"the Mungo Jerry website for fans...by fans"

Welcome to the new version of Mungomania! Derek and I are working closely together at ways of expanding the site. The DIARY section for example should increase considerably. At present, it only covers the 1970's and the early to-mid 80's, but in time, we plan to bring it right up to the present day.

If you want to contribute to the site, with maybe a review of a gig or recording, your photographs (JJ has been sending in lots of old photographs for example), or want to comment about anything on the site, please e-mail us.

LATEST NEWS

MESSAGE FROM RAY...

"Welcome to the new Mungomania Website.

"I wish to thank Alan Taylor and Derek Wadeson for their wholehearted and undying support of my work over the past decades and also for the very hard work that Alan has put into the pages contained on the site, he has amassed a vast collection of archive material which he intends to include on the content over the coming months.

"I also wish to thank others for their support and comments too, in particular and in no certain order, they are Stuart Turner, Jurgen Wanda, John Van Der Kiste, Juergen Keuneke, Jean Jacques Bedrossian, Roel Ekeris, John Kenneth Hornhaver and Quintin Drake, plus, not only for his support, but also for the making of so many terrific Mungo videos that he has posted on his Mungovision Youtube channel, Mark Viscel.

"A big thanks too for Rob Kamphues for his Mungo Jerry Collection website and support".

TIME TO SPEAK OUT


* DIARY 1972 UPDATED - March 2017 *


GREAT NEW INTERVIEW

Mungo Jerry Logo.

New to You Tube is an excellent interview conducted with Ray during the recent mini-tour in Germany and Austria that also includes concert footage with a superb version of 'Little Miss Hipshake'.

RAY DORSET INTERVIEW

And check out another excellent clip showing Ray and the band playing 'In The Summertime' and 'I'll Be a Hippy 'Til I Die'.

SUMMERTIME - HIPPY


MUNGO AT EALING BLUES FESTIVAL

Mungo Jerry On Tour 2017.

Mungo Jerry will be playing at this years Ealing Blues Festival, on the 23rd of July.

Not to be missed!

TICKETS

ALSO, COMING SOON: NEW DVD/CD '24 DAYS'!


MUNGOVISION...

Most of you will know of Marc Viscel. For those who do not, Marc is a Mungo Jerry Fan based in New Jersey in the United States, and it was he who created the header collage for the site.

He also has his own You Tube channel with loads of Mungo Jerry videos that he has put together himself over the past few years. My personal favourite is 'Where R U', from the 'Candy Dreams' album. A great video for a great song!

Recently discovered is a very rare video for Mungo Jerry's 1972 hit, 'Open Up', featuring Ray in the studio recording the track.

Click here to view OPEN UP

And here to visit the channel MUNGOVISION


HOW ABOUT THIS?

Mungo Jerry Wall Art.

Marc's creative juices have been flowing again, as he has come up with this brilliant Mungo Jerry wall art, inspired by something similar he'd seen of Jim Morrison from The Doors.

Cool isn't it?


MON FM

Mon FM Logo

Big Mungo Jerry fan, Brian Cook has been in touch to say, "Just read your site cover to cover - brilliant work! I'm live on MON-FM (Angleseys Community Radio) every Thursday 12 -3 (The Cookies Show) and play Mungo and Ray songs most weeks". www.monfm.co.uk

Brian Cook (MON-FM).

MUNGO JERRY AT ELEVATION FESTIVAL 2017

Mungo Jerry Gig Banner.

Mungo Jerry will be headlining at the Elevation Devon Festival on 5th August 2017. The festival is held in North Devon, and includes a further 7 local bands and legends! "We are thrilled to have Ray headlining and hope we can bring as many of his fans together as we can!"

"Our website gives further details and ticket booking is available at www.elevationdevon.uk . Camping is available on site for all, including MJ fans who want to make it a summertime weekender get together!"


SAD NEWS

Jim Smith

Sorry to report that longtime fan club member and ardent Mungo fan, Jim Smith from Derby has sadly passed away.

Jim was a familiar site at many a Mungo Jerry gig and was known to lots of fans, particularly those who attended the 30th Anniversary gigs in Newcastle Under-Lyme in 2000.

Jim in fact videoed the gig, and both Derek and myself have fond memories of Jim from our stints as fan club secretaries.

Condolences from all Mungo-maniacs to Jim's family and friends.

(Jim, second right, was even featured on on the cover of issue 16 of the old 'Mungo For It' fanzine along with his regular travelling companions.)


MUNGO JERRY IN NEW YORK

Ray Dorset 1970

As part of the build-up to Mungo Jerry's forthcoming appearance in New York (calm down Marc), Ray Dorset was interviewed by Todd Abramson of Radio WFMU. You can listen on catch-up by clicking

RADIO WFMU

Marc Viscel attended the gig (of course) and posted a three video's on You Tube.

