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Billy Joel, AXS TV, Jazz Fest Release ‘Root Beer Rag’ Performance

“Root Beer Rag” Now Available courtesy of Billy Joel, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & AXS TV:

Billy Joel, together with AXS TV and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, have released the third video from his four-song 2013 Jazz Fest broadcast performance. Today's video is a rare performance of the ragtime gem “Root Beer Rag” from Billy's 1974 album Streetlife Serenade. In its review of the performance, Rolling Stone wrote, “The fast tune highlighted Joel’s piano chops, a testament that he’s still got it. The crowd loved it. Afterward, he stood up from his piano and blew off invisible smoke from his hands: He was having fun.”