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African Force

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Ginger Baker will forever be best known for his influential drum work as part of British blues-rockers Cream. But as most serious admirers of the drummer know, Baker subsequently tackled countless other styles. Case in point, African Force. Joining Baker is a supporting cast of percussionists with a tribal drumming background, and expectedly, this style is reflected throughout the album. In fact, it sounds very comparable to David Byrne's solo albums and also Paul Simon circa his Graceland period, especially on such tracks as "Brain Damage" and "Sokoto," while the over-epic twelve-minute album-closing title track adds some funk bass to the mix. For those who think that all ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Ginger Baker will forever be best known for his influential drum work as part of British blues-rockers Cream. But as most serious admirers of the drummer know, Baker subsequently tackled countless other styles. Case in point, African Force. Joining Baker is a supporting cast of percussionists with a tribal drumming background, and expectedly, this style is reflected throughout the album. In fact, it sounds very comparable to David Byrne's solo albums and also Paul Simon circa his Graceland period, especially on such tracks as "Brain Damage" and "Sokoto," while the over-epic twelve-minute album-closing title track adds some funk bass to the mix. For those who think that all of Baker's work sounds like Disraeli Gears, you're in for quite a surprise with African Force.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Neon Netherlands
  • UPC: 690978345571
  • Catalog Number: 34557

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Brain Damage - Baker (4:49)
  2. 2 Sokoto - Baker (5:03)
  3. 3 Ansoumania - Baker (6:03)
  4. 4 Adoa - Baker (6:17)
  5. 5 African Force - Baker (12:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ginger Baker Primary Artist, Drums, Track Performer
Ludwig Gotz Trombone
Wolfgang Schmidtke Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ampofo Acquah Percussion
Jan Kazda Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
J.C. Commodore Percussion, Vocals
Ansoumana Bangoura Percussion, Vocals
Francis Mensah Percussion
Technical Credits
Roger Waters Composer
Ludwig Gotz Contributor
Jan Kazda Producer, Art Direction
Nigel Molden Executive Producer
J.C. Commodore Contributor
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