Green’s Dictionary of Slang

kick v.3

[kick n.5 ]
(US)

1. [late 19C–1900s] to amuse or entertain one’s audience.

2. [1930s+] to perform well or with energy, usu. of music.

3. [1950s] to feel the effects of a drug.

4. [1950s+] to delight, to please.

5. see kick it v.2 (2)

6. see boot v.5 (1)