Blake, Eubie

Blake, Eubie (James Hubert Blake), 1883–1983, African-American pianist and composer, b. Baltimore. His career has extended from ragtime (see jazz ) to the 1980s. With the songwriter Noble Sissle he produced early African-American Broadway musicals, e.g., Shuffle Along (1921). His most famous songs are Memories of You and I'm Just Wild about Harry.

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