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Info Req: Calvin Woolsey

Melissa 18 Feb 10 - 07:22 PM
GUEST,999 18 Feb 10 - 07:44 PM
Melissa 18 Feb 10 - 07:45 PM
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GUEST,999 18 Feb 10 - 08:04 PM
Melissa 19 Feb 10 - 07:55 PM
GUEST,999 19 Feb 10 - 08:28 PM
Melissa 19 Feb 10 - 08:46 PM
GUEST,999 19 Feb 10 - 08:52 PM
Melissa 19 Feb 10 - 09:03 PM
GUEST,want to listen to Mashed Potato Rag? 19 Feb 10 - 11:06 PM
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Subject: Info Req: Calvin Woolsey
From: Melissa
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 07:22 PM

He wrote ragtime pieces and I am looking for a full list.

According to wikipedia:
"He sold two of these to Jerome H. Remick and self-published several others."

The biggest list I can find (I haven't found a place with more info than wiki..and nothing that contradicts the bit they have) is:

Funny Bones
Medic Rag
Peroxide Rag
Mashed Potatoes
Lover's Lane Glide

I am interested in the 'self-published others' and would like to hear recordings of some. 'Mashed Potatoes' is on youtube and there's a midi of 'Medic Rag' on a site whose name I neglected to copy last night.

I know there are folks here who know good places to search for this type of information..I'm not one of them and would really appreciate some input.

Thanks,
Melissa


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Subject: RE: Info Req: Calvin Woolsey
From: GUEST,999
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 07:44 PM

Look also under

Calvin Lee Woolsey.


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Subject: RE: Info Req: Calvin Woolsey
From: Melissa
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 07:45 PM

I wasn't sure if that was the same guy.
Thanks, 999


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Subject: RE: Info Req: Calvin Woolsey
From: Melissa
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 07:51 PM

'Poison Rag' is now on the list


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Subject: RE: Info Req: Calvin Woolsey
From: GUEST,999
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 08:04 PM

Here's a photo of CL Woolsey


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Subject: RE: Info Req: Calvin Woolsey
From: Melissa
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 07:55 PM

Thanks, 999. I was expecting to see a solemn old gentleman!

I know that during his schooling years, it was common for folks to not attend past 8th grade or so. With him having gone to Harvard, I would assume that he probably did graduate from high school. I haven't found anything that said where he graduated..but I imagine someone local will know when I start talking to them.

While looking for Woolsey info, I came across a thing that said "Missouri Waltz" was originally named "Graveyard Waltz". Of course, that has very little to do with the topic at hand, but a person can never have too much trivia..


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Subject: RE: Info Req: Calvin Woolsey
From: GUEST,999
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 08:28 PM

"Dr. Calvin Lee Woolsey was a dedicated physician in Braymer for years along with his father and his brother. He specialized in "Mental hygiene". He was also an accomplished musician who composed such "Rag-Time" hits as "Mashed Potatoes", "Hearts Across the Sea", and many others. A display honoring him is housed in the Braymer High School"


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Subject: RE: Info Req: Calvin Woolsey
From: Melissa
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 08:46 PM

Then I better go to Braymer and look at the display!

Maybe there's also a list (or copies) of his compositions at the school..


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Subject: RE: Info Req: Calvin Woolsey
From: GUEST,999
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 08:52 PM

I'm not finding any other songs, Melissa.


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Subject: RE: Info Req: Calvin Woolsey
From: Melissa
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 09:03 PM

Me either..but adding "Hearts Across the Sea" and "Poison Rag" to the existing list made it considerably bigger--and gives me a long enough list to provide at least that much to whomever I book for a Woolsey Focus gig.


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Subject: RE: Info Req: Calvin Woolsey
From: GUEST,want to listen to Mashed Potato Rag?
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 11:06 PM

Have it on my homepage for Braymer, my home town

http://braymer.homestead.com/

My late greatuncle Mike Toomay was friends with Doc Woolsey and like him was a musician.....


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Subject: RE: Info Req: Calvin Woolsey
From: Melissa
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 11:14 PM

That's Dean's page, isn't it, Guest?

I'll be putting a thing in the paper before too long..inviting folks from each of the towns within the county to meet/gather in their towns. When I do that, I hope you come to a meeting and introduce yourself to me.
My article will be in the JourneyStories section.

Did Mike Toomay write songs too?

Thanks,
Melissa


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