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  • ISBN 1844548171
  • ISBN13 978-1844548170
  • Language English
  • Author Ginger Baker
  • Publisher John Blake; First Edition edition (January 1, 2010)
  • Pages 292
  • Formats rtf txt azw doc
  • Category Photography
  • Subcategory Music
  • Size ePub 1996 kb
  • Size Fb2 1881 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 770

Peter "Ginger" Baker is a legend. A pioneering drummer who has transcended genres, he did much to popularize world music with his fierce passion for the rhythms of Africa. He is that rare thing, a critically acclaimed musician who has enjoyed global success with not one but several supergroups to his name, including Cream and Blind Faith. Here, Ginger tells his story for the first time and without any self-censorship. It's an often harrowing, but honest journey from his humble beginnings in war-torn south London to his adopted home in South Africa's beautiful Western Cape. He tells of his life-long love of jazz, how he discovered the drums and African music, and life on the road. He also confesses to the heroin use that should have killed him in his colorful 1960s prime, working and playing with the biggest names of the time. In the 1970s, he came up with a trans-Saharan trucking scheme, was a successful rally driver, built an ill-fated recording studio, and discovered a consuming passion for playing polo. He talks candidly of the loss and recovery of his fortune, his three marriages, Cream's 1993 induction into the rock 'n' roll hall of fame, their subsequent successful reunion in 2005, and his hopes for the future.

Instant classic memoir. Baker was an innovative drummer, with core talent stemming from his jazz roots, but to say he was the "World's Greatest Drummer" starts to dribble into publisher promo hell that just doesn't seem congruent with this straight forward man that detests BS more than anyone. That being said, he's brutally honest about drugs, money problems, successes and his failures, and his daughter did a really good job keeping the writing crisp, descriptive and always moving ahead at full steam, like her dad.

Themusic, the marriages, the polo, the drugs, thetrans-Saharan trucking schemethe drummer best-known for his work in Cream and his contributions to World Music tells his whole fascinating storyPeter "Ginger" Baker is a legend

Themusic, the marriages, the polo, the drugs, thetrans-Saharan trucking schemethe drummer best-known for his work in Cream and his contributions to World Music tells his whole fascinating storyPeter "Ginger" Baker is a legend is fierce passion for the rhythms of Africa. He is that rare thing, a musician who has enjoyed global success with not one but several supergroups to his name, including Cream and Blind Faith

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Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker (19 August 1939 – 6 October 2019) was an English drummer and a co-founder of the rock band Cream. His work in the 1960s and 1970s earned him the reputation of "rock's first superstar drummer," for. His work in the 1960s and 1970s earned him the reputation of "rock's first superstar drummer," for a style that melded jazz and African rhythms and pioneered both jazz fusion and world music. Baker began playing drums at age 15, and later took lessons from English jazz drummer Phil Seamen. In the 1960s he joined Blues Incorporated, where he met bassist Jack Bruce

Peter Ginger Baker is a legend. Ginger Baker - Hellraiser : The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Drummer.

Ginger Baker - Hellraiser : The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Drummer.

Ginger Baker’s no-holds-barred autobiography hits store shelves on 5 October 2009 from John Blake Publishing

Ginger Baker’s no-holds-barred autobiography hits store shelves on 5 October 2009 from John Blake Publishing. In Hellraiser - The Autobiography of The World's Greatest Drummer, Baker tells of his formative years in South London during World War II, his early dreams of becoming a racing cyclist, his lengthy music career including his days in Cream and Blind Faith with Eric Clapton, his love of polo, to his life today on a ranch in South Africa. Where’s Eric! is hosting an enter to win contest to celebrate the book’s publication.

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Ginger Baker, the volatile and propulsive British musician who was best known for his time with the power trio . A stranger to no vice, immodesty included, he called his memoir "Hellraiser: The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Drummer.

Ginger Baker, the volatile and propulsive British musician who was best known for his time with the power trio Cream, died Sunday at age 80, his family said. Baker wielded his blues power and jazz technique to help break open popular music and become one of the world's most admired and feared musicians. John Bonham once made a statement that there were only two drummers in British rock 'n' roll; himself and Ginger Baker," Baker wrote in his book. My reaction to this was, 'You cheeky little bastard!'"

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ISBN 13: 9781844549665. Ginger Baker: Hellraiser: The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Drummer. A pioneering drummer who has transcended genres, he did much to popularize world music with his fierce passion for the rhythms of Africa

Peter "Ginger" Baker is a legend. A pioneering drummer who has transcended genres, he did much to popularize world music with his fierce passion for the rhythms of Africa. He is that rare thing, a musician who has enjoyed global success with not one but several supergroups to his name, including Cream and Blind Faith. Here, Ginger tells his story for the first time and without any self-censorship.

