The song of the day for Monday, February 22, 2016 is “Ill Wind (You’re Blowing Me No Good).”
About This Song
Today’s 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 Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Kenton, Audra McDonald, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Ill Wind” in 1996 for his 1997 tribute album to Billie Holiday: Tony Bennett On Holiday. It was arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli.
“Ill Wind (You’re Blowing Me No Good),” as well as Tony Bennett On Holiday, is available from iTunes.