Composed by Cole Porter for the 1934 Broadway musical “Anything Goes,” “I Get a Kick out of You” was originally performed by Ethel Merman. Frank Sinatra is perhaps the most celebrated singer of the song.
While this is definitely a life-affirming rendition, prior to ratings systems that governed films in the United States, a drug reference (“Some get a kick from cocaine”) was in the original lyrics. For the later, movie version of the musical Porter changed that to “Some like the perfume in Spain.”
Erroll Garner, piano
Eddie Calhoun, double bass
Kelly Martin, drums
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