Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Eubie Blake: That's Ragtime! (Extended Version) by Eubie Blake, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Eubie Blake: That's Ragtime! (Extended Version)

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

This 1984 record is complied from a Stereoddities release and a separate two-record set that was intended for broadcast use but never issued commercially. The notes on the jacket are biographical rather than specific to the sessions and don't bother to identify composers, though it does label which tracks are solo and which feature Blake in duo or trio performances with pianists Joe Jordan and Charles Thompson. The highlights, of course, are Blake's solos of his orignals like "Tricky Fingers," "Dictys On Seventh Avenue" and his timeless hit "Memories of You," all of which he continued to play to the end of his career. The duets and trios are less memorable due to the honky tonk sound often added to one or more pianos, and the less than spectacular reproduction from the deteriorated master tapes. It's still worth acquiring, particularly when compared to the option of locating the originals.


Born: February 7, 1883 in Baltimore, MD

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '10s, '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

Eubie Blake had a rather unique career. Although his main importance was as a songwriter for Broadway shows in the 1920s, late in life he became known as the last living link to ragtime. Blake always had a colorful life. 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. Sissle and Blake wrote for the 1921 hit show Shuffle Along (the first all-black musical) and it...
Full Bio
Eubie Blake: That's Ragtime! (Extended Version), Eubie Blake
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

0 0 0 We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.