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
Venue Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington, London, England
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 78:02
Label Polydor (UK & Canada)
Atco (U.S.)
Producer Ginger Baker & Jimmy Miller
Ginger Baker's Air Force chronology
Ginger Baker's Air Force
Ginger Baker's Air Force 2
(1970)Ginger Baker's Air Force 21970
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Ginger Baker's Air Force is the eponymous debut album by Ginger Baker's Air Force, released in 1970. 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[edit]

  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[edit]

  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[edit]

  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[edit]

  1. "Do What You Like" (Baker) – 11:47
    • Lead vocal by Steve Winwood.
  2. "Doin' It" (Baker/Grech) – 5:26






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

SingleBillboard (UK)

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


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