See MP3 Index (below) to listen to and/or download all of Judy's songs.
(July, 2010) Hi, I’m Judy, born in Charleston, West Virginia in 1941. I've been married to Larry for 52 years. He's not a musician, but luckily, he has always liked to hear me play and has helped me tote my keyboard wherever needed. We have two lovely daughters, Vicki and Kelly, and three grandchildren.
My mother said I was able to hear a tune and play it on the piano when I was about five. She started me on classical lessons when I was seven but since I had the ability to play all types of music, I quickly became the accompanist for all junior and high school musical choirs and events and became a church organist at age 14. At age 15, while visiting a music store booth at the West Virginia State fair, where Lowrey organs were being displayed, I asked if I could play one. I guess I did ok as they offered me a job as a demonstrator. Later I provided organ lessons to all organ purchasers and did a twice weekly TV show for them demonstrating the Lowrey organs. Quite an experience for a teenager.
Susie Drage, a fellow PSR Performer, has created her own album of songs. One of the songs, Send in the Clowns, features vocals by Susie and background accompainment by Judy Short on the Tyros4. Follow the link to hear this stunning performance.
Having the opportunity as a young person to do all this “fun playing” was probably detrimental to my classical training advancement but it has been a grand musical life for me, regardless.
My primary career was in Mortgage Lending Management, retiring from a large bank in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1994. We eventually moved back to West Virginia in 2000. Music has always been a secondary career for me, but my experiences have been very rewarding. I have been organist, pianist, choir director, accompanist and vocalist for choirs and civic groups my entire adult life. I also did a lot of solo performances at various hotels and clubs. I’m now delighted to be the "town keyboardist" for civic events using my Yamaha and am the pianist for the local Baptist Church.
Getting my Yamaha PSR-S900 is a dream come true. I am able, at long last, to record some of my music without having to go to a studio so that my daughters might have some tangible evidence of my music when they reminisce about the "old days." This is a perfect hobby for a retired musician -- using the arranger, learning to do the steps for recording CD’s etc. Keeps us on our toes thinking of the next step.
Finding this PSR forum and the wonderful folks who spend so much time and effort making it possible is so much appreciated.
You can download all of Judy's MIDI songs here: JS-S9.zip
|Alley Tunes||94||4/4||N||Y||Irish Dance||01||S9|
|Amazing Grace||72||3/4||N||Y||no style||01||S9|
|Basin Street Blues||100||4/4||N||Y||SlowBlues||01||S9|
|Birth Of The Blues||75||4/4||N||Y||SlowBlues||01||S9|
|Deep Purple||4/4||N||N||no style||01||S9|
|Moment Musicale||99||4/4||N||N||no style||01||S9|
|Nocturne (by Chopin)||120||4/4||N||N||no style||01||S9|
|St Louis Blues||120||4/4||N||Y||ClassicBigBand||01||S9|
Recent songs are in the jukebox above. The list below is sorted alphabetically by song title. Click on any title to listen to and/or download the song.
Ain't No Sunshine (PSR-S900) 3/20/2012
Anytime (PSR-S900) 2/23/2012
Arioso (PSR-S900) 3/5/2011
At Last (Tyros4) 9/22/2013
At Last (vocal) (Tyros4) 9/22/2013
Birth Of The Blues (Tyros4) 9/8/2013
Bumble Boogie (PSR-S900) 2/26/2011
Canadian Sunset (PSR-S900) 5/9/2012
Clair De Lune (PSR-S900) 9/20/2011
Come Rain Or Come Shine (vocal) (Tyros4) 9/22/2013
Crazy (PSR-S900) 11/28/2012
Deep Purple (Tyros4) 7/31/2013
Eleanor Rigby (Tyros4) 11/16/2013
Fever (vocal) (Tyros4) 10/9/2013
Fugue In G Minor (Tyros4) 10/19/2013
Habanera (PSR-S900) 3/29/2011
Harlem Nocturne (Tyros4) 8/28/2013
Hey Good Lookin' (PSR-S900) 2/19/2013
Hungarian Dance No 5 (Tyros4) 9/29/2013
I Almost Lost My Mind (PSR-S900) 3/20/2012
I'm Beginning To See The Light (Tyros4) 9/29/2013
Last Date (Tyros4) 7/31/2013
Love Me Or Leave Me (vocal) (Tyros4) 11/23/2013
Minute Waltz (PSR-S900) 1/22/2011
Mona Lisa (Tyros4) 8/29/2013
Muskat Ramble (with Jill) (Tyros4) 8/28/2013
My Funny Valentine2 (PSR-S900) 2/19/2013
My Funny Valentine (PSR-S900) 2/10/2011
My Prayer (PSR-S900) 1/29/2011
Paganini Rhapsody 18th Variation (PSR-S900) 4/1/2011
Peace In The Valley (PSR-S900) 6/7/2012
Rhapsody In Blue (Tyros4) 8/6/2013
Stormy Weather (vocal) (Tyros4) 10/11/2013
Summertime (PSR-S900) 5/20/2011
A Taste Of Honey (PSR-S900) 11/16/2013
That Old Black Magic (Tyros4) 10/9/2013
That's All (vocal) (Tyros4) 10/20/2013
Through The Years (PSR-S900) 8/29/2012
Tico Tico (Tyros4) 8/17/2013
Time In A Bottle (PSR-S900) 4/7/2011
The Twelth Of Never (vocal by Barry) (Tyros4) 8/9/2013
Twelfth of Never (PSR-S900) 3/19/2011
Unforgettable (vocal by Barry) (Tyros4) 11/16/2013
Valse in C# Minor (PSR-S900) 1/4/2011
Waltz In C Sharp Minor (Tyros4) 3/30/2013