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Aug-30-2005, 8:04am
I heard it as a segue between NPR pieces... anyone know who may have recorded that? (Yes, I am refereing to Joplin's Rag)


Joel Glassman
Aug-30-2005, 6:20pm
If it was a trio with clarinet and guitar,
then it was probably the 'O Trio' from Brasil

Aug-30-2005, 10:07pm
The original piano sheet music of The Entertainer has a dedication to "James Brown and his Mandolin Club". (not THAT James Brown -- obviously)

I've often wondered... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

Sep-06-2005, 4:46pm
Skippy, npr usually lists the music played between and during stories on their website. I bet you could find it at npr.org

John Zimm
Sep-08-2005, 11:38am
If you go to virtualsheetmusic.com and search by violin scores you can get a free pdf of the Entertainer arranged for solo violin. It is a fun tune to play. Or, let me know and I can email it to you, if you want.


Plamen Ivanov
Sep-08-2005, 12:57pm

Yes, "Dedicated to James Brown and his Mandolin Club", that`s the inscription on the sheet music that I have. I was also wondering about that and our well respected friend Eugene told me, that such clubs were not rare at the time when Joplin has written his compositions. We (http://www.plami.com/duodialogue/) recorded the piece 5 years ago.

Good luck!

Martin Jonas
Sep-09-2005, 10:31am
As it happens, there is a mandolin ensemble arrangement of the tune in the tunes folder of the group I'm playing with. The repertoire is inherited from its predecessor group, a larger mandolin orchestra in the 1950s and 1960s. It works just fine on mandolin.