Eubie Blake

Piano Jazz
1:42 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Eubie Blake On Piano Jazz

Eubie Blake

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 3:37 pm

Piano Jazz digs deep into the archives with a session featuring James Herbert "Eubie" Blake. He was the last of the known living original ragtime pianists when he appeared on the program in 1980 with host Marian McPartland. Here, the 93-year-old Blake recalls working in vaudeville, performing at the height of the Jim Crow era, writing "Charleston Rag" and even watching a performance by the great Russian pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff.

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