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    As a wee 13 year old lad, I became aware of the British rock group Cream. I've been a fan since 1967 and still listen to their music today. Although I never was able to see Cream live, I have seen Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker separately over the years. My wife and I saw Ginger Baker's jazz group about 5 or 6 years ago. Old and moving slow,Ginger hobbled out on stage to the drum kit and when he sat down he was transformed into a "youthful"drummer again. so it was a bit sad to hear of his passing the other day. I'm sure everyone's heard "sunshine of your love", "white room", "crossroads","born under a bad sign", and other Cream songs, but who is familiar with his other rock and jazz recordings over the past 60 years? He was 80 years old when he passed. Take a few minutes and check out some of these Youtube links.
    Easily the greatest rock drummer, and a jazz great too, his influence was great in the drumming world. After all, he's responsible for the long drum solos that became a curse when performed by inferior rock drummers. I know I sat through many an endless drum solo.
    I'm so glad I was able to see a few of his drum solos live.

    So give a listen to some of the other bands Baker played with i his lifetime.

    Short career bio
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEIO...rt_radio=1&t=0


    Blind Faith
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4Yo_VbGdMg

    Ginger Baker's Airforce
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP5BQ5Kvsv8

    Baker Gurvitz Army
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re_GPjAoNC8

    Ginger Baker Fela Kuti

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8Lz0PY_2-g

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQrU...GcQE5EYlGn2ekp






  • #2
    Beware of Mr Baker.

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    • #3
      love that documentary!

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      • #4
        Great drummer. Terrible human.
        "I HAVE MADE MY FINAL POST ON THIS FORUM. MY THANKS TO A FEW WHO HAVE BEEN VERY HELPFULL, HOWEVER I AM NOT GOING TO WASTE MY VALUABLE REST, READING AND RESPONDING TO "US vs THEM" VITRIOLIC PEOPLE."

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        • #5
          Yep, but such a goooood drummer.....
          si hoc non legere potes tu asinus es!

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