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Jode
This is an honest book, well written, and covers not only the big years with Cream and Blind Faith, but then the steady stream of other musical endeavors that never really found much commercial footing. Baker was an innovative drummer, with core talent stemming from his jazz roots, but to say he was the "World's Greatest Drummer" starts to dribble into publisher promo hell that just doesn't seem congruent with this straight forward man that detests BS more than anyone. That being said, he's brutally honest about drugs, money problems, successes and his failures, and his daughter did a really good job keeping the writing crisp, descriptive and always moving ahead at full steam, like her dad. Well worth the read, and good insight on Clapton, Jack Bruce, the Stones, and many others.
the monster
A great book about one of the greatest musicians the world has ever seen.A complicated man whose music and emotions can go full range.I have seen interviews by Jack Bruce who respects and loves the "Red Man".They had many confrontations but tell me two genius's who always agree.Ginger is a tough determined man whose loyalty does not waver.I became aware of Ginger when he was with Cream and Blind Faith.To hear the story of his life is very interesting especially the letter his father wrote him before he was killed in action in North Africa.To hear about his love of polo was a surprise. A very interesting tale about a full form musician.Buy it.
Cobandis
As with the Keith Richards biography, there's a lot of skimming going on here. My favorite part is the earlier chapters, where Baker talks about his years right before the formation of Cream. After that, the book has more to do with Baker's preoccupation with the game of Polo than it does with music. Still, it's interesting to follow Baker's travels from England to all over Africa to the USA and then back to England, and hearing about how he always manages to get in some kind of trouble (often smack-related) wherever he goes. One weak point is that we never get to know most of the characters all that well, which is understandable since they are so many of them. When Baker does go into some detail about people he's known, Eric Clapton comes off looking like a very nice guy, while Jack Bruce gets portaryed as something of a selfish, egotistical ass. Other fascinating characters, like Graham Bond, John McLaughlin and Fela Kuti, are talked about, but not to any great depth. Baker mentions that several people have offered to write his biography, and all of them have turned out to be flakes or con artists. He finally had his daughter work on it with him, and while they do an admirable job of summarizing a 50-year career in music, the book gets slightly tedious towards the end even though there's never any shortage of drama in Baker's life. All in all, if you've got any kind of interest in Ginger Baker and/or Cream, then this is well worth reading.
Gna
This memoir by drummer Ginger Baker is interesting up to a point, but ultimately I lost interest. The first half of the book is the most interesting, describing Baker's early years and his rise to stardom in the short-lived band Cream. Baker has done vital, creative work since Cream disbanded more than 40 years ago, but sadly there is little information here about his musical interests or how he discovered new sounds. The details of his personal life are somewhat vague, and the narrative is sometimes difficult to follow. In the hands of a more talented writer, this material could have been more compelling, but Baker is not that good at talking about music (I've seen him interviewed), so the book is not a very compelling read.

Baker does have an ax to grind with Jack Bruce, which is not news to me. There's no way of knowing who's right and who's wrong, but Baker's entitled to tell his side of the story.

I would have found this more interesting had it given more insight into the development, and perhaps helped guide me to some of his obscure recordings.
Domarivip
We've all heard outrageous stories about Ginger Baker. He is really a quite reasonable person, who happens to have a strong will. The trouble starts when stupid people get involved. I have been a working drummer since 1968. Baker's excellent drumming has always been an inspiration. Read this book and get to know the real Ginger Baker.
Steelraven
I had been emailing Ginger Baker and others about the possibility of writing his autobiography. I was thrilled to find it had finally been done. I have been a fan of Ginger's since the 60's and still quite a fan of his. I love the book and was glad he had a lot of pictures as well as a life time of stories. He's been my favorite drummer and still is. This book brought out more of the true stories rather than the stories we would hear from the press. The book is written in his own words with help from his daughter. He's still a hellraiser today. I recently saw him in Seattle Washington on October 22, 2013 at Jazz Alley. Great show! I still have the book and received in excellent conditions, As it was one of the first books released.
Danrad
Ginger Baker , what a story , you can't make it up . I still rank him as the best ever Drummer but his life story , Man alive !
How is he still alive ? Keith Richards should take notes .
I could not put it down , plus the print was large enough for those of use that saw him in the '60s .
This is a true maniac diary , a must read for anyone who rocks . He may be a Jazz drummer but he can do it all !

This is a Fantastic Read ! Go for it , it's worth every dime and then some , who can be disappointed ?

Peace Ginger , Just another Fan in Texas !
Great book, love Ginger Baker!