- Performer:Eubie Blake
- Title:The Marches I Played on the Old Ragtime Piano
- Style:Ragtime,Cast Recordings,Show Tunes
- Date of release:1959
- Recording date:1959
- Size FLAC version1647 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1311 megabytes
- Size WMA version1228 megabytes
- Formats:VQF MOD TTA AAC MMF DMF
This is the second ragtime revival LP from the late 1950s to feature Eubie Blake. Best of course are Blake's compsitions, including the hilarious "Ragtime Polish Dance," the campy "Ragtime Toreador," and yet another version of his early work "Charleston Rag," with Francis laying down a fine beat
Cheerful Earthy Exuberant Rollicking Playful Boisterous. The Marches I Played on the Old Ragtime Piano.
In 1996 the album "The Eighty-Six Years of Eubie Blake" (1969) was included by the National Recording Preservation Board in the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. The Marches I Played On The Old Ragtime Piano (Album).
Eubie Blake - 91 Years Young - Pianos Solos - Jazz Festival Nice 74 (Album). Eubie Blake - Volume 2 - The Marches I Played On The Old Ragtime Piano (LP, Album, RE). 20th Century Records.
Mr. Blake's lawyer, Elliot Hoffman, said the composer died shortly after noon. Mr. Blake liked to remind people that his parents had been born slaves. 'I'm proud of my heritage,'' he said. 'I want everyone to know that I came from slavery and went to the top of my profession. His father, John Sumner Blake, a longshoreman who had fought in the Union Army, had been taught to write in a fine Spencerian hand by a plantation owner's daughter. His mother, Emily, a laundress, was an extremely religious woman.
Popular tunes include "Maple Leaf Rag," "The Entertainer," and "Tiger Ra. Novices of all ages will delight in these simplified arrangements of carefully selected pieces.
Memories of You - Blues and Ragtime from Rare Piano Rolls, 2003. Memories of You - Blues and Ragtime from Rare Piano Rolls, 2003.
Ragtime was an influence on early jazz; the influence of Jelly Roll Morton continued in the Harlem stride piano style of players such as James P. Johnson and Fats Waller. Dance orchestras started evolving away from Ragtime towards the big band sounds that predominated in the 1920s and 1930s when they adopted smoother rhythmic styles. There have been numerous revivals since newer styles supplanted ragtime in the 1920s. Some early piano rags are entitled marches, and "jig" and "rag" were used interchangeably in the mid-1890s. Ragtime was also preceded by its close relative the cakewalk. In 1895, black entertainer Ernest Hogan composed two of the earliest sheet music rags, one of which ("All Coons Look Alike to Me") eventually sold a million copies. Ragtime was one of the main influences on the early development of jazz (along with the blues).
This is the second ragtime revival LP from the late 1950s to feature Eubie Blake.