▶ VIDEO FLASHBACK. Song: The Entertainer. GRAMMYs 1975: Marvin Hamlisch wins “Best New Artist”

For the record: Marvin Hamlisch accepts the GRAMMY for Best New Artist at the 17th GRAMMY Awards on March 1, 1975, in New York.

Video and transcript of Marvin Hamlisch’s acceptance speech:


Transcript of Marvin Hamlisch Acceptance Speech at the Grammys 1975:

“Unaccustomed as I am… (laughs)
This is a real thrill. And the real New Artist of the year, I am happy to say, is really Scott Joplin.  I am just very happy that we were able, on this picture The Sting, to have the rest of you all hear what we have heard and really loved.  I thank everyone at MCA Records, Billy Byers and all the musicians, and this is going to be terrific. Thank you very much.”

MARVIN HAMLISCH – THE ENTERTAINER:

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ANSWER: WHAT IS “THE ENTERTAINER” ?


Video: “The Entertainer” – Instrumental Arrangement by Marvin Hamlisch from the Music of Scott Joplin:

THE RECORDING OF THE ALBUM “THE ENTERTAINER”

MARVIN HAMLISCH – THE ENTERTAINER:
PRODUCED BY Fred Salem

MCA Records
MUSIC ARRANGED AND CONDUCTED BY Marvin Hamlisch RECORDED AT TTG Studios Hollywood, CA
RECORDING AND MIXING ENGINEERS: Ami Hadani, Nye Morton and Steven Maslow.
ORCHESTRATIONS: BILLY BYERS
ALBUM COVER ILLUSTRATION: LARRY VIGNON.
Marvin Hamlisch, The Entertainer. Vinyl Release. 1974

Marvin Hamlisch, The Entertainer. Vinyl Release. 1974

SIDE ONE:
MAPLE LEAF RAG (3:07)
Exuberant and brassy, one of Scott Joplin’s greatest hits. As modern and robust today as when it was written in 1899. Piano solo by Marvin Hamlisch.
GRANDPA’S SPELLS (2:24)
An upbeat, catchy Jazz Age foot-stomper, written by “Jelly Roll” Morton. Dancing permitted. Piano solo by Marvin Hamlisch.
BETHENA (3:56)
A Scott Joplin concert waltz, dulcet and dancingly delightful. Piano solo by Marvin Hamlisch.
STOPTIME RAG (2:20)
A RHYTHMIC RAGTIME Joplin hit with a novelty touch. Listeners are encouraged to tap their toes…preferably in time with the music. Piano solo by Marvin Hamlisch.
RAGTIME NIGHTINGALE (3:02) (ORCHESTRA)
Joseph F. Lamb’s 1915 poetically interpreted rag. A euphonious, euphoric melody, blending the many moods of ragtime. Piano solo by Marvin Hamlisch.
THE ENTERTAINER (3:01)
The wistfully gay million-seller theme from the Academy Award-winning fil, “The Sting.” Mr. Hamlisch assumes no responsibility for lost wallets. Piano solo by Marvin Hamlisch.
INTERMISSION
**Refreshments may be served **
SIDE TWO
MEXICAN DREAMS (2:52)  
A romantic south-of-the-border serenade much in the style of Scott Joplin, the siren strains skillfully composed by pianofortist extraordinaire Marvin Hamlisch.  Piano solo by Marvin Hamlisch.
RAGTIME NIGHTINGALE (2:40)
A pianistic version of Mr. Lamb’s lilting melody. Positively no whistling, stamping or loud talking. Piano solo by Marvin Hamlisch.
RIALTO RIPLES (2:56)
A George Gershwin-Will Donaldson rag, melodiously charming and wickedly coquettish. No spooning please. Piano solo by Marvin Hamlisch.
HELIOTROPE BOUQUET (3:52)
A mellifluous and haunting slow drag two-step. Written by Scott Joplin and Louis Chauvin. Lights may be lowered during this selection. Piano solo by Marvin Hamlisch.
I LOVE A PIANO (2:41)
An all-time favorite Irving Berlin tune. Lavish finale features the awesome, dazzling keyboard artistry of Marvin Hamlisch!
Violin solo by Bobby Bruce.
COPYRIGHT:
The copyright in this record is the property of MCA Records.  Manufactured and distributed by MCA Records.

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