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|Single by Mungo Jerry|
|from the album Electronically Tested|
|B-side||"The Man Behind The Piano"/"Live From Hollywood" (Maggie, Midnight Special, Mighty Man)|
|Genre||Pop-Rock and roll|
|Label||Dawn Records (UK)
Janus Records (US)
|Mungo Jerry singles chronology|
Baby Jump is a popular song 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 UK No. 1 single, reaching the top for two weeks in March 1971. The song originally entered at #32 and dropped out of the chart due to lack of sales data because of a national postal strike, but re-entered two weeks later at #14. The song also reached #5 in the Irish Singles Chart.
Like the group's debut single, "In the Summertime," it was a maxi-single playing at 33 rpm. The second track on the A-side was a Paul King composition, The Man Behind the Piano. The B-side, which had a playing time of 9 minutes 50 seconds, included live recordings from their Hollywood Festival appearance of Maggie (excerpt), Midnight Special, and Mighty Man.
A photograph of the group at their historic appearance on stage at the Hollywood Festival, Newcastle-under-Lyme, in May 1970, was used on the picture sleeve.
The cover picture (also used on the 'Electronically Tested' album) may actually be from a festival in Rotterdam.
"My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison
|UK number one single
6 March 1971 for two weeks
"Hot Love" by T Rex
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