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Rest in Peace Ginger Baker #3011231 10/06/19 02:03 PM
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Rest in Peace Ginger Baker...Cream is one of my all-time favorite trios. You will be missed...

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Re: Rest in Peace Ginger Baker [Re: Larryz] #3011240 10/06/19 03:07 PM
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RIP, Ginger, although peace was kinda a foreign concept to you.

My fave GB work was from the '90s, with Masters Of Reality. I loved the album he did in the '80s with Public Image Ltd, too.



Re: Rest in Peace Ginger Baker [Re: Larryz] #3011249 10/06/19 04:26 PM
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All the legends I grew up with are nearly gone but the memories live on , RIP Ginger

Re: Rest in Peace Ginger Baker [Re: Larryz] #3011267 10/06/19 09:00 PM
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RIP Ginger Baker! Drummer of one of my all time favorite bands, The Cream, they were something else.........


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Re: Rest in Peace Ginger Baker [Re: Larryz] #3011289 10/07/19 12:23 AM
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The finest drummer ever is gone! I aspired to be a drummer in my pre-teens. Seeing him live in '69 convinced me that I should take up guitar....


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Re: Rest in Peace Ginger Baker [Re: Larryz] #3011292 10/07/19 12:37 AM
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Best Rock drummer of all in my opinion. How did he live so long considering? Out of spite? 🤣


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Re: Rest in Peace Ginger Baker [Re: Larryz] #3011295 10/07/19 12:49 AM
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Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce fought like cats and dogs, and they hated each other with a passion, maybe that was the reason they did some amazing music, They got more out of 3 instruments than any other band in their day. Of course he was considered an a-hole by some folks, however I did not have to deal with him personally. I did watch a Netflix on him a bunch of months ago, and I could see how he would be called an a-hole, and I would not have liked to work with someone like that, but he sure added a bunch to Creams power, and for that I can admire his contribution to the late 60's musical excellence.


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Re: Rest in Peace Ginger Baker [Re: Larryz] #3011703 10/09/19 11:13 PM
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I just read of this today,.
The NYTimes has an interesting article citing 15 of his performances.
w/ links to audio-visuals.

< https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/06/arts/music/ginger-baker-songs.html >

While I disagree abt his status as "best ever drummer"
he was quite talented.
Here's what 1 of his strongest acolytes had to say while inducting Cream into the R&R HOF..



Here's one that I bet most of his rock fans haven't heard.
It's a long groove but abt 7:45 Baker revs into a drum solo/perc duet that breaks out in earnest @ 8:00 & lasts several minutes.



Another track from that session.
Drum spotlight starts 5:05 & has a particularly striking cymbal bit abt 6:29


& finally we have this






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Re: Rest in Peace Ginger Baker [Re: desertbluesman] #3012068 10/12/19 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by desertbluesman
Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce fought like cats and dogs, and they hated each other with a passion, maybe that was the reason they did some amazing music, They got more out of 3 instruments than any other band in their day. Of course he was considered an a-hole by some folks, however I did not have to deal with him personally. I did watch a Netflix on him a bunch of months ago, and I could see how he would be called an a-hole, and I would not have liked to work with someone like that, but he sure added a bunch to Creams power, and for that I can admire his contribution to the late 60's musical excellence.


The short lived "Blind Faith" group may have had something to do with Baker and it's 'cup-a-coffee' moment in music history. I read where Clapton was not very keen on him being part of the project and may have some thing to with the break up though it's just a guess on my part because I don't recall EC ever admitting to that being the case.

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