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 101-105 of 105 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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|
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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