Click on the links to view;

MIGHTY MAN

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE IN THE ARMY

WILD LOVE


MUNGO JERRY IN ISRAEL

Jericho album sleeve.

Mungo Jerry will perform with the iconic Israeli psychedelic rock band, Jericho, who are celebrating the release of their re-union live album.

Ray will play his composition 'Time is Now', from his 1972 solo album, 'Cold Blue Excursion' and 'Junkies Monkeys and Donkeys' both from the highly praised and collectable 1971 album of the same title. Ray will also do a version of 'In the Summertime' and 'I'll Be a Hippy 'til I Die', which is from the 2016 album Rewind.

The show will take place at the 1000 capacity Barby Club in Tel Aviv on December 1st and 2nd, it is possible that third date will be added.

Ray Dorset will be in Tel Aviv from November 27th until December 4th for filming and PR.


MUNGO JERRY : 100% LIVE

100% Live sleeve

Brand new to the shop is this great double CD recording of the Mungo Jerry gig in Baden Baden earlier in the year (26/04/16) during their hugely successful German Tour.

Capture the Mungo Jerry experience live on this high quality CD, featuring tracks from the critically acclaimed 'Rewind' album, some of the hits, and several Ray Dorset blues classics.

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.

To Order, click HERE

ALSO NEW TO THE SHOP...

New in the on-line shop is this great t-shirt and a bag featuring the official logo.Black Bag Photo.

To Order, click HERE


AND...FOR FACTS SAKE, DON'T FORGET...BOB'S BOOK

Mungo Jerry's former bass player supreme from the mid-70's, Bob Daisley's new book is now available. It's called 'For Facts Sake' and Bob told me that the book includes his time with Mungo Jerry, as well as covering the rest of his career in the music business including his time with Ozzy Osbourne.

Order direct from:

BOB'S WEBSITE 


TOBY'S NEW WEBSITE

Toby Hounsham

Mungo Jerry's extremely talented keyboard player, Toby Hounsham, has a brand new website (TOBIAS HOUNSHAM - PIANIST AND COMPOSER) showcasing his talents.

The site features a biography, gallery and contact details.

Just click on the link below;

TOBY'S WEBSITE


REVIEW OF THE BERLIN GIG * 20/08/16

They say that you should never meet your heroes; well, they’re wrong. This reporter (and lifelong-fan) had the huge good fortune of meeting Mungo Jerry (aka Ray Dorset) at a gig in Berlin in August. Having reached a significant number in earth years, our family had organised a trip for me to see Mungo in Berlin as a special birthday present. My previous MJ gigs included meeting Ray backstage at Dublin gigs in 1973 and in 1987. In 1973, he gave me a Schimellpenninck cigar which I treasured for years before succumbing to smoking it in a moment of weakness in 1976. Well, I was skint and it was the day before payday.

I stayed in contact over the decades through the goods offices of Derek Wadeson who kept fans abreast of all releases, gigs and band news in the simple days before the internet. During this period I had the considerable honour of being asked to write a piece for the book 'Beyond the Summertime' as well as being asked to contribute to the sleeve notes on Snakebite (1990).

The Berlin gig took place in a perfect setting for the more (ahem) vintage but discerning Mungo Jerry fan in a tree-lined open air amphitheatre in the Biesdorf park in east Berlin. A semi circle of terraced benches faced an enclosed and generous-sized stage where the sound quality was perfect, no matter where you sat. Think economy size Hollywood Bowl and you get the picture. Canvas awnings provided some cover from the elements that threatened (in vain) to ruin the evening with heavy showers.

A decent gathering had populated the venue nicely where the hugely-entertaining and manic Andy Frasco Band put them through their paces. Andy ‘got’ the MJ vibe completely and he was an excellent choice as support act to an evening with Mungo Jerry. His band took crowd participation to a new level by playing their brass and tubas in the body of the audience as Andy sprinted around the perimeter roaring into his mic. Ah!, the undiscerning energy of youth… When he’d finished, there was a delay to allow the band to relocate their gear safely in the dry part of the bowl. Nobody minded; people were there to enjoy themselves and appetites had been nicely stoked by Andy Frasco who by the way, had cheekily informed the audience that Mungo Jerry was his father.

I spotted Ray’s wife and introduced myself and I expressed my hope to her of getting a selfie with Ray to mark my own special occasion. “Fingers crossed” I thought sitting back down beside my wife who had cleverly inched her way under the cover of the central awning as the rain came down in stair rods. I of course, was sitting at the very edge of the dry/wet divide and got royally soaked. The former Berlin Wall couldn’t have done a neater division job. Most people had the good sense to buy the disposable rainmacs on sale at the entrance but by the time it occurred to me, staying dry was no longer an option. Still, after a day that had risen to 28 degrees at least the rain was warm.

