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Mungo Jerry

Mungo Jerry are one of rock's great one-hit successes. Outside of England, they're known for exactly one song, but that song, "In the Summertime," is a seasonal anthem known by listeners who weren't even born when it was released. Mungo Jerry was a solid blues outfit as well -- in fact, one suspects they were the kind of blues band that purists Alexis Korner and Cyril Davies would have loved, had they ever intersected -- and knew how to get the most out of their jug band sound, which helped them survive for decades.

Mungo Jerry were formed in 1970 by singer/guitarist Ray Dorset (born March 21, 1946), who had a fascination with early rock & roll sounds, as well as skiffle and blues. The other original members were Mike Cole on upright bass; Paul King on guitar, kazoo, and jug; Joe Rush playing washboard; and Colin Earl at the keyboards. Dorset and Earl had first hooked up in the Good Earth, a group with a mixed rock & roll and blues sound that cut some tracks for the mid-priced Saga label, none of which sold. Cole, King, and Rush came aboard and the lineup was complete. The name Mungo Jerry -- from a T.S. Eliot poem -- came next, with a contract from Pye Records.

The quartet had a pleasing, low-key jug band sound, folk-like but also bluesy, which was unusual in 1969, a time when most British bands that were into blues were shooting for high-wattage virtuosity. They sounded less like Cream or Blind Faith and a lot more like Jesse Fuller or Tampa Red, or even Piano Red (aka Dr. Feelgood). Mungo Jerry became one of the very first acts placed on the Pye label's new Dawn Records imprint, a progressive label that was intended to update Pye's image. In May of 1970, following an appearance at the Newcastle Hollywood Festival, their debut single, "In the Summertime," written by Ray Dorset, was released. The record, an easygoing, catchy skiffle-like piece reflecting the mood of the season in its title and the sexual ethos of the late '60s was an instant hit, shooting to number one in England in only two weeks and riding the charts for much of the summer. Concerts and television appearances followed in profusion, although the most often seen among the latter is a performance mimed to the single. It was a Top Ten hit in America, riding the charts for weeks, and was a success in practically every country in which it was released, ultimately selling between eight and 16 million copies around the world.

A self-titled debut album was rush-released that summer to capitalize on the hit. By the time the LP was recorded, washboard-player Rush was gone, and Cole had left by the time the record was issued, the beginning of a dizzying series of personnel changes. The group's second single, "Baby Jump," was a chart-topper in England but didn't fare as well overseas, and heralded a second album, Electronically Tested, which was followed by a third, You Don't Have to Be in the Army, that same year, with a parallel U.S. release, Memoirs of a Stockbroker (Janus Records). "Maggie," "Johnny B Badde," "Mighty Man," "Lady Rose," and "You Don't Have to Be in the Army to Fight in the War" all charted in England and got decent, if not spectacular, airplay at various other points around the globe.

The membership of Mungo Jerry began coming apart almost from the outset of their success. Cole, who was replaced by John Godfrey, was followed out of the lineup by King and Earl, although their exit was somewhat more acrimonious. They attempted to take the name Mungo Jerry, but Dorset, as the singer, guitarist, and songwriter, held onto the name. Instead, King and Earl cut solo albums for Pye and went on the road as the King Earl Boogie Band with former bandmate Rush in the lineup. Meanwhile, Dorset recruited keyboard player Jon Pope and drummer Tim Reeves for Mungo Jerry.

Essentially, from 1972 onward, Dorset was Mungo Jerry, even more than Ian Anderson was Jethro Tull. Drummer Paul Hancox (ex-Chicken Shack), bassist (and future Ozzy Osbourne alumnus) Bob Daisley, and keyboard man John Cook passed through, as did piano player Ian Milne and guitarist Dick Middleton, and that was just during the band's time on Pye through 1975. In the later '70s, when the band was signed to Polydor, original members Earl and Rush were back in the lineup. Earl and King later formed a group called Skeleton Crew.

