This day (February 12, 1983), in Brooklyn, New York, USA, died Eubie Blake, a composer and pianist of ragtime, jazz, and popular music.
Wikipedia : This day (February 12, 1983), in Brooklyn, New York, USA, died Eubie Blake, a composer and pianist of ragtime, jazz, and popular music.
Eubie Blake, 1883-1983 – American Memory – Library of Congress : Eubie Blake was one of the most important figures in early-20th-century African-American music, and one whose longevity made him a storehouse of the history of ragtime and early jazz music and culture.
Eubie Blake@allmusic : He wrote his first rag, The Charleston Rag, in 1899, spent years playing with medicine shows and in sporting houses, and by 1915 was teaming up with singer Noble Sissle in vaudeville.
@last.fm : Blake’s hit compositions included “Bandana Days”, “Charleston Rag”, “Love Will Find A Way”, “Memories of You”, and “I’m Just Wild About Harry”. In 1978, the musical Eubie! opened on Broadway.
Video : Charleston Rag . Eubie Blake in 1980 . Love will find a way (1978) . Black Keys on Parade & Lovie Joe (1960) . w/ Alberta Hunter – Memories of You . Troublesome Ivories (1960) . w/ Nina Mae McKinney – Pie, Pie, Blackbird (1932) . w/ Noble Sissle – Affectionate Dan (1923) .