Famous pianist & music composer James Hubert ” Eubie” Blake Was Born in Baltimore Maryland Today in 1883
He began playing professionally at age fifteen in a local Baltimore nightclub. In 1915 he began a partnership with Indiana native Noble Sissle (1889-1975).
The songwriting team of Sissle and Blake had immediate success with “It’s All Your Fault,” which was performed first by the famous vaudeville singer, Sophie Tucker. The team journeyed to New York in 1916 and began playing with the James Reese Europe Society Orchestra.