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.”. Preview, buy and download songs from the album Eubie Blake: That’s Ragtime! He wrote his first rag, “The Charleston Rag,” in , spent years playing with.

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Eubie Blake – Charleston Rag

Recordings An American Classic: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The following year Blake appeared, at age 96, as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.

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Archived from the original on October 1, During the mid-seventies Salvatore Andolina worked in Buffalo with Steven Radecke, a pianist who specializes in ragtime. Eubie Blake was the special guest of the Festival that year.

Butterfly – This is a delightful tone poem which seems a curious blend of Blakee and ragtime. I’ll play like him, see?

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He played a Melodeon strapped to the back of the medicine wagon. Amherst Saxophone Quartet at After vaudeville, the pair began work on a musical revue, Shuffle Alongwhich incorporated songs they had written, and had a book written by F.

The second chraleston of compositions is Blake’s work for the Broadway stage. It put the formidable success of the quartet in perspective. Charleston Rag is an example of Eubie’s classic Ragtime style. Few people realize that there is a larger repertoire for saxophone quartet than for any other chamber ensemble with the exception of string quartet.

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And I got a pair of charlestkn pants to put on, you see, because I can’t go in this house with short pants on, see. Then I went down on what they call the line: You know people say, “Today, you take. This recording is a very special present to receive on my 98th birthday, and my wife and I certainly appreciate it.

Miller, and Jim Europe, opened on Broadway in InBlake brought his newlywed to Atlantic City, New Jerseywhere he had already found eube at the Boathouse nightclub.

You’d sneak out of the house at night. However, the full extent of his compositional talents rxg yet to be fully recognized and appreciated.

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. As Blake jokes about his one-time collaborator, who was notorious for his frugal ways: Andolina was a regular member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra playing clarinet and bass clarinet for the season.


Marion had been a business executive for Northrop Aircraft Corp. Inthe United States Postal Service posthumously issued a stamp in his honor.

Incredibly, he met almost all of the pioneers, and he outlived them. InAvis dag diagnosed with tuberculosis.

Quoting from Charlston Kimball and William Bolcom in R eminiscing with Sissie and B lake”Eubie was to be influenced by nearly every Rag pianist he came into contact with through those [early] years, just as he was to influence many others.

I mean were you close enough to rab that you could tell us about it? Eubie used a tune Tom used to whistle as the basis for the second strain. Retrieved 1 June