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DISCOGRAPHY : THE ALBUMS

As with the singles Discography, we have followed suit with the albums and named mainly the UK releases and have also included those important oversea issues.


THE GOOD EARTH
IT'S HARD ROCK AND ALL THAT
(Saga FID2112 - 1968)

My Own Country/Buy 'Em Somethin'/I'm Burnin'/That's The Life/Memphis Leather/Let Me Come Into Your Party/You Were Meant For Me/Same Song/Disaster/Stop Complainin'.


Pianist Colin Earl described this first album as "no audio delight", but in his defence, he may have been talking about the primitive recording facilities and not the quality of the music as to most Mungo fans, 'It's Hard Rock And All That' was sheer gold dust. The opening track, 'My Own Country' remains one of Ray Dorset's greatest ever recordings to this day!


THE GOOD EARTH/ / THE FIRST IMPRESSION
SWINGING LONDON
(Saga FID2117 - 1968))

Jack Sly/Help Yourself/Down Home Train/Unwashed Unwanted ( + 8 tracks by The First Impression)


The Good Earth shared the billing on this Saga LP with fellow London based band, The First Impression and only contributed four tracks but in keeping with their 'Hard Rock' album, four tracks of excellent quality.


MUNGO JERRY
MUNGO JERRY
(Dawn DNLS3008 - June 1970)

Baby Let's Play House/Johnny B.Badde/San Francisco Bay Blues/Sad Eyed Joe/Maggie/Peace In The Country/See Me/Movin'On/My Friend/Mother!*!*!*Boogie/Tramp/Daddie's Brew


Mungo Jerry's self titled debut album was released shortly after the Hollywood Festival and was jam-packed with all of those happy-go-lucky, sunny Mungo numbers we would become used to. It was issued with a 3D sleeve, complete with glasses and peaked at 13 in the UK album charts.


MUNGO JERRY
ELECTRONICALLY TESTED
(Dawn DNLS3020 - March 1971)

She Rowed/I Just Wanna Make Love To You/In The Summertime/Somebody Stole My Wife/Baby Jump/Follow Me Down/Memoirs Of a Stockbroker/You Better Leave That Whisky Alone/Coming Back To You When The Time Comes.


More Mungo magic on the band's second album that included both the band's number one hits, 'In The Summertime' and 'Baby Jump'. No Paul King compositions on the LP which made it to No.14 in the UK charts. Most fans believed that the cover shot was from the Hollywood Festival but it was actually taken at the 1970 Rotterdam Festival.


MUNGO JERRY
BABY JUMP - ELECTRONICALLY TESTED
(Pye 85297-IT - 1971)

Baby Jump/Somebody Stole My Wife/I Just Wanna Make Love To You/Black Bubonic Plague/She Rowed/Follow Me Down/Coming Back To You When The Time Comes/You Better Leave That Whisky Alone/Memoirs Of A Stockbroker/The Man Behind The Piano.


The West German release of 'Electronically Tested' was extremely collectable for fans for the inclusion of the Paul King composition 'Black Bubonic Plague', despite it not being one of his better efforts. He included a new, much better version of the song on his 1972 solo album, 'Been In The Pen Too Long', but with different lyrics and a new title, 'One Legged Man In A Goldfish Bowl'.


MUNGO JERRY
MEMOIRS OF A STOCKBROKER
(Janus JLS-3027 - 1971)

Memoirs Of A Stockbroker/You Better Leave That Whisky Alone/Somebody Stole My Wife/Coming Back To You When The Time Comes/Follow Me Down/She Rowed/Baby Jump/Have a Whiff On Me/The Man Behind The Piano/Daddies Brew/I Just Wanna Make Love To You.


In the United States, 'Tested' was released as 'Memoirs Of A Stockbroker' and was another 'Holy Grail' for fans as it included a version of the bands stage favourite, 'Have a Whiff On Me' recorded, with the intention of being a single, during the previous years American tour.


MUNGO JERRY
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE IN THE ARMY
(Dawn DNLS3028 - October 1971)

You Don't Have To Be In The Army To Fight In The War/Ella Speed/Pigeon Stew/Take Me Back/Give Me Love/Hey Rosalyn/Northcote Arms/There's A Man Going Round Taking Names/Simple Things/Keep Your Hands Off Her/On A Sunday/That Old Dust Storm.


