|The music for the popular song I Can’t Get Started was written by Vernon Duke with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. It was first heard in 1936 on the theatre production of Ziegfield Follies where it was sung by Bob Hope. After it’s initial success it came back to public attention in 1937 when Bunny Berigan, a virtuoso trumpeter who originally played with Benny goodman and Tommy Dorsey, started his own band and made it his theme tune. It has been recorded by many artists over the years including Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole and Frank Sanatra. I’ve listed some of my favourite recordings below.
|Guitar Chord Progression Analysis
|Check out my blog on the I Can’t get started melody where I take a look at what is happening in the first 4 measures of the tune
| Bunny Berigan
|Which artist’s version of I Can’t Get Started would you recommend? Tell me about it and I can feature it here