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Eubie Blake

Composer, lyricist, and pianist

Died when: 96 years 5 days (1152 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius


Eubie Blake

James Hubert "Eubie" Blake (February 7, 1887 – February 12, 1983) was an American pianist 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 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.

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