In The Summertime–remembering a “one hit wonder”

Posted By on July 6, 2012

I heard the song “In The Summertime” and was catapulted back a few years to 1970s and Ray Dorset’s one big hit mungojerry_inthesummertime… well actually the group Mungo Jerry’s one big hit. You’ve probably heard the song, remember the moonshine jug (or apple cider jug), the unique “chi-chi”  bluegrass sounds, but may not remember the group … probably because this song was about it. (music video below)

"In the Summertime" is a song recorded in 1970 by the British popblues band Mungo Jerry. Written by the group’s leader Ray Dorset, this song, which celebrates the carefree days of summer, reached the Number 1 position on charts around the world (including seven weeks in the UK), Number 1 for two weeks in Canada, and Number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the US. It is considered one of the highest selling singles of all time with an estimated 30 million copies sold.


  • Love the old “Hush Puppy” truck side in the background of the music video! I do remember wearing those to school!

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  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
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