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Beware of Mr. Baker [816943010699]

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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • This documentary explores the life and career of drummer Ginger Baker, a well-respected musician who famously discovered Fela Kuti's Afrobeat during a trip to Nigeria. After a period of addiction and self-destruction, Baker moved to South Africa, where he remarried and cares for a number of polo ponies. Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, and Carlos Santana are interviewed.
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  • Critic Reviews
    "Relying on the judgment of many experts...the film makes a persuasive argument that Mr. Baker was the greatest of all rock drummers."
    New York Times

    "BEWARE OF MR. BAKER is the life story of a man whos led one hell of a fascinating life. Welcomed early into the fraternity of great jazz and blues drummers, Baker became a superstar while revolutionizing heavy rock music..."
    A.V. Club

    "This doc stays true to his recklessly free spirit....The movie salutes the rhythms and the wreckage." -- Grade: B+
    Entertainment Weekly

    "[A] lively portrait of yet another brilliant but wildly self-destructive artist."
    Los Angeles Times

    3 stars out of 4 -- "A fascinating character study of a brilliant and difficult musician..."
    Washington Post

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