Mungo Jerry's chart hits stopped coming, but they continued to attract audiences on-stage everywhere from Eastern Europe to the Middle East. Ironically, Dorset found himself unable to emerge from the shadow of his group's identity. His solo albums, including 1987's A Case for the Blues, featuring Peter Green on guitar, failed to attract any attention. Decades after the band's founding, Mungo Jerry, which could consist of any lineup from a quartet down to Dorset with taped accompaniment, continued to work on-stage and "In the Summertime" remained their signature tune. Reggae singer Shaggy recorded a cover version of "In the Summertime" in 1995, which hit the charts worldwide, and in 2010 Dorset re-recorded it (as Mungo Jerry & Bluestone featuring MC Skibadee) to celebrate the song's 40th anniversary. Occasional albums have appeared under the Mungo Jerry name in the 21st century, including 2001's Candy Dreams, 2003's Adults Only, 2007's Naked - From the Heart and When She Comes, She Runs All Over Me, and 2012's Cool Jesus. ~ Bruce Eder & Steve Leggett
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Hits Remastered

1. Hello Nadine

2. Alright, Alright, Alright

3. Lady Rose

4. Open Up

5. It's A Secret

6. Baby Jump

7. In The Summertime

8. Don't Let Go

9. Long Legged Woman Dressed In Black

10. Feels Like Im In Love

11. Summertime Holiday

12. Mighty Man

13. Lana

14. Wild Love

15. Have A Whiff On Me

16. You Don't Have To Be In The Army To Fight A War

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Track List: Lo Mejor de Mungo Jerry

1. En el Verano

2. Alright, Alright, Alright

3. Lady Rose

4. Baby Jump

5. Hola Nadine

6. Un Borbón, Un Escocés, Una Cerveza

7. Gamblin' Man

8. Ballad of a Teenage Queen

9. Going Down Slow

10. Play That Funkin' Music

11. Midnight Special

12. Rock Island Line

13. Todo el Mundo Quiere a Alguien

14. Bad Man Stackolee

15. All I Wanna Do

16. Mordedura de Serpiente

17. Con una Chica Como Tú

18. Sugar Mama

19. Lovely Holiday

20. Far Away

21. Blowing All My Troubles Away

22. My Own Country

23. Amor Salvaje

24. I Wanna Live in the Sun

25. La Sombra de los Árboles

26. Make Me Happy

27. Hippy High Hi

28. Hablar Es Barato

29. John Henry

30. Es un Secreto

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Track List: Vintage: Rare Studio Sessions

1. San Francisco Bay Blues

2. Somebody Stole My Wife

3. In The Summertime

4. Johnny B. Badde

5. Maggie

6. Gimme That Harp

7. You'd Better Leave That Whisky Alone

8. Have A Whiff On Me

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Track List: Partyland

1. Sunshine Army

2. Red Leather And Chrome (Reggae Version)

3. Party Land

4. Sugar In The Bowl (Constavlos Mix)

5. Having Fun In The Sun

6. In The Sumertime (Candy Store Mix)

7. Lady Rose (21st Century Mix)

8. Wynde Up 2 @ A Time

9. Night On The Town

10. Sunshine Reggae

11. Knocking On Heaven's Door

12. Feels Like I'm In Love

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Track List: The Very Best of Mungo Jerry

1. Allright , Allright

2. In the Summertime

3. Hello Nadine

4. Have a Whiff on Me

5. Might Man

6. Wild Love

7. Baby Jump

8. Long Legged Woman

9. Lady Rose

10. Lana

11. It's a Secret

12. You Don't Have to Be in the Army

13. Don't Let Go

14. Summertime Holiday

15. Feels Like I'm in Love

16. Open Up

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Track List: In The Summertime And More Mungo Jerry Hits

