Ginger Baker's Air Force (album)

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Ginger Baker's Air Force
Ginger Baker's Air Force-album cover.jpg
Live album by Ginger Baker's Air Force
Released 30 March 1970
Recorded 15 January 1970 at the Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington, London, England
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 78:02
Label Atco (U.S.)
Polydor (UK & Canada)
Producer Ginger Baker & Jimmy Miller
Ginger Baker's Air Force chronology
Ginger Baker's Air Force
Ginger Baker's Air Force 2
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Ginger Baker's Air Force is the eponymous début album by Ginger Baker's Air Force, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music). This album is a recording of a sold-out live show at the Royal Albert Hall, on 15 January 1970, with the original 11-piece line up. The gatefold LP cover was designed left-handed; i.e. the front cover artwork was on what traditionally would be considered the back and vice-versa.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Da Da Man" (Harold McNair) – 7:16
    • Lead vocal by Jeanette Jacobs, organ solo by Stevie Winwood, guitar solo by Denny Laine, sax solo by Graham Bond.
  2. "Early in the Morning" (Traditional, arranged by Ginger Baker) – 11:13
    • Lead vocals by Ginger Baker & Denny Laine.
Side two
  1. "Don't Care" (Baker, Steve Winwood) – 12:32
    • Lead vocals by Steve Winwood & Jeanette Jacobs.
  2. "Toad" (Baker) – 12:59
    • Drum solos by Ginger Baker, Remi Kabaka & Phil Seamen.
Side three
  1. "Aiko Biaye" (Remi Kabaka, Teddy Osei) – 13:00
    • Lead Vocals by Graham Bond.
  2. "Man of Constant Sorrow" (Traditional, arranged by Denny Laine) – 3:50
    • Lead Vocal by Denny Laine, bass guitar by Steve Winwood, violin by Ric Grech.
Side four
  1. "Do What You Like" (Baker) – 11:47
    • Lead vocal by Steve Winwood.
  2. "Doin' It" (Baker) – 5:26




Album - Billboard

Year Chart Position
1970 Pop Albums (US) 33
Pop Albums (UK) 37

Single - Billboard (UK)

Single Year Chart Position
Man Of Constant Sorrow (Studio Version) 1970[2] Pop singles 86


  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. Ginger Baker's Air Force (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ liner notes Ginger Baker Do What You Like Compilation album Polydor Chronicles P2-58542