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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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Credited cast:
Bob Adcock Bob Adcock ... Self
Tony Allen Tony Allen ... Self
Carmine Appice ... Self
Ginette Baker Ginette Baker ... Self
Ginger Baker ... Self
Kofi Baker Kofi Baker ... Self
Leda Baker Leda Baker ... Self
Art Blakey ... Self (archive footage)
John Bonham ... Self (archive footage)
Bonnie Bramlett ... Self
Pete Brown Pete Brown ... Self
Jack Bruce ... Self
Jay Bulger Jay Bulger ... Self
Malcolm Cecil Malcolm Cecil ... Self
Eric Clapton ... Self
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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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Thirsty for the Blues
Written by Adrian Gurvitz
Performed by The Baker-Gurvitz Army
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Insight into Ginger Baker
27 February 2015 | by victorproulxSee all my reviews

Well executed film. While the physical history of Mr Baker is presented, in the end it is his artistic history we learn. The film highlights Baker's many desertions in life. And indeed, eyewitness accounts describe the pain this man has engendered to family, and fellow musicians. Some of the major musicians of our time have one or two line observations, edited around a long, many day, interview with Ginger Baker at his ranch in South Africa. And of course the music. Seven years his junior, I witnessed much of his rock music as it happened. However, had I read that this review must have a minimum of ten lines, l would not have started it. One of the "insights" is Baker's life-long, always changing, relationship to rhythm and drums. Insightful too, is the volatile relationships in many of his bands.


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Opening Weekend USA:

$12,195, 2 December 2012

Gross USA:

$116,476

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$210,123
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