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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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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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Little Crazy But Very Interesting Documentary
28 July 2013 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

This doc is about and features the somewhat eccentric but amazing drummer Ginger Baker, of Cream and Blind Faith fame. The film goes through his life chronologically, with some interesting commentary from his family (3 of his wives), a few of his kids, but especially artists from the time, like Clapton, Jack Bruce and a host of admiring drummers who give their insights on his legacy. Throughout the film, the chain smoking Baker appears sometimes to be put off by having to recollect various times in his life, but that would be true of just about anyone. Just watching some of the great clips over the times you realize that he just had the profound ability to play. If you're a fan of his work, this is essential. Otherwise, this is a worthy rock doc from a unique talent who has survived long enough to be able to tell it as he saw it. Very watchable.


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17 May 2013 (UK) See more »

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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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