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Judy Short
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West Virginia, US

Judy's Jukebox

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.

Judy

Judy's MIDI Songs (click to open or close)

You can download all of Judy's MIDI songs here: JS-S9.zip

Judy's MIDI Songs, by Song Title
Title T TS L C Style V K
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
Cumana 130 4/4 N Y Merengue 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
Sorta Blue 95 4/4 N N 6-8Soul 01 S9
St Louis Blues 120 4/4 N Y ClassicBigBand 01 S9

Judy's MP3 Songs (click to open or close)
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