1. In The Summertime

2. Lady Rose

3. Baby Jump

4. Lana

5. Don't Let Go

6. Hello Nadine

7. Allright , Allright

8. Have A Whiff On Me

9. Mighty Man

10. Open Up

11. Wild Love

12. Long Legged Woman

13. It's A Secret

14. Feels Like I'm In Love

15. Summertime Holiday

16. You Don't Have To Be In The Army

17. In The Summertime (Macca Mix)

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Track List: Cocktail

1. In The Summertime (2013)

2. Baby Jump

3. Lady Rose (2013)

4. Hello Nadine

5. Alright, Alright, Alright (2013)

6. It's A Secret

7. Forgotten Land

8. Play For You My Drum

9. Wild Love (2013)

10. Lana

11. Red Leather And Chrome

12. Snakebite

13. Feels Like I'm In Love

14. Do You Wanna Live With Me

15. Quiet Man

16. All That A Woman Should Be

17. Sugar Mama

18. Statesbro' Blues

19. We Gotta Get Out O' The Army

20. Miss You Tonight

21. How Can I Live A Lie

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Track List: Adults Only

1. Statesbro' Blues

2. Morning Dew

3. With A Girl Like You

4. Going Down Slow

5. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

6. I Can't Wait Until Tomorrow

7. She Loves Me Like A Woman

8. We Gotta Get Out O' The Army

9. All I Wanna Do

10. Rock Me Mama

11. St. Pete Florida Blues

12. I Just Can't Say Goodbye

13. Open Up (Live)

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Track List: Naked From The Heart

1. Motor Biking

2. Ballad Of A Teenage Queen

3. Make Me Happy

4. Come On Baby

5. Hey Gyp, Dig The Slowness

6. Play That Funkin' Music

7. Go To Sleep

8. Hippty Cat Mama

9. Ten Little Women

10. Everybody Wants Someone

11. I'm A Liar

12. I've Got My Eye On You

13. Let's Go

14. We Will Never Be Alone

15. I Walked Everywhere

16. Staying At Home

17. Staying At Home (Single Version)

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Track List: Best Of...

1. In The Summertime

2. She's A Long Legged Woman Dressed In Black

3. Lady Rose

4. On A Sunday

5. She Rowed

6. You Don't Have To Be In The Army To Fight The War

7. Have A Whiff Of Me

8. Baby Jump

9. Brand New Car

10. Maggie

11. Somebody Stole My Wife

12. You Better Leave That Whisky

13. Peace In The Country

14. Open Up

15. Take Me Back

16. Sweet Mary Jane

17. Blowin' Down That Old Dusty Road

18. 46 And On

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Track List: The Dawn Singles Collection

Disc 1

1. In the Summertime

2. Mighty Man

3. Dust Pneumonia Blues

4. Baby Jump

5. The Man Behind the Piano

6. Maggie / Mighty Man / Midnight Special (Live)

7. Lady Rose

8. Have a Whiff on Me

9. Milk Cow Blues

10. Little Louis

11. She Rowed

12. You Don't Have to Be in the Army to Fight in the War

13. The Sun is Shining

14. O'Reilly

15. We Shall Be Free

Disc 2

1. Open Up

2. Going Back Home

3. I Don't Wanna Go Back to School

4. No Girl Reaction

5. My Girl and Me (7'' Version)

6. Summer's Gone

7. 46 and On

8. It's a Goodie Boogie Woogie

9. Alright, Alright, Alright

10. Little Miss Hipshake

11. Wild Love

12. Glad I'm a Rocker

13. Long Legged Woman Dressed In Black

14. Gonna Bop Till I Drop

15. All Dressed Up and No Place to Go

16. Shake Till I Break

17. Too Fast to Live and Too Young to Die

18. Burnin' Up

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Track List: No Frills. Mungo Jerry Sings Folksongs

1. Bad Man Stackolee

3. Take This Hammer

4. Keep Your Hands Off

6. Dead Or Alive

7. John Henry

8. Worried Man Blues

9. Bring A Little Water Sylvie

10. No More Woman Blues

11. Don't You Rock Me Daddyo

12. Meeting At The Building

13. Ain't You Glad

14. Midnight Special

15. Rock Island Line

16. We Shall Be Free

17. Blowin' Down That Ole Dusty Road

18. Bottle Up An' Go

19. Jean Harlow

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Track List: Mungo Jerry: Essentials

