RIP Ginger Baker

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Thanks for all the great music and inspiration, Ginger...Cream, Blind Faith, Fela Kuti, PIL, Masters Of Reality, etc.

Incredible feel, attitude, an innovator and game-changer. Rest in peace.

 
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RIP Mr Baker.

80 is a good innings.

He certainly had an influence on me in the early days... check my tom setup.


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First R&R concert I ever saw was Blind Faith at Olympia in Detroit. Delaney and Bonnie was the back up band (Jim Gordon on drums).

Ginger Baker was one of my heroes back in the 60's, in spite of his many shortcomings (along with Keith Moon & Mitch Mitchell).

I gave an "informative speech' in my 8th grade Speech Class in 1968 about GB's drum set, complete with hand drawn posters.

RIP Ginger . . . .
 

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First drummer I ever saw with "Stacked" cymbals....thought he was the greatest at the time.. tried to play everything he did...Hope he does well in R & R heaven!!!!
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1979 Ludwig ad with Ginger. He is #16



Ginger @ the photo shoot:

Ginger having fun



Ginger and Carmine


Carmine, Ginger and Bill Ludwig III

Ginger and Bill Ludwig III "Just let me drive the bus"

Full set of pictures @
 
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NME posted these remarks from Kofi, as well as other descendants of Cream. It appears Kofi and his father seemed to make their peace with each other at the end. I’m glad to read that. That’s kind of everything.

Nice memories from Bruce’s son and Clapton’s nephew here too.

 

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RIP Mr Baker.

80 is a good innings.

He certainly had an influence on me in the early days... check my tom setup.


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Brushing uptonight on Sunshine of Your Love. Used to play it on guitar way back when w my crappy Blue Moon solo. Loved that band and the wife had more of their music than me when we met
 

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1979 Ludwig ad with Ginger. He is #16



Ginger @ the photo shoot:

Ginger having fun



Ginger and Carmine


Carmine, Ginger and Bill Ludwig III

Ginger and Bill Ludwig III "Just let me drive the bus"

Full set of pictures @
Absolutely cool set of photos!
 

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A big influence on me. One of the reasons I play Ludwig drums. He also inspired me to take up double bass drums.

I stole a lot of his ideas for my drum solos when I was young.

RIP Mr. Baker.
 

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Was cleaning up the backyard this afternoon and used Spotify to play Ginger Baker’s Air Force. Forgot how much I liked his African/jazz-based material. The only time I got to see him was with Blind Faith. Glad I got that much in.
Bad news is It makes me want more Drums in my current four piece set.
 

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Tough to say much more than what has already been posted here, but to me personally, his drumming always sounded very "mature" and extremely well "organized/thought-out". It's very difficult for me to put it into actual words--his playing just gave me a feeling of a TOTAL Pro in COMPLETE control of everything he was doing at ALL times, whether it was more sparce stuff (Can't Find My Way Home) up to his most complex (live Toad/Spoonfull/etc). I never heard him ever play a bum note or be at a loss for ideas. Plus it took MASSIVE balls to just show up with your drums in the car at the first Blind Faith rehearsal and say "I am going to be the drummer--case closed" with EC and SW standing there. (Plus, that splash in CFMWH is the greatest splash sound in Rock history imho)
 

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