"The Maple Leaf Rag"
Performer: John Roache Composer: Scott Joplin Arranged by: John Roache
Here is the Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin. Published in 1899, It was Joplin's second published ragtime piece. It became the first great instrumental sheet music hit in America. Supposedly, it sold 75,000 copies in the first 6 months of publication and eventually topped the million mark. Maple Leaf established Scott Joplin as the "King of the Ragtime Composers" and is unquestionably THE most popular ragtime piece ever written.
This is my arrangement of Maple Leaf Rag. It was the first ragtime piece I learned to play, and over the years my interpretation has evolved from the original Joplin to include influences by James P. Johnson, Jelly Roll Morton, Joe Turner and Claude Bolling. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoy playing it.
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