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Subject: Perculator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: GUEST,Mercedesgirl@hotmail.com
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 11:53 PM

Anybody ever heard of the "Perculator Song" ? I was trying to find out who sang it and possibly where to get a copy or something.. Friend of mine wants it.... E-mail me ASAP Please.. thanks. Any info is appreciated.

MERCEDESGIRL@HOTMAIL.COM


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Subject: RE: Help: Perculator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: Metchosin
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 03:56 AM

The only Percolator Song I have ever heard of was originally the music for a commercial for Maxwell House coffee in the sixties and then it came on the pop charts as the Percolator Twist by Billy Joe and the Checkmates, but it was an instrumental.


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Subject: RE: Help: Perculator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 11:10 AM

At Glenn's Requested MIDI's, there is mention of

Peggy S Percolator song


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Subject: RE: Help: Perculator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: GUEST,Mercedesgirl@hotmail.com
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 10:01 PM

It is a musical song, no lyrics in it.. My neighbor said he thought it was about 20 years ago.. But you sound more correct the 60's.. Wonder where I could find it at ??


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Subject: RE: Help: Perculator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: The Lighthouse
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 10:22 PM

You're not talking about "Popcorn" by Hot Butter from the early 70's by any chance? Sound of popcorn sounds like perculating coffee pot.


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Subject: RE: Help: Perculator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: GUEST,mercedesgirl@hotmail.com
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 10:32 AM

A friend of mine said it was the old maxwell house coffee commerical song... so i'm not sure.. Is it called Percolator or is it "Coffee Song"

Anybody know for sure ??


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Subject: RE: Help: Perculator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: Metchosin
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 11:38 AM

Its the old Maxwell House coffee commercial.


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Subject: RE: Help: Perculator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: Metchosin
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 11:39 AM

Its the old Maxwell House coffee commercial. It is called Percolator Twist.


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Subject: RE: Help: Perculator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 12:26 PM

I recall one about a COFFEE FREAK
an up-tempo song with a coffee pot PERKIN' in the background
might-a been on the DR. DEMENTO show?


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Subject: RE: Help: Perculator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: MartinRyan
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 12:49 PM

The Java Jive?

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Subject: RE: Help: Perculator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: GUEST,by
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 12:58 PM

Anybody know who did this song?


    I'm a freak
    I'm a freak
    I'm a coffee freak indeed.

    I'm a freak
    I'm a freak
    It's the pick me up I need.



And the song ended with the singer talking really fast in a hillbilly type accent saying something like "Oh lookee there, is that the sun I see creepin' back up in the sky? I'm just gonna pour me another cup of coffee and sit here and watch it!"


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Subject: RE: Help: Perculator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: bobad
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 01:22 PM

Billy Joe And The Checkmates - Percolator Twist


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Subject: RE: Help: Perculator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: bobad
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 01:25 PM

Maxwell House Time for Coffee - Singing Coffee Pot


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 08 May 10 - 11:58 PM

I'm a freak I'm a freak and coffee freaks agree,
if the ocean turns to coffee, please bury us at sea.
Make it strong make it hot,
forget the cup just bring the pot.
It's the wakeup drink i like a lot,
it's the pickmeup i need.... etc.


   there's more about a statue of Robert Young and a picture of Mrs. Olsen and this guy waking his wife and kids to get them on the roof to watch the stars at 3am.
I remember most of the words but never have found a copy of the song or entire lyrics


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: open mike
Date: 09 May 10 - 01:59 AM

i think there is a song with the words "waiter, waiter, percolator" in it.


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 09 May 10 - 03:31 AM

open mike: is that the one that goes" I like coffee, I like tea" by the Ink Spots or one of those 1940s close harmony groups. Is that Java Jive?

RtS


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Subject: Lyr Add: JAVA JIVE
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 09 May 10 - 03:34 AM

(Answering my own question!)
Yes it was:
JAVA JIVE

I love coffee, I love tea
I love the Java Jive and it loves me
Coffee and tea and the jivin' and me,
A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup!

I love java sweet and hot
Whoops! Mr. Moto, I'm a coffee pot.
Shoot me the pot, and I'll pour me a shot,
A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup!

(Bridge:)
Oh, slip me a slug from that wonderful mug,
And I'll cut a rug till I'm snug in the jug.
A slice of onion and a raw one, draw one.
Waiter waiter percolator

I love coffee, I love tea
I love the Java Jive and it loves me
Coffee and tea and the jivin' and me,
A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup!

Oh, Boston bean, soy bean,
Green beans, cabbage and greens,
I'm not keen for a bean
Unless it is a cheery cheery bean, boy.

