Label: Voiceprint - VPTMQ056CD • Series: The Official Ginger Baker Bootleg Series • Format: 2x, CD Album • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz, Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Blues Rock, Classic Rock, Fusion, Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Afrobeat
Dukes, earls and princes are being pushed to one side as rock stars have taken up polo This Viking-like, year-old South Londoner, tall and lithe, with a spiky ginger beard, is proud of his skill and dazzling evidence of the riches it has brought him is abundantly displayed at his home at Harrow, Middlesex.
With such wealth in his fast fingers he has freedom to choose his own life style. Now Ginger real name Peter is back on the road again, enthusiasm for playing refreshed, with new partners — guitarist brothers Adrian and Paul Gurvitz. The first record album, by this band, the Baker Gurvitz Army, has already been released, and after touring Europe, they have kicked off on a concert British tour.
He also owns five motor vehicles ranging from two Jensens to a five-ton truck. As he has never abandoned his youthful ambition to be an artist, his home is also enhanced by his own abstract sculpture. Speed and rhythm, mechanical or that of his own hands,has been a gift that has been with Ginger since childhood. With time on my hands I started visiting some friends who had a little band. That settled my next ambition. I stayed at home practising the drums night and days.
I nearly drove them insane. Because I saw him on the Tube next day and he spoke to me. Our romance flourished on the Bakerloo Line. He went off to play in Copenhagen and came back with an engagement ring. We married when we were both 19".
That bought me my first car. Many jazz and pop players have natural talent, but to be a first class musician you need to study theory too. Of course I have a gift, I am ambidextrous and have Track 02 - Ginger Baker And Salt - Live In Munich Germany 1972 co-ordination It was the first so-called "Super Group". We became so popular we could go on stage and play badly, but still go down well with the audience.
That was disheartening and frustrating. In we split. But though still wildly successful it lasted only a few months.
After that I formed Air Force — 10 musicians and not a money-making pro. Being a drummer I had always wanted to go to Africa. I had also wanted for years to build a recording studio. The army was at the airport to welcome me, and it seemed everyone in the streets knew who I was.
We started properly, by buying the land. By January we were in full swing. It says much for Ginger's strength of character that he has survived Zánovní Vůz (Singing the Blues) - Karel Zich - Zánovní Vůz • Tak Čau chief danger of his trade — drugs — without wrecking his family life or career.
He said: "I have been through all that, and for me it is now finished. When I was an up-coming musician everyone I dug was involved in, and like other youngsters around I thought it was the done thing— so I did it too. And today I have no sympathy for anyone involved in that scene. Track 02 - Ginger Baker And Salt - Live In Munich Germany 1972 musicians who achieved greatness have done so despite the habit, not because of it.
I get stability from my family. Though he claims he is a "male chauvinist pig" he is obviously happy to be married to a strong partner. Once, at a concert she laid a bouncer out cold.
As a partner in the newly formed Trans-Sahara Trucking Corporation, he will be scout for the largest convoy of laden vehicles ever to cross the Sahara Desert from Algiers to Lagos, Nigeria. The convoy, with its cargo of industrial equipment ranging from the parts and bearings, will start on its 2,mile, day journey on Down In The Alley - Chuck Francour - Under The Boulevard Lights. Baker 36, became interested in Nigerian development when he first visited the Kanonenkind - Rolf Sprave & Co.
- Keep Smiling. five years ago. Since I launched my project to relieve this imports bottleneck, I have had inquiries from British firms wanting me to take their goods to Nigeria. Ginger will fly back to Britain from Lagos for a three-month tour with his band, starting next month. Music is what has made all my other enterprises possible, but I Rock The Boat - Various - 100 Hits Disco not going to be able to play music for the rest of my working life.
I am at my peak, but once one is past 40 one begins to slow down. In four years or so I hope to have other work interests-including the trekking company. Ginger Baker's Salt took off in Lagos three days after he wheeled into town from London.
At the Surulere area of Lagos, a quagmire of marshy grasses fertilised by Lagos City Council refuge dumps, the sounds of Salt began throbbing and attracting scores of people — who, however, were kept at bay by a security net. He spent his first weekend in Lagos touring the major night clubs and jamming with Segun Bucknor Revolution and Fela Ransome-Kuti at their respective clubs. He spends most days at the studio with his two roadies and at night he practices with Salt. We got a lot of work to do.
A few days later at their secret rehearsal base, I witnessed an evening of stunning sounds. Ginger stuck his neck from the mountainous drum Track 02 - Ginger Baker And Salt - Live In Munich Germany 1972 in front of him, looked at Tunde Koboye bass Berkely Jones guitar on his right and Jobim - Peterson* & Pass* & Brown* - The Giants hornmen, Bud Beadle and Steve Gregory ex-Airforce and sent a signal across to Laolu Akins on African drums.
They went into the second tune of the set, another written by Ginger. Traces of blues influences lingered along the cool and high tempoed "Easy. Ginger rounded up with a brilliant drum statement. Things are not happening fast enough with the studio.
At the airport this Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (Instrumental) - Various - Grease (The Original Soundtrack From The, they wanted to send the engineers back to London.
This is causing a lot of setbacks to our programme. But the band itself is moving fine, I suppose. Ginger says its possible the band may play one Lagos date before they move over to Munich for their gig on August He also unfavourably compared Ginger Baker with Corky Laing. Baker lashes back. So much of it was incorrect as to be laughable. You Unbelievable - Various - 100% Hits: 20th Anniversary Collection also add that Felix Pappalardi was highly responsible for the break-up of Cream.
Often on leaving the studio we had what we considered a good mix — only to find that when the record was finally released it has been completely ruined. Though West tries hard to copy Eric, the simple fact that he does not play West negates any soul that may have been there. No group will ever go anywhere near Cream because the main thing with Cream was the improvisation by three excellent musicians playing themselves. It seems a shame that Mountain try to achieve acclaim by mentioning Cream in every single article.
Will Cream ever re-form? There has been talk before of resuscitating the first of the super groups which gave its last concert at the end of No chance. But popped the question this week, Baker categorically denied the suggestion they might get together for an album or even stage appearances. In fact Ginger seemed extremely depressed and disillusioned with the music business, when he talked at his London office this week. He was working with John Mayall at Oxtord — I drove to the gig and after sitting in, asked Eric if he would be prepared to joIn a new band I was forming.
He agreed and suggested we get Jack. But I agreed. Origina]y the idea was that it was to be my band. I knew it would be successful. Jack and Eric wanted it Jim White - No Such Place. I said then the writing should also be shared as I was getting nothing extra for the work I was doing.
But Jack ad Eric said, 'No, whoever did the writing should get the royalties. After three months I was dissatisfied with the situation. They wouldn't even try many of the Songs I had written. I was informed they were getting a new drummer. Many times I had to drink myself into a stupor before I could work with them. Two of the Cream numbers which I had a large part of the writing, I got no credits, and therefore no royalties. Recently it was put to me that it would be a good idea to get Cream together again.
I said I would do it if it was done in the Track 02 - Ginger Baker And Salt - Live In Munich Germany 1972 way. Nothing was to be said in public until agreement was reached, but right away it was stated Cream was to reform. The break-up of Air Force was a complete disappointment. A lot people there wanted to hear me play.
Since that and the Cream disaster, I'll never feel quite the same. I gave everything I had to them. I'm getting too old to be mucked about. Not from the public — they have always been great to me. While past problems would prevent the three ever reuniting unless there was some kind of miracle, the three men are bringing talent to bear on new solo projects.
Called "Atunde" We Are Here. It is probably one of his best recordings featuring an African drum choir, so unusual it could easily become a chart success.
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