The bands third album complete with lyric insert was recorded largely live in the studio after a late night visit to the pub around the corner from the Pye studios. Joe Rush guested on washboard and it featured many old country blues standards from the bands live set.


RAY DORSET
COLD BLUE EXCURSION
(Dawn DNLS3033 - February 1972)

Got To Be Free/Cold Blue Excursion/With Me/Have Pity On Me/Time Is Now/Livin' Ain't Easy/Help Your Friends/I Need It/Because I Want You/Nighttime/Maybe That's The Way/Always On My Mind.


Absolutely brilliant solo album from Ray Dorset that gained positive reviews from the music press who'd previously never cut Mungo Jerry much slack. With strings and orchestral arrangements, it was nothing like Mungo, and featured some beautiful songs such as 'Because I Want You' and 'Livin' Ain't Easy'.


PAUL KING
BEEN IN THE PEN TOO LONG
(Dawn DNLS3035 - February 1972)

Grey Eyed Athena/Jean Harlow/Sugarcane/3 Dog Night/Whoa Buck/Clockwork Machine/Candy Man/I've Changed My Face/One Legged Man In The Goldfish Bowl.


Paul King followed Ray with another superb effort and also won rave reviews from the press, even winning the influential music magazine, Beat Instrumental's 'Album Of The Month'. A varied, fantastic album coupled with Ray's 'Cold Blue Excursion' proved beyond a shadow of a doubt what talent lay in the Mungo Jerry band.


KING EARL BOOGIE BAND
TROUBLE AT MILL
(Dawn DNLS3040 - June 1972)

Bad Storm Coming/Take Me Back/Live Your Own Life P.Mc/Bovver Blues/Plastic Jesus/If The Lord Don't Get You/Goin' To German/Keep Your Hands Off My Woman/Go Down You Murderers.


Paul King felt that the newly formed King Earl Boogie Band became "hopelessly lost" during the recording process for 'Mill' but it remained popular with fans. Produced by Dave Cousins from The Strawbs, it probably turned out a bit more folky than the band intended. Came with full size colour poster.


MUNGO JERRY
BOOT POWER
(Dawn DNLS3041 - October 1972)

Open Up/She's Gone/Looking For My Girl/See You Again/The Demon/My Girl & Me/Sweet Mary Jane/Lady Rose/Goin Down The Dusty Road/Brand New Car/46 & On.


Was 'Boot Power' the best ever Mungo Jerry album? Many fans cite this one as the best, and it was certainly track-for-track, a very strong offering and contained many Mungo classics including, probably the best recording of 'Open Up', My Girl & Me' and the autobiographical '46 & On', and doesn't sound dated in 2014.


MUNGO JERRY
MUNGO JERRY's GREATEST HITS
(Dawn DNLS3045 - February 1973)

In The Summertime/Mighty Man/Say Goodnight/Lady Rose/Johnny B.Badde/On a Sunday/Open Up/Baby Jump/Maggie/Somebody Stole My Wife/You Don't Have To Be In The Army To Fight In The War/She Rowed/Have a Whiff On Me/My Girl & Me.


Poorly packaged Greatest Hits collection with Dawn using the same photo on the back cover as was used for 'Electronically Tested'. Still worth buying at the time as the LP included 'Say Goodnight', a track not available elsewhere and Radio 1 were playing, claiming that it was Mungo Jerry's next single.


MUNGO JERRY
LONG LEGGED WOMAN
(Dawn DNLS3501 - September 1974)

Long Legged Woman Dressed In Black/Glad I'm a Rocker/Gonna Bop 'Til I Drop/Wild Love/O'Reilly/The Sun Is Shining/Summer's Gone/Don't Stop/Goin Back Home/No Girl Reaction/Little Miss Hipshake/Milk Cow Blues/I Don't Wanna Go Back To School/Alright Alright Alright.


This wasn't the much hoped for studio album from the very popular 1974 Dorset/Daisley/Middleton/Bidwell/Milne line-up but a poorly assembled compilation LP made up of tracks from the 1971 band and later ensembles. As with the Greatest Hits package, it became collectable for the inclusion of the previously un-released rocker, 'Don't Stop'.


