Eubie toured and played at night clubs in the early 1900’s and in 1907 he started playing at the Golfield Hotel in Baltimore. He established a reputation as a stellar performer and composer. In May 1915, while in Baltimore, Blake met singer and lyricist Noble Sissle. They composed “Ot’s All Your Fault” which became a smash for vaudeville vocalist Sophic Tucker. During the 1950’s, ragtime once again began to be appreciated by the public and over the years Eubie Blake would be recognized as one of the great living purveyors of the form. He became a regular guest on The Tonight Show during the 70’s he received many award. Blake also collaborated with Andy Razaf on “Memories of You”, Henry Creamer, and other writers, composing more than 350 songs.
The legendary Eubie Blake has been a great influence during ragtime. Ragtime allowed African Americans to express happiness and freedom through singing and/or dancing. It also opened doors to other genres for African Americans. It is evident that Eubie Blake was very influential and talented through his many accolades that he received for his award winning songs.