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 51-75 of 105 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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|
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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