Black Coffee (1948 song)
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"Black Coffee" is a song. The music was written by Sonny Burke (based on the 1938 piece "What's Your Story Morning Glory" composed by Mary Lou Williams), the lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. The song was published in 1948. Sarah Vaughan charted with this song in 1949 on Columbia.
It was included in the soundtrack for the 1960 Columbia Pictures feature Let No Man Write My Epitaph, recorded on Verve by Ella Fitzgerald, also in 1960. The version by Ella Fitzgerald was a favourite song of Polish Nobel Prize laureate Wisława Szymborska who chose it as the song to be performed at her funeral.
Other versions of "Black Coffee" were performed by:
- Ann Richards on a single release with Stan Kenton (1955)
- Martha Hayes on her album A Hayes Named Martha (1956)
- Pat Suzuki on her album Miss Pony Tail (1957).
- Ray Charles on his album The Great Ray Charles (1957)
- Bobby Darin on his album This is Darin (1960)
- Julie London – Around Midnight (1960), The Ultimate Collection (2005)
- Chris Connor – Double Exposure (with Maynard Ferguson) (1961)
- Jane Morgan - on her album What Now My Love? (1962).
- Earl Grant on his albums Midnight Sun (1962) and In Motion (1968)
- Rosemary Clooney on her album Thanks for Nothing (1964)
- Sonny Criss – This Is Criss (1966)
- Ruth Brown on the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis album The Big Band Sound of Thad Jones/Mel Lewis featuring Miss Ruth Brown (1968)
- Petula Clark on her album The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener (1968)
- The Pointer Sisters on the album That's a Plenty (1974)
- Roseanna Vitro on her debut album Listen Here (1984)
- Janis Siegel on the album At Home (1987)
- Vivian Lord on the album Route 66 (1987)
- k.d. lang on the album Shadowland (1988)
- Carmen McRae on the album Sarah: Dedicated to You (1991)
- Sinéad O'Connor on the album Am I Not Your Girl? (1992)
- Diane Schuur on her covers album In Tribute (1992)
- Elkie Brooks on her album Round Midnight (1993)
- Patricia Kaas on her album Café Noir (1996)
- Martina Topley-Bird and Tricky on the album Nearly God (1996)
- Alexia Vassiliou on her album In a Jazz Mood (1996)
- Claire Martin on her album Too Darn Hot (2002)
- Maria Muldaur on her album A Woman Alone With The Blues (2002)
- Nana Mouskouri on her live album Nana Swings (2003)
- Kimiko Itoh on her album Once You've Been in Love (2004)
- Barbara Lusch on Spotify (2004)
- Dual Sessions on Vintage Café - Lounge & Jazz Blends (2007) 
- Marianne Faithfull for her album Easy Come, Easy Go (2008)
- Anita Eccleston on her album Anita Eccleston Jazz EP (2011)
- April Hall on her album Room for Two (2012)
- Caroll Vanwelden on her album Don't Explain (2013)
- Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 431. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
- "Peggy Lee Discography". peggyleediscography.com. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
- PAP (corporate author) (February 2012). "Wisława Szymborska spoczęła na Cmentarzu Rakowickim". Gazeta Wyborcza (in Polish).
- "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
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