“Beware Of Mr. Baker”! Brilliant Ginger Baker Documentary! Cream’s Drummer Throws Down!

Ginger Baker

For Those Who Knew How To Rock, We Salute You!

Time to celebrate the legendary “mad men” of rock, beginning with one of the greatest drummers of all time, who just happens to be larger than life!

Beware-of-Mr-Baker-movie


“God Is Punishing Me For My Past Wickedness By Keeping Me Alive And In As Much Pain As He Can!”

OK classic rockers, with that quote in mind, it’s time for some CREAM!

cream-eric-clapton

Yep, that’s a very mustached Eric Clapton on the left, and the late Jack Bruce on the right…and right there in the middle is rock’s WILDEST DRUMMER: Ginger Baker!

Cream documentary

“Beware Of Mr. Baker!” is a fascinating look at a legendary figure in music – his longevity, madness, inspiration, violence and rock and roll! Ginger Baker looks back on his musical career with Cream and Blind Faith; his self-destructive patterns and losses of fortune; and his current life inside a fortified South African compound!

Check out the trailer!

best music documentaries

Here is how the film’s official website describes the drummer of Cream: “Though best known for his work with Eric Clapton in Cream and Blind Faith, the world’s greatest drummer did not hit his stride until years later in 1972 when he drove the first Range Rover ever produced from London to Nigeria in pursuit of the African rhythms and musical icon, Fela Kuti.”

great rock legends

There he found his Mecca of drumming, introducing the African beat and “world music” to the West, years before any other musicians in the field.”

Ginger Baker documentary

Here is more of this amazing story, as published on the website: “Unfortunately, Ginger’s African glory days were short-lived as he found himself looking down the barrel of a Nigerian officer’s machine gun. Signaling his departure from the continent and the loss of his fortune, Ginger returned to England where a pattern of divorces, self-destruction, and countless groundbreaking musical works continue on to Italy, California, Colorado, and current day South Africa where he lives inside a fortified compound with his 29-year-old internet bride and 39 polo ponies!”

wildest music documentaries


“Hey! Ginger!”

And yes, the website points out that little has changed as Ginger has gotten older: “Chain smoking and ingesting copious amounts of morphine while sitting in his leather recliner, the 73-year-old reflects back on his life as we concurrently witness his current law suits, local disputes, and yet another chapter in his path of destruction.”

legendary rock drummers

“Unfortunately, Ginger’s ginger hair has faded, and we wonder if he is physically capable of saving himself by playing the instrument that has defined him.”

Cream drummer Ginger Baker

The documentary is full of interviews – with ex-wives, children, as well as legendary musicians who worked with the wildest drummer in rock and roll: Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Charlie Watts, Mickey Hart, Carlos Santana and Max Weinberg.

Jay Bulger Ginger Baker documentary

Kudos To Jay Bulger!

The documentary filmmaker Jay Bulger originally wrote an article called “In Search of Ginger Baker” for Rolling Stone Magazine, spending three months living with the rock legend in South Africa. According to the film’s website: “the article and the numerous hours of interviews Jay captured on film became the premise for ‘Beware of Mr. Baker’, and in the spring of 2010, Jay returned to South Africa with a small film crew to finish making the film.”

jay-bulger-interview-beware-of-mr-baker-documentary-620x

Bulger’s intense inside look at Ginger’s life results in one of the most provocative confrontations ever in a documentary…it’s an amazing moment captured on film forever…

beware of ginger baker

Believe The Sign!

You have to see this documentary to fully appreciate the maddest man in rock and roll history…a fascinating, intimate look at the madness of music…

Ginger Baker documentary

What Bulger captured is unbelievable and a “must see” for any music fan!

Read more from the official website by clicking on here:

http://bewareofmrbaker.com

And buy this amazing documentary!

best music documentaries

And if that wets you appetite for classic “rock docs”, then I’ve got some great options for you!

