1995 saw the release of the new Mungo Jerry album, Old Shoes New Jeans, known in Mungo circles simply as “the Blues album”.
|7th July||Gladbeck, Germany|
|8th July||Stadfest, Minden, Germany|
|21st July||Hotel Kristina, Finland|
|22nd July||Kristnan Kapunki, Finland|
|26th – 30th July||Germany|
|4th August||Cavendish Hotel|
|19th August||Koblenz, Germany|
|25th August||Schwedt (East German/Poland border)|
|26th August||Stettin, Poland|
|17th November||South Coast World, Bognor Regis|
|8th April||Snetterton – outdoor gig|
|21st April||Berwick Holiday Centre|
|25th May||Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green|
|8th June||Rockley Sands Holiday Park, Hamworthy, Poole|
|13th – 15th June||T.V Germany|
|12th October||Solo with The Troggs, Hamburg, Germany|
|18th October||Interview with Julia Hankin, Radio Newcastle|
|19th October||Opening of Record Fair, Newcastle Polytechnic (afternoon)
followed by gig at The Royal Archer (evening)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE 18th-19th October.
What a great weekend! First port of call was Radio Newcastle for an interview with presenter Julia Hankin .
Before long he had Julia and friends singing along to San Francisco Bay Blues, Lady Rose and Feels Like I’m In Love.
The record fair on Saturday morning was incredible!
A merchandise stall was hastily put together with records, CD’s, books, t-shirts and fanzines all doing good business.
I’ve gotta say that Ray amazed me on this trip, not just musically but in the way he stood and chatted to fans who seemed to come from just about everywhere, one even travelled from Cornwall!
He made himself available basically all day and seemed to enjoy himself as much as anyone.
Ray had flown up on the Friday morning and the band arrived during the record fair and of course once there, they just had to set up and play.
They played an ‘unplugged’ set playing many of the old songs – Have a Whiff On Me, That Old Dust Storm, Lady Rose, Take This Hammer and a great version of Ain’t You Glad.
The whole gig had a great feel to it, I only wish that we had taped it.
There was one wonderful moment when a young boy of about eight or nine came and stood in front of Ray who was seated in front of the others.
The young lad was loving every minute, clapping and dancing along with the music, much to the amusement of all of us there – brilliant!
The evening gig was performed at The Archer pub with Ray having the packed house in the palm of his hand – Somebody Stole My Wife, Don’t You Rock Me Daddy-o, Party Time, Alright Alright Alright – all had the place jumping and before long the whole place was going absolutely crazy, threatening to get out of hand at times!
The rock biographer and friend of Mungo, Alan Clayson was part of the weekends entertainment and seemed astonished at the audience reaction, and even more so when the band told him that in Sweden, it was even wilder!
|24th October||Winsen/Luhe, Germany|
|25th October||Stade, Germany|
|26th October||Reinbeck, Germany|
|27th October||Butlins, Skegness (2 shows)|
|28th October||Butlins, Skegness|
|8th November||Butlins, Pwlheli|
|15th November||Ocean Hotel, Saltdean, Brighton|
|16th November||Wycombe Wanderers Football Club|
|30th November||Recklinghausen, Duisburg, Germany|
|1st December||Rattlesnake Saloon, Munich, Germany|
|3rd December||Dampfkessel, Buchs, Switzerland|
|4th December||Bar 90, Lugano, Switzerland|
|5th December||Krome, Ems, Switzerland|
|6th December||Bhigm John Zur, Obing, Switzerland|
|7th December||Evil Rowdies Club, Gommiswald, Switzerland|
|20th December||Hartlepool Borough Hall|
|21st December||Winter Gardens, Margate|
|1st February||Dougie’s Tavern, Hebburn|
|2nd March||Butlin’s, Bognor Regis|
|16th March||Butlin’s, Ayr (2 shows)|
|21st March||Carlton T.V|
THE GREATEST 70’S ROCK SHOW EVER
(with SHOWADDYWADY and ALVIN STARDUST)
|23rd March||Grand Theatre, Swansea|
