Log in to leave a reply. Music Rights are covered by collection societies and publishers. The images are for illustrative purposes only and are not contractual. All musical material is re-recorded and does not use in any form the original music or original vocals or any feature of the original recording. Without expressed permission, all uses other than home and private use are forbidden. More information Catalog Link to us Affiliation Press Information. Ethel Waters first sang it at The Cotton Club night club in Harlem in and recorded it that year, and in the same year it was sung in London by Elisabeth Welch and recorded by Frances Langford.
Also , for the first time in history the entire floor revue from Harlem's Cotton Club went on tour, playing theatres in principal cities. The revue was originally called The Cotton Club Parade of but for the road tour it was changed to the Stormy Weather Revue and as the name implies, the show contained the hit song "Stormy Weather" which was sung by Adelaide Hall. Already in September , the group Comedian Harmonists released their German cover version, titled "Ohne Dich" meaning "Without You" with lyrics that are quite different.
Leo Reisman 's orchestra version had the biggest hit on records with Arlen himself as vocalist , although Ethel Waters 's recorded version also sold well. The song tells of disappointment, as the lyrics, "Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky", show someone pining for her man to return. The weather is a metaphor for the feelings of the singer: "stormy weather since my man and I ain't together, keeps raining all the time.
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Average rating 22 votes. Lyrics Stormy Weather Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky stormy weather.Sep 06, · Stormy Weather (Instrumental) Lyrics [Instrumental] More on Genius "Stormy Weather (Instrumental)" Track Info. Written By Wiley. Label Boy Better Know. Release Date September 6, Samples.