I Can not Get Started (with You) is a song written byVernon Duke(music) andIra Gershwin(lyrics) for the musical Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 . In the show, the song was sung by actorBob Hope 1 .

The trumpeter American Bunny Berigan recorded I Can not Get Started in 1937. With its registration, the song became a jazz standard . It has been particularly popular among trumpeters 1 . Berigan received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1975 for version 2 .

Billie Holiday recorded a version of the track with Lester Young in 1938 3 . In 1941, Young recorded it with his own trio whose pianist was Nat King Cole 1 . I Can not Get Started was also recorded by Dizzy Gillespie early in his career in 1945 1 .

Notes and references

  1. ↑ a , b , c and d ( in ) Jeremy Wilson, ” I Can not Get Started (with You) ”  [ archive ] , on JazzStandards.com (accessed 6 April 2010 )
  2. ↑ ( in ) ” Grammy Hall of Fame ”  [ archive ] , on Grammy.com (accessed 13 August 2010 )
  3. ↑ ( in ) Ted Gioia, ” Billie Holiday & Lester Young: I Can not Get Started ”  [ archive ] , on Jazz.com (accessed 13 August 2010 )