Prequel to “Toad” with Graham Bond Organization (Camels and Elephants)

KevinD

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Don't think I've heard that first one before. Baker played some interesting things.

That "Harmonica" tune from Graham bond stuck with me for years after I first saw it (probably on Ch 9 out of NY ) when I was a kid.
Bond had a great texture to his voice, really talented guy but I guess he got lost along the way.

Crazy move but the drummers scene makes it worth watching.
 

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Liked them both. However, the "Harmonica Player" did not need all that prehistoric MTV sort of rubbish. Thanks for sharing!
 

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Hearing Ginger's work with The Graham Bond Organization made me realize why so many of his contemporaries idolised him so. He was on a different planet from them at the time. Nobody was doing this stuff in England circa 1964-5. Truly revolutionary drummer and band. Such a shame that Bond was never able to get it together like his peers: he was an instigator who never got the recognition.
 

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Ginger studied with Phil Seaman. Phil had a big record collection of African music according to a friend, who also studied with Phil. So it's understandable that Ginger was influenced by that, plus there was quite a few African musicians around at that time.
I was lucky enough to see the GBO on a couple of occasions when I was a kid (12) Really, seeing a band like left a huge impression.
Of course the recordings don't do it justice. They sounded so good...and that was before big PA rigs
 

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