Then amid warm cheers and whistles, the Side-burned One came on-stage for a tune-up. Looking as fit as a fiddle and not carrying an ounce more than when he was 26, Ray’s fingers slid over the frets as he plucked out an effortless riff that revved his guitar to the limit. He acknowledged his audience with his trademark grin and laugh and he apologised for the weather. “We’ll make our own summertime this evening” he laughed, stabbing out the first few tell-tale bars of In the Summertime as the crowd roared appreciatively.

The band slipped seamlessly into a solid set of MJ’s recent rock and blues numbers and the crowd rose to their feet, oblivious to the rain. Looking around, I saw people shed years (if not decades) as they danced and bopped along to the infectious blues beat.

Berlin Gig Photo

There’s a note on Cold Blues Excursion where Ray quotes a Woody Guthrie definition of the blues and popular music in general. This was in 1972 when the music industry was stringent about categorising every artist into a genre to direct the right sound to the right crowd – “it’s rock, it’s pop, it’s progressive rock” and so on. As the Monty Python mob says in the Life of Brian “Yes, we are all individuals”.

You got the feeling from the notes on that 1972 album that Ray was being forced to justify his brand of music back then. He’s way past all that now. He worked a rock and blues medley around demanding but slick delta blues riffs that stated how he’s paid his dues to the blues. You wondered where his fingers ended and the guitar began. Standing at the edge of the stage in Berlin, one could grasp the scale of his unique talent and his utter mastery of the idiom. On that wet Berlin night, the Blues was still a ferocious beast, tamed but growling under the lash of this maestro’s guitar. Seeing Mungo Jerry in complete control of this energy was like watching a lion tamer. You can’t pigeon-hole that.

I was still marvelling at Ray’s virtuosity when he gave me a “shout-out” from the stage. “I just got a nice surprise to hear there’s someone who’s come all the way from Dublin to be here tonight. Hello Mick O’Hanlon! Give him a cheer everyone!”

Best! Birthday! Present! Ever!

This is a really good Mungo Jerry line-up with Bob White (more than) keeping beat on drums, Toby Hounhsam on keyboards and John Playle playing an astonishing neon bass. Each is a seasoned master of his instruments and they fit together perfectly to fuel the energy that is Mungo Jerry.

Having enlivened and rejuvenated the audience with recent Mungo material, the band gave true-tone studio quality renditions of a medley of the hits that included Lady Rose (and segued nicely into Hello Nadine), Baby Jump, Alright Alright Alright and others including In the Summertime.

It was a joy to hear Ray hold a note over a full eight bars as the audience whistled and whooped at the strength of his voice. The crowd demanded an encore and at the end you could see in the exchanges between Ray and the band members that they knew it had been a good night’s work.

Before the gig I found myself wondering why Ray Dorset continues to gig around Europe in the same way as he did in the earliest days. After this gig I knew the answer: Because he can. The man exuded a raw energy that found full expression in his music and the Berlin fans loved it and gave it straight back to him. I’d say he possibly went off stage more energised than when he came on, having created a great evening for his audience. We were buzzing on our way home. It was almost hippie-like, what we used to call a “happening” back in the day. And he made no bones in singing about being a hippie ‘til he dies, in the number of the same name. Not a gentle, flowery, peaceful hippie but a raucous, bawdy rocker who’ll do as he please. Now where have we all heard that before…?

Ray remained in the small merchandising tent signing teeshirts, posing for selfies and talking and laughing with fans until everyone had gone. I was like a kid waiting for my turn outside Santa’s grotto. Musical magic apart, he is a genuinely nice guy with a truly astonishing memory for detail and events. I could have stayed there all night and I just hope I didn’t overstay my welcome. He keeps on rockin’!

Mick O'Hanlon.


FREE POOLE QUAY GIG IN JULY

Ray at Mr.Kyps

On the 28th of July in conjunction with Mr.Kyps, Mungo Jerry will be performing a FREE concert at Poole Quay, playing some of the hits and also a few numbers from the new, extremely well received 'Rewind' album.

Three days later (the 30th), Ray will offically open the St.Ambrose Church Annual Fete, Westbourne, Bournemouth.


'REWIND' REVIEWS...

JUKEBOX MAGAZINE REVIEW

"Mungo Jerry, born Ray Dorset on 21st march 1946, wrote an immortal ode to the summer, in 'Ré majeur', 'In The Summertime', (Dawn 1970, No.1). We could have feared he’d become a 'one hit wonder', but 'Baby Jump' (1971, No.1), 'Lady Rose' (1971, No.5), 'You don’t have…' (1971, No.13), 'Open Up' (1972, No.21), or 'Alright Alright Alright' (1973, No.3), Jacques Dutronc‘s 'Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi', confirm a certain talent.

"Mungo Jerry is on the same bill as the big names of pop. He’s noticeable from afar, with his big sideburns! Associated to acoustic music, his voice sounds like, at certain moments, T. Rex.

"A voluntarily simple music, based neither on electrical nor powerful drums, which shows in evidence, influences such as skiffle, folk, jug, blues, rockabilly and rock and roll.

