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James Hubert Blake (February 7, 1887 – February 12, 1983), better known as Eubie Blake, was an American composer, lyricist, and pianist of ragtime, jazz, and popular music. In 1921, Blake and long-time collaborator Noble Sissle wrote the Broadway musical 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… read more

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  • Whoa, he was almost 100 when he died.
  • Johnnie Carson was apparently in 1973. According to Wikipedia, he did Saturday Night Live in 1979, presumably as a result of the Boradway show, Eubie, based round his life's work. It's always nice when the world rediscovers a genuine talent in their old age. I'm a sucker for what Ry Cooder did for those aged Cuban stars in Buena Vista, or for the rediscovery of Mississippi John Hurt in the 1960s folk boom (in Hurt's case, he had never made it out of his wooden shack, so had never had any initial success, as Eubie and the Cubans had had).
  • Never mind - must have been the 70's. In any case, I'm old now, but Eubie ain't. You gotta love this guy. Thank you Last.FM
  • Used to see this guy on Johnny Carson in the 80's. Thank you Lord for EB!!!!
  • Underrated as hell..
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