Eubie Blake : rags, rhythm, and race

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New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020].
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xvi, 456 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9780190635930, 0190635932


Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-438) and index.
"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 were matched by his piano mastery. Even in the Depression, Eubie continued composing of innovative new works. At 61, he studied the Schillinger Method to expand his harmonic knowledge and ability to compose beyond the confines of traditional popular song.Blake's persistence in maintaining his ties to ragtime and Broadway paid off in the late '60s when he was rediscovered due to new recordings and personal appearances. In the last decade of his life he influenced an entirely new generation of pianists and composers from the jazz and classical worlds.This is the first biography to explore the wealth of personal records, interviews, and deep research to illuminate Blake's life and impact on over 100 years of American culture. It tells the true story of African-American performers struggling to achieve recognition and success in the popular music world at a time of deep racism. Blake's career blazed a path for countless others to rise above the limitations previously faced by blacks in the popular music world"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Carlin, R., & Bloom, K. (2020). Eubie Blake: rags, rhythm, and race . Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Carlin, Richard, 1956- and Ken Bloom. 2020. Eubie Blake: Rags, Rhythm, and Race. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Carlin, Richard, 1956- and Ken Bloom. Eubie Blake: Rags, Rhythm, and Race New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Carlin, Richard, and Ken Bloom. Eubie Blake: Rags, Rhythm, and Race Oxford University Press, 2020.

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