Eubie Blake : Memories Of You [1930] [reblog]

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Εν τη απουσία διαθέσεως για “σχολιασμό επικαιρότητας”, ας κλείσουμε το 2022 με λίγη μουσική νoσταλγίας και αναπόλησης. Ο rag πιανίστας – συνθέτης James Hubert Blake [1887 – 1983] αποτελεί “βιβλική” φυσιογνωμία για την αμερικανική μουσική παράδοση. Υπήρξε εκτός πολλών άλλων, ένας από τους πρώτους αφροαμερικανούς συνθέτες μιούζικαλ για το Broadway. Τον ακούμε σε ένα θαυμάσιο κομμάτι από τη μουσική του για την επιθεώρηση “Blackbirds of 1930”.

Let us close 2022 with some music of nostalgia and reminiscence. The rag pianist – composer James Hubert Blake [1887 – 1983] is a “biblical” figure for the American music tradition. Among other achievements, he was one of the first African American composers to write and direct a musical for Broadway. We hear him on a wonderful piece he wrote for the revue “Blackbirds of 1930”.


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