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Beware of Mr. Baker (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 17 May 2013 (UK)
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Ginger Baker looks back on his musical career with Cream and Blind Faith; his introduction to Fela Kuti; his self-destructive patterns and losses of fortune; and his current life inside a fortified South African compound.

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Bob Adcock ...
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Tony Allen ...
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Carmine Appice ...
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Brian Auger ...
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Ginette Baker ...
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Kofi Baker ...
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Leda Baker ...
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Malcolm Cecil ...
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Ginger Baker looks back on his musical career with Cream and Blind Faith; his introduction to Fela Kuti; his self-destructive patterns and losses of fortune; and his current life inside a fortified South African compound.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$12,195, 2 December 2012, Limited Release

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$114,271, 3 March 2013
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Featured in Imagine: Beware of Mr. Baker (2015) See more »

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Ariwo
written by Ginger Baker (as Peter Edward Baker) & Fela Kuti (as Fela Ransome-Kuti)
performed by Ginger Baker & Fela Kuti
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Interesting
27 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

Mister Baker here is Ginger Baker, the rock drummer, most famous for his days, from 1966-1968 with Cream. Eric Clapton was on guitar and Jack Bruce on bass. They were technically the most perfect musicians ever to play rock and roll. Clapton and Bruce are interviewed, as are others, such as Steve Winwood from his days with Baker with Traffic. The music is terrific and Baker's life is certainly interesting, separate from the music. We get a wife #1, followed up by #2, #3, and #4. The man is a disaster as a human being and father, but he is also quite possibly the greatest rock drummer ever. At an hour and a half, the film moves quickly, and the clips of Baker drumming are breathtaking. If you are a serious rock fan, this documentary is for you.


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