Eubie Blake

Eubie Blake

Original Name James Hubert Blake
Birth
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 12 Feb 1983 (aged 100)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Memorial ID 6201608 · View Source
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Jazz Musician. Born James Hubert Blake in Baltimore, Maryland, he was a pioneer ragtime pianist and composer. In 1921, he wrote the Broadway musical "Shuffle Along" which was one of the first musicals ever to be written and directed by an African American. His other 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 featured the collective works of Blake opened on Broadway in 1978. He continued to play and record into late life.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 21 Feb 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6201608
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eubie Blake (7 Feb 1883–12 Feb 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6201608, citing Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .