“Baby, Baby, Baby jump into my dream”, and it’s everything rock ‘n roll should be, hard and uninhibited, don’t think about it – DO IT! The Hollywood Festival was one of the best festivals of 1970 and it was where Mungo Jerry first happened. Here is an aural record of that moment.
“Baby Jump” is a popular song, released as a single in 1971 by Mungo Jerry. Written by the group’s lead vocalist and guitarist Ray Dorset and produced by Barry Murray, it was the band’s second No. 1 single, reaching the top of the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in March 1971.
One of Mungo Jerry’s regular gigs was at The Northcote Arms in Southall. Ray Dorset recalls in 1000 UK #1 Hits by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh, “A lot of Hells Angels and Teds used to go there, and all the girls used to wear tiny little jumpers with leather skirts, and that gave me the idea for ‘Baby Jump.’ It was an aggressive, simple riff – ‘Baby jump into my dreams.’
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”.