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Glen Allen , Virginia

Joe's Jukebox

See MP3 Index (below) to listen to and/or download all of Joe's songs.

(May, 2009) Glen Allen, VA -- a suburb outside of Richmond, VA. Joe is married and has four children and four grand kids.

Musical Background: When I was 12, I launched my music career with some free lessons on an accordion. By my senior year in high school, I managed to spend a number of Saturday nights providing dance music in a local bar in one of the Chicago suburbs. But a musical career seemed risky, so I went off to the University of Illinois, then on to graduate school at Cornell University, and then spent four years as an Asst Professor in Economics at Middlebury College, Vermont. In 1974, we moved to Washington DC where I worked as a federal employee until my retirement in 2004. I spent a few years working for General Dynamics before really retiring in 2008 and moving down to the Richmond, VA area.

In the late 70s, my interest in music was rekindled when I discovered the Lowrey Holiday organ. I didn't care for organs much, but the Lowrey could pretend to be all kinds of other instruments, complete with a rhythm accompaniment. That's what I really liked and so I spent several years learning how to play the organ, but eventually job requirements (and computers) took over and the organ sat idle. In my spare time, I became very involved with Atari computers and for 10 years published a magazine (called Current Notes) for fans of this terrific home computer.

In 2000, I happened to stumble upon a "digital piano" and once more, I was hooked. I couldn't wait to get one of those things. I discovered, however, that a keyboard would do everything the digital piano did, but was considerably cheaper. I bought the Yamaha PSR 540 for Christmas 2000 and then spent most of the next year learning to play it and find out what features I wanted in a keyboard. I upgraded to the PSR2000 the following November and then to the 2100 as soon as it was released. Similarly, I moved to the PSR3000 when it was available and then the Tyros2, PSR-S900, and Tyros3. Part of the reason for the regular upgrades is my work in developing and supporting this web site, which now takes up almost all of my "spare" time.

I play primarily for my own enjoyment by sight-reading from fake books. Since I don't normally perform for anyone, I don't work on memorizing songs; I simply flip through my books playing whatever seems interesting. I'm only an amateur player, but when I started the PSR Performer section, I was encouraged to provide some songs, so here they are. I hope you enjoy them. There aren't very many volumes, but I'm always hopeful I'll be able to "catch up" with things some day and be able to record a few more!

Joe's MIDI Song Index (click to open or close)

You can download all of Joe's MIDI songs here: JW-2k.zip.

