Friday, 7 February 2014

131st birthday of Eubie Blake

(Born 7 February 1883, Baltimore, MD, US)
Pianist and prolific composer, including celebrated musicals (especially Shuffle Along [co-written by Noble Sissle] and Eubie), enjoying a career that stretches for eight decades, beginning in 1898

Blake plays “Charleston Rag”, which he originally composed in 1899 as “Sounds of Africa”, in New York, 1980

Twitter @HerbertEkweEkwe

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