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Performer: Eubie Blake
Genre: Jazz / Classical
Title: An American Classic: Eubie Blake (The American Saxophone Quartet Performs The Music Of James Hubert Blake)
Country: US
Released: 1981
Style: Ragtime, Contemporary
FLAC version ZIP size: 1890 mb
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This rather unusual album features the classical Amherst Saxophone Quartet (which consists of a soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophonist) performing wholly-written out arrangements of 14 Eubie Blake compositions. Blake, who was 98 at the time, greatly appreciated the gesture. In addition to renditions of "Charleston Rag," "Troublesome Ivories" and "I'm Just Wild About Harry," the group plays many lesser-known Blake tunes. While most of the pieces date from 1899-1924, four are from more recent times including a pair from the 1970's.

A1 Charleston Rag (The Sounds Of Africa) 3:10. A2 Kitchen Tom. 3:10.

Sheet Music and Tabs for Eubie Blake. James Hubert Blake (February 7, 1887 – February 12, 1983), better known as Eubie Blake, was an American composer, lyricist, and pianist of ragtime, jazz, and popular music. In 1921, Blake and long-time collaborator Noble Sissle wrote the Broadway musical Shuffle Along, one of the first Broadway musicals to be written and directed by African Americans. Eubie Blake: An American Classic (Performed by The Amherst Saxophone Quartet).

Eubie Blake was born James Hubert Blake on February 7, 1883, in Baltimore, Maryland, into a family of former slaves. Eubie’s father, John Sumner Blake, was a Civil War veteran and a stevedore and his mother, Emily Johnston Blake, was a laundress. The Blake home was a very strict one. His father insisted on the virtues of education, having become literate despite being enslaved, and his mother was strongly religious.

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James Hubert Blake (1887–1983), known as Eubie Blake, was an American composer, lyricist, and pianist of ragtime, jazz, and popular music. In 1921, he and his long-time collaborator Noble Sissle wrote Shuffle Along, one of the first Broadway musicals to be written and directed by African Americans. Blake's compositions included such hits as "Bandana Days", "Charleston Rag", "Love Will Find a Way", "Memories of You" and "I'm Just Wild About Harry".

Tracklist

A1 Charleston Rag (The Sounds Of Africa) 3:10
A2 Kitchen Tom 3:10
A3 Poor Takie Redd 3:10
A4 Jassamine Lane 4:17
A5 Tricky Fingers 2:24
A6 Randi's Rag 3:00
A7 Fizz Water 2:28
B1 Dictys On Seventh Avenue 2:42
B2 Butterfly 3:37
B3 Eubie Dubie 3:03
B4 Chevy Chase 3:09
B5 Valse Marion 4:35
B6 Troublesome Ivories 2:58
B7 I'm Just Wild About Harry 1:28

Credits

  • Alto Saxophone – Michael Nascimben
  • Arranged By – Michael Nascimben (tracks: A1 to A3, A5 to B2, B4 to B7), Salvatore Andolina (tracks: B3), Stephen Rosenthal (tracks: A4)
  • Baritone Saxophone – Harry Fackelman
  • Composed By – Eubie Blake, John Guarneri (tracks: B3), Noble Sissle (tracks: A4, B7)
  • Ensemble – The Amherst Saxophone Quartet
  • Soprano Saxophone – Salvatore Andolina
  • Tenor Saxophone – Stephen Rosenthal

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MHS 4368 The Amherst Saxophone Quartet An American Classic: Eubie Blake ‎(LP, Album) Musical Heritage Society MHS 4368 US 1981