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Eubie Blake: Rags, Rhythm, and Race

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"Eubie Blake tells the story of one of the key composers of 20th century American popular song. Through his music, he rose from the slums of Baltimore to the heights of Broadway success. His show Shuffle Along was the first African-American show to win a major white audience, becoming the tenth most popular show of the 1920s. The show introduced future black stars - including Josephine Baker, Paul Robeson, and Florence Mills - the syncopated chorus line, and introduced jazz-styled music to Broadway.Blake's composing skills ...

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Eubie Blake: Rags, Rhythm, and Race
2020, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190635930


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