Beware Of Mr Baker
Musical / Documentary
Director: Jay Bulger
Running time: 92 mins Released: 17th May 2013
About Beware Of Mr Baker
A documentary about Ginger Baker, one of the world's greatest drummers. He had a legendary musical career with the bands Cream and Blind Faith but he was also a pioneer in bringing the afrobeat sound to a wider audience. Indulging his thirst for new experiences Baker travelled to Nigeria in the '70s and began a lifelong friendship with Fela Kuti. Marriage, divorce and self-destruction followed him from West Africa to Italy and then England. Eventually he ended up in South Africa suffering from a degenerative spine condition and emphysema, surrounded by dozens of polo ponies and cared for by a wife less than half his age. This film includes interviews with Baker as well as Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and Charlie Watts.