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Eubie Blake

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: February 7, 1883 | Died: 1993    

Eubie Blake

Ragtime music, with its syncopated, polyrhythmic style, was born, in the 1890s in the black saloons and brothels of southern and mid-western cities like Baltimore and St. Louis. It was at the center of American popular music from the end of the nineteenth century until the 1920s. One of the most enduring ragtime pianists was Eubie Blake, who took that music well into the 1980’s.

Eubie Blake was one of the most important figures in early-20th-century African-American music, and one whose longevity made him a storehouse of the history of ragtime and early jazz music and culture.

Born in Baltimore in 1883, Blake began playing piano professionally when he was 16; he wrote his first composition, “Sounds of Africa,” (later retitled “Charleston Rag”) around the same time. His career did not really take off until he met Noble Sissle in 1915. Together, Blake and Sissle wrote many hits. Blake also collaborated with Andy Razaf (on “Memories of You”), Henry Creamer, and other writers, composing more than 350 songs....
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Source: James Nadal

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    Eubie! A New Musical Revue

    Stash Records
    1978
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    Introducing Jim Hession

    Stash Records
    1974
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    91 Years Young - Pianos Solos - Jazz Festival Nice 74

    Stash Records
    1974
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    The Eighty-Six Years Of Eubie Blake

    Stash Records
    1973
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    Blues And Ragtime

    Stash Records
    1973
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    At The Piano

    Stash Records
    1972
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    Rags To Classics

    Stash Records
    1972
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