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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Wednesday, March 11, The show was filmed cgarleston with the original cast members, charlestoon Lesley Dockery, Gregory Hines and Maurice Hines. Lustig’s witty text, a veritable musical whodunit, pointed the finger at every great composer from Mozart to Chopin, to Wagner and Stravinsky.

If I’d take fifteen guys I’d spend. It wasn’t, it wasn’t art, see. The Amherst Saxophone Quartet creates a universe of music with the intersection of soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones. Because ragtime was supposed. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Retrieved from ” https: Then I’d come back and put’em back, see. The second category of compositions is Blake’s work for the Broadway stage.

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Sunday afternoon in UB’s Slee Cyarleston, the quartet threw a 20th-birthday bash, and everyone showed up, from friends and relatives to music lovers, composers, musicians and fans to support their longevity and wondrous achievement. Ragtime, for most Americans, meant a tinkling piano; and no one played the ragtime piano any better or longer than Eubie Blake.

In it was renamed and promptly sold a million records. Blake was reported to have said this on his birthday in[16] but it has been attributed to others, including Adolph ZukorMae Westand Mickey Mantle.


Retrieved 12 February — via Google Books. I’ve always made good money. Although this piece is a rag, the first strain has lyrics. You can’t tell because they all play alike. I used to have to go across to the pool room.

This section needs additional citations for verification. New York Amsterdam News. He has studied saxophone with Edward Yadzinski and clarinet with Allen Sigel.

Marion had been a business executive for Northrop Aircraft Corp. Miller and Aubrey Lyles. Blake’s musical training began when he was four or five years old. Blake stayed with the show only two weeks, however, because the doctor’s religion didn’t allow the serving of Sunday dinner.

Eubie Blake – Wikipedia

Tricky Fingers and Troublesome Ivories – Virtuoso pieces which are exemplary of Eubie’s rag composition style. Performing unaccompanied renditions of some of his most famous rags and other compositions originally written for musical theater productions on Broadway in the ’30s, Blake won over this GAMH crowd with his old school pizzazz.

Composer Perry Goldstein was in the audience to hear the quartet’s performance of his Blow! Media related to Eubie Blake at Wikimedia Commons. These include two recordings of American music, an all-Bach album, an all-Eubie Blake disc, a collaboration with Lukas Foss and a recent jazz recording. The Amherst Saxophone Quartet was formed in January as a classical ensemble for the purpose of performing the literature written for soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone.

I mean why did she think it was. He was featured by leading conductors, such as Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Fiedler.

Andolina was a regular member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra playing clarinet and bass clarinet for the season. He was the only surviving child of eight, all the rest of whom died in infancy. Composer Fharleston Eubie Blake. And my mother says, “Oh, it couldn’t have been him, that boy went to bed at nine o’clock.

Eubie Blake – Charleston Rag

I’m proud that they enjoy performing my compositions and do it so well. And yet, in spite of his advanced age, he was still very much in command of his prodigious two-handed facility on the keyboard and still possessed a penchant for colorful storytelling that charmed audiences.


And he concludes his entertaining set with a rousing, syncopated ragtime rendition of the John Phillps Sousa march, “Stars and Stripes Forever. Share Tweet Submit Pin. Blake and Lee met aroundwhen both attended Primary School No.

Sounds of Africa (Charleston Rag), Eubie Blake

Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly. So you were about fifteen. Archived from the original on October 1, eag She died later that year, at the age of Radecke had been producing ragtime festivals in St. You know people say, “Today, you take. The musical revue about his life, Eubie! An interview with a ragtime pioneer, taken from the CD Rom Who Built America, by Roy Rosenzweig and the American Social History Project Ragtime music, with its syncopated, polyrhythmic style, was born, according to cultural historian Robert Snyder, in the s in the black saloons and brothels of southern and midwestern cities like Baltimore and St.

When his mother found him, the store manager said to her, “The child is a genius!

His skills as a performer and entertainer are well documented on records and piano rolls, in concerts and television appearances. This page was last edited on 12 Decemberat The Association The Amherst Charlesyon became involved with the music of Eubie Blake through a series of happy coincidences. When she caught him playing a ragtime tune, she usually ordered him out the door with the stern warning: