• No Comments

Renowned pianist-composer, ragtime pioneer, and raconteur Eubie Blake was 91 years old at the time of this Great American Music Hall. Eubie Blake: So one day I was playing my mother’d gone out to work, see and what she was Look now, the “Charleston Rag,” you take the “Charleston Rag.”. Charleston rag /‚Äč Eubie Blake ; arr. by Gunther Schuller. Uniform Title. Charleston rag; arr. Creator. Blake, Eubie, Other Creators. Schuller, Gunther.

Author: Sashura Kazrataxe
Country: Moldova, Republic of
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Sex
Published (Last): 27 April 2017
Pages: 473
PDF File Size: 18.42 Mb
ePub File Size: 14.18 Mb
ISBN: 861-7-36090-654-6
Downloads: 99060
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kagalmaran

The following year Blake appeared, at age 96, as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Few people realize that there is a larger repertoire for saxophone quartet than for any other chamber ensemble with the exception of string quartet. Wednesday, March 11, Retrieved December 5, Composer Bla,e Eubie Blake. The second category of compositions is Blake’s work for the Broadway stage.

InAvis was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Now I’ve been playing.

Eubie Blake – Wikipedia

Inhe and his long-time collaborator Noble Sissle wrote Shuffle Alongone of the first Broadway musicals to be written and directed by African Americans. Blake went on to appear with Sissle in films during the blke.


As well as being an educator, he is active in conducting and arranging.

In the s he recorded for the Eubje and Emerson labels among others. That song, subtitled The Quest, could stand for the quartet’s mission statement. Sneak out of the house and go get my long pants and put’em euhie, see. Renowned pianist-composer, ragtime pioneer, and raconteur Eubie Blake was 91 years old at the time of this Great American Music Hall concert. Blake made his first recordings infor the Pathe record label and for Ampico piano rolls.

Eubie Blake – Charleston Rag

He’s got a pocket full of money. Blake showed an early interest in music and began music studies at age seven.

Blake has said, “These boys of the Amherst Saxophone Quartet are fine musicians and they play my music just the way I meant it to be played. Blake was to compose a number of rags for use in exhibitions of pianistic skill called “cutting contests. Handy, an actress in black Broadway shows in the late s, and widow of the famed musician William Tyler.

This page was last edited on 12 Decemberat And he concludes his entertaining set with a rousing, syncopated ragtime rendition of the John Phillps Sousa march, “Stars and Stripes Forever. I mean can you remember the style that you were playing then? Tricky Fingers and Troublesome Ivories – Virtuoso pieces which are exemplary of Eubie’s rag composition style.


The first is ragtime. These films are preserved in the Maurice Zouary film collection in the Library of Congress collection. Lament on the Death of Music, Leila Lustig. Open to the public Printed music English Show 0 more libraries I mean were you close enough to that that you could tell us about it? The quotation appeared in print at least as early aswhen it was attributed to an anonymous year-old golf caddie. I have never changed my style of playing in my life, see.

The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Marion saw to every detail of Eubie’s professional life, carefully bringing him once again to national prominence.