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<p>Eubie Blake at the piano and Noble Sissle behind him.</p>

Eubie Blake at the piano and Noble Sissle behind him.

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Wild about Eubie Blake, the great pianist and composer

A profile on Eubie Blake during Black History Month is more than appropriate since he was born and made his transition in February. Blake was a phenomenal pianist and an acclaimed composer and lyricist who, in the twilight of his life, was fond of saying that if had known he was going to live to be 100 years old, he would have taken better care of himself.