The Eighty-Six Years of Eubie Blake

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The 86 Years of Eubie Blake
Studio album by Eubie Blake
Released 1969
Recorded December 26, 1968 – March 12, 1969
Genre Ragtime
Label Columbia
Eubie Blake chronology
Golden Reunion in Ragtime
(1962)Golden Reunion in Ragtime1962
The 86 Years of Eubie Blake
Ragtime Concert
(1973)Ragtime Concert1973
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The 86 Years of Eubie Blake is a 1969 studio album by ragtime pianist Eubie Blake and marks a reunion for Blake with his longtime collaborator, Noble Sissle. In 2006, the album was entered in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress.

The album was recorded in three sessions, the first on December 26, 1968, followed by two more on February 6, and March 12, 1969.[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

Track Song Title Composer
1. Dream Rag Jesse Pickett
2. Semper Fidelis John Philip Sousa
3. Tricky Fingers Eubie Blake
4. Troublesome Ivories Blake
5. Chevy Chase Blake
6. Brittwood Rag Blake
7. Spanish Venus Luckey Roberts
8. As Long As You Live Bernie Hanighen, Johnny Mercer
9. Memories of You Blake, Andy Razaf
10. Charleston Rag Blake
11. Maple Leaf Rag Scott Joplin
12. Stars and Stripes Forever Sousa
13. Shuffle Along Medley Blake
14. I'm Just Wild About Harry Blake, Noble Sissle
15. Blue Rag in 12 Keys Blake
16. Eubie's Boogie Blake, Sissle
17. Poor Jimmy Green
18. Baltimore Todalo Blake, Sissle
19. Poor Katie Red Blake
20. Kitchen Tom Blake
21. Medley: Bleeding Moon/Under the Bamboo Tree
22. It's All Your Fault Blake, Sissle, Nelson
23. Medley: Charleston/Old-Fashioned Love/If I Could Be With You Zoltan Fabian, James P. Johnson
24. You Were Meant For Me Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed
25. Dixie Moon Blake, Sissle
26. Blues, Why Don't You Let Me Alone? Blake/Arthur Porter



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Jasen, David A. Black Bottom Stomp: Eight Masters of Ragtime and Early Jazz, Routledge (2002), page 47 - ISBN 0-415-93641-1
  3. ^ Track listings