I love coffee, I love tea
I love the java jive and it loves me
Coffee and tea and the java and me
A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup!

I love java, sweet and hot
Whoops! mr. moto, I'm a coffee pot
Shoot me the pot and I'll pour me a shot
A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup!

(Bridge 2:)
Oh, pour me that slug from the wonderful mug
And I'll cut a rug till I'm snug in a jug
Drop a nickel in my pot, Joe. Taking in slow.
Waiter, waiter, percolator!

I love coffee, I love tea
I love the Java Jive and it loves me
Coffee and tea and the java and me,
A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup...boy.


RtS


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 01:06 PM

The original poster is asking about a song (NOT "Percolator Blues" or the Maxwell House jingle) that was played on KFAT radio back in the 1970s. ("I'm a freak, I'm a freak, I'm a coffee freak...") I just heard it on kfat.org, but they didn't give the artist's name, sadly. No mention of percolators in the lyric, but it is a GREAT java junkie novelty song. There was another great one they played by Ramblin' Jack Elliott called "One More Cup Of Coffee"


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 08:03 AM

This is a 72 song caled Hot Butter by a group called Popcorn, you can google it and find a sample of it on Amazon, they also have a song called perculator


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 09:54 PM

The 'Peculator Song' as done on the Maxwell house coffee commercials can be easily accomplished by flicking your two fingers(forefinger, and middle finger) against your cheek, with your mouth held open, to resonate the sound!..A little practice and you can get it PERFECT!...Done it for years!

GfS


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 06:39 AM

Not the one you mean, I know, but Frank Sinatra's 'Coffee Song' is great. The one about the surfeit of coffee in Brazil.


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: JHW
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 06:00 PM

Robin Laing does a Black Coffee song


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: GUEST,beyond the sun
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 09:50 PM

Yea, I'm looking this too. Don't know who wrote it or what it's called, and I don't know why or how I can rember goofy stuff like this, but I can still sing it in my head, well most of it anyway. I don't even drink coffee. Picture it, Allentown (Pa.) 1977 (or so). I'm 11yrs. old, home from school, sick probably, and I'm listening to an AM radio station in the morning, when I hear what sounds like a witch start laughing or cackling like they do. There's sounds in the background to suggest she's stirring a bubbling cauldron while she continues to laugh, then an explosion silences everything. (on the radio that is) Not sure exactly how the song starts up, but the refrain goes:
OH! I'm a freak, I'm a freak, I'm a coffee freak, and coffee freaks agree, if the ocean turns to coffee, bury us at sea, well make it strong and make it hot, forget the cup, just bring the pot, 'cause man that stuff it hits the spot, it's the pick-me-up I need.
first verse:
I go driving off to work with a cup of hot joe in my hand, OW! spill some on my shirt and almost hit a van! Driving and drinking can be risky I might not arrive alive, but if I can't have my coffee, son, who wants to survive?
(refrain)
second verse:
I've got an autographed poster of Mrs. Olson on the wall, (ouh-ouh) and another one of Robert Young hanging in the hall, (ooouuuuh), and when I DO go to sleep I dream about caffine (ouh-waah) , and I never leave the house without my lucky coffee bean. (percolator sounds in the background) Well I guzzle that stuff all morning, and I guzzle all afternoon, and on my way home from work man I gotta stop for a cup or two, and then I have a few cups with dinner, and then a few after dinner cups, then a cup again with the news at ten, and I just can't shut-up. (deep low voice says 'soitenly' like 3 Stooges Curley did)
(refrain, only more hyper at the end and a dopey sounding person saying 'yup-yup-yup' after 'it's the pick-me-up I need.
(There may be another verse here, but I don't think so. Hey, come on, 1977 was a long time ago. I'm not sure how the final part starts, or of all the words, but it is spoken instead of sung.) He eventually says:
gonna go out and look at the stars, it's such a pretty night. WOW! look at those babies shine! Hey, that's the Big Dipper up there! Well what do you know, it looks just like a big 'ole cup of coffee! Coffee!?! Mmmmm, that sounds good. Well what do you know, the paint's peeling off my house. I know what I'll do, I'll go inside and brew me up a big 'ole pot of coffee and come out here and paint this sucker! Yea! I can be done in time to get the kids off to school. Then I can stop off at the donut shop and get a cup of coffee before I go to work in the morning! (the song drifts off from here while he continues to talk about coffee)
Been rembering all these songs and cartoons from my childhood in the '60's and '70's during the day, then I gotta try to find them. Stuff like the preamble to the constitution from School House Rock, Fred 'Tex' Avery, the king of screwball cartoons and Lenny Bruce's 'Thank You Mask Man'. Someone find this stupid percolator song and put it on youtube, you all got wondering about the possible missing verse now.