"In this double CD (26 tracks, 8 page booklet), CD-1 reunites all the hits, charming rocks('Hello Nadine', 'Heavy Foot Stomp'), others more glam-rock ('All that a Woman Should Be', 'Snakebite'), the rare 'Motor Bikin’ on which we can hear an Harley Davidson engine. On the last track of CD-1, on 'Goodtime On Your Mind', Ray Dorset lists some of the heroes of Rock, from all periods and styles, ending with himself.

The 2nd CD presents new recordings by Ray, with Jon Playle (bass), Toby Hounsham (keyboards), Howie Casey 9sax), and Bob White (drums).

...thanks to JJ for sending, and translating this one.

PAUL JONES - RADIO 2

In case you missed it, Paul Jones played the new version of ITS to open up his Radio 2 R’n’B show last night, commenting that it was the new one (although us fans would have worked that one out anyway), and said a few nice words about REWIND afterwards, mentioning the new material on the second disc.

Click here to listen to 'In The Summertime' and his words PAUL JONES.

CLASSIC ROCK SAID...

"Much more than alright, alright, alright.

People of a certain age will always have a soft spot for Mungo Jerry. Their biggest and best-known song, In the Summertime was the soundtrack to the summer of 1970; the fact that it landed in the shops in 33rd rpm 'maxi single' format was tremendously hi-tech for the time. We felt particularly proud of its chart-topping success at our local school, where MJ mainman Ray Dorset's mother worked as a dinner lady.

Rewind Sleeve Image

It's tempting to call Mungo Jerry one-hit wonders but as the first disc of this two-CD set proves, this is absolutely not the case. Kicking off with a vibrant retake of In the Summertime, it contains freshened-up versions of forgotten goodies that immediately sound comfortingly familiar; Lady Rose, Alright, Alright and Baby Jump, to name but three.

This revisiting-past-glories malarkey is fraught with pitfalls but Dorset is on skiffle-tastic form. He tackles his old work with a lively relish, his trademark utterances ('Chi-chi-chi...Uhh! Choo-choo-choo..ahh!) and comb-and-paper Don Partridge-isms remaining blissfully intact.

The second CD comprises nine all-new tracks and is no slouch either I'll Be a Hippy 'Til I Die offers a serious dose of mutant ZZ Top rocking; the jittery I Only Had a Dollar is prime-time junkshop Elvis; the loose-limbed Going Down To Mexico evokes visions of Lonnie Donegan in a sombrero. All of which are good things indeed - (7/10) - Geoff Barton.

LIVERPOOL SOUND AND VISION SAID...

Liverpool Sound and Vision have reviewed the new Mungo Jerry double album, 'Rewind' and given it the thumbs up. Click the link below to read the review.

LIVERPOOL SOUND AND VISION<

AMAZON REVIEWS...

"What can I say, Mungo Jerry were one of the finest bands around in the early 70's, so many hits, so many inventive good songs and styles. And now in 2016 Ray Dorset aka Mungo Jerry has returned to those roots and more. I won't bother you with an in depth run down of each song, any one could be your favourite and you will return to the new CD again and again I'm sure.

"The 2nd bonus CD is Ray Dorset selecting some of his favourite hits and a selection of album songs from 1975 to 2013. Have you lost track with Mungo Jerry and want to catch up? then REWIND and get ready to rock"! - DR.KERED.

"Very good double CD with a few surprises...love it"! - MALCOLM ROWE.


THE CHRIS EVANS RADIO SHOW INTERVIEW...

Ray was interviewed on the Chris Evans Show on Radio 2, chatting about the days of recording in his garden shed, and a little bit about the new album, 'Rewind'. They ended preceedings by playing 'Alright Alright Alright' and 'Feels Like I'm In Love' by Kelly Marie.


MUNGO JERRY : REWIND : RELEASE DATE 03/06/16

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


Radio Antenne Brandenburg (Germany) has play listed 'It Don't Matter', (the promo track from the new Mungo Jerry album, 'REWIND' for three to five weeks, and they have also made the album, their 'Album of the Week'.

Check out the gig guide (at the bottom of the page) for the tour dates to promote the album.


MUNGO JERRY : 'REWIND' (HYP 16312) : UPDATED 1st JUNE

The new Mungo Jerry album, 'Rewind' is to be released, by Hypertension-Music , as part of a double album package, featuring a 'Best Of' on Disc 1, including a new version of 'Somebody Stole My Wife', and a brand new set of recordings by Ray and his band - Toby Hounsham (keyboards), Jon Playle (bass) and Bob White (drums). Amazon are saying that it will be available on the 3rd of June, with a UK release on the 10th.

Mungo Jerry 2016

From Hypertension's Press Release.

"2016 the new release ‘REWIND’ – a double CD which reflects an overview of Mungo Jerry’s total work on the first CD and a complete new view on the second CD.