Festival Express Cover

Janis Joplin and The Grateful Dead headline an amazing documentary…check it out here:


https://johnrieber.com/2012/04/19/rock-docs-forbidden-stones-fighting-dandys-janis-parties/

And of course, this “faux doc” captures The Clash on tour in England…the brilliant “Rude Boy:”

The Clash Rude Boy

Read all about it by clicking on here:


https://johnrieber.com/2014/03/09/the-clash-is-live-rude-boy-iconic-punk-music-meets-classic-cult-movie/

Check out all of these great movies about music!

Ginger Baker documentary



Categories: 70's Cinema, Academy Awards, Awards, Books / Media, British Cinema, Classic Rock, Cult Movies, documentary films, Exotic Travel, Great Films, Independent Cinema, London, Memoirs, Movies, Music, Obscure Movies, Obscure Music, Talent/Celebrities, Uncategorized

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 reply

Trackbacks

  1. Ten Amazing Documentaries! Sex! Death! Comedy! Siberia! Fantastic Non-Fiction You Need To See!! – johnrieber

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Self-Inflicted Drama

Stories of wanderlust, adventure and occasional disaster.

Darlene Foster's Blog

dreamer of dreams, teller of tales

Diary of A Movie Maniac

A Personal Journey Through Cinema & Television

Urban Suburban Girl

(adj.) cul – de – sac couture

You can always start now

exploring possibilities

Realweegiemidget Reviews Films TV Books and more

You can take the girl out of Glasgow. Entertainment Reviews from a Wee Scottish Wife and Stepmum living in Finland.

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Tina's Timeless Travels

Travel through the eyes of Tina

Through the Shattered Lens

Where mainstream meets grindhouse, exploitation, otaku and gamers

The Planking Traveler

Affordable Travel, Enjoyable Movement, And Healthy Living Inspiration

Just muddling through life

The ups and downs of a working mum

Laura's Books and Blogs

Writing tips, giveaways, reviews, and essays from a middle grade author and freelance blogger.

Pages, Places, & Plates

Reviews of books, eateries, experiences, and travel.

booksforall245

One of my happy places is in my books

Marian Wood

Aspiring Author and Poet

Binging on a Budget

"Help Me, I'm Poor."

Sunshine with Savannah

Writer aiming to cultivate kindness. | Exploring, learning, scribbling, finding sunshine wherever I go.

Notes from the U.K.

Exploring the spidery corners of a culture and the weird stuff that tourist brochures ignore.

This Coffee Life

wellness & good reads

A Rambling Reviewer

Here be rambles and reviews.

Drew's Movie Reviews

Movie reviews from your average dude

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Wrangling literary arts for writers: words for people!

The Annual Bloggers Bash

The Official Website for the Best Blogging Event of the Year!

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman

Colline's Blog

A potpourri of books and things

Travel with Intent

A photographer's view of the world - words and images to inspire your travels and your dreams

Movie Reviews 101

Daily Movie Reviews & ABC Film Challenge

Cindy Bruchman

Films. Travel. Photography. Books. Let's talk.

From Michigan to Germany

A family from Michigan living abroad in Germany.

JR-Sploitation!

The world's wildest movies from an era of "everything goes!"

Eclectic Alli

A bit of this, a bit of that, the meandering thoughts of a dreamer.

fancypaper

Little Things Make Us Happy

Rust Belt Girl

reading and writing the Rust Belt

Cult Of The Cinema

Exploring Cinematic Diversity

Retired? No one told me!

Tonight I Dream. Tomorrow I Do!

beetleypete

The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

The Bloomin Brilliant Blog

A Little Piece Of My Life

Suzie Speaks

The Adventures Of a Thirty-Something Life

Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

Musings on cats, travel, gardens and life

The BookWorm Drinketh

Give Tea to the Tillerman, But Booze to the Bookworm!

Tranquil Dreams

Watching, Reading, Cooking & Travelling

Esme Salon

Share, Care & Inspire

An Historian About Town

History in the Making

Susie Lindau's Wild Ride

Come for Adventure. Stay for the Ride!

Robbie's inspiration

Ideas on writing and baking

a mindful traveler

explore, live, love...

%d bloggers like this: