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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 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  
(Results 101-105 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102980

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