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"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 in 1934 and was sung by Adelaide Hall In an interview, Adelaide Hall explained how she performed the song to great effect during the show:
I starred in the Cotton Club Parade where I sang "Ill Wind," which Harold Arlen had written for me. There were twenty-four girl dancers behind me all dressed in grey and I was in pink. It was the first show ever that had nitrogen smoke rise from the floor on stage.
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- Underneath a Harlem Moon: the Harlem to Paris Years of Adelaide Hall, by Iain Cameron Williams, Continuum Publishing (2003); ISBN 0826458939
- "Obituary: Adelaide Hall," by Steve Voce, The Independent, November 8, 1993Note: Hall is quoted about her time spent at the Cotton Club and singing "Ill Wind"(retrieved 26 December 2014)
- Liner notes: Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook (LP), Verve MGV 4046-2 (1961)
- "Together overview". Allmusic.com.
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