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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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Jay Bulger

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Jay Bulger
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bob Adcock Bob Adcock ... Himself
Tony Allen Tony Allen ... Himself
Carmine Appice ... Himself
Brian Auger Brian Auger ... Himself
Ginette Baker Ginette Baker ... Herself
Ginger Baker ... Himself
Kofi Baker Kofi Baker ... Himself
Leda Baker Leda Baker ... Herself
Art Blakey ... Himself (archive footage)
John Bonham ... Himself (archive footage)
Bonnie Bramlett ... Herself
Jack Bruce ... Himself
Jay Bulger ... Himself
Malcolm Cecil Malcolm Cecil ... Himself
Eric Clapton ... Himself
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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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2013 (UK) See more »

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Cuidado con Mr. Baker See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,195, 2 December 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$114,271, 3 March 2013
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Insurgent Media See more »
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Connections

Features Gonks Go Beat (1964) See more »

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White Room
Written by Jack Bruce & Pete Brown (as Peter Brown)
performed by Cream
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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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