Complete List Of Ginger Baker’s Air Force Albums And Songs

Ginger Baker's Air Force Albums

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This Complete List Of  Ginger Baker’s Air Force  Albums And Songs presents the full discography of Ginger Baker’s Air Force albums. Ginger Baker was born on August 19, 1939. Ginger Baker hails from the area of Lewisham, South London, England. Most frock fans first came to know Ginger Baker as one of the iconic members of the legendary band Cream. All these monumental Ginger Baker’s Air Force albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each Ginger Baker’s Air Force album as well as all original Ginger Baker’s Air Force album covers. Every Ginger Baker’s Air Force album listed below showcases the entire album tracklisting.

GINGER BAKER’S AIR FORCE  ALBUMS

Ginger Baker’s Air Force

Released  March 30, 1970

I remember when I first purchased this album, I was very confused because the LP cover seemed to be backward. I guess you had to be there, but in the end, I discovered it was designed on purpose like that. Nonetheless, Ginger Baker’s first album with his group Air Force was a star-studded affair. The album was recorded live at the majestic Royal Albert Hall, in London. It is one of the greatest sounding concert halls in the world.

The lineup of musicians on the recording featured Ginger Baker on drums and percussion, plus vocals on “Early in the Morning,” Denny Laine on guitars and vocals,  Ric Grech on bass and violin, Steve Winwood on Hammond organ, bass and vocals, Chris Wood on saxophone, and flute, Graham Bond on Hammond organ,  saxophone and vocals,  Harold McNair on saxophones and flute, Jeanette Jacobs on vocals, and  Remi Kabaka and Phil Seamen on drums, and percussion.

CD Track Listings:

1. “Da Da Man”  -Harold McNair – 7:16
2. “Early in the Morning”  -Traditional – arranged by Ginger Baker – 11:13
3. “Don’t Care” – Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood -12:32
4. “Toad” -Ginger Baker – 12:59
5. “Aiko Biaye” –  Remi Kabaka, Teddy Osei – 13:00
6. “Man of Constant Sorrow” Traditional – arranged by Denny Laine – 3:50
7. “Do What You Like” – Ginger Baker – 11:47
8. “Doin’ It” Baker,” – Ric Grech – 5:26

Ginger Baker’s Air Force II

Released December 1970

Ginger Baker’s second album with Air Force was very different from the first album. Its unusual for a band to release a live album first and then a studio album second, but that’s what happened with this group. Ginger Baker’s Air Force II was recored in London at Trident Studios and Olympic Studios. The main lineup consisted of Ginger Baker on drums, percussion and vocals, Kenny Craddock on guitars, and keys, Colin Gibson on bass,  Graham Bond on saxophone, and keys and vocals, Steve Gregory on saxophone, and flutes, Bud Beadle on saxophones, Diane Stewart on vocals, Catherine James on vocals and Neemoi “Speedy” Acquaye on drums,  and percussion.

CD Track Listings:

1. “Let Me Ride”  – Roebuck Staples – 4:22
2. “Sweet Wine” – Ginger Baker, Janet Godfrey – 3:34
3. “Do U No Hu Yor Phrenz R?” – Ginger Baker 5:40
4. “We Free Kings” – Ginger Baker 4:22
5. “I Don’t Want to Go on Without You” – Bert Berns, Jerry Wexler 3:56
6. “Toady” – Ginger Baker 9:45
7. “12 Gates of the City” – Graham Bond 4:05

Live in Offenbach, Germany 1970

Released March 19, 2010

This is a great live recording from 1970 that was not released until fifty years later. The sound is not that great as it was recorded from the audience. However, the performance is mind-blowing.

CD Track Listings:

Disc: 1
1. I Got the Answer
2. Free Kings
3. Don’t Care
4. Early in the Morning
5. Sunshine of Your Life
6. Toady
7. Let Me Ride
8. 12 Gates of the City
9. What a Day It’s Been
10. Aiko Biaye
11. Do What You Like

Disc: 2
1. What a Day
2. Aiko Biae
3. Do What You Like
4. Do What You Like

Do What You Like

Released

This very cool recording was only recently released. It is a live recording that features a fun drum battle between Ginger Baker and Elvin Jones on the thirty three minute track “Do What You Like.”

CD Track Listings:

1 Let Me Ride 4:26
2 I Don’t Want To Go On Without You 4:01
3 You Wouldn’t Believe It 5:45
4 Do What You Like 33:06
5 Airforce Jam 7:29

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