|24th March||Pavilions, Plymouth|
|26th March||Fairfield Hall, Croydon|
|27th March||Civic, Wolverhampton|
|28th March||Dorngate, Northampton|
|30th March||White Rock Theatre, Hastings|
|31st March||Congress Theatre, Eastbourne|
|1st April||Assembly Hall, Worthing|
|2nd April||Civic Hall, Guildford|
|3rd April||Embassy Theatre, Skegness|
|4th April||St.George’s Hall, Bradford|
|5th April||Guildhall, Preston|
|7th April||Empire Theatre, Sunderland|
|8th April||Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow|
|10th April||City Hall, Hull|
|11th April||Sands Centre, Carlisle|
|12th April||Town Hall, Middlesbrough|
|13th April||Norton Grange, Isle Of Wight (Mungo Jerry only)|
|14th April||North Wales Theatre, Llandudno|
|15th April||Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells
(followed by appearance on James Whale Show, Talk Radio)
|16th April||Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham|
|17th April||Regent, Ipswich|
|18th April||St, David’s Hall, Cardiff|
|19th April||Arts & Leisure Centre, Stevenage|
|20th April||Arts Centre, Poole|
|25th April||Benefit for Wheelbarrow, Braine, Nr; Guildford|
|26th April||Pete Barton gig, Rhythm Station, Nr; Manchester|
|10th May||Esbjerg Festival, Denmark|
|15th May||Thomas Helveg, Sweden|
|17th May||Heilbron Festival, Germany|
|24th May||Skien Festival, Norway|
|7th June||Latvia Festival, Latvia|
|14th June||Watford (Venue not known)|
|27th June||Wittingen, Germany (Playback gig)|
|28th June||Blues Festival, Austria|
|29th June||Rattlesnake Saloon, Germany|
|2nd August||Wirral Festival|
|1st November||Funcoast World, Skegness|
|21st November||Southcoast World, Bognor Regis|
|29th November||Radio Brocen, Germany|
|6th December||The Dome, Morecombe (Private)|
|15th December||The Stables, Milton Keynes|
|3rd May||Winter Gardens, Margate|
|9th May||Battenburg, Germany (Playback gig)|
|16th May||Esbjerg Festival, Denmark (plus additional gig)|
|23rd May||Skien Festival, Norway|
|6th June||Dusseldorf, Germany|
|26th June||NDR Radio Show, Kiel, Germany|
|27th June||Suffolk (Private party)|
|11th July||Bickton College, Exeter|
|13th – 31st July||Cruise ship|
|1st August||Crystal Palace|
|7th August||Kings Lynn Festival|
|28th August||Midas Club, Derby|
|12th September||Sinah Warren, Hayling Island|
|19th September||Hamm, Germany (Playback gig)|
|30th October||Stade, Germany (Playback gig)|
|31st October||Winsen, Germany (Playback gig)|
|6th February||Zerbst, Nr; Dessau|
|6th March||Butlin’s, Alveston Hall|
|8th May||Esbjerg Festival, Denmark|
|22nd May||60’s Festival, Denmark|
|23rd – 24th June||ZDF TV|
|30th July||Ratigen, Germany|
|14th August||Lippetal-Hovestad, Germany|
|7th September||Processed Pea Folk Club, Etton|
PROCESSED PEA FOLK CLUB 7th September.
For this appearance at the Processed Pea Folk Club, Ray Dorset and Mick Frampton were backed by local band, The Dog House Skiffle Group playing acoustic guitar (Keith Cheeseman), tea chest bass (Alan Harman) and wasboard (Garry Pullen).
No rehearsal, just went straight on and did it – the result, a truly memorable gig!
Stackolee/We Shall Be Free/In The Summertime/Dead Or Alive/The Sun Is Shining/Ain’t You Glad/Bring a Little Water Sylvie/Jesse James/Rock Island Line/Midnight Special/Lady Rose/Feels Like I’m In Love/Ten Little Women/Keep Your Hands Off Her/Jean Harlow/Bottle Up & Go/John Henry/Dust Pneumonia Blues/Black Girl/San Francisco Bay Blues/He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands/Don’t You Rock Me Daddy-o/In The Summertime.
Titles in RED with The Dog House Skiffle Group.
|2nd October||Sottrum, Nr; Bremen, Germany|
|30th October||Butlin’s, Gunton Hall, Lowestoft|
|15th December||Glarus, Switzerland|
|16th December||Krummenau, Switzerland|
|17th December||Obling, Germany|
|18th December||Bad-Ischi, Austria|
|22nd December||The Locomotion, The Haige, Holland|