Review: Ginger Baker at Yoshi's Oakland

Thee Ginger Baker made a pilgrimage to Oakland this weekend. Saturday's two shows were completely sold out and Sunday only had a few empty chairs. It is hard to say what brought the crowds. Looked like a lot of folks last saw him playing alongside Eric Clapton with Cream or Blind Faith. I was among a smaller, slightly younger group that had seen the recent documentary Beware of Mr. Baker, more interested in Ginger Baker the man, one of the great drummers of all time but also a fascinating character that lived in Nigeria from 1970-76 collaborating with Fela. A [...]

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