Ginger Baker Tribute 2/17/2020--Hosted by Eric Clapton

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    wntbtw Well-Known Member

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    Last night was a special night. Very moving if you`re a Ginger Baker/Cream & Blind Faith fan. Very emotional to hear Eric sing Jack Bruce`s songs--he did very well. All-Star line-up on stage to pay tribute to a legendary drummer in the world of classic rock. Plenty of You Tube videos if interested

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    In a few weeks Eric Clapton will be 75 years old
     
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    I love Clapton, Cream and Ginger! He was cool, had style and attitude but not over the too!
     
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    Does Clapton ever play Strats with a rosewood fret board? If not, does anyone know why?
     
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    He's said he doesn't like the sound and the feel of rosewood boards on Strats. The same way he prefers Strats with blocked trems over hardtail Strats.

    The Custom Shop did make at least one rosewood board EC Strat for him. It got sold off in one of his first Crossroads benefit auctions.
     
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    "I called him Peter Edward. I think he’s here somewhere and he’ll be playing music for you tonight and we’re going to help him along. He was a scoundrel, but I loved him and he loved me and that was that. I saw some people get the rough edge of his tongue, but I never did and I feel blessed. That’s why I’m doing this. I miss him." - Eric Clapton’s speech before the show.
     
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    Not to be a heretic, but I never really understood why people made such a big deal about Ginger when I was growing up playing the drums, when compared to Bonham and Mitch Mitchell. But I've taken a much closer listen to his drumming, especially on the Blind Faith record which is arguably one of the finest creations ever put to vinyl and his drumming is a gigantic part of that. He had a very unique pocket to his playing that set him apart. And he got a much better sound and mix on Blind Faith than he had previously. Really great, heroic shit.
     
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    Argh...you can't play Cream songs with a Strat and a tweed Fender combo.
     
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    he walked all over John Bonham if you ask me.

    BEWARE of Mr. Baker
     
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