Blake was a songwriter, arranger and ragtime pianist, from Baltimore, Maryland.
The collection contains Blake's handwritten, undated manuscripts of his arangements for the songs "Manda," "Poor Archie," "Brittwood Rag," "March of the Senegalese," and the W.C. Handy song, "Yellow Dog Blues"; and a letter from Blake to Professor John Garvey of the University of Illiniois, dated August 3, 1969, requesting that Garvey, when playing any of these songs (for which he enclosed the manuscripts,) to please mention his (Blake's) name as the arranger.
Eubie Blake Letter and Music Manuscripts, 1969, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
2016.3127 (NMAH Acc.)
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