Ginger Baker is probably best known as the drummer with British rock bands Cream and Blind Faith.
Ginger's next musical stop was his own band Ginger Baker's Airforce who released two albums of part studio/part live recordings. This short-lived band broke up in late 1970, and Ginger then went to briefly live in Africa, where in Nigeria he established his own recording studios in Lagos whilst also forming the band Salt, a band which managed to fuse jazz with African rhythms.
A return to the UK in the mid seventies saw Ginger join forces with the Gurvitz brothers late of Three Man Army and Gun in the Baker Gurvitz Army. Releasing a number of albums with this band Ginger re established his rock career.
Apart from live recordings included on the two original Airforce albums, Ginger Baker's Airforce recordings are extremely rare. This is an audience recording of Airforce in Offenbach Germany on 18 December 1970. This performance captures the second incarnation of Airforce following the departure of Steve Winwood and Chris Wood, who had returned to Traffic by this time. Nevertheless, it is a lively performance, actually one of the final Airforce performances before the band split. The performance features (amongst others) the Cream classic "Sunshine Of Your Love" and Ginger's contribution to the Blind Faith album, "Do What You Like, alongside tracks from the second Airforce album, including We Free Kings, Let Me Ride,Toady, and 12 Gates Of The City.
The recordings featured in the Official Ginger Baker Bootleg series are sure to become collector's items and are all sanctioned by Ginger Baker
|1-1||I Got The Answer|
|1-2||We Free Kings|
|1-4||Early In The Morning|
|1-5||Sunshine Of Your Love|
|1-7||Let Me Ride|
|2-1||12 Gates Of The City|
|2-2||What A Day|
|2-4||Do What You Like|