A few months ago, we wrote you about our discovery of “The Coffee Song”, a novelty tune first recorded by Frank Sinatra and later sung by many including Sam Cooke, Rosemary Clooney, and the Muppets!
Well, since then, many of you have written to tell us about other coffee songs. For example, Eric Clapton and The Cream (how appropriate – coffee and Cream!) also recorded a song called “The Coffee Song”, but it had a very different melody and lyrics. Many of you pointed out that both Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan (not to mention k.d. lang and Bobby Darin) recorded “Black Coffee,” a wonderful, jazzy torch song from the 1940s.
But it appears that your all-time favorite coffee song is Bob Dylan’s “One More Cup of Coffee”, a duet with Emmylou Harris from his 1976 Desire album. Artists who covered this song include Robert Plant, Roger McGuinn, and the American rock duo, The White Stripes.