Baltimore Buzz; In Honeysuckle Time

Shuffle Along ("Archival re-creation", 1976)

Eubie Blake

The first successful book musical written, produced, directed and performed by blacks, Shuffle Along almost single-handedly re-established black Americans on the Broadway stage after a two-decade lull.

Shuffle Along Medley; I'm Just Wild About Harry

The Eighty-Six Years of Eubie Blake (LP 1969)

Eubie Blake, Noble Sissle

Sissle was Blake's songwriting partner from 1915 until Sissle's death in 1975. Sissle appeared in Shuffle Along as the unscrupulous campaign manager Tom Sharper. Blake conducted the pit band.

I'm Cravin' for That Kind of Love

Shuffle Along ("Archival re-creation", 1976)

Gertrude Saunders, Tim Brymm and His Black Devil Orchestra

Recorded 5/1921 for Okeh. Saunders was obviously of the old "blues shouter" tradition. Contrast this with Joan Morris' more coquettish approach.

I'm Cravin' for That Kind of Love

Wild About Eubie (LP 1977)

Joan Morris, Bill Bolcom


Cabaret Sequence

Five Guys Named Moe (OC 1990)

Doug Eskew, Milton Craig Nealy, Kevin Ramsey, Jeffrey D. Sams, Glenn Turner

It doesn't say this was performed before a live audience, but it certainly sounds that way. Songs: Five Guys Named Moe, Let the Good Times Roll, Reet Petite and Gone, Caldonia, Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens, Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying, Choo Choo Ch'Boogie

Let the Good Times Roll

Best of Louis Jordan (CD 1975)

Louis Jordan

The original version of the song that we hear only 20 seconds of in Five Guys Named Moe

*Acronyms and other mysteries defined:
OC: unless otherwise indicated, the Original Cast recording of a Broadway show, along with the date.
OS: unless otherwise indicated, the Original Soundtrack recording of a film, TV show, etc.

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