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Farewell Ginger Baker

Ginger Baker, drummer for Cream, has died. He was 80 and suffering from a critical illness. The news was confirmed on Facebook. See post below.

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Phenomenal drummer. In addition to his ground breaking work with Cream, I recommend seeking out his work with Ginger Baker’s Air Force, the first two albums of Baker-Gurvitz Army, and his albums with Fela Kuti and with Public Image Limited (that PiL album, titled “Album”, is actually really good, in great part thanks to Baker’s work on it). Also, I’m not one for drum solos but I always enjoyed his solo on Blind Faith’s “Do What You Like”.

RIP, legend.
October 6, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBasileus
To get a real picture of the man, check out “Beware of Mr. Baker”, the excellent, yet unintentionally hilarious documentary about Baker.

At one point in the movie, Baker talks about how none of his contemporaries can keep time when playing the drums. We’re talking John Bonham, Keith Moon, Charlie Watts, etc.
October 8, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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