1. Wild Love

2. Open Up (1972)

3. Sugar Mama

4. Baby Jump (Live)

5. Just Can't Say Goodbye

6. Long Legged Woman Dressed In Black

7. Alright, Alright, Alright

8. Put A Little Love In Your Letter

9. Duke Street Stomp

10. In The Summertime

11. Lady Rose (Single Version) (1971)

12. You Don't Have To Be In The Army To Fight In The War (1971)

13. Mighty Man (1971)

14. Feels Like I'm In Love

15. Pushbike Song

16. We're OK

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Track List: Candy Dreams

1. So Lonely

4. In The Middle Of The Night

5. R U Ready 4 SEX

6. Jump Up & Down

7. Talk Is Cheap

8. Luv Inn

9. Hippy High, Hi

10. Where R U

11. No More Woman Blues

12. Make Me Happy

13. Feels Like I'm In Love

14. Wynde Up 2 @ A Time

15. In The Summertime 2001

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Track List: My Mate Mungo

1. In The Summertime

2. Baby Jump

3. Alright, Alright, Alright

4. Jesse James

5. Do You Wanna Live With Me

6. Give Us A Song

7. Don't You Rock Me Dadyio

8. John Henry

9. Midnight Special

10. We Gotta Get Out O' The Army (The Mungo Jerry Bluesband)

11. Rock 'N' Roll, Rock 'N' Roll

12. Ballad Of A Teenage Queen

13. Lady Rose

14. Staying At Home (Single Version)

15. With A Girl Like You

16. He's Got The Whole World In His Hands

17. Give Us A Song (Refrain)

18. Play That Funkin' Music

19. Bring A Little Water Sylvie

20. All I Wanna Do

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Track List: Simply The Best Of Mungo Jerry

Disc 1

1. In The Summertime

2. Lady Rose

3. Alright, Alright, Alright

4. Open Up

5. Baby Jump

6. Lana

7. It's A Secret

8. Hello Nadine

9. Let's Get Started

10. Forgotten Land

11. Long Legged Woman Dressed In Black

12. Rocking On The Road

13. In The Summertime (Macarena Mix)

Disc 2

1. Snakebite

2. Heartbreak Avenue

3. All I Wanna Do

4. Pick A Bale Of Cotton

5. Red Leather And Chrome

6. Remember Me

7. Rock'n'Roll Rock'n'Roll

8. Sugar In The Bowl

9. Jesse James

10. Right On

11. Ghost Riders In The Sky

12. Shadow Of The Trees

13. Away We Go, Away We Fly

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Track List: Electronically Tested

1. She Rowed

2. I Just Wanna Make Love To You

3. In The Summertime

4. Somebody Stole My Wife

5. Baby Jump

6. Follow Me Down

7. Memoirs Of A Stockbroker

8. You Better Leave That Whisky Alone

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Track List: In The Summertime

1. In The Summertime

2. Baby Jump

3. Have A Whiff On Me

4. You Don't Have To Be In The Army To Fight In The War

5. She Rowed

6. Ella Speed

7. Alright, Alright, Alright

8. Dust Pneumonia Blues

9. Lady Rose

10. Cold Blue Excursion

11. San Francisco Bay Blues

12. Long Legged Woman Dressed In Black

13. We Shall Be Free

14. Too Fast To Live And Too Young To Die

15. Mighty Man

16. Open Up

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The summer of 79' Great Year! Being a Teenage..
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Ok no offense but um that hair tho
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In the summer time that said it all? Far out
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I won't be happy with any one but you my darling Mike your mimi
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Even though I wasn't born during this time I love the music and love them �� wish music was like this now.
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I remember when these songs came out! Oh, my well spent youth. Songs that have their soul and power are sorely absent these days.
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Miss the music that has style and heart
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Love his songs!!!!! Upbeat yeah all the wsy��
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Music that is pure...fun an catchy got to love the 60's music....
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Pass me that joibt, boy got a buzz from this song, what a rush.
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Always loved Enigma style of music.
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my childhood... . . t a k e s me back, i was 9.....wow
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Alright alright alright- one f***king awesome song!
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Wish mungo jerry was still around.
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I love mungo jerry he KNOWS how to rock!
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I wish there was more of that kind of music and sound today...
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omg im older then my boss!!
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THESE GUYS KNOW HOW TO JAM!

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