Ill Wind

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This article is about the 1934 Arlen-Koehler song. For the 1963 Flanders and Swann song, see Horn Concerto No. 4 (Mozart). For the 2007 French film, see Ill Wind (film).

"Ill Wind (You're Blowin' Me No Good)" is a song composed by Harold Arlen, with lyrics by Ted Koehler, it was written for their last show at the Cotton Club Parade, in 1934, and was sung by Adelaide Hall [1] The song is featured in the 1984 film The Cotton Club, sung by Lonette McKee.

The melody came to Arlen whilst he was visiting Anya Taranda, a model who was to become Arlen's wife.[2]

Notable recordings[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ 'Underneath a Harlem Moon ... the Harlem to Paris Years of Adelaide Hall' by Iain Cameron Williams. Continuum Publishing, ISBN 0826458939.
  2. ^ Liner notes, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook
  3. ^ 'Live at the Riverside',,283666-8604594,00.html
  4. ^ "Together overview".