|Mungo Jerry 1970 - 22 May - 2020 50 Years In The Summertime (Ray Dorset)|
Welcome to my Ray
Dorset & Mungo Jerry collection, or as Derek Wadeson said, "
Rob's Mungo Jerry Museum" and maybe he's right, because I'm
sure I have the biggest Ray Dorset & Mungo Jerry collection ever.
" With a little help from my friends" I collected all
kind of items from all over the world from Argentina to Zimbabwe and
all countries in between. Not only records but also posters, promo
cards, magazines, memorabilia and a lot more,
The main chapter on
the site is ofcourse the albums, or as we in Holland say: "Music Carriers"
This collection contains
aprox 11.000 tracks
divided over more as1200 different albums including the cover songs.
My proud is a
official Gold Record Award from Astor Autralia.
Beside Ray Dorset
& Mungo Jerry official releases I also found Illigal releases,
mostly from Russia and the eastern bloc
but also from the far east.
It's always nice to
find a bargain but it's not always possible, the cheapest album I bought
is a beautiful cd package from Russia for € 0.01 and the most
expensive one is a 7" cover single from Greece "In The Summertime"
sung by "Bloid Manson" for.... no I'm not gonna tell.....
The most beautiful
(7" 45rpm) sleeves I found in Japan, France and Germany, some
countries released company or white sleeves only, strange enough the
UK, the home country of Mungo Jerry, didn't released the 7" 45rpm
singles in a picture sleeve, except (as far I know) " In The Summertime / Mungo
Jerry and the Brothers Grimm" 1987, " Dancin' In The
Street" 1979 the last single " In The Summertime Dance
Rave Medley" 1991.
Do I have
everything !? ... no that's not possible and I don't need everything
for any price, some items are too expensive for what it is, once I saw
a "one side 12" picture disc" for € 230 and a copy
from the Japan lp " Back To The Mungo Jug" including the
signatures from the whole band for € 455... I still collect but it's
no need to get it always for a bargain and certainly
not for sky high prices, by the way...Some albums (I know they
exist) I never found, for example "In The Summertime"
released as 7" single with picture sleeve from Madagascar, and
"In The Summertime" should be released as 7" single on
the Dutch "Philips" label, I also never found the cover
version from "Baba Barafu & The Emvees
- Daddy Cool" backed with "It's A Secret" (as mention
in the book Beyond The summertime: 1977 World Record CO-KORS 1047) but I
keep looking, any suggestions to find are welcome and
also donations are always
I have the whole
album collection classified in, one of the best, music database
software: Music Collector.
You can also find
reviews from the gigs I visited, illustrated with a lot of photos,
including the gigs I visited from the (in Germany based) Mungo Jerry
Bluesband, the Mungo Jerry Bluesband was for the first time live on
stage at the 2001 "Umsonst & Draussen Festival" in
Vlotho-Germany where "Open Up Live" was recorded, I'm proud
to say " I was there" ...
On request I also
put the lyrics section back, it's far from complete but if anyone can
help me to update the list, don't hasitate to send me an email. I have
a lot of lyrics from Ray and the rest I collect from music sheets /
books / record sleeves,
Thanks to Alan Tailor
for the transcriptions for example O'Reilly and The Man Behind The
I can tell a lot about Ray
Dorset & Mungo Jerry, but there are two websites that can do much
First, the official Mungo
Jerry " Touch The Sky" website: www.mungojerry.com
Here you can find all current information: gig
list, youtube channel, bookings, twitter. shop, etc. etc.
Second, the official Mungo Jerry " Magic"
Here you can find all facts, information and
stories from the past 'till now, a wonderful job done by Alan Taylor
and Derek Wadeson.
Both websites give you all you wanna know and all
information you need about Ray Dorset & Mungo Jerry.
Jerry released in 1970 the first 7"
"extended player" with picture
sleeve in the world.
Jerry released in 1970 the first 3D album sleeve in the world including a 3D
Jerry released in 2001 the first Multi Media CDsingle on the market,
including tracks to play on your CD player, MP3 files including
software to run it, a printout poster, video clips and a lot more...
Jerry had the fastest selling single ever, and a Sony award for the best
summer hit ever made.
Jerry is on the third place of best-selling physical singles of
the world with 30 million copies sold. First place is for "White
Christmas" from Bing Crosby (50 million) second place is
for "Candle In The Wind" from (Sir) Elton John (33 million)
Jerry had in 1971 also one of the longest song titles, a nightmare for
some DJ's :
Don't Have To Be In The Army To Fight In The War
In South America Language: No Es Necesario Estar En El Ejercito Para Pelear En La Guerra
In Spanish: No Tienes Que Estar En El Ejército Para Luchar En La Guerra
In Russian: Вы не должны быть в армии, чтобы сражаться на войне
In 1972 my Dad took a photo of me on my first brand new moped: a 50cc "Puch MV50 Skytrack" the photo shows what a big fan I already was from Mungo Jerry at that time. Thanks for visiting and enjoy the site, Keep On Rockin' Rob Kamphues