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Ginger Baker

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: August 19, 1939    

Ginger Baker

Peter Edward 'Ginger' Baker found his way into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame by playing the drums with a degree of proficiency and expression matched by few others. He first gained fame in the late 1960s with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce as Cream, a now-legendary band that infused blues and jazz into rock and roll, producing an original and deeply textured sound. In its two-year existence, the English trio sold over 15 million records and played to adoring crowds and critical acclaim. Baker had much to do with the band's success--and likewise much to do with the band's demise.

Baker began as an aspiring jazzman and found himself a rock demigod. His brisk, purely businesslike approach caused him problems with his fellow musicians, and drug dependency cast a dark shadow over his career and his relationships. But since the late 1980s, the 50-year-old-plus father of three has straightened out his personal life, rekindled his interest in jazz, and enjoyed several successful solo and ensemble projects....
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Source: Rich Bowen

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    The African Force

    ITM Records
    2013
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    Beware Mr. Baker

    ITM Records
    2012
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    Live In London 2009

    ITM Records
    2011
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    No Material Live In Munich Germany 1987

    ITM Records
    2010
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    Ginger Baker Plus Special Friends Live @ The Jazz Cafe London 2009

    ITM Records
    2010
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    Dust To Dust

    ITM Records
    2006
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    African Force

    ITM Records
    2001
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Coward of the County

Atlantic Records (1999)

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