25 Great Moments in Rock Drumming: Ginger Baker, “White Room”

by TW on January 4, 2010

Cream Wheels Of Fire 25 Great Moments in Rock Drumming: Ginger Baker, White Room

25 Great Moments in Rock Drumming – Day 11: Ginger Baker, “White Room,” from Wheels Of Fire by Cream

Technically, Ginger Baker was probably the equal of any rock drummer of his day and, for many, he set the benchmark for heavy drumming with Cream. Baker also had jazz chops and musicality to match the prodigious talents of Cream band mates Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce. “White Room” is classic Baker, full of his powerful, muscular style – replete with thumping intro, big booming sound and bigger fills.

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