October 1st is International Coffee Day. Herewith, some tunes in celebration. Not that I'm drinking coffee now: it's a morning and afternoon drink. I am presently partaking of a potent libation consisting of equal parts of Tequila and Campari with a Fat Tire Fat Funk Ale as chaser.
Ella Mae Morse, Forty Cups of Coffee
Cream, The Coffee Song
Johnny Cash and Ramblin' Jack Elliot, A Cup of Coffee
Commander Cody, Truck Drivin' Man. This one goes out to Sally and Jean and Mary in memory of our California road trip two years ago. "Pour me another cup of coffee/For it is the best in the land/I'll put a nickel in the jukebox/And play that 'Truck Drivin' Man.'"
Dave Dudley, Coffee, Coffee, Coffee
Calexico & Roger McGuinn, Another Cup of Coffee. A good version of this old Dylan tune.
Mississippi John Hurt, Coffee Blues
Patricia Kaas, Black Coffee
Annette Hanshaw, You're the Cream in my Coffee, 1928
Johann Sebastian Bach, Coffee Cantata
What is wrong with people who don't drink or enjoy coffee? They must not value consciousness and intensity of experience. Poor devils! Perhaps they're zombies (in the philosophers' sense).
Patrick Kurp recommends Rick Danko and Paul Butterfield, Java Blues, one hard-driving, adrenalin-enabling number which, in synergy with a serious cup of java will soon have you banging hard on all synaptic 'cylinders.'
Chicory is a cheat. It cuts it but doesn't cut it.
"The taste of java is like a volcanic rush/No one is going to stop me from drinking too much . . . ."
Warren Zevon, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead