EUBIE BLAKE - INSCRIBED SHEET MUSIC COVER SIGNED 03/17/1972 - HFSID 13934
Sale Price $198.00
Sheet music for Blake's I'm Just Wild About Harry from the 1921 musical Shuffle Along, signed by Blake in 1972. This sheet music includes lyrics written for Harry S. Truman's 1948 Presidential campaign.
Inscribed sheet music signed "To Mrs. Frances Schillinger/Love/Eubie Blake/March 17th/1972". 6 pages (including covers), 8¾x12. Sheet music for I'm Just Wild About Harry from the 1921 musical Shuffle Along with a b/w photo of President Harry S. Truman on the cover, captioned: "Victory Smile". Words and music by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake. ©1921 M. Witmark & Sons. I'm Just Wild About Harry was written in 1921, with another set of lyrics, included here as the "Victory Version", for Truman's campaign. The son of slaves, Blake (1883-1983, born James Hubert Blake in Baltimore, Maryland) met musician Noble Sissle in 1915. Together they helped create the Broadway show Shuffle Along, whose cast included Josephine Baker and Paul Robeson. Many of Blake's most famous songs came from Shuffle Along, including I'm Just Wild about Harry and Love Will Find a Way. Performing at concerts until he was 99, Blake died five days after his 100th birthday. Lightly toned and creased, otherwise in fine condition.
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