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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby C » 11 Oct 2019, 19:10

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R.I.P. Ginger and Jack.


An interesting fact just occurred to me.

Both Jack and Ginger played in Graham Bond's Organisation:

Graham Bond - keyboards, vocals
Jack Bruce - bass guitar, vocals
Dick Heckstall-Smith - saxophone
John McLaughlin - guitar
Ginger Baker - drums, percussion
Jon Hiseman - drums

They are now all dead except Johnny Mc

A morbid thought.....




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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby C » 28 Jan 2020, 15:11

Ginger on tubs








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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby HotRats » 28 Jan 2020, 15:26

C wrote:Ginger on tubs








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Haha, DB really hamming it up for the cameras. Nice to see Huw again, I thought they were never the same after he left.

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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby Charlie O. » 28 Jan 2020, 17:08

A couple of gems from his brief stint with Masters Of Reality:





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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby C » 28 Jan 2020, 18:13

Charlie O. wrote:A couple of gems from his brief stint with Masters Of Reality:







Distinctively Peter, particularly on the second track





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Postby C » 12 Feb 2020, 20:55

I love this



RIP Peter






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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby soundchaser » 13 Feb 2020, 12:53

Carlsson wrote:
soundchaser wrote:
R.I.P. Ginger and Jack.


An interesting fact just occurred to me.

Both Jack and Ginger played in Graham Bond's Organisation:

Graham Bond - keyboards, vocals
Jack Bruce - bass guitar, vocals
Dick Heckstall-Smith - saxophone
John McLaughlin - guitar
Ginger Baker - drums, percussion
Jon Hiseman - drums

They are now all dead except Johnny Mc

A morbid thought.....

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But keep on rocking, C! That’s all we can do.

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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby C » 13 Feb 2020, 12:57

soundchaser wrote:But keep on rocking, C! That’s all we can do.


Indeed dude

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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby Sam Stone » 13 Feb 2020, 16:43

soundchaser wrote:
Carlsson wrote:
soundchaser wrote:
R.I.P. Ginger and Jack.


An interesting fact just occurred to me.

Both Jack and Ginger played in Graham Bond's Organisation:

Graham Bond - keyboards, vocals
Jack Bruce - bass guitar, vocals
Dick Heckstall-Smith - saxophone
John McLaughlin - guitar
Ginger Baker - drums, percussion
Jon Hiseman - drums

They are now all dead except Johnny Mc

A morbid thought.....

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But keep on rocking, C! That’s all we can do.


The only one of those musicians I didn't see was Mr Baker.

Anyone going to Clapton's tribute gig on Monday?

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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby C » 14 Feb 2020, 07:48

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The only one of those musicians I didn't see was Mr Baker.



Interesting

What were the circumstances of you seeing Graham Bond....?





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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby C » 09 Mar 2020, 19:45

Have you seen this:

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I have been listening to some of it today

The sound is a bit inconsistent in parts as it is taken from Felix Pappalardi's rough mix tape to tape (or something like that)

Four CDs worth.

The usual tracks plus Passing the Time which is interesting.

Three versions of many of the old favourites including Crossroads





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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby Pool Hall Richard » 09 Mar 2020, 22:44

C wrote:Have you seen this:

Image

I have been listening to some of it today

The sound is a bit inconsistent in parts as it is taken from Felix Pappalardi's rough mix tape to tape (or something like that)

Four CDs worth.

The usual tracks plus Passing the Time which is interesting.

Three versions of many of the old favourites including Crossroads





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I ore-ordered but cancelled, got the mo3'a, so far only listened to first show, decent. The 2nd is apparently the best. 3 good quality shows but Royal Albert Hall is VG bootleg quality at best.

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Postby Sam Stone » 10 Mar 2020, 09:55

C wrote:
Powehi wrote:
The only one of those musicians I didn't see was Mr Baker.



Interesting

What were the circumstances of you seeing Graham Bond....?





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Sorry for the late reply, C. Just noticed this yesterday.

Saw GB and, I think, Holy Magic in a Coventry pub called the Walsgrave in April 1970 when I was 14 - licensing laws were obviously a lot less draconian in those days.Doubtless the reason for my swollen liver and waistband to this day.

