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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 (Results 26-50 of 105 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 105 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Blake, Eubie," accessed November 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102980.

Blake, Eubie. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102980.

"Blake, Eubie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 November 2020.

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