Danny Overbea with King Kolax Orchestra

40 Cups Of Coffee / I'll Follow You

Checker : 774


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  • Artist: Danny Overbea with King Kolax Orchestra
  • A Side: 40 Cups Of Coffee
  • B Side: I'll Follow You
  • Label: Checker
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M
  • Label Condition: M
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

Key: View



Danny Overbea's first Checker release as the elusive 7 inch 45, in just impossibly perfect condition!

Nearly 70 years old and still cocooned in it original scallop top, serrated seamed brown birth sleeve.

A real collectors trophy, but surely there'll be a stampede of European R&B DJ's you would relish spinning a perfect/Mint copy of this dancefloor-shaker that is so hard to find in anything but scratched battle worn condition.

King Kolax provides a rattling "pacing" drum, introduce the moody slide guitar pulses, wailing horns, relentless piano peppers Danny's building frustration, with Danny pacing the floor saturating himself in caffeine waiting for his gal to come home. The Killer instrumental break and it's a quater for four you can now hear Danny now snarling exasperation, as he bemoans the fact she still isn't home.

It's been hours and 40 cups later she arrives home at a quater to five, he wanted to hug and kiss her, but was just glad she came home alive!

A narrative that pulls you, feeling sympathy for his situation, then the fabulous conclusion, the floor pacing is over - a killer example of top-drawer Chicago R&B in just impossible condition!

Condition Report

MINT! Archive stock, impossible previously unplayed condition.

A Side

  • Title: 40 Cups Of Coffee

    B Side

  • Title: I'll Follow You
  • Year: June 1953
  • City: Chicago, Illinois