"The first compilation CD would not be complete without hits like ‘In The Summertime’, ‘Lady Rose’ or ‘Hello Nadine’ but it also contains some tracks which will be a surprise for many people - a rocky, bluesy Mungo Jerry with ‘Snakebite’ or ‘Motor Bikin'’.

The second CD of 'Rewind' reflects the variety of Mungo Jerry’s music, opening with a lazy rock tune ‘It Don't Matter’, and continuing with a classic blues track ‘One More Night Without You’ and finishing with a waltz-like song ‘The Old Apple Tree’ – all combined in the second disc of 'Rewind'.

"'Rewind' is a timeless album that shows Mungo Jerry as a songwriter, blues lover and also reflects a music and lifestyle that is and was important for more than just one generation of music lovers – the 70's Hippie Culture".

Click here to read the first review we've received for 'REWIND'.

Liverpool Sound and Vision have also reviewed 'Rewind', giving it a glowing endorsement. Click on the link below to check it out.

LIVERPOOL SOUND & VISION

Ray has given his permission for Marc Viscel to upload his excellent videos for three of the tracks from 'Rewind', namely - 'YOU'LL BE SORRY', 'TOUCH THE SKY' and 'I'LL BE A HIPPY 'TIL I DIE'


BERLIN 2016 : UPDATED 1st JUNE

Mungo Jerry played a live gig in Berlin, Germany in February and it was recorded by ARTE TV for transmission in both France & Germany.

It is hoped that the gig will be made available on both DVD & CD as the quality is excellent both visual & audio.

On viewing the rough edit, Derek Wadeson commented, "At last what fans have been crying out for years, a no pissing about in'yer face musical dream. Well done all"!

Long-time fan, Jean-Jacques Bedrossian also said, "YES!!! Nothing more to add to that Derek"...Keep On Rocking!

Mungo Jerry's keyboard player, Toby Hounsham added, "Very nice indeed, very good audio mix and great camera shots, brilliant gig!

I've seen the footage myself now and can confirm all of the above, fantastic quality! Ray has a great band with him these days, they're obviously having fun, the audience certainly are...what more do you need?

For both the TV gig and new album, joining Ray Dorset in the Mungo Jerry band were Jon Playle(bass), Toby Hounsham (Keyboards) & Bob White (Drums). Also featured on the album is Howie Casey of KC & the Sunshine Band fame on Saxophone.

Click here for Ray's son Phillip's, TOUR VLOG

Juergen Keuneke is involved via 'HYPERTENSION' (the company that is promoting Mungo´s forthcoming German tour and will release Mungo Jerry´s new double-CD, 'Rewind', with PR for one gig of the tour and he told us, "Ray, Toby, Bob and Jon played Berlin in the packed Berlin Kindl-Brewerie for German-French public ARTE TV, (part of the German First National TV-broadcaster ARD), as the star guests of ARTE´s famous Filmfest-Party in Berlin (included in "Berlinale", Germany´s famous Film Festival). It will be shown directly on TV on May, 7th, and also after that on Internet Arte-TV, which means that everyone will be able to see it".

Hypertension are promoting the tour with help from the following trailer TRAILER for the screening of the ARTE gig and they are full versions of 'Rock me Mama' and 'Touch the Sky', a track from the new album and Juergen told us that, "the German magazine, 'Goodtimes' is publishing a new article about Mungo Jerry and an interview with Ray is included in the April/May-issue together with an advert for the German tour dates"

The Archive For Popular Music in Dortmund will show an exhibition of photos by photographer Carl van der Walle, who was famous for his photos of musical artists in the 60's and 70's, at the Schloss Eving in Dortmund, Nollendorfplatz 2.

Ray will perform the opening on April 20th and play five songs with the band. During this event Ray will do an public interview with German TV and local newspapers, and this will be shown on Friday April 22th at 7.30 p.m at WDR Dortmund in the daily news magazine "Lokalzeit", and again at 2:30 a.m. the following night,

Click HERE to check out some photo's and review from the only Belgium gig on the tour in Verviers.


THE OFFICIAL ONLINE STORE

IS NOW OPEN

CLICK HERE

Available from Cherry Red is this superb collection of all of Mungo Jerry's maxi-singles and singles, including b-sides. It comes with a very nice informative booklet. You can order direct from;

Also available from Cherry Red is Mungo Jerry, 'The Best Of The Polydor Years', another excellent package from that fun, happy time in Mungo Jerry's past. To order direct;


PRETTY IMPRESSIVE STUFF!

In The Summertime Sleeve

Ray passed on this interesting piece from the Guardian newspaper, that his son James had alerted him to where they say that 'In The Summertime' is in the Top 5 physical and download copies sold and Top 10 for combined streams and sales of all time!

Just click on the link below;

THE GUARDIAN

And to view the original promo film;

IN THE SUMMERTIME


MORE RADIO PLAY, NEW WEBSITE & FACEBOOK PAGE

Paul King Website

B.B.C Radio Cornwall will be playing 'Hey Hey' the lead track from Paul King's new 4-track CD on Saturday, the 21st of May, and again on Sunday when the programme is repeated.

