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.

  In The SummertimeMungo Jerry / Ray Dorset | 1970


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