Written by Ginger (Peter Edward) Baker
Released in 1969 off the self entitled album.
Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals
Steve Winwood – organ, bass, guitar, piano, keyboards, vocals, harmonica
Ginger Baker – percussion, drums
Ric Grech – bass, violin, vocals
“Do what you like” was written by Baker as a tribute inspired by Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five” which was Written by Paul Desmond. Both songs were done in the same Time Signatures of 5/4 which was a more complex signature. Joe Morello of the Dave Brubeck Quartet certainly gave his own exceptional drum solo in Take Five.
But Ginger Baker took his love of Jazz and fused it into this timeless piece of work with Clapton, Winwood & Grech to an even higher level. It was sad that these four musicians only kicked out one album. The name sort of fit the band perfectly. For it was Blind Faith ” that brought the group together.
Too bad the Detroit radio station that calls themselves Classic Rock can’t find time to fit in the real classics of that era. There’s a 1,000 more out there from many bands and artists that are buried in a music vault to be left unplayed. And that my Muse lovers is a damn shame. Because if this song isn’t considered a classic I don’t know what else is.