Beware of Mr. Baker

92mins2012MusicTV14
director
Jay Bulger
starring
Femi KumiGinette BakerEric ClaptonNeil PeartCarlos SantanaChad SmithJohnny RottenGinger BakerLars UlrichSteward Copeland
Ginger Baker is well-known for his smashing work in Cream and Blind Faith. But the world's greatest (and most volatile) drummer didn't really hit his stride until 1972, when he journeyed to Nigeria and discovered the sounds of Fela Kuti's Afrobeat. Following various periods of drug-induced self-destruction and countless groundbreaking musical works, this flame-haired musical madman eventually settled in South Africa -- where he currently resides with his much-younger bride and 39 polo ponies. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW, Jay Bulger's entertaining and acclaimed documentary also features rock superstars Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Johnny Rotten, Lars Ulrich, Carlos Santana, Stewart Copeland and many more. You've been warned: BEWARE OF MR. BAKER!
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