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100, 000 HITS!

Amazingly, we have now clocked up 100,000 hits on the Mungo Jerry World website. Let’s keep it going!


Below is an audio recording of Coming Back To You When The Time Comes by big Mungo fan, Jim McHugh, who lives near me. Jim’s not a performing artist as such, just plays for fun. He tells me it’s his favourite Ray Dorset composition.


NEWS FROM RAY – 6/1/24: “I just thought I’d put a little news together. I am still in Germany trying to get a bit healthier before returning to Bournemouth.

Dave Mitchell – Fan photo.

“Firstly I wish with great sadness to report that Dave Mitchell, the guitarist that performed in my band during the early to mid eighties, and played many gigs and TV shows with me, passed away on December 22nd, 2023. R.I.P.

“I hope that all you folks had a good Christmas break, and I wish you all a very healthy and happy 2024.

“The Alright Alright Alright limited edition 7 inch mono vinyl which is now in stock will shortly be available to order.

“The limited edition 12 inch album Mungo Jerry Ten Grooves in Mono unexpectedly sold out on the first pressing and another run has been ordered.

“I am involved with several other recording projects at the moment, but the priority is to complete the current album project which is taking a lot longer than originally envisaged.

“Work continue on my autobiography with the help of Alan Taylor, Mick O Hanlon, and Derek Wadeson, and also wish to thank John Van der Kiste, Stuart Turner, along with Juergen Keuneke, Jean Jacques Bedrossian, and Juergen Wanda.

“I also wish to thank John Kenneth Hornhaver for searching out so many of the MJ videos and cover versions that have been posted on YouTube, in addition to all of the info on retro recording equipment, and techniques.

“Derek, Alan & co have been working on a review of every recording that I have ever made, including demos. This is absolutely wonderful. It reminds me of forgotten gems that I hope I will be able to introduce to the market place.

“Despite what is said by many, I maintain that there is more music out in the world to be enjoyed all over. It’s good to move away from the familiar genres that one listens to and explore others.

“There is a tendency for more music physical product to be sold, this is definitely a good trend as far as I am concerned.

“I work together with a very good company that takes care of exploiting, via streaming and digital downloads, (the aggregator), the master recordings that I own, this includes all of the tracks that I recorded during my time with Polydor.”


TEN GROOVES IN GLORIOUS MONO – NOW RELEASED!

A liitle slow to notice but the Mungo Jerry vinyl LP, Ten Grooves In Glorious Mono is now available from various outlets. To buy from Amazon, click HERE

It features the following tracks:

IN THE SUMMERTIME (New recording)

MIGHTY MAN (Original recording test pressing)

BABY JUMP (2023 version with drums and sax)

LADY ROSE (New recording)

HELLO NADINE (Original hit version)

ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT (2023 version with the missing 3rd verse)

LONG LEGGED WOMAN DRESSED IN BLACK (2023 version with drums and sax)

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE IN THE ARMY TO FIGHT IN THE WAR (Solo acoustic version)

FEELS LIKE I’M IN LOVE (Sing-a-long in the coffee bar version)

DRAGSTER QUEEN (Swedish studio version)

Compiled by Ray Dorset & original mastering made by Darren Jones. Sleeve design by Bruce Brand.


MUNGO JERRY – ‘SONG-BY-SONG’ BOOK

At Ray Dorset’s (a.k.a Mungo Jerry) request, we are refraining from publishing our book, Mungo Jerry – ‘A Song-By-Song Review’ as he is busy working on his next album – “maybe my last” – Indefinable and would like us to include reviews of each track as we have done with all of his other work.

Frustrating as it is, it does make sense to have a full record of all of Mungo Jerry’s musical output and leave no loose ends, even though we originally planned to have a ‘Stop Press’ section saying that a new album was simply ‘Coming Soon’.

Ray has several tracks recorded already so hopefully the delay won’t be a long one and fans I’m sure will agree that it is the correct thing to do.

Anyone who would like their name to be included in the book we are looking to include a section that will feature your name and location.

Simply reply to [email protected]…… or through Kevin Bennett’s Mungo Jerry Fans Facebook page.

The book will be available to order through Amazon and we will post full details on the website and Kevin’s FB page.


SONG OF THE WEEK

This weeks choice is You Can Get It If You Want It from the Cool Jesus CD. 

If you’d like to add your comments, just email us at [email protected]


BOOM RADIO LISTENERS VOTED MUNGO JERRY’S IN THE SUMMERTIME NO.1 IN THE ALL-TIME SUMMER SONGS CHART.

A HERITAGE RADIO POLL VOTED THAT’S THE COLOUR OF LOVE ONE OF THE BEST SONGS OF LAST YEAR

Juergen Keuneke found a piece of footage of Mungo Jerry from way back in 1970 as part of a 70’s-type show.

Located at around 41.39, you can view by clicking HERE


Promo card.

MUNGO JERRY FANS GROUP ON FACEBOOK : For those who don’t know, there is a Mungo Jerry discussion page up-and-running on Facebook.

Created by Kevin Bennett, who is based in the U.S, Kevin told us, “the page has 521 members, a small but elite group.

“There’s at least one band member, or former band member on here.”

Click HERE and log-in to have a look and join up.

ROB KAMPHUES : Don’t forget to visit our friend Rob Kamphues’s website covering his vast Mungo Jerry collection, believed to be the biggest in the world.

It really is something to behold for all Mungo Jerry fans to trawl through.

Rob has literally hundreds of pieces of memorabilia, ranging from vinyl, CD’s, cassettes, 8-tracks, posters, press cuttings photographs and much, much more.

Click HERE to check it out.


 

Above are two really good interviews that Ray did in 2021 with Nick Prince. Some of you may have already seen them but we hadn’t until now. We thought that they were a must for the website.


JJ in France has tipped us off about a feature about Ray Dorset’s 1972 solo LP, Cold Blue Excursion in the latest issue of Rock & Folk magazine. It is, of course, in French but is a must for all you collectors out there.

JJ can supply copies for 20 Euros and that price includes postage. Just email him @


Check out this video link to a clip of Mungo Jerry playing Long Legged Woman Dressed In Black on TV, featuring John Brunning on lead guitar. (Found by John Hornhaver).


“I have to tell you, every crowd I play The Colour of Love for absolutely LOVES it! From little kids to seniors in their 80s and above; they all dance, smile and try to sing along, even to my version!”

Gary Strickland, Georgia, U.S.A


SOME NICE COVER VERSIONS

Roel Van Ekeris in Holland has sent in some interesting Mungo Jerry cover versions Just click on the links to view

BABY JUMP

PEACE IN THE COUNTRY 

MAGGIE 

LIVIN’ AIN’T EASY

SANTO ANTONIO, SANTO FRANCISCO

SANTO ANTONIO, SANTO FRANCISCO

YOU BETTER LEAVE THAT WHISKY ALONE

IN THE SUMMERTIME 

THE MIXTURES – IN THE SUMMERTIME

ELLA SPEED

IN THE SUMMERTIME

PROSPECTS

FEELS LIKE I’M IN LOVE

WOODEN HEART

ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT

ET MOI, ET MOI, ET MOI

LANA

IN THE SUMMERTIME

LADY ROSE


Here is the interview Toby did for the Keyboard Chronicles, where he chats about his time playing with Rialto, Mungo Jerry and The Stranglers and more besides.

Also click HERE to read an interview Toby gave to The Stranglers website where he once again talks about playing with Mungo Jerry.


AUTOGRAPH REQUESTS: Just a quick reminder that unfortunately, the official Mungo Jerry website – mungojerry.com – are unable to provide autographs due to the overwhelming volume of requests.


MUNGO JERRY at The Blues Garage – 3/11/2017 – playing Long Black Train

(Thanks to Juergen Keuneke for the tip off)