph Sharon on piano.
“Ill Wind,” as well as the album On Holiday, is available from iTunes.