THE GINGER BAKER BAND
Solana Beach 1988 [Countdown Factory, 2CD]
Live at the Belly Up Club, Solana Beach, CA; December 1, 1988. Very good to excellent soundboard.

Drummer Ginger Baker may be best known for his work with Cream and Blind Faith but he has never stayed within the rock orbit. He was played with avant artistes such as Bill Laswell, and jazz stalwarts such as Art Blakey, Charlie Haden and Fela Kuti.

The set may be loose but it’s far from being the ramshackle show it has been made out to be. For instance, ignore the first 3:21 mins (“teething” problems?) of Aiko Biaye and the track ends up being a scorching display. And especially for Cream and Blind Faith fans, this is a slice of rock history.

Thanks to the person who shared the tracks on the net in 2005.

Disc 1
Track 101. White Room – false start
Track 102. White Room
Track 103. Born Under A Bad Sign
Track 104. Drum Solo
Track 105. Aiko Biaye
Track 106. Outside Woman Blues
Track 107. Gates Of The City

Disc 2
Track 201. Do What You Like
Track 202. Sitting On Top Of The World
Track 203. Spoonful
Track 204. Toad

Lineup:
Ginger Baker – drums
Tim Bogart – bass
Alan White – drums
Walter Trout – guitar

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