MUNGO JERRY
IMPALA SAGA
(Polydor 2383364 - February 1976)

Hello Nadine/Never Mind I've Still Got My Rock'n Roll/Ain't Too Bad/Too Fast/Ain't Gonna Work No More/Impala Saga/Bottle Of Beer/Get Down On Your Baby/Hit Me/Quiet Man/Never Mind I've Still Got My Rock'n Roll (reprise).


The first Mungo Jerry studio album since 'Boot Power' in 1972 was in the main, a rocking, rock'n roll set and despite the poor packaging, was pretty good, and included the summery single, 'Hello Nadine' and at the other end of the spectrum, the much heavier stage favourite of many years, 'Hit Me'.


RAY DORSET & MUNGO JERRY
LOVIN'IN THE ALLEYS, FIGHTIN' IN THE STREETS'
(Polydor 2383435 - May 1977)

All That a Woman Should Be/I Could Never Start Loving You/Lovin' In The Alleys an' Fightin' In The Streets/The Grease/Dragster Queen/Heavy Foot Stomp/Gone To Malaya/Can't Keep It Down/Lovin' In The Mornin'/Just Can't Say Goodbye.


The second Polydor album, 'Lovin' In The Alleys, Fightin' In The Streets' was primarily another rocker with top tracks for me being 'I Could Never Start Loving You', 'Gone To Malaya' and the stomping 'Loving In The Morning'.


RAY DORSET & MUNGO JERRY
LOVIN'IN THE ALLEYS, FIGHTIN' IN THE STREETS'
(Polydor 2383435 - May 1977

All That A Woman Should Be/I Do What I Want/Lovin' In The Alleys, Fightin' In The Streets/The Grease/Dragster Queen/Lana/Gone To Malaya/We're Gonna Boogie/Gimme Lovin' In The Mornin'.


The French release of 'Alleys' had a different sleeve and also three tracks that weren't on the UK LP, with 'We're Gonna Boogie', 'I Do What I Want' and ''Lana' replacing 'Just Can't Say Goodbye', 'Can't Keep It Down' and 'Heavy Foot Stomp'.


RAY DORSET & MUNGO JERRY
RAY DORSET & MUNGO JERRY
(Polydor 2383485 - March 1978)

Sugar Mama/Hello It's You Again/Let's Make It/Hooray It's Party Time/Goodtime Goodtime/Baby Ride My Train/We're OK/Give It All You've Got/Get Up And Dance/Can't Get To You/Shadow Of The Trees.


The last album on the Polydor label for Ray and the boys who now featured Tim Green on lead guitar, Larry Anderson on bass and Gary Gazelli on drums. The stand-out track for me was 'Sugar Mama', a number that became a European single as was 'Hello It's You Again'.


MUNGO JERRY
VIG
(Balkanton BTA 10279 - 1978)

Everything Swing (All Shook Up)/Lady Rose/The Woman Dressed In Black (Long Legged Woman Dressed In Black)/A Blues For The San Francisco Bay (San Francisco Bay Blues)/It's a Secret/I Can't Love You (I Could Never Start Lovin' You)/In The Summertime/Stay With Me (Stand By Me)/All right All right (Alright Alright Alright)/She Is My Baby (Be Bop-a-Lula)/I'll Dance 'Til I Drop Down (Bop 'Til I Drop)/I Can't Say Goodbye (Just Can't Say Goodbye).


This Bulgarian bootleg album was a must-have for all of us Mungo buffs. Recorded live at the Golden Orpheus, the show was beamed out all over the Eastern bloc, Mungo Jerry became the the first Western rock band to play behind the old Iron Curtain. Hilarious song titles on the sleeve - we've popped the correct ones in brackets for you.


MUNGO JERRY
SIX-A-SIDE
(Satellite SATLP 1001 - April 1980)

Can't Get Over Lovin' You/What's Her Name What's Her Number/Hello Nadine/It's a Secret/Lana/Sur Le Pont D'Avignon/Feels Like I'm In Love/Summertime Holiday/Hello It's You Again/All That a woman Should Be/Gone To Malaya/Dancin' In The Street.


'Six-a-Side' was a godsend to all of us fans who wanted to get hold of those European singles that we found hard to find in the UK. At last we had 'It's a Secret', 'Lana' and Sur Le Pont D'Avignon' in our collections.


