Mungo Jerry are a British rock group formed in the 1970’s. Although the bands line-up has changed over the years Ray Dorset has always fronted Mungo Jerry. Their style includes blues, skiffle and boogie.
The song Mungo Jerry are most famous for is “In The Summertime” which sold over 6 million copies worldwide in the first 6 months and is now officially recognised as the most played Summer tune of all time.
Mungo Jerry’s hits continued with “Open Up” (Top Twenty in Europe); “Alright Alright Alright” (Top 3 in the UK); “Wild Love”; “Long Legged Woman Dressed in Black”; “Hello Nadine” (European hit and Top Five in Canada); “It’s a Secret” (European hit) and “You Don’t Have To Be In The Army”.
More recently Mungo Jerry have performed at various European blues and jazz festivals. In 2010, a re-recording of “In The Summertime” to celebrate its 40th anniversary was recorded by Mungo Jerry and Bluestone featuring MC Skibadee. It reached the Top Twenty in the UK Dance Charts.