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: GUEST,Bryan
Date: 06 Sep 11 - 10:56 PM

I have a tape done by a Christian artist called Larry Black and he has the song on there. Along with a bunch of others.


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Sep 11 - 12:08 PM

IT IS NOT PERCULATOR TWIST!!!!! coming from a 15 yr old.... i dance to that its time for the perculator song..... blieve me i can find it!


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: GUEST,anonymous
Date: 26 Dec 11 - 04:26 PM

It's Time For the Percolator by Cajmere


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: Cool Beans
Date: 27 Dec 11 - 04:10 PM

Billy Joe and Checkmates, 1962. It's on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLlbbsDFmfw

And if you go on YouTube and write in "percolator maxwell house" you'll find the Maxwell House commercial the tune is based on.


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jan 12 - 11:30 PM

LOL,I remember listening to the Coffee Freak song in the 70's. I actually had the 45 of it. I believe the guy who sang it was from my home town of Versailles KY. His last name was Herald ( I think)


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jan 12 - 11:35 PM

Thanks google

http://www.madmusic.com/artist_details.aspx?ArtistID=4963


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: Gene
Date: 08 Jan 12 - 11:50 PM

WOW! been 11 years since this post started..

I mentioned then it was on the Dr. Demento Show...

A Google check now reveals it was from the June 22nd, 1980

broadcast.. Googling for COFFEE FREAK shows that

RON HELLARD AND THE PARTY ANIMALS was the group that did it..

I later obtained a copy of that show.

Gene


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: GUEST,Chan
Date: 05 Jun 12 - 02:19 PM

Back in the 1980s there was a San Diego radio station that played the Coffee Freak song fairly regularly.


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 05 Jun 12 - 02:38 PM

First song that came to my mind was "Java Jive" -- recorded by Manhattan Transfer on their first LP "Jukin'" in 1971. That version is a bit of an orphan as MT changed personnel and label and even their style.

"Waiter, waiter, percolator..."

Linn


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 05 Jun 12 - 04:38 PM

I was a bit disappointed to find that both of the tunes posted by Bobab "way up there" have been removed by YouTube due to "complaints" and that the account for the one who apparently posted both has been closed due to "repeated violations."

Apparently some just don't understand the value of nostalgia in advertising ????? (...sniff...)

But I'm gonna freshen my cup anyway.

John


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jun 12 - 04:53 PM

I like a proper cup of coffee.
Made in a proper cup of coffee pot.
I may be off my dot but I like a cup of coffee and I like it hot.
Iron coffee pots and tin coffee pots, they're no use to me.
If I can't have a proper cup of coffee in a proper cup of coffee pot, I'll have a cup of tea.


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: Gurney
Date: 05 Jun 12 - 06:18 PM

I have 'Java Jive,' mentioned by Mr Red and posted by Roger the Skiffler, by both Manhattan Transfer and The Andrews Sisters. I have a notion that The Inkspots did it, too. Someone like them, anyway.

If you want to sing the song suggested by Guest above, you need a very fast mouth to sing the chorus. It's 'want,' not 'like,' and 'from a proper coffee pot,' not 'and I like it hot.'


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: beeliner
Date: 06 Jun 12 - 02:18 AM

This is a 72 song caled Hot Butter by a group called Popcorn, you can google it and find a sample of it on Amazon, they also have a song called perculator

The previous poster has it turned around, the title is "Popcorn", the group is Hot Butter, but their 1972 version is a cover, the original is by Gershon Kingsley in 1969, and there have been MANY other cover versions, some of them virtually indistinguishable from Hot Butter's.

Many versions are on YouTube, you could probably spend an hour or more listening to all of them.


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 06 Jun 12 - 02:49 AM

I believe this is the theme and six variations you are looking for

http://youtu.be/nOBhhLY2aLQ

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

I am partial to the "western varation ".


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: Bert
Date: 06 Jun 12 - 04:43 AM

I dunno about a percolator but here is an espresso machine song.


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Subject: RE: Help: Percolator Song, Ever Heard of It ??
From: GUEST,fisannie
Date: 19 Dec 13 - 04:17 PM

There was a group in the 60s called Jay and the Americans. They recorded a commercial song for Maxwell House Coffee. It was just the sounds of a percolator they themselves did. I saw them perform in Jacksonville, Fl. Along with the songs that they were famous for they sang or percolated the commercial. It was great. Everyone loved it.
Larry Black was a band member at the time.


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