Thursday, June 23, 2005

Jimmy Woolsey Remembered - at Age 103


Jimmy Woolsey was a fixture in Sussex County, NJ for many years. He played the piano at the Walpack Inn and then at the Bella Vita Restaurant. I met him when he was 85 years old and I was lost on my first trip into the Walpack Valley. This film was made when he was 103. He died later that year. More about him and how to get a DVD of him playing this session (and his interview) is available at Buzz Creek. In the interview on the DVD he explains he was an Army veteran of WWI and a Navy veteran of WWII. There are a dozen songs on the DVD. What a Life!

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Buzz Creek said...

You may have come here from Hint #3. This is hint #4 of 5 required for the Aroundthearea.com contest. (see Aroundthearea.com for rules - see the Buzz Creek Contest). For this answer watch the short, one song performance by Jimmy Woolsey. What does he say at the end? For the FIFTH and final answer for your contest entry (the first three to get it right are winners), look under "movies" at www.usshouston.org. What did Art Duhaime say about the guns from the Imperial Japanese Battle Fleet? When you have all 5 answers, put them in order in an email and send it to info@buzzcreek.com. Thanks for playing. contest ends July 31, 2005.