Tag Archives: Ginger Baker

Chip Stern – I Was Blessed to Call Ginger Baker My Friend

SKF NOTE: Chip Stern‘s emails are always a treat and always a worthwhile learning experience. I encourage you to read Chip’s reflections on his friend, Ginger Baker. Homeward Bound: Reflections on a Musical Legacy01-01-2020 | By Chip Stern | Issue … Continue reading

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Ginger Baker’s ‘Africa’ Drum Solo (1990)

SKF NOTE: This Ginger Baker drum solo, Africa, as far as I know, has never been released. Chip Stern sent it to me as part of a cassette for a drum project on which we, and others, were working. The … Continue reading

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Prayers for Ginger Baker: Tour Dates Cancelled

SKF NOTE: Prayers for Ginger Baker. Cream drummer Ginger Baker cancels tour dates due to ‘serious heart problems’ Doctors have insisted that the musician have “complete rest” as a result of his diagnosis Baker confirmed the news on his official … Continue reading

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Ginger Baker: Kicking Heroin with God’s Recipe

SKF NOTE: A snippet from Jim Clash’s four-part interview with Ginger Baker for Forbes magazine. JUN 16, 2015 @ 9:52 PM Cream Drummer Ginger Baker’s Early Influences, How He Kicked Heroin Habit Jim Clash CONTRIBUTOR Jim Clash: When did you … Continue reading

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Ginger Baker: “Philly” Joe Jones said, “Man, You Tell a Story”

SKF NOTE: A snippet from Jim Clash’s four-part interview with Ginger Baker for Forbes magazine. JUN 16, 2015 @ 9:52 PM Cream Drummer Ginger Baker’s Early Influences, How He Kicked Heroin Habit Jim Clash CONTRIBUTOR Jim Clash: You are a … Continue reading

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John Densmore: I Stole a Ginger Baker Beat in “Hello, I Love You”

SKF NOTE: I love these little factoids, these little cobblestones making up the miles of road traveling through the History of Drumming. Thank you, Jim Clash. LIFESTYLE 1/25/2015 @ 11:27PM 8,126 views Doors Drummer John Densmore On Oliver Stone, Cream’s … Continue reading

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Ginger Baker on Passing of Jack Bruce

Legendary drummer Ginger Baker pays tribute to ‘one-off’ Jack Bruce By Western Morning News  |  Posted: October 26, 2014  By Alex Diaz Speaking from a hotel in the Republic of Ireland, Baker, 75, said: “We go back a long way, … Continue reading

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