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Best of Ragtime: Piano Solos
by Scott Joplin (Composer)
Listed under Ragtime Sheet Music
Scott Joplin the King of Ragtime: The King of Ragtime (Journey to Freedom)
by C. Ogbu Sabir
School & Library Binding from Childs World
Scott Joplin : A Life in Ragtime (Impact Biographies)
Steven Otfinoski
School & Library Binding / Published 1995

Complete Piano Rags
by Scott Joplin
(Paperback - January 1989)

Scott Joplin: 18 Rags in Easier Versions: Solo Piano
by Lawrence Rosen

King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era
by Edward A. Berlin

Solace and Other Short Works for Piano
by Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin Piano Music
by Fischer Incorporated Carl
(Paperback - April 1990)

Dancing to a Black Man's Tune: A Life of Scott Joplin (Missouri Biography Series)
by Susan Curtis

Scott Joplin: Composer (Black Americans of Achievement)
by Katherine Preston, et al
(Library Binding - October 1987)

Scott Joplin & the Age of Ragtime (Life, Times and Music Series)
by Timothy Frew
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by Scott Joplin (Mass Market Paperback)

Scott Joplins Ragtime Classics
(Paperback - April 1984)

Treemonisha Vocal Score
Treemonisha Vocal Score
by Scott Joplin
Paperback from Dover Pubns

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Fingerpicking Joplin
by Spencer Doidge, et al
(Paperback - June 1984)

Scott Joplin and the Ragtime Era
by Peter Gammond 
The revival of Scot Joplin's music has occurred partly because of its use in the film "The Sting" and partly because of Joshua Rifkin's recordings of his piano rags. Although composed at the turn of the century, its lasting power can be appreciated because of ragtime's influence on the worlds of jazz, popular and classical music. 

Peter Gammond first explores Joplin's life from his birth in 1868 in Texarkana, Texas, to his death in a mental institution in 1917. He describes his family background; the beginnings of his career playing in the honky-tonks and brothels along the Mississippi; by his rise to fame as "King of Ragtime" and his subsequent decline following the failure of his opera Treemonisha. He then answers the questions: What is ragtime? How, is it played and how did it evolve from other musical forms? and discusses ragtime's influence on such key jazz musicians as Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington; on popular composers like Irving Berlin and George Gershwin; and on the classical composers, Copland, Milhaud and Stravinsky. 

Illustrated with early photos and song sheets, Scott Joplin and the Ragtime Era also analyses Joplin's works; includes a complete list of ragtime recordings and piano rolls; contains a comprehensive bibliography; and shows why Joplin must now be reckoned as one of the world's great popular composers. The Publisher
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