Summertime is the fifth album to be released by Philadelphia International Records houseband MFSB.
Artists House, a classy if short-lived label, released this attractive Chet Baker LP, a quintet date with tenor saxophonist Gregory Herbert, pianist Harold Danko, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Mel Lewis. The challenging material ("The Song Is You" is the only one of the five songs that is a standard) inspires the musicians to play creative solos. It is particularly interesting to hear Baker interpret the Wayne Shorter tune "ESP."
"Mungo Jerry" is the debut album by Mungo Jerry, released in 1970. Mungo Jerry are a British rock group whose greatest success was in the early 1970s, though they have continued with a changing line-up that has always been fronted by Ray Dorset. The group's name was inspired by the poem "Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer", from T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. They are identified with their biggest hit "In the Summertime". It remains their most successful and most recognisable song. They had nine charting singles in the UK, including two number ones, and five top 20 hits in South Africa.
Three Blind Mice Blu-spec CD reissue series. Limited paper sleeve edition. Summertime is the seventh album by pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto released by the Three Blind Mice label. Virtually unknown when he made his first recording in 1974, he had become one of the most popular jazz pianists by the time of this exciting live recording in 1976.
Everyone knows Mungo Jerry's one big international hit "In the Summertime," although no one really listens to the words, which are, well, opportunistic and far from innocent, and it's one of those songs whose meaning, although clearly stated, zips by unheard thanks to the fun, joyous bounce of the melody and rhythm. But there was way more to Mungo Jerry than that one song, timeless as it has turned out to be. This set features some of Mungo Jerry's key tracks during their mid-'70s run with Dawn Records, a subsidiary of Pye Records.