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From The Archives: Eubie Blake was born on this date in 1887 in...

From The Archives: Eubie Blake was born on this date in 1887 in Baltimore.  Blake, a son of former slaves, began performing in 1912 and wrote many of the most famous songs of the jazz age.  His first recordings for our labels came in 1927, when he accompanied Noble Sissle on Okeh; he returned to Columbia Records for a series of acclaimed lps in the 60s and 70s.  This shot dates from a 1976 recording session in New York, when the remarkable man was 89 years old.

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