Title T TS L C Style V K
Abrázame Asi964/4NY042k
Angels From The Realms Of Glory904/4NY002k
Angels We Have Heard On High904/4NY002k
As Long As He Needs Me654/4NY012k
Auld Lang Syne884/4NYPianoBallad002k
Away In A Manger823/4NY002k
Blue And Sentimental804/4NY012k
Blue Christmas824/4NY002k
But Beautiful724/4NY022k
Candy Kisses1224/4NY042k
Chipmonk Song, The1403/4NYTraditionalWaltz002k
Christmas Is764/4NY002k
Christmas Song, The704/4NY002k
Christmas Waltz, The1103/4NYSwingWaltz002k
Comes Love1004/4NY022k
Coventry Carol, The883/4NYGuitarSerenade002k
Day In The Life Of A Fool, A1124/4NY032k
Deck The Halls1284/4NYBigBandMed2002k
End Of A Love Affair, The724/4NY022k
First Noel, The883/4NYGuitarSerenade002k
For Heaven's Sake904/4NY022k
For Sentimental Reasons904/4NY022k
Frosty The Snowman1604/4NYChristmasSwing1002k
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen1204/4NY002k
Good King Wenceslas1064/4NYSoulShuffle002k
Go Tell It On The Mountain824/4NY002k
Happy Holiday1264/4NYBigBandMed2002k
Hark The Herald Angels Sing1104/4NY002k
Have A Holly Jolly Christmas1364/4NYCountryShuffle002k
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas824/4NYBigBandBallad002k
Hello Young Lovers1123/4NY032k
Here Comes Santa Claus1604/4NYChristmasSwing1002k
How Deep Is Your Love1024/4NY032k
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine1504/4NY032k
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day684/4NY002k
I'll Be Home For Christmas884/4NYSlowFox002k
In The Still Of The Night734/4NY042k
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus1084/4NYSlowFox002k
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear833/4NYGuitarSerenade002k
It Never Rains In Southern California1204/4NY032k
It's A Blue World784/4NY032k
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas1044/4NY002k
It's Impossible724/4NY042k
Jingle Bell Rock1244/4NY60sGuitarPop002k
Jingle Bells1944/4NYChristmasSwing1002k
Jolly Old St Nicholas834/4NY002k
Joy To The World864/4NY002k
Just My Imagination1204/4NY032k
Just My Imagination1144/4NY042k
Let It Snow1284/4NYChristmasSwing1002k
Lollipop1164/4NY042k
Longer824/4NY032k
Marshmallow World, A1264/4NYCountryShuffle002k
Mary's Boy Child854/4NYCaribbean002k
Mexicali Rose1323/4NY032k
Mood Indigo904/4NY042k
Moonlight Becomes You904/4NY042k
Moon River903/4NY042k
Nearness Of You, The824/4NYBigBandBallad012k
Nuttin' For Christmas2004/4NYOrganQuickStep002k
O Christmas Tree833/4NYGuitarSerenade002k
O Come All Ye Faithful834/4NY002k
O Holly Night684/4NY002k
O Little Town Of Bethlehem724/4NY002k
Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers1094/4NYGermanMarch2002k
Pennies From Heaven, Slow Boat To China1104/4NY022k
Please Mr Sun924/4NY042k
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer1484/4NYChristmasSwing1002k
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town1654/4NYJazzClub002k
Silent Night883/4NYChristmasWaltz002k
Silver Bells903/4NYEnglishWaltz002k
Sinner Kissed An Angel704/4NY022k
Sleigh Ride1424/4NY002k
Stormy Weather754/4NY012k
Suzy Snowflake1784/4NYChristmasSwing1002k
Tenderly753/4NYEnglishWaltz012k
There's A Kind Of Hush904/4NY012k
These Foolish Things824/4NYMovieBallad012k
Things We Did Last Summer704/4NYLoveSong012k
This Guy's In Love With You 864/4NY022k
Till There Was You744/4NY012k
Too Late Now744/4NY012k
Toyland884/4NY6-8Soul002k
Up On The Housetop1844/4NYChristmasSwing1002k
We Wish You A Merry Christmas1373/4NYCountryWaltz002k
What Are You Doing New Years Eve774/4NY002k
What Child Is This883/4NYGuitarSerenade002k
When Sunny Gets Blue704/4NY032k
White Christmas934/4NY002k
Willow Weep For Me704/4NY022k
Winter Wonderland1084/4NYBigBandBallad002k
You Don't Know What Love Is1004/4NY022k

 

Joe's MP3 Song Index (click to open or close)
Recent songs are in the Jukebox above. The list below includes all of Joe's songs and is arranged alphabetically by song title. Click on the song title to listen to and/or download the song.

 

Adios (Tyros3) 11/24/2008

Afternoon In Paris (Tyros3) 11/24/2008

Alice In Wonderland (Tyros3) 11/24/2008

All Of You (Tyros3) 11/24/2008

Angel Eyes (Tyros3) 11/24/2008

As Long As He Needs Me (PSR-2000) 2/28/2005

The Nearness Of You (PSR-2000) 2/28/2005

Saving All My Love For You (Tyros4) 4/29/2013

A Sinner Kissed An Angel (PSR-2000) 2/28/2005

There's A Kind Of Hush (PSR-2000) 2/28/2005

These Foolish Things (PSR-2000) 2/28/2005

Till There Was You (PSR-2000) 2/28/2005

Too Late Now (PSR-2000) 2/28/2005

When Sunny Gets Blue (Tyros3) 11/24/2008