Paul's new look website, is now complemented by a new Facebook page.

Just click on the links below;

PAUL KING WEBSITE

Facebook Logo


SOUTHAMPTON 2014

Mungo Jerry Promo Card

Derek found this intersting website where David St. John offered "a big thanks to Ray who reformed a previous Mungo Jerry line-up of Southampton based pals and headlined our annual 'Back to the Sixties' Reunion show at Southampton's Concorde Club- November 2014. Tore the place apart! People are still talking about it".

Just click on the link below;

CONCORDE 2014


SONIC SUNDAY : MUNGO's FIVE MINUTE SET

John van der Kiste sent in this interesting piece courtesy of music biographer and journalist, Lesley-Ann Jones.

"Yesterday's Great British Radio Reunion at Camden's Jazz Café brought together a tidy bunch, to celebrate the life and career of dear Ed Stewart, and to raise much-needed funds for the Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity.

"Man of the match was elder statesman Andy Peebles: not only a commanding presence on stage in his own right (and the only DJ whose words I could actually hear- shocking PA and acoustics), but who delivered a dignified, informative and moving tribute to Ed that numbed the room to silence.

"It reminded me that the modern crop have nothing on our heritage jocks - all of whom have so much still to give, and should be back on air pronto. Capital Gold and Smooth have missed a trick. Surely a handful of us could drum up an investor to create a new station in celebration of the good old days. Because the good old days are right now.

"Mischief was had with that Linda Lewis and that Tina Charles. Jona Lewie, Frank Allen, Owen Paul, Danielz of T. Rextasy. Johnnie Walker and Mark Goodier added value, as they say in Chicago.

"Mungo Jerry's Ray Dorset came a long, long way to close the show with a five-minute set that should have been a couple of hours longer, but which in any case tore the house down.

"Meanwhile, back in Putney: David Stark's Trembling Wilburys played their best-ever show. It was standing room only at the heaving Half Moon, where not even chicken-dinner-scented Ralph McTell could get a look-in, and was left lurking in the bar with that Cherri Gilham and that Patty Parfitt. Bad-ass bitches rule ... if only in our minds.


NEW: DIARY 1986-89

Ray 80's

Have a look in the DIARY section for a new page for the years 1986-89.

I have added all of the dates that I have working mainly from my old fan club newsletters but if you can help fill in the gaps please do.

Many thanks to JJ for the great 80's pics.

DIARY 1986-89

Also, check out some new photos I've added to the FAN CLUB HISTORY page.


MORE REVIEWS!

Located on the site are review pages for all of the Dawn label LP's including Paul and Ray's 1972 solo albums. The plan is to come up with review pages for all of Mungo Jerry's studio albums taking us right up to the present day. You can help with reviews of your own or thoughts on any of the albums that qualify, or if you have any press clippings that we could use.

Also, added to the FEATURES section, is a page dedicated to the 'History Of The Fan Club', with a slide show of all of the fanzine sleeves, including issue 19 that was never made available to fans.

There are some brilliant new additions in the Official Mungo Jerry Shop, such as three new t-shirts, coffee mugs, stickers and wrist bands. The t-shirts in particular are very impressive, my own favourite being the psychedlic design for the 'You Don't Have To Be In The Army To Fight In The War' shirt - very classy!


RESONANCE FM INTERVIEW...

Bruce Brand has posted a link to a great interview by Writer and Film Maker, Henry Scott-Irvine with Ray for Resonance FM. Henry and Ray chat about such Mungo things as the Hollywood Festival, 'In The Summertime' and the Katmandu album, and I was pleased to hear 'Ting-a-Ling' from the the Mungo Jerry Trio CD getting a play. Click the link below to have a listen.

RESONANCE FM


DID YOU GO?
Camberley Poster


CAMBERLEY THEATRE : OCTOBER 10th

Camberley Gig Photo

Did you get to see Ray and the Mungo Jerry Band at Camberley Theatre on the 10th of October? Ray was performing a special one-off show playing the old hits and favourites, as well as music from T.V shows, 'Wizbit' and 'Prospects'.

If you have any photo's from the show, we'd all love to see them, but in the meantime, Get Surrey ran an article about the gig along with a photo gallery so just click on the link below to view;

CAMBERLEY


SOHO RADIO INTERVIEW...

Soho Radio Photo

Ray has visited Soho Radio to conduct an interview with presenter Tony Moore. On it, Ray chatted about his career, and also played live in the studio with acoustic guitar, harp and kazoo. If you missed the show, you can catch up by clicking on the link below.

