Sammy Davis, Jr. on Late Night: "I Can't Get Started" - YouTube
I was perusing tables of contents and noticed in the Library of America’s anthology of twentieth-century poetry, lyricists are included, and Ira Gershwin’s lyrics to the song “I Can’t Get Started” is one of the entries. (Vernon Duke wrote the music.) Coincidently, my friend Neil Novello and I had been sharing some video clips and comments featuring Sammy Davis, Jr., and one of the clips is Sammy singing “I Can’t Get Started,” from David Letterman’s show in 1989. Click here. Wow.