RAY DORSET AND MUNGO JERRY
TOGETHER AGAIN
(CNR Capriccio 111028 - 1981)

Together Again/Rockin' On The Road/Marguerita/Heart Of Fire/Knocking On Heavens Door/Stay With Me/Miss You Tonight/Come Deeper/Something On My Mind/How Can I Live A Lie.


A non-UK release, but issued in Holland and other European territories, including Spain where, very strangely, probably the best number, 'How Can I Live a Lie' was left off. Despite the extremely poor packaging, 'Together Again. was a very strong album with every track of high quality.


MUNGO JERRY and HORIZON
BOOGIE UP
(MUSIC TEAM - TEAM 33(U)129 - 1984)

On a Night Like This/Sunshine Reggae/Knocking On Heavens Door/Feels Like I'm In Love/Still Waters/The Mood I'm In/Mungo Medley/Bland Affair/Boogie Up/Rhythm For Every Mood/Pulstar/You Blow My Mind.


South African release only which originated from Ray's involvement with one time Mungo Jerry guitarist Ken Marshall. Featured a popular number from the Mungo stage show at the time, the delightful 'On a Night Like This'.


KATMANDU
A CASE FOR THE BLUES
(Nightlife NTFL2001 - February 1986)

Dust My Broom/One More Night Without You/Crane's Train Boogie/Boogie All The Way/Zulu Gone West/Blowing All My Troubles Away/Strangers Blues/Sweet Sixteen/Who's That Knocking/The Case.


Ray Dorset's collaboration with legendary blues man, Peter Green from Fleetwood Mac and Vincent Crane of Atomic Rooster. Re-released in later years, fans also await the release of a set of out-takes from the sessions.


MUNGO JERRY
SNAKEBITE
(B.B.C Prestige CDPC5011 - 1990)

Snakebite/All I Wanna Do/Remember Me/Sugar In The Bowl/Rock'n Roll, Rock'n Roll/Heartbreak Avenue/Pick A Bale O'Cotton/Red Leather An' Chrome/Jesse James/Right On.


Very popular Mungo Jerry album with fans, and a mixture of rock and jug, 'Snakebite' mirrored the live set of the line-up of the day - Ray Dorset, Tim Green (guitars), Les Calvert (bass), Steve Jones (keyboards) and 'Crazy' Jamei Roberts (drums).


MUNGO JERRY
OLD SHOES NEW JEANS
(KDC 10031 - 1997)

P.A.R.T.Y.O/Beautiful Widow/Birthday Blues/One More Night Without You/Bottle Of Beer/Boogie All The Way/Wiggle and Waggle/New Pair Of Jeans/Unloved Unwanted/I've Got The Blues - Special Bonus Track: All That a Woman Should Be.


Known as 'the blues album' in Mungo circles, 'Old Shoes New Jeans' was another package of blues/rock that featured Dino Baptiste on blues harp.


MUNGO JERRY
CANDY DREAMS
(GEMA C03891 - 2001)

So Lonely/With a Girl Like U/D.Y.W.L.W.M/In The Middle Of The Nite/R U Ready 4 Sex/Jump Up and Down/Talk Is Cheap/Luv Inn/Hippy High Hi/Where R U/No More Woman Blues/Make Me Happy/Feels Like I'm In Love/Wynde-Up 2 @ a Tyme/In The Summertime 2001/Yellow Gloves/Wynde Up 2 @ a Tyme (Radio Mix).


The most un-Mungo-like album of all time maybe? 'Candy Dreams' was a mixture of pop/disco/rock/soul - I think? A good album nonetheless, the band featured the brothers Contostavlos - Byron (bass) and Plato (keyboards) - the fathers of Dappy and Tulisa from N-Dubz.


MUNGO JERRY BLUESBAND
ADULTS ONLY
(Easyplay LC01201 2003)

Statesbro' Blues/Morning Dew/With a Girl Like You/Goin' Down Slow/One Bourbon, One Scotch & One Beer/I Can't Wait Until Tomorrow/She Loves Me Like a Woman/We Gotta Get Out O' The Army/All I Wanna Do/Rock Me Mama/St.Pete's Florida Blues/I Just Can't Say Goodbye.


First album by the German based Mungo Jerry Bluesband, and what an album! Led Joe Rush to say at the time that it was "the best thing he's done"!


