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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.

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This article needs additional citations for verification. Separate different tags with a comma. You are ehbie some Flash content that should appear here! Few people realize that there is a larger repertoire for saxophone quartet than for any other chamber ensemble with the exception of string quartet.

His career, which began winding down by the end of World War II, was revived in the s with a ragtime resurgence that swept the nation.

Sounds of Africa (Charleston Rag), Eubie Blake

So you were about fifteen. Eubie used a tune Tom used to whistle as the basis for the second strain. Blake’s compositions, which number over 2, may be divided into three categories.

Blake said he composed the melody rah the “Charleston Rag” inwhen he would have been only 12 years old. The production received three nominations for Tony Charlwstonincluding one for Blake’s score. Fun-filled encores of Carere’s All Right Bluescomplete with choreography, and a jaunty version of Eubie Blake’s Charleston Rag sent everyone heading for the exit with a smile on their face and a light step.


Charleston rag [music] / Eubie Blake ; arr. by Gunther Schuller. – Version details – Trove

James Hubert Blake was born in Baltimore on February 7, The band played ragtime music, charlestno was still quite popular. Eubie Dubie – The introduction and first strain were written by Johnny Guarneri and given to Eubie as a gift. He saves his most famous tune, “Memories of You” originally written for Lew Raag Blackirds of and popularized by the Benny Goodman Orchestra for last. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

Marion had been a business executive for Northrop Aircraft Corp. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Medium [music] Physical Description 1 score 43 p. He was the eubiie surviving child of eight, all the rest of whom died in infancy.

By the time Eubie first recorded, he was 34, but he was already a show business veteran.

Eubie Blake – Charleston Rag

Views Read Edit View history. They are a local treasure that often gets ignored when gold medals and Super Bowl talk is bandied about. Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”? Sneak out of the house and go get my long pants and put’em on, see. As well as being an educator, he is active in conducting and arranging. When it premiered in JuneShuffle Along became the first hit musical on Broadway written by and about African-Americans.


He met his lifelong friend and collaborator, Noble Sissle, the following year. Lists What are lists? His first legit job came inplaying piano at the Gans Goldfield Hotel. It is a fact that Eubie is much eubbie known today than he was 35 years ago. Whoever makes a big hit, then the guy follows that guy, see.

It was used in the show T he Chocolate D andies. Public Private login e. That was Annie Gilly’s and I played down there. Now I’ve been playing.

Blake’s “Waltz Marion” is a lovely number written for his wife of 29 years. By age 15, without knowledge of his parents, he was playing piano in a Baltimore bordello.

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By the time the group left St. It put the formidable success of the quartet in perspective. The liquid sound, intonation and dynamic expressiveness inherent in the quartets mastery of chamber music were very mush vharleston evidence in Sergei Prokofiev’s sweetly appealing Romeo and Juliet Suite 2transcribed by Fackelman. But it also owed a great deal to march music, especially the sort of quasi-military march music fag famously associated with John Philip Sousa.