Them being only the second band I ever saw, I have pretty vivid recollections of the night. I remember GB as being a big fat bastard with greasy hair and his then wife Diane Stewart* as being an especially horny 70s rock chick. Only song I can remember was 12 Gates to the City of which my then best mate, John McManus, (wonder whateever became of him) was worryingly fond.

They were the second band I ever saw (the first was Skid Row with a very young Gary Moore. I later went on to see SR three more times - twice at the Walsgrave). Oddly enough, just this Sunday I was going through some papers my sister sent over when I moved back to Ireland from HK seven years ago. One of the things I found was an old diary that records some - but by no means all of the gigs I attended between 1970 and 1974. Some of the names - Jackie Withren, Fumble - have descended into rightful obscurity. Incredibly there are quite famous bands - Ten Years after, Barclay James Harvest - I have absolutely zero recollection of seeing.

Happy days!

* I remember her second name because I googled Graham Bond Walsgrave Coventry and found an excellent site about the Coventry music scene of the early 70s. The gigs at the Walsgrave were promoted (if you can call it that) by Pete Waterman of Stock Aitken Waterman fame.

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Postby C » 10 Mar 2020, 10:16

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C wrote:
Powehi wrote:
The only one of those musicians I didn't see was Mr Baker.



Interesting

What were the circumstances of you seeing Graham Bond....?





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Sorry for the late reply, C. Just noticed this yesterday.

Saw GB and, I think, Holy Magic in a Coventry pub called the Walsgrave in April 1970 when I was 14 - licensing laws were obviously a lot less draconian in those days.Doubtless the reason for my swollen liver and waistband to this day.

Them being only the second band I ever saw, I have pretty vivid recollections of the night. I remember GB as being a big fat bastard with greasy hair and his then wife Diane Stewart* as being an especially horny 70s rock chick. Only song I can remember was 12 Gates to the City of which my then best mate, John McManus, (wonder whateever became of him) was worryingly fond.

They were the second band I ever saw (the first was Skid Row with a very young Gary Moore. I later went on to see SR three more times - twice at the Walsgrave). Oddly enough, just this Sunday I was going through some papers my sister sent over when I moved back to Ireland from HK seven years ago. One of the things I found was an old diary that records some - but by no means all of the gigs I attended between 1970 and 1974. Some of the names - Jackie Withren, Fumble - have descended into rightful obscurity. Incredibly there are quite famous bands - Ten Years after, Barclay James Harvest - I have absolutely zero recollection of seeing.

Happy days!

* I remember her second name because I googled Graham Bond Walsgrave Coventry and found an excellent site about the Coventry music scene of the early 70s. The gigs at the Walsgrave were promoted (if you can call it that) by Pete Waterman of Stock Aitken Waterman fame.



An excellent comprehensive reply - thanks.

I saw Bond’s Holy Magick too but sans wife. It was at the John Peel Show, Paris Studios, London Graham was waffling on about the dangers of dabbling with magic - an obvious reference to Black Sabbath and Black Widow. What particularly impressed me was him playing a sax and keyboard simultaneously. I was about 10 feet from him- amazing. The other time I saw him was at the Royal Albert Hall with Ginger Baker’s Airforce.
Graham Bond - a great musician but not a very nice man. I recall reading a book on him back in the day

Skid Row- yes I saw a young Gary Moore. Dagenham Roundhouse again 1970. Excellent!

Those were the days...






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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby toomanyhatz » 10 Mar 2020, 18:23

Coincidentally enough just listened to both Air Force records and enjoyed them a lot. Studio one more than live one, of course - just like with Cream. But I love that it's very percussion-oriented and he doesn't overplay (much).
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Postby C » 10 Mar 2020, 19:40

toomanyhatz wrote:Coincidentally enough just listened to both Air Force records and enjoyed them a lot. Studio one more than live one, of course - just like with Cream. But I love that it's very percussion-oriented and he doesn't overplay (much).


Have I ever told you that I was in the audience of the live one......? [Royal Albert Hall, London. January 1970]






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