Not Bad for a 97 Year Old

 

Eubie Blake was 98 when this recording was made of him playing his Charleston Rag. The audio is only passable.

Blake composed I’m Just While About Harry (long-time collaborator Noble Sissle was the lyricist). The song was written for the musical Shuffle Along, which Wikipedia describes as the first successful Afro-American musical. It opened in 1921.

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