Noble Sissle - Reminiscing With Noble Sissle And Eubie Blake
- 256 Pages
- Released: March 1, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Publisher: Cooper Square Press
|Author:||Robert Kimball & William Bolcom|
Description by OLDIES.com:
It was an unprecedented time for black musical theater, and this book captures all of the optimism and vibrancy of early twentieth-century black performers and musicians. In 1921, Sissle and Blake's breakthrough musical, "Shuffle Along," brought authentic ragtime and jazz dancing to the Broadway stage for the first time - a combination that opened up new avenues in musical theater for black and white performers alike.
Richly illustrated with a rare collection of photographs, theater posters, playbills, sheet music and reviews, Reminiscing With Noble Sissle And Eubie Blake forms a portrait of an unforgettable era in musical theater and of the creative partnership that contributed so immensely to it.
Richly illustrated with a rare collection of photographs, theater posters, playbills, sheet music, and reviews, Reminiscing with Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake recreates an unforgettable era in musical theater.