Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983

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Jazz composer and pianist.

From the description of Autograph card signed : [New York?], 1979 Jan. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904411

American ragtime pianist and composer.

From the description of Autograph note signed with his initials on his visiting card, dated : [Brooklyn, N.Y., n.d., 1963-1983], to an unidentified recipient, [1963-1983]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899295

American composer.

From the description of Eubie Blake papers, 1949-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 614998552

James Hubert "Eubie" Blake (February 7, 1887 – February 12, 1983) was an American pianist, lyricist, and composer of ragtime, jazz, and popular music. In 1921, he and his long-time collaborator Noble Sissle wrote 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 1978 Broadway musical Eubie! showcased his works. [Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eubie_Blake]

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referencedIn White Studio (New York, N.Y.). White Studio theatrical photographs. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Miller, Flournoy E., 1886-1971. Flournoy Miller collection, 1928-1971 1941-1951. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Theatre Arts Monthly, collection of portraits, ca., ca., 1924-1939 (bulk), 1916-1964 (inclusive). Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection Artist Name File, 1940-2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
creatorOf Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983. [Papers] Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Information Agency. 1900 - 2003. Sound Recordings Relating to Willis Conover's quot;History of Jazzquot; Program National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Alberta Hunter papers, 1919-1986 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
creatorOf Floyd Levin Jazz Reference Collection National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center
creatorOf Still, William Grant, 1895-1978. William Grant Still and Verna Arvey Papers, 1894-1991. University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, University Libraries
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection artist name files, 1940-2005 (artists A-C). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983. Papers, 1970-1977 Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Miller, Flournoy E., 1886-1971. Flournoy Miller collection, 1928-1971 1941-1951. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983. Charleston rag : former [sic] called Sounds of Africa / by Eubie Blake. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Portraits of black jazz musicians inscribed to Ruth King Bordner, ca. 1928-1940. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983. Dixie moon / [by Sissle & Blake]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983. There's a million little cupids in the sky / [Eubie Blake ; arr. by Wm. G. Still]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Johnson, Helen A. Helen Armstead-Johnson miscellaneous theater collections, 1831-1993. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Butler, William H. (William Henson), 1903-1981. William H. Butler papers, 1917-1982. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Berniece Hall papers, 1948-1997, 1956-1980 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
creatorOf Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983. Overture from Shuffle along / [Eubie Blake ; arr. by Wm. G. Still]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Irving Berlin collection of non-commercial sound recordings [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Blake, Eubie, 1883-1983. Autograph card signed : [New York?], 1979 Jan. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sue Brandt McBee Collection of African American Culture AR. 2001. 020., 1980-2003., 1950-2003. Austin History Center , Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas, 78701.
creatorOf Blake, Eubie, 1883-1983. Autograph note signed with his initials on his visiting card, dated : [Brooklyn, N.Y., n.d., 1963-1983], to an unidentified recipient, [1963-1983]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983. [Letter] Feb. 9th 1959, Brooklyn [to William Grant] Still. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Flournoy Miller collection, 1928-1971, 1941-1951 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Musical composers. African American Sheet Music Collection, 1879-1940 University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Milnes, Harriett. Duke Ellington oral history, 1939-1987 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983. Tricky fingers : a classical ragtime piano solo / by Eubie Blake. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Johnny Green additional papers, 1923-1989. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Elliot Carpenter papers, 1922-1979 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn African American Sheet Music Collection 2002-063, 2002-264., 1879-1940 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
creatorOf Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983. Eubie Blake papers, 1949-1983. Library of Congress
creatorOf Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983. Have a good time everybody : opening chorus / [Eubie Blake ; arr. by Wm. G. Still]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983. Bank song / [Eubie Blake] ; arr. by Wm. G. Still. Library of Congress
referencedIn Perlis, Vivian. Video collection : [oral history], 1955-1991 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Handy Brothers Music Co. Jazz manuscripts, n.d. Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies Library
creatorOf Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983. Papers, 1970-1977 Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Eubie Blake collection, [ca. 1928-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
