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Sissle & Blake's Shuffle Along of 1950: Rare Archival Recordings

Release Date: 10/19/2018 
Label:  Harbinger   Catalog #: 3402  
Composer:  Eubie Blake
Performer:  Eubie BlakeNoble SissleRuth King
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Continuing with Harbinger Records’ acclaimed series of albums devoted to jazz pianist, composer, Broadway songwriter, and black music pioneer Eubie Blake, we proudly present the original demo to the proposed Broadway musical ‘Shuffle Along of 1950.’ Harbinger’s recording of Sissle and Blake singing the score to the original production of ‘Shuffle Along’ won the Grammy Award for its brilliant liner notes by Richard Carlin and Ken Bloom, authors of an upcoming biography of Eubie Blake to be published by Oxford University Press. They are repeating their assignment for this recording. Also included is a bonus track featuring remastering of the only surviving acetate of a historical “Salute to Ruth King.” Ruth King was a famous Cleveland DJ who Read more celebrated black musicians. And such notables as Sissle and Blake and the legendary WC Handy, composer of St. Louis Blues, play for Ms. King. Several songs from the original ‘Shuffle Along’ are included as are new songs written especially for this production. Later, other musicians augmented the score, and these songs are also included in this rare recording. Read less

Works on This Recording

Shuffle Along by Eubie Blake
Performer:  Eubie Blake (Piano), Noble Sissle (Voice), Ruth King (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; USA 

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