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 SalemMCA 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.
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.
An upbeat, catchy Jazz Age foot‐stomper, written by “Jelly Roll” Morton. Dancing permitted. Piano solo by Marvin Hamlisch.
A Scott Joplin concert waltz, dulcet and dancingly delightful. Piano solo by Marvin Hamlisch.
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.
Joseph F. Lamb’s 1915 poetically interpreted rag. A euphonious, euphoric melody, blending the many moods of ragtime. Piano solo by Marvin Hamlisch.
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.
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.
A pianistic version of Mr. Lamb’s lilting melody. Positively no whistling, stamping or loud talking. Piano solo by Marvin Hamlisch.
A George Gershwin‐Will Donaldson rag, melodiously charming and wickedly coquettish. No spooning please. Piano solo by Marvin Hamlisch.
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.
An all‐time favorite Irving Berlin tune. Lavish finale features the awesome, dazzling keyboard artistry of Marvin Hamlisch!
Violin solo by Bobby Bruce.
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