Sunday, 24 November 2013

The King of Ragtime



To celebrate the birthday today (possibly...he may have been born in 1867 or 1868, maybe on 24th November, or June, or even April; no-one is quite sure - but we have to celebrate some time!) of Mr Scott Joplin - ragtime maestro and creator of a sound that inspired more than a century of jazz and swing music - I have found this rare (but fab) clip from the 1977 film biography of his life, starring Billy Dee Williams...



Perfection!

Scott Joplin biography

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