Who Sang I Get a Kick Out of You? Carmen McRae

Carmen McRae Carmen for Cool Ones cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1958
Genre: Jazz Funk / Soul
length: 2:17
arranger: Fred Katz
conductor: Fred Katz
double bass: Ike Isaacs
membranophone: Charles “Specs” Wright
vocal: Carmen McRae
Some other versions of "I Get a Kick Out of You"

Lyrics
My story is much to sad to be told
But practically everything leaves me totally cold
The only exception I know is the case
When I'm out on a quiet spree, fighting vainly the old ennui
And I suddenly turn and see your fabulous face

I get no kick from champagne
Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all
So tell me why should it be true
That I get a kick out of you

Some get a kick from cocaine
I'm sure that if I took even one sniff
That would bore me terrifically too
But I get a kick out of you

I get a kick every time I see you standing there before me
I get a kick though it's clear to me, you obviously don't adore me
I get no kick in a plane, flying too high with some guy in the sky
Is my idea of nothing to do, yet I get a kick out of you
I get a kick every time I see you standing there before me
I get a kick though it's clear to me, you obviously don't adore me
I get no kick in a plane, flying too high with some guy in the sky
Is my idea of nothing to do, yet I get a kick out of you

I get a kick out of you

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 All the Things You Are
  • 2 A Shoulder to Cry On
  • 3 Any Old Time
  • 4 Weak for the Man
  • 5 What's New
  • 6 I Get a Kick Out of You
  • 7 (What Can I Say) After I Say I'm Sorry?
  • 8 Without a Word of Warning
  • 9 If I Were a Bell
  • 10 You Are Mine
  • 11 The Night We Called It a Day
  • 12 I Remember Clifford

  • Release information
    label: Decca Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin