Rebop Kwaku Baah
|Rebop Kwaku Baah|
Baah performing with Traffic in 1973, Musikhalle Hamburg
13 February 1944|
|Died||12 January 1983
|Genres||Rock and roll, Jazz fusion, Jazz|
|Instruments||Drums, conga drums, percussion|
|Associated acts||Traffic, Can, Zahara|
In 1969, Rebop performed on Randy Weston's album African Rhythms. Following that, he played in the English band Traffic from 1971 to 1974, having met them in Sweden during a tour in 1971. He appeared on the albums Welcome to the Canteen, The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys, Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory, On the Road and When the Eagle Flies.
After Traffic disbanded, he played on Steve Winwood’s self-titled debut solo album, which was released in 1977. Also in 1977, he joined the German band Can along with former Traffic bassist Rosko Gee, playing with them until their breakup in 1979, appearing on the albums Saw Delight, Out of Reach and Can.
Rebop died of a cerebral hemorrhage during a performance in Sweden in 1983 (he had originally gone there as part of Jimmy Cliff's touring band). His final album, Melodies in a Jungle Mans Head, was released in its unfinished state.
Rebop is not to be confused with Nigerian drummer Remi Kabaka. Reebop and Remi both appear on Jim Capaldi's 1975 album Short Cut Draw Blood making completely different contributions in regards to percussion. They also both performed with Steve Winwood at different times (Reebop as a member of Traffic, Remi in a short-lived unit called Third World with fellow Nigerian Abdul Lasisi "Loughty" Amao).
- 1972 Reebop
- 1973 Anthony Reebop Kwaku Baah (1973)
- 1977 Trance (1977)
- 1983 Melodies in a Jungle Mans Head (1983)
- 1971 Welcome to the Canteen
- 1971 The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
- 1973 Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory
- 1973 On the Road
- 1969 Randy Weston, African Cookbook
- 1972 Jim Capaldi, Oh How We Danced
- 1973 Eric Clapton, Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert
- 1973 Rolling Stones, Goats Head Soup
- 1975 Jim Capaldi, Short Cut Draw Blood
- 1977 Steve Winwood, Steve Winwood
- 1983 The Unknown Cases, Masimbabele (12" 45)
- 1984 Wally Badarou, From the CD "Echoes" - Jungle