Ginger Baker

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Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker (born 19 August 1939) is an English drummer, best known as the founder of the rock band Cream. A member also of Blind Faith, Hawkwind, and a number of other bands, including his own Ginger Baker's Air Force, he is known for his numerous associations with world music, mainly the use of African influences.

Baker is widely recognized as one of the most influential drummers of all time, and has had a significant influence on the rock genre, inspiring countless drummers over a variety of genres.

Among Baker's other collaborations are his recordings, concerts, and session work variously with Gary Moore, Masters of Reality and Public Image Ltd, Atomic Rooster, Bill Laswell, jazz bassist Charlie Haden, jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, pioneering afro beat musician Fela Kuti, and another personally led effort, Ginger Baker's Energy .

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Stratavarious Ginger Baker 1
1986 Horses & Trees Ginger Baker 2
1987 African Force Ginger Baker 3
1990 Middle Passage Ginger Baker 1
1992 Unseen Rain Ginger Baker with Jens Johansson and Jonas Hellborg 1
2014 Why? Ginger Baker 2
Live! Fela Ransome Kuti and Ginger Baker 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 The Early Cream of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce & Ginger Baker 1
1998 Do What You Like Ginger Baker 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Why? Sampler Ginger Baker 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1971 Live! Fela Ransome-Kuti and the Africa '70 with Ginger Baker 3 5
1989 No Material Ginger Baker 1

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