This, perhaps, is the most famous in the history of ragtime. You may not know the title of this composition and the name of its author. But you will surely remember it from the very first notes. And then in the head immediately there are associations with America in the early 20th century – the bustling streets of New York or Chicago, gentlemen in dress coats and cylinders, the birth of jazz and cinematography.
The Entertainer was written by the famous American pianist and composer Scott Joplin in 1902. But the greatest fame came to this melody only in the 70s, during the revival of interest in the composer’s work. An important role in this was played by her use in the film ” The Sting” (1977), which received 7 Oscars right away. The melody became so popular that it reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Entertainer became one of the musical symbols of the era and was included in the Top 10 “Melodies of the Century” according to the Recording Industry Association of America.
Your attention is invited to an unconventional performance of this work. This version performed on an electro guitar in a rock style. If for your project you are looking for a powerful, vigorous sound, but at the same time want to use something familiar and a little funny, then this track is exactly what you need!