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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 February 12th, 1983 (Brooklyn)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1939

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

Recordings

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  
Victor BVE-64348 10-in. 10/17/1930 Loving you the way I do Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Biltmore Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus composer  
Victor BRC-69683 10-in. 6/3/1931 Thumpin' 'n' bumpin' Eubie Blake’s Orchestra ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, director  
Victor BRC-69684 10-in. 6/3/1931 Little girl Eubie Blake’s Orchestra ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BRC-69685 10-in. 6/3/1931 My blue days blew over (When you came back to me) Eubie Blake’s Orchestra ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-75726 10-in. 4/6/1933 My handy man High Hatters Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-75727 10-in. 4/6/1933 My handy man Peggy English Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-97751 10-in. 8/21/1936 Bugle call rag Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-037630 10-in. 6/13/1939 Memories of you Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-Test-687 10-in. 12/3/1929 Marching home Eubie Blake ; Broadway Jones Male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-Test-688 10-in. 12/3/1929 My fate is in your hands Eubie Blake Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor [Trial 1920-04-09-03] Not documented 4/9/1920 Good night Angeline Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor [Trial 1920-04-09-04] Not documented 4/9/1920 Simply full of jazz Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor [Trial 1920-04-15-01] Not documented 4/15/1920 Affectionate Dan Florence Emory Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor [Trial 1920-04-15-02] Not documented 4/15/1920 Gee, I wish I had someone to rock me [in a cradle of love] Florence Emory Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor [Trial 1921-06-30-01] 10-in. 6/30/1921 I'm just wild about Harry Eubie Blake Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor [Trial 1921-06-30-02] 10-in. 6/30/1921 Bandana days Eubie Blake Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor [Trial 1921-06-30-03] 10-in. 6/30/1921 Baltimore buzz Eubie Blake Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor [Trial 1921-07-11-02] 10-in. 7/11/1921 Baltimore buzz Broadway Jones Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor [Trial 1921-07-11-03] 10-in. 7/11/1921 Dah's gwinter be er landslide Broadway Jones Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor [Trial 1923-05-17-03] 10-in. 5/17/1923 Low down blues Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1923-05-17-04] 10-in. 5/17/1923 Everybody struttin' now Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1923-05-17-05] 10-in. 5/17/1923 Honeysuckle time Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1924-09-10-01] 10-in. 9/10/1924 In a bank ... money Edw. Caldwell ; Lew Payton Dialogue, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 78874 10-in. 12/20/1919 Good-night, Angeline Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 79919 10-in. 6/30/1921 Shuffle along Mary Stafford Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80015 10-in. 10/4/1921 Love will find a way Edwin Dale Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 80046 10-in. 11/1/1921 Gypsy blues Happy Six Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80355 10-in. 5/18/1922 I'm just wild about Harry Mason-Dixon Seven Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80365 10-in. 5/27/1922 I'm just wild about Harry Ray Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80386 10-in. 6/12/1922 Serenade blues Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 140092 10-in. 10/7/1924 Manda Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 49760 12-in. 3/2/1920 Alexandria [from Aphrodite] Yerkes Jazarimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W150747 10-in. 8/29/1930 You're lucky to me Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W150748 10-in. 8/29/1930 Memories of you Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W150806 10-in. 9/16/1930 Loving you the way I do Lloyd Keating and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W150815 10-in. 9/17/1930 You're lucky to me Fred Rich Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W150816 10-in. 9/17/1930 Memories of you Fred Rich Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W150846 10-in. 9/30/1930 Loving you the way I do Charleston Chasers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Columbia W150847 10-in. 9/30/1930 You're lucky to me Charleston Chasers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Columbia W150925 10-in. 10/31/1930 Loving you the way I do Blue Grass Boys ; Lee Morse Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W150946 10-in. 11/11/1930 You're lucky to me Buck and Bubbles Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Columbia W150947 10-in. 11/11/1930 Wakin' up the folks downstairs Buck and Bubbles Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Columbia W151578 10-in. 6/1/1931 Dancing in the dark Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W152605 10-in. 4/16/1934 Loving you the way I do Lady Vine Female vocal solo composer  
OKeh S-7026 10-in. ca. Sept. 1919 Goodnight, Angeline Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
OKeh S-7905 10-in. May 1921 I'm craving for that kind of love Black Devil Orchestra ; J. Tim Brymn ; Gertrude Saunders Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh o-8228 10-in. ca. Nov. 1921 Gypsy blues Joseph Samuels Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 8740 10-in. Aug. 1924 Low down blues Annie Summerford Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70244 10-in. Oct. 1921 Gypsy blues Harmonists ; Julius Lenzberg Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70351 10-in. 12/5/1921 Bandana days Harmony Eight ; James P. Johnson Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70698 10-in. June 1922 I'm just wild about Harry Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 74284 10-in. 8/17/1926 [Unknown title(s)] Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 74285 8/17/1926 Ukulele lullaby Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80394 10-in. 2/5/1927 'Deed I do Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80395 10-in. 2/5/1927 You know—I know, ev'rything's made for love Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80396 10-in. 2/5/1927 Crazy blues Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80397 10-in. 2/5/1927 Pickaninny shoes Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
OKeh W81073 10-in. 5/10/1927 Slow river Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
OKeh W81074 10-in. 5/10/1927 Home (Cradle of happiness) Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
OKeh W81171 10-in. 7/15/1927 Sometimes I'm happy Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81172 10-in. 7/15/1927 Hallelujah! Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W401114 10-in. 9/12/1928 My handy man Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet composer  
OKeh W404412 10-in. 10/16/1930 Memories of you Louis Armstrong ; Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W404413 10-in. 10/16/1930 You're lucky to me Louis Armstrong ; Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra Jazz/ dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick 7922 10-in. approximately Apr. 1922 I'm just wild about Harry Benny Krueger’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 6414-6416 10-in. approximately Sept. 1921 Love will find a way Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick 6475-6477 10-in. approximately Sept. 1921 Gypsy blues Gene Rodemich’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 8154-8155 10-in. approximately May 1922 Serenade blues Oriole Terrace Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 8442-8444 10-in. approximately July 1922 I'm just wild about Harry Marion Harris ; Isham Jones Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C6141 10-in. Sept. 1930 Memories of you Tom Gerun Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick C6142 10-in. Sept. 1930 You’re lucky to me Tom Gerun Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick BIRM778 10-in. 11/12/1928 Ham and eggs Bessemer Sunset Four Male vocal quartet composer  
Edison 8100 10-in. 6/28/1921 Love will find a way Leeta Corder ; Vernon Dalhart Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Edison 8234 10-in. 9/30/1921 Shuffle along Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, songwriter  
Edison 8455 10-in. 5/17/1922 I'm just wild about Harry Vincent Lopez Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 8879 10-in. 3/14/1923 Baby buntin' Broadway Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 8901 10-in. 4/2/1923 Two hearts in tune Kaplan's Melodists Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 9481 10-in. 4/24/1924 Dixie moon Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 10407 10-in. 5/27/1925 Broken busted blues Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 10408 10-in. 5/27/1925 You ought to know Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Blake, Eubie," accessed November 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102980.

Blake, Eubie. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102980.

"Blake, Eubie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 November 2020.

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