Brun Campbell was born in Washington, KS in 1884 and was an accomplished pianist by the age of 14. While visiting Oklahoma City he was approached to try out a manuscript. The song was "Maple Leaf Rag" and because of this chance meeting Brun left home for Sedalia, MO to meet the composer Scott Joplin. He also met ragtime composers Louis Chauvin, Scott Hayden, James Scott, the Turpin brothers and studied with them as well as Joplin. Recorded in 1947 Joplin's Disciple contains over thirty ragtime performances, interviews most of which are previously unissued, 68 minutes.

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