Blake, James Hubert

Blake, James Hubert "Eubie"

1883 —

JAMES HUBERT "Eubie" BLAKE was born in 1883 in Baltimore and lived to be 100 years old. One reason for his appeal as a composer is that his experience spans so much of our American culture and so many changes in contemporary musical styles. Quoting from Robert Kimball and William Bolcom, "Eubie was to be influenced by nearly every Rag-pianist he carne in contact with through those [early] years, just as he was to influence many others. His open pair of ears took in and digested much other music, too: Victor Herbert, Franz Lehar, Oskar Strauss, and the light classics. Read more »

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