The Entertainer - Scott Joplin

The Entertainer
(Scott Joplin)

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The Entertainer
by Scott Joplin

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The Entertainer ” is a 1902 classic piano rag written by Scott Joplin.It was sold first as sheet music, and in the 1910s as piano rolls that would play on player pianos.The first recording was by blues and ragtime musicians the Blue Boys in 1928, played on mandolin and guitar.
“The Entertainer” is sub-titled “A Rag Time Two Step”, which was a form of dance popular until about 1911, and a style which was common among rags written at the time. As one of the classics of ragtime, it returned to international prominence as part of the ragtime revival in the 1970s, when it was used as the theme music for the 1973 Oscar-winning film The Sting.