A Potted History of Coffee
December 20, 2005 2:40 PM   Subscribe

A potted history of coffee Oh, and some music - Dylan, Bach, Inkspots, Lightnin' Hopkins, Peggy Lee, Duke Ellington, White Stripes, etc.
posted by carter (14 comments total)
They forgot Rick Danko's sadly neglected "Java Blues"!
posted by Dr. Wu at 2:43 PM on December 20, 2005

- and Coffee Rumba ...
posted by carter at 2:48 PM on December 20, 2005

- and Danny Overbea's Forty Cups Of Coffee .... what?
posted by Grod at 3:12 PM on December 20, 2005

I have a (mini) playlist with coffee related songs, and now I know which ones I'm missing. Awesome!
Oh, one that I definately have that's not on there is "coffee and tv"
posted by easternblot at 3:24 PM on December 20, 2005

Any coffee playlist without the Bottle Rockets' "Coffee Monkey" is sorely lacking. jonmc will back me up on this.
posted by keswick at 3:39 PM on December 20, 2005

cool. Coffeehouse plots figure in the Baroque Trilogy, too.
posted by amberglow at 3:41 PM on December 20, 2005

What? No Bob Dorough?
posted by languagehat at 6:14 PM on December 20, 2005

Freedy Johnston did a nice cover (?) of "Coffee" as well.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 6:19 PM on December 20, 2005

easternblot, that blur track was the first one I thought of...
posted by shoepal at 6:27 PM on December 20, 2005

It is missing on of the best.

Otis Redding's version of "Cigarettes and Coffee."
posted by grabbingsand at 7:24 PM on December 20, 2005

They missed "The Coffee Song" by Cream, too.

Shame on them for not including every coffee-related song ever made.
posted by obvious at 7:44 PM on December 20, 2005

Coffee Blues
posted by harmfulray at 8:13 PM on December 20, 2005

Thanks Carter, that was a nice little, well written bloggy article.
posted by Divine_Wino at 10:50 AM on December 21, 2005

While I'd be loath to add another coffee song to the list since the article didn't purport to be comprehensive by a long shot, I've always liked Prince's "Starfish & Coffee."
posted by Spatch at 12:13 PM on December 21, 2005

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