SOHO RADIO


JOHNNIE WALKER SHOW - RADIO 2

Johnnie Walker Radio 2

Ray Dorset has been in to the B.B.C Radio 2 studios to record an interview with legendary DJ, Johnnie Walker. Ray chats about his career, 'In the Summertime', and we even got to hear 'Cold Blue Excursion' from Ray's brilliant solo album of the same name.


GOOD TIMES MAGAZINE...

Good Times Magazine Cover

Good Times magazine in Germany have Ray on their front cover for their latest edition with a sustantial article and interview with Ray. It also has a free Mungo Jerry CD, with the new version of 'In The Summertime' ('Good Times On Your Mind') - GOOD TIMES VIDEO - included in the magazine with 40,000 copies pressed. The bad news is that it is all in German but it does feature quite a few excellent photographs.

The track listing for the FREE CD is:

ALL THAT A WOMAN SHOULD BE/GOOD TIMES ON YOUR MIND (IN THE SUMMERTIME)/SUGAR MAMA/SNAKEBITE/IN THE SUMMERTIME/WOULD YOU LIKE TO RIDE/BOTTLE OF BEER/LANA/HELLO NADINE/IT'S A SECRET/BOOGIE ALL THE WAY HOME/BAD MAN STACKOLEE/MOTOR BIKIN'/SOMEBODY STOLE MY WIFE/GOING UP THE RIVER.

GOOD TIMES MAGAZINE


AIX EN PROVENCE...

Aix En Provence Poster

JJ has provided a link to a short news piece on the Aix en Provence Festival, held in France in 1970. Apart from a few folk running around with no clobber on, there is a clip of Mungo Jerry playing just before the end of the film with Mike Cole playing electric bass.

Also on the bill were the likes of Leonard Cohen, Johnny Winter and Deep Purple.

AIX EN PROVENCE


CLASSIC BANDS INTERVIEW

Click on the link to view an interview Derek found of Ray speaking to the 'Classic Bands Website'.

CLASSIC BANDS


DENMARK, JUNE 24TH, 2014...

Here are some picture taken last year by Danish fan, John Hornhaver on the 24th of June. Ray was playing a gig close to John's hometown in a city called Karrebæksminde in Denmark, (about one hours drive) - "so even though it was only two numbers, 'Hello Nadine and 'In The Summertime', I was there,as soon as I got the info by searching the net, and the gig was a free gig. Ray was playing solo with 'houseband' from a Danish television programme called 'Top Charlie' and it was broadcast live.

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"Ray and Britta were standing by a fence and they came round and said hello to me and we talked. Britta took the pictue of Ray and I, and I took the rest of the pictures with my cheap pocket camera from Aldi".

"Great music but very short gig"!


CAMBRIDGE 105 INTERVIEW

Cambridge 105 Logo

Click on the link below to listen to a TWO HOUR interview with Ray Dorset by radio station, Cambridge 105. In it, the presenter Greg Butler plays lots of Ray's favourite music and chats to the great man about his musical career.

CAMBRIDGE 105


RAY FEELS LIKE...

Ray Dorset was seen on TV in the UK last year chatting about his hit composition, 'Feels Like I'm In Love', a number one smash in 1980 for Kelly Marie. Ray talked about writing the song with Elvis in mind and the short piece, filmed for a B.B.C show on the 80's also featured a clip of the Mungo Jerry band playing 'In The Summertime' back in 1971.


MUNGO JERRY SWITCHES ON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Ray Dorset (aka Mungo Jerry) switched on the Christmas lights at Westbourne in his home town of Bournemouth on Saturday (6th December 2014) as part of the Westbourne Christmas Festival.

He also performed a short set. Ray was very excited to be asked and said, "I’m really over the moon to be asked to do this completely out of the blue. It’s the first time it’s been done in Westbourne in such a big way.”

BOURNEMOUTH ECHO


MUNGO JERRY AND THE MONEY GO ROUND

Click on the link to view a recent interview Ray did for the 'Rock Bands Of LA Website' titled Mungo Jerry and The Money Go-Round. 

MUNGO JERRY AND THE MONEY GO ROUND


NEW FEATURE - JOE RUSH

As part of our FEATURES page, there is a piece on Mungo Jerry's old washboard player from the early 70's, Joe Rush. We have a collection of photographs mainly sent by Joe himself from his recent birthday parties, and French gigs with some of the bands he plays with over in France.

We also have Ray Dorset's thoughts on his old pal, the man he considers to be more responsible for the early Mungo Jerry sound than any other, as well as comments from former Mungo band members, Chris Warnes, Mick Frampton and Country Jug colleague, James Matthews.

JOE RUSH


IN THE SUMMERTIME

'In The Summertime has been used on a B.B.C TV show called, 'What We Did On Our Holidays' and the promo video uses 'In The Summertime'. The film has a great cast including David Tennant & Billy Connolly.

It is is also still featuring in the Ribena soft drinks adverts.


