HomeJazzNot Bad for a 97 Year Old Carl June 29, 2012 Jazz, Musical Theater 2 Comments 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.