Mungo Jerry British Band
Bilzen Belgium
17 august 2002


Ray Dorset: Vocals-Guitar-Harp-Kazoo-Tambourin
Mick Frampton: Percussion-Guitar-Vocals
Tim Green: Guitar-Slide Guitar-Vocals
Torsten Lüderwaldt: Keyboards
James "Jim" Davis: Drums
Matt Round: Bass Guitar
Jarvin: Technic


On Stage: 10:30pm
Alright, Alright, Alright / Long Legged Woman / Lady Rose / Dust Pneumonia Blues / With A Girl Like You / Baby Jump / Feels Like I'm In Love 2001 / Lovely Holiday / Party Land / In The Summertime (12 min version !!) / Just Can't Say Goodbye and after the "We Want More" ended the gig with: Red Leather And Chrome.
Off Stage: 11:50pm


Traveled: 410km
Last time I saw the Full Band was in 2001 Bodelwyddan - Wales, so It was time to see them again. I arrived in Bilzen just after 6:00pm, beautiful weather and I set down on a table at the marketplace waiting for someone from Germany. The free festival was organised by local sponsors. Onstage at 7:30pm a local band, Captain Caveman. Follow up with "CCR Revival Band" a great performance from this coverband. Then onstage "Shocking Blue" with leadsinger "Marisca Veres" but not the original bandmembers, great to hear all those hits from late sixties and early seventies including "Venus" . Now it's time for Mungo Jerry, a show for almost one and a half hour with very good fibrations. The audience was full power, clapping, foot tapping and singing with great enthusiasm. Ray gave's me "Gooseskin" when he told the audience "My good friend from Rotterdam is here" pronounced to me. Most of the songs were extended versions, brilliant guitar and "Slide guitar" playing from Tim Green. Most spectacular was the aprox 12 minuts during "In The Summertime" a few versions mixed in a beautiful life version, including the "Shaggy vocals" from Mick Frampton. (Great Miki!)
Ray put me on the gueslist and after the gig I went backstage, I "bought" one of the security's with a plectrum from Mick and after that there was no problem to get into the artistroom. Nice chat with all the bandmenbers and ofcourse some beers, photo's and signatures, First time I met Eliot Cohen, Ray's Producer for many many years,
Ray signed my copy of "Boogie Up" (South Africa 1984) and made a correction on the backside of the sleeve, The song "Bland Affair" is real named "Island Affair" TY Ray. Ray and Eliot saw this album for the very first time. In the meantime the festival was going on with "The Three Degrees" , I saw just the last two songs they did, I was surpriced about the really good live voices. Backstage we had a really good time, everyone was in very good shape and we had a lot of fun... see the photos... :-)  after 2am I drove away and b
ack home at 4:20am. Thanks Boy's for this wonderful evening, the inventation and the great performance.


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