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Eubie Blake

James Hubert "Eubie" Blake (February 7, 1887 – February 12, 1983), was an American composer, lyricist, and pianist of ragtime, jazz, and popular music. In 1921, he and his long-time collaborator Noble Sissle wrote Shuffle Along, one of the first Broadway musicals to be written and directed by African Americans. Blake's compositions included such hits as "Bandana Days", "Charleston Rag", "Love Will Find a Way", "Memories of You" and "I'm Just Wild About Harry". The musical Eubie!, which opened on Broadway in 1978, featured his works.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 7th, 1887 (Baltimore), Died Brooklyn

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, songwriter, vocalist, director, leader

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 105 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-15410 12-in. 11/19/1914 The Chevy Chase fox trot Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-17098 12-in. 2/2/1916 Bugle call rag Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-25465 10-in. 7/15/1921 Baltimore buzz Eubie Blake ; Shuffle Along Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Victor B-25466 10-in. 7/15/1921 Bandana days Eubie Blake ; Shuffle Along Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Victor B-25635 10-in. 10/5/1921 Gypsy blues Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-26707 10-in. 8/1/1922 I'm just wild about Harry Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-27975 10-in. 5/25/1923 Waitin' for the evenin' mail (sitting on the inside, lookin' at the outside) Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-27976 10-in. 5/25/1923 Down-hearted blues Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-28383 10-in. 8/17/1923 Don't love me blues Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-28387 10-in. 8/17/1923 Dear li'l pal Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor B-29188 10-in. 1/8/1924 Sweet Henry (The pride of Tennessee) Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-29189 10-in. 1/8/1924 Old fashioned love Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-29585 10-in. 3/7/1924 Manda Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-29586 10-in. 3/7/1924 Jassamine Lane Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-29587 10-in. 3/7/1924 Dixie moon Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-30683 10-in. 8/27/1924 Manda Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano and cornet composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-30684 10-in. 8/27/1924 Fate is the slave of love Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano and cornet instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor B-31037 10-in. 10/22/1924 The slave of love George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-57734 10-in. 12/3/1929 House rent Lizzie Eubie Blake ; Broadway Jones Baritone vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-57735 10-in. 12/3/1929 Dissatisfied blues Eubie Blake ; Broadway Jones Baritone vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-63361 10-in. 10/2/1930 That Lindy hop Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-63362 10-in. 10/2/1930 You're lucky to me Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-63363 10-in. 10/2/1930 Memories of you Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-63371 10-in. 10/6/1930 My handy man ain't handy no more Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-63645 10-in. 9/11/1930 Loving you the way I do Mileage Makers ; Bubber Miley ; Edith Wilson Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 105 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Blake, Eubie," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102980.

Blake, Eubie. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102980.

"Blake, Eubie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

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