MUNGO JERRY

"The Man and Band"

Ray Dorset has fronted many bands since the early 1960’s. He found fame and fortune by leading the newly formed Mungo Jerry in the summer of 1970. For two years it was a band with similar minded musicians showing a passion of rock, blues, skiffle and all things in-between. Personality clashes brought forward the break-up of the group with the record company Dawn and the management Red Bus agreeing for the name to continue. Only one person could be deemed to be Mungo Jerry the person and performing artist. Since 1972 Mungo Jerry has been Ray Dorset with hired musicians formulating the band ethos.

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The music of Mungo Jerry covers anything from a children’s TV theme to outright gut wrenching, steam building, dirty oil based rhythm & blues as Ray Dorset often revisits his inspirations and musical heritage, while in the studio and on stage, his passion and broad spectrum is there for all to see and hear

Over 100 weeks in the UK singles chart and two Top 20 albums certify that Mungo Jerry and his most recognised song In The Summertime has it’s place in music history

IN THE SUMMERTIME

BABY JUMP * LADY ROSE * YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE IN THE ARMY TO FIGHT IN THE WAR * OPEN UP * ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT

WILD LOVE * LONG LEGGED WOMAN DRESSED IN BLACK

...and...

FEELS LIKE I'M IN LOVE

written by Ray Dorset and intended for release by Elvis Presley before the King’s untimely death. Covered by Kelly Marie and a UK number 1 in 1980.

...many more worldwide hits...

CAN'T GET OVER LOVING YOU * HELLO NADINE * IT'S A SECRET * LANA * DON'T LET GO * ALL THAT A WOMAN SHOULD BE

...the classic albums...

ELECTRONICALLY TESTED * BOOT POWER * SNAKEBITE * ADULTS ONLY * NAKED FROM THE HEART * COOL JESUS

...not forgetting...

A CASE FOR THE BLUES

(released as the supergroup, Katmandu featuring Mungo Jerry, Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) and Vincent Crane (Atomic Rooster).

The career is endless and still in progress as gigs and festivals throughout Europe and beyond prove beyond doubt.

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