Mungo Jerry

Submitted by on Sep 13, 2015

Mungo Jerry

Background:

Mungo Jerry “is one of the groups, made famous by the sea great songs. Outside England, the ensemble has become famous for the composition”In the Summertime”, instantly became a worldwide hit. The group was founded in 1970 by guitarist and singer Ray Dorset (b. March 21, 1946), which at that time was fond of rock’n’roll, skiffle and blues. Other members of the ensemble became bassist Mike Cole, Paul King (guitar, kazoo), Joe Rush, who played the washboard and keyboardist Colin Earl. The latter has managed to play in a group with Dorset “Good Earth”, performed the duties mixture of rock and roll and blues. The name “ Mungo Jerry “was taken from a poem by TS Eliot. The group signed a contract with the label”Pye records”. The ensemble had a pleasant, low-key sound, as well as the closest to the folk, and the blues, which was quite unusual for the time. Their work looked like a bit of “Cream”and”Blind faith”, but it was more like “Tampa red”and”Piano red”.

In May 1970, “ Mungo Jerry “performed at”Hollywood Festival”in Newcastle. Shortly thereafter, on sale there was the group’s debut single,”In the Summertime”, a song written Dorset.

This catchy little thing style skiffle, successfully entered into the atmosphere of the season and immediately became a hit. In England it since its release two weeks headed charts, as well as all summer protorchala in there the charts. Group glowed on television, and enjoyed great popularity of the concert. Soon, the single hit the top ten best American, spending a few weeks in the charts. However, this happened in virtually every country where it was issued. All the world has sold nearly 15 million copies. To build on the success after that summer was released full-length album “ Mungo Jerry “. Even before his team left Rush records, and after the disk after it followed Cole. From this point in the composition occurred constant changes.

The second single group, “Baby Jump”, topped the British charts, but abroad had such success as its predecessor. The same fate awaited second album, “Electronically Tested”. Team podnapryaglis and threw on the market after another LP “You Do not Have to Be in the Army”.

Songs “Maggie”, “Johnny B Badde”, “Mighty Man”, “Lady Rose”and”You Do not Have to Be in the Army to Fight in the War”is settled in the UK charts. They also enjoyed great success on many radio stations around the world. By the time Cole took place John Godfrey. King and Earl dumped from the group tried to grab yourself the name” Mungo Jerry “. However, the present leader of the team was still in Dorset, and he was able to defend its right to the sign. King and Earl contented solo albums, and then together with a former colleague Rush organized “Earl King Boogie Band”. Meanwhile, Dorset recruited to his keyboardist John Popa and drummer Tim Reeves. Until 1975 “ Mungo Jerry ” beat such musicians as drummer Paul Hancox, bassist Bob Daisley, keyboardist John Cook, another keyboardist and guitarist Ian Milne Dick Middleton.

In the late 70’s when the band switched from “Pye”in the”Polydor”in the back Earl and Rush. Later, Earl King and founded the”Skeleton Crew”. “ Mungo Jerry ” stopped producing hit singles, but their popularity has not faded concert. Dorset tried to release solo albums, but oddly enough, they were not successful.

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