MUNGO JERRY
NAKED FROM THE HEART
(Spectre 1075279 - 2007)

Motor Biking/Ballad Of A Teenage Queen/Make Me Happy/Come On Baby/Hey Gyp, Dig The Slowness/Play That Funkin' Music/Go To Sleep/Hippty Cat Mama/Ten Little Women/Everybody Wants Someone/I'm a Liar/I've Got My Eye On You/Let's Go/We Will Never Be Alone/I Walked Everywhere/Staying At Home/Staying At Home (single version).


Incredibly good Mungo Jerry album recorded at Toerag Studios in London saw Ray backed by drummer Bruce Brand and for the first time since 1970, original double bass player, Mike Cole.


MUNGO JERRY BLUESBAND
WHEN SHE COMES, SHE RUNS ALL OVER ME
(GEMA C03891 - 2008)

Married Woman Blues/Feeling The Blues/I Had A Bird/When She Comes (She Runs All Over Me)/My Own Country/Kicking Back/I Miss You/Where Are You (Humming Song)/The Wind Is Blowing/Lovely Holyday.


The second Mungo Jerry Bluesband perhaps not as strong as the first, but pretty good all the same. In keeping with recent Mungo releases, excellent booklet and sleeve notes, even if the cover was a little bland. Included a new version of Ray Dorset's classic composition, 'My Own Country' from the Good Earth album, 'It's Hard Rock And All That'.


MUNGO JERRY
COOL JESUS
(Raw Sound 7M-027-2 2011)

Cool Jesus/John Henry/Far Away/Let's Rock/Give Us A Song/Hello Baby/Just Her Way/Going Up The River/You Can Get It If You Want It/I Lie Awake/Red Leather & Chrome/Lucky Girl/I Wanna Live In The Sun/We Are The Same/Praying So Hard/He's Got The Whole World In His Hands/Mama Don't Allow/Give Us A Song (Refrain).


Brilliant Mungo Jerry album! Paul King agreed! Everyone did - critics, fans! Based on the groove of the 'Boot Power' album as depicted on Bruce Brand's sleeve design, the album contained many mega tracks, 'Going Up The River' and 'Praying So Hard' to name but two. Brilliant version of my favourite jug band number, 'Mama Don't Allow' too.


MUNGO JERRY
KICKING BACK
(MJS-10 2014)

Wiggle & Waggle (edited)/Kickin' Back/One Hundred Miles/I Had a Dream/La, La, La/One More Night Without You/The Wind Is Blowin'/Would You Like To Ride/Wiggle & Waggle (with drum solo).


Latest Mungo Jerry album recorded with esteemed drummer Heini Altbart and is another great collection of rhythm & blues. Jon Playle is on bass with Helmut Posch on keyboards.


MUNGO JERRY
REWIND
(HYP 16312) 2016

Rewind sleeve

Disc 1: In The Summertime/Lady Rose/You Don't Have To Be In The Army To Fight In The War/Hello Nadine/Somebody Stole My Wife (new version)/Alright Alright Alright/Wild Love/Sugar Mama/All That a Woman Should Be/Snakebite/Mighty Man/Heavy Foot Stomp/Motor Bikin'/Going Up The River/Open Up/Baby Jump/Good Times On Your Mind
Disc 2: It Don't Matter/Touch The Sky/You'll Be Sorry/Rhythm Is a Healer/I'll Be a Hippy 'til I Die/I Only Had a Dollar/One More Night Without You/The Old Apple Tree/Going Down To Mexico/Hidden Track


The latest Mungo double album that includes a 'Best Of' disc and also a brand new set of recordings from Ray and the band.

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MUNGO JERRY
100% LIVE IN BADEN BADEN
(MJS-13) 2016

100% Live Sleeve

Disc 1: Let's Roll (Let 'er Roll/Rock Me Mama/Kicking Back/Morning Dew/The Wind Is Blowing/One More Night Without You/That's Why I Sing The Blues/Touch The Sky/I Had A Bird/All I Wanna Do/With a Girl Like You/Margarita/I'll Be a Hippy 'Til I Die
Disc 2: Rhythm Is a Healer/Lady Rose/Feels Like I'm In Love/In The Summertime/Make Me Happy/Baby Jump/If You Had a Goodtime Say Yeah


Double CD album, originally broadcast live by SWR Radio of the Mungo Jerry gig at Baden Baden, Germany on the 26th of April, 2016.

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