creatorOf Hunter, Alberta. Alberta Hunter papers, 1919-1986. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983. Weary / words by Andy Razaf ; music by Eubie Blake. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Hatch-Billops Collection, Inc. Hatch-Billops Collection of oral histories, [ca. 1965-1980]. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Charles Mingus Collection, 1939-1979 Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Blake and Sissle collection, [ca. 1933-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
creatorOf Madgett, Naomi Cornelia Long. Naomi Long Madgett and Lotus Press papers. 1937-2004 (bulk 1970-2003). University of Michigan
creatorOf Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983. Correspondence : with Marian Anderson, 1951. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983. Tout song / [Eubie Blake ; arr. by Wm. G. Still]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Atkins, Irene Kahn, 1922-. Major figures in American music [A-E] : [oral history]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983. Jazztime babies of tan / [Eubie Blake ; arr. by Wm. G. Still]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Helen Armstead-Johnson miscellaneous theater collections, 1831-1993 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn William H. Butler papers, 1917-1982 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
creatorOf Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983. Run on the bank / [Eubie Blake]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Hall, Berniece. Berniece Hall papers, 1948-1997 (bulk 1956-1980) New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983. All good pickaninnies go to paradise / [Eubie Blake ; arr. by Wm. G. Still]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Cuney-Hare, Maud, 1874-1936. Maud Cuney-Hare collection, 1900-1936. Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
referencedIn Jacobs, Phoebe,. Phoebe Jacobs Jazz collection, 1951-2002. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983. Race horse blues / [Eubie Blake ; arr. by Wm. G. Still]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Carpenter, Elliot, 1894-1982. Elliot Carpenter papers, 1922-1979. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Phoebe Jacobs Jazz collection, 1951-2002 Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
referencedIn C.W. Post College. B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library. Special collections. Popular Music Archives, ca. 1890-ca. 1970. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Eubie Blake Letter and Music Manuscripts National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Library Special Collections
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
associatedWith Andy Razaf. person
associatedWith Arthur Porter. person
associatedWith Baker, Peggy Smith. person
associatedWith Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989 person
associatedWith Blake, Eubie person
associatedWith Blake, Eubie, 1883- person
associatedWith Blake, Marion person
associatedWith Blake, Marion. person
associatedWith Browning, Ivan Harold person
associatedWith Browning, Ivan Harold. person
associatedWith Butler, William H. (William Henson), 1903-1981. person
associatedWith Carpenter, Elliot corporateBody
associatedWith Carpenter, Elliot, 1894-1982. corporateBody
associatedWith Charles L. Cooke. person
associatedWith Chris Smith. person
associatedWith Columbia Record Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith Cuney-Hare, Maud, 1874-1936. person
associatedWith C.W. Post College. B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library. Special collections. corporateBody
associatedWith Eddie Nelson. person
associatedWith Eubie Blake. person
associatedWith Gene Irwin person
associatedWith George Sherzer. person
associatedWith Green, Johnny, 1908-1989 person
associatedWith Hall, Berniece. person
associatedWith Handy Brothers Music Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Handy Brothers Music Co. Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Handy Brothers Music Col, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Harms Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Hatch-Billops Collection, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Hunter, Alberta person
associatedWith Hunter, Alberta. person
associatedWith Jack Scholl person
associatedWith Jacobs, Phoebe, person
associatedWith Jacobs, Phoebe, collector. person
associatedWith James P. Johnson. person
associatedWith Johnson, Helen A person
associatedWith Johnson, Helen A. person
associatedWith Madgett, Naomi Cornelia Long. person
associatedWith Maple Leaf Club corporateBody
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith McBee, Sue Brandt corporateBody
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith Miller, Flournoy E., 1886-1971. person
associatedWith Miller, Flournoy E., 1886-1971. person
associatedWith Mingus, Charles, 1922-1979 person
associatedWith Musical composers person
associatedWith Musical composers person
associatedWith M. Witmark &Songs. corporateBody
associatedWith M. Witmark & Sons corporateBody
associatedWith M. Witmark &Sons. corporateBody
associatedWith Noble Sissle person
associatedWith Pace &Handy Music Co., Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Razaf, Andy person
associatedWith Razaf, Andy, 1895-1973. person
associatedWith Shapiro, Bernstein &Co. Inc. corporateBody
correspondedWith Shillinger, Joseph, Mrs. person
associatedWith Sissle, Noble, 1889- person
associatedWith Sissle, Noble, 1889-1975. person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Smith, William D. person
associatedWith Still, William Grant, 1895-1978. person
associatedWith The Church of Divine Guidance corporateBody
associatedWith The Ragtime Society. corporateBody
associatedWith W. C. Handy. person
associatedWith White Studio (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Will Morrissey. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Subject
Music
Musicals
Orchestral music, Arranged
Piano music (Ragtime)
Songs with piano
Composers
Jazz
Jazz musicians
Occupation
Composers
Activity

Person

Birth 1883-02-07

Death 1983-02-12

Birth 1887-02-07

Death 1983-02-12

Americans

English

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