The Dawn Singles Collection

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
England's Mungo Jerry were a British blues, skiffle, and jug band that sounded a bit like Canned Heat crossed with the Lovin' Spoonful, and the group's big international hit, 1970's "In the Summertime," written and sung by Ray Dorset, who still tours with various musicians as Mungo Jerry in the 21st century, is an oldies station staple -- it's difficult to imagine getting through a summer anywhere without hearing it played someplace. The group did manage a few more hits in Britain, but "In the Summertime" is the band's gold standard. This set collects all of Mungo Jerry's singles, both A- and B-sides, for the Pye Records imprint Dawn Records, as well as the group's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
England's Mungo Jerry were a British blues, skiffle, and jug band that sounded a bit like Canned Heat crossed with the Lovin' Spoonful, and the group's big international hit, 1970's "In the Summertime," written and sung by Ray Dorset, who still tours with various musicians as Mungo Jerry in the 21st century, is an oldies station staple -- it's difficult to imagine getting through a summer anywhere without hearing it played someplace. The group did manage a few more hits in Britain, but "In the Summertime" is the band's gold standard. This set collects all of Mungo Jerry's singles, both A- and B-sides, for the Pye Records imprint Dawn Records, as well as the group's various EPs, and it reveals an extremely versatile outfit with tracks ranging from the signature "In the Summertime" (and the later "Summer's Gone," an obvious attempt to catch "In the Summertime" lightning in a bottle all over again) to the hard garage stomp of "Baby Jump," the straight-ahead rock of "Glad I'm a Rocker," the rockabilly "Too Fast to Live and Too Young to Die," and a fine, energetic, and wonderfully ragged version of the old blues tune "Milk Cow Blues." So there's more to Mungo Jerry than just "In the Summertime," and this set shows that clearly, but it's just one of those songs everybody has to live with, which isn't so bad -- unless it's winter.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/21/2012
  • Label: Glam / 7t's
  • EAN: 5013929053526
  • Catalog Number: 2905352
  • Sales rank: 60,164

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mungo Jerry Primary Artist
Ray Dorset Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Accordion, Bongos, Electric Guitar, Harp, Kazoo, Tambourine, Vocals, Cabasa, Foot Stomping
Paul King Banjo, Harp, Kazoo, Recorder, Vocals, Jug, Soloist, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
John Godfrey Bass, Vocals
Dave Bidwell Drums
Mike Cole String Bass
Bob Daisley Bass
Colin Earl Piano, Vocals
Paul Hancox Drums
Terry Jenkins Drums
Duncan Lamont Tenor Saxophone
Mike McNaught Piano
Dick Middleton Guitar
Ian Milne Piano
Tim Reeves Drums
Joe Rush Washboard
Chris Warnes Bass
John Pope Keyboards
John Cook Keyboards
John Brunning Guitar
Stuart Colwell Guitar
Jim Jewell Drums
Technical Credits
Woody Guthrie Composer
Ray Dorset Arranger, Composer, Producer
Vic Maile Engineer
Barry Murray Producer
Howard Barrow Engineer
Terry Evennett Engineer
Dutronc Composer
Tim Turan Mastering
Traditional Composer
Phil Hendriks Liner Notes
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