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Eubie Blake (1887–1983)

Songwriter ("I'm Just Wild About Harry", "You Were Meant For Me", "Memories of You"), pianist and arranger, Eubie Blake was educated at New York University. He studied the Schillinger System, and studied with Margaret Marshall and Llewellyn Wilson. He was a pianist and organist in cafés and in vaudeville and theatres. In 1915 he joined a vaudeville... See full bio »

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  Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2012) (music - 1 episode, 2012)
- The Pony (2012) ... (lyrics: "I'm Craving For That Kind of Love" - uncredited) / (music: "I'm Craving For That Kind of Love" - uncredited)
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression (Video documentary) (performer: "Black Maria" - uncredited)
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Black Maria" - uncredited)
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical (Video documentary) (music: "Affectionate Dan" - uncredited) / (performer: "Affectionate Dan" - uncredited)
 2004 Melinda and Melinda (music: "Memories Of You" (1930))
 2001 The Cat's Meow (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" (1921))
 1997 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Vaudeville (1997) ... (performer: "Old Folks at Home" - uncredited)
 1991 My Girl (writer: "I'M JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY")
 1990-1991 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes)
- Pollution Solution (1991) ... (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
- The Wide World of Elmyra (1990) ... (music: "I'm Just Wild about Harry")
- Psychic Fun-omenon Day (1990) ... (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1987 Harry and the Hendersons (writer: "I'm Just Wild About Harry")
 1987 In the Mood (writer: "MEMORIES OF YOU")
 1984 The Philadelphia Experiment (music: "Memories of You")
 1983 Parade of Stars (TV Movie) (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry")
 1982 Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1981 True Confessions (music: "Memories of You")
 1981 They All Laughed (music: "MEMORIES OF YOU") / (writer: "MEMORIES OF YOU")
 1979 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Gary Busey/Eubie Blake and Gregory Hines (1979) ... (performer: "Low Down Blues", "I'm Just Simply Full Of Jazz", "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1978 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jean Stapleton (1978) ... (writer: "I'm Just Wild about Harry")
 1975 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- An Old Flame (1975) ... (music: "Nothin' Could Be Fina" - uncredited)
 1960 The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (writer: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1959 The Gene Krupa Story (music: "Memories of You" - uncredited)
 1959 Wild About Hurry (Short) (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1958 Too Much, Too Soon (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1956 The Benny Goodman Story (writer: "Memories of You")
 1955 One Froggy Evening (Short) (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1953 So This Is Love (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1953 She's Back on Broadway (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1952 The Story of Will Rogers (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1952 Cracked Quack (Short) (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry")
 1951 I'll See You in My Dreams (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1951 A Bear for Punishment (Short) (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1951 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.24 (1951) ... (writer: "Memories of You")
 1949 Jolson Sings Again (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1949 John Loves Mary (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1948 Daffy Duck Slept Here (Short) (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1946 Daffy Doodles (Short) (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1945 Roughly Speaking (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1944 Greenwich Village (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1943 Is Everybody Happy? (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry")
 1943 Cavalcade of Dance (Short) (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" (1921) - uncredited)
 1943 Yankee Doodle Daffy (Short) (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1942 Casablanca (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" (1921) - uncredited)
 1942 Broadway (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1941 A Shot in the Dark (writer: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" (1921))
 1941 Goofy Groceries (Short) (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1940 City for Conquest (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" (1921) - uncredited)
 1940 A Wild Hare (Short) (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" (1921) - uncredited)
 1940 Little Blabbermouse (Short) (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1940 One for the Book (Short) (music: "Bandana Days", "I'm Just Wild About Harry", "Love Will Find a Way" - uncredited)
 1939 The Roaring Twenties (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" (1921) - uncredited)
 1939 Babes in Arms (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" (1921) - uncredited)
 1939 Rose of Washington Square (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1939 Dave Apollon and His Orchestra (Short) (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1933 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #5 (Short) (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1932 Pie, Pie Blackbird (Short) (music: "Memories of You" - uncredited) / (performer: "Memories of You", "Everything I've Got Belongs to You", " (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You", "China Boy", "Black Maria" - uncredited)
 1932 Ladies of the Jury (writer: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" - uncredited)
 1931 Peach-O-Reno (music: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" (1921) - uncredited)
 1923 Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake Sing Snappy Songs (Short) (music: "Sons of Old Black Joe" - uncredited) / (performer: "Sons of Old Black Joe", "My Swanee Home" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Song: Wrote "Gypsy Blues" See more »
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Personal Quote:

[in 1983, on being asked why his compositions contained so many sharps and flats] Down South where I come from you don't go around hitting too many white keys.

Trivia:

Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1983. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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