Eubie Blake (Composer)
Born: 7th February 1887, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 12th February 1983, Brooklyn, New York, United States
James Hubert "Eubie" Blake was an American pianist, lyricist, and composer 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". The 1978 Broadway musical Eubie! showcased his works.