Ginger Baker RIP

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Pool Hall Richard
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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby Pool Hall Richard » 06 Oct 2019, 15:57

Great player, a force of nature. Wrote some of my favourite Cream songs, including this. Love his playing on Blind Faith too. RIP


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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby Pool Hall Richard » 06 Oct 2019, 16:00

Another Ginger gem....


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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby soundchaser » 06 Oct 2019, 17:24

C wrote:50 years ago this meant a lot to a 17 year old from the haunting Pappalardi trumpet onwards...



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Yes, me too. My older brother had Wheels Of fire and Pressed Rat & Warthog made a big impression on me. N.S.U was an early influence on me, particularly the rolling drum which was a big thrill. I really enjoyed the documentary about him, although as a person, best enjoy from a distance it seems. But what a legacy he leaves behind. R.I.P Ginger Baker.

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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby C » 06 Oct 2019, 17:36

Pool Hall Richard wrote:Great player, a force of nature. Wrote some of my favourite Cream songs, including this. Love his playing on Blind Faith too. RIP



Good call - I love Jack's cello on that track

A superb album - studio and live






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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby C » 11 Oct 2019, 19:10

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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