In The Summertime – Mungo Jerry (1970)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry. The record was released in 1970, on the Dawn record label and has been reworked into the shape of a ’99’ soft ice cream, chocolate flake and cone.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Mungo Jerry, Soul / Funk Music,  Ice Cream, Summer  or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: In The Summertime
Media Artist/s: Mungo Jerry
Record Label: Warner Bros.
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Funk / Soul

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Mungo Jerry – The Artist

Mungo Jerry are a British rock group who experienced their greatest success in the early 1970s, with a changing line-up that has always been fronted by Ray Dorset. The group’s name was inspired by the poem “Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer”, from T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. The group’s biggest hit was “In the Summertime”. They had nine charting singles in the UK, including two number ones, and five top 20 hits in South Africa.

In The Summertime – The Song

‘In The Sumertime’ is the debut single by British rock band Mungo Jerry. Written and composed by its lead singer, Ray Dorset, it celebrates the carefree days of summer. In 1970, it reached number one in charts around the world, including seven weeks on the UK Singles Chart, two weeks on one of the Canadian charts, and number three on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the US. It became one of the best-selling singles of all-time, eventually selling 30 million copies. Dorset has said that the song only took ten minutes to write, which he did using a second-hand Fender Stratocaster while he was taking time off from his regular job, working in a lab for Timex. The initial UK release was on Dawn Records, a new label launched by Pye. It was unusual in that it was a maxi single, playing at 33-1/3 rpm, whereas singles generally played at 45 rpm. It included an additional song also written and composed by Dorset, “Mighty Man,” on the A-side, and a much longer track, the Woody Guthrie song “Dust Pneumonia Blues,” on the B-side. As the record was sold in a picture sleeve, also not standard at the time, and only sold at a few pence more than the normal 45 rpm two-track single, it was considered value for money.

The ’99’ Soft Ice Cream, Flake & Cone – The Shape

Modelled into the silhouette of the ’99’ soft ice cream with a chocolate flake and  a cone.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
Artist Formation

Group / Band

Decade

70's

Gender

Male

Nationality

English

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