FEELS LIKE I'M IN LOVE

For fans in the UK, Ray is to be interviewed for B.B.C 4 News about his composition 'Feels Like I'm In Love', of course a No.1 hit for Kelly Marie in 1980. Recording date for the interview is Thursday the 2nd of October but I'm not sure if that will be the transmission date so keep watching. 


DARLINGTON RHYTHM 'N BLUES FESTIVAL

(14/09/14)

Mungo Jerry headlined at the Darlington Rhythm 'n Blues Festival in front of a large crowd in the town's market square and went down as well as ever. Derek and I attended, along with Micky Rose. Sorry, the photo's aren't all that but they were taken on our mobiles - we did however manage to jot down the set list;

ROCK ME MAMA / DUST PNEUMONIA BLUES / LONG LEGGED WOMAN DRESSED IN BLACK / YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE IN THE ARMY TO FIGHT IN THE WAR / LADY ROSE / GOING DOWN SLOW / OPEN UP / FEELS LIKE I'M IN LOVE / IN THE SUMMERTIME /BABY JUMP / NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS / MAKE ME HAPPY / REALLY HAD A GOODTIME  


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24th January

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Brooklyn Bazaar, Greenpoint Avenue, New York.

Brooklyn Poster

25th March

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Kampfelbachhalle, Kampfelbach, Germany.

26th March

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SKA, Attnau, Switzerland.

29th March

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Rother Bluestage, Roth, Germany.

30th March

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Hirsch, Metzingen, Germany.

27th May

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Havefest, Hvalso, Denmark.

1st April

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Kulturfenster, Kultursaal Klebach, Greifenburg, Austria.

17th June

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Hot Radio Car Festival, Wareham, MA.

17th June

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Guitars On Beach, Lyme Regis.

TICKETS AND INFO

30th June

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Festplatz Hainalee, Weilburg, Germany.

23rd July

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Ealing Blues Festival, Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing. W5.

TICKETS

5th August

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Elevation Festival, Devon.

Elevation Festival Banner.

TICKETS & INFO

9th December

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Boogiefest, Gyor, Hungary.


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January

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Recording & Filming

13th February

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Recording for TV show in Berlin to be broadcast in March on ARTE Channel (60 minutes) prior to tour.

(For further news & info - Berlin 2016)

February

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Recording & Filming

March

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Recording & Filming

5th March

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Swanage Blues Festival, Dorset

14th - 18th March

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Radio - Germany/Austria/Switzerland

1st April 

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Kammgarn, Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

2nd April 

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Kreuz-Saal, Restaurant Steirereck, Cham,Switzerland.

3rd April 

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Eventhalle, Westpark, Ingolstadt, Germany.

5th April

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Colo-Ssal, Aschaffenburg, Germany.

6th April

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Capitol, Mannheim, Germany.

7th April 

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Harmonie, Bonn, Germany.

8th April 

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Reiterhalle, Offenburg, Germany.

9th April

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Route 66, Verviers, Belgium.

PHOTO'S

10th April

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KuBa, Wolfenbuttel, Germany.

12th April 

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Spectrum, Augsburg, Germany.

13th April

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Alte Mälzerei Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

15th April 

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Speicher, Schwerin, Germany.

16th April 

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Townhall, Bad Hersfeld, Germany.

17th April 

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Club Stage, Rostock, Germany.

19th April 

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Savoy Theatre, Dusseldorf, Germany.

20th April 

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The Archive For Popular Music, Dortmund, Germany.

This appearance was televised live on 'LOKALZEIT'

21st April 

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Haberkasten, Muhldorf Am Inn, Germany.

22nd April 

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DasDieBretti, Efurt, Germany.

23rd April

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Piano, Dortmund, Germany.

GERMAN PRESS REVIEW

24th April

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Concertchurch, Neubrandenburg, Germany.

26th April

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SWR Kopfhorer, Baden-Baden, Germany.

4th June

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RSA Festival – Waldbunne, Schwarzenberg, Germany.

Schwarzenburg Gig Poster

28th July

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Poole Quay (FREE show in conjunction with Mr. Kyps).

30th July

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Official opening of Annual Fete at St.Ambrose Church, Westbourne, Bournemouth.

6th August

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Lieder Am See, Spalt, Germany.

13th August

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Parkbuhne Geyserhaus, Leipzig, Germany.

20th August

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Biersdorfer Parkbühne, Berlin, Germany.

27th August

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Erlebe Vaduz, Vaduz, Liechtenstien.

28th August

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Burgarena Finkenstein, Austria.

4th September

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Jersey.

15th October

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Good Times, Offenbach, Germany.

16th October

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Scala Club Leverkusen, Leverkusen, Germany.

18th October

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Rosenhof, Osnabruck, Germany.

21st October

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Blues Garage, Hanover, Germany.

11th November

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Concorde, Eastleigh.

27th November - 4th December

MUNGO JERRY 

Filming & PR, Israel.

1st - 2nd December

MUNGO JERRY with JERICHO

Barby Club, Tel Aviv, Israel.


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