The song of the day for Friday, December 8, 2023, is “Ill Wind.”
About This Song
“Ill Wind” was written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler in 1934 for Arlen’s and Koehler’s last show at the Cotton Club, where it was sung by Adelaide Hall. This song has been recorded by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Kenton, Audra McDonald, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and Frank Sinatra.
About This Version
“Ill Wind,” as well as Tony Bennett On Holiday, is available on Apple Music.
Billie Holiday recorded “Ill Wind” in 1956 for Verve Records.