The song of the day for Friday, January 19, 2018 is “Ill Wind.”
About This Song
“Ill Wind” was written in 1934 by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler for their last show at the Cotton Club, where it was sung by Adelaide Hall. This song has been recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Kenton, Audra McDonald, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Frank Sinatra and, of course, Billie Holiday.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Ill Wind” in 1996 for the album Tony Bennett on Holiday, an album consisting of songs sung by Lady Day. Bobby Tucker, who played for Billie Holiday later in her career, was the musical consultant for the album.
“Ill Wind,” as well as Tony Bennett On Holiday, is available from iTunes.