Photo of Larry

Recent Songs

Southern Love (vocal)

Rhinestone Cowboy

It Is Well With My Soul (PSR-S975)

Superstar (PSR-S975)

A Thing Called Love (v) (PSR-S975)

Sing (PSR-S975)

(July, 2012) I retired in 2006 as a university professor in special education. I live in Oxford, Mississippi.

Musical Background

My earliest musical experiences started in church, with much exposure to vocal music. Then, early-on, came a lot of radio listening (pre TV days) that included Saturday night rituals with the Grand Ole Opry. Three years of piano instruction during the elementary years was a good start, but I soon drifted away due to the intrusion of sports. Then, in high school, I picked up the ukulele, which quickly led to my first guitar. In college (early 60's), I was around guys starting a band playing hits of the day. The electric guitar and bass drew most of my interest and, shortly, I was in my first group, The Shamrocks.

Countless gigs over the years have certified my addiction to music and the love of live music in particular. Along the way, I developed an interest in multitrack home recording. Much gear later (reel-to-reel, cassette, to digital), I recently made the plunge into computer-based recording. Wow, what a learning curve for a non-techie! The primary purpose of recording was to create backing tracks to solo with on guitar. That introduced me to Band In A Box and, now, arranger keyboards. I've owned many arrangers, including Roland, Technics, and several Yamahas, most recently the S910.

In retirement, I play solo several nights a week at a private dining club, a blend of vocals and instrumentals. This experience has allowed me to move from guitar to playing keyboard more often. My play list includes everything from the 1920's through the 70's. The Great American Songbook, 50's to 70's pop tunes, and classic country fit the ambience of the room and interest of listeners and dancers for the most part. Larry at keyboardOccasionally, I'll add a more contemporary tune if it sits well within the play list. For special occasions and events, musician friends join me for duos, trios, up to a 10-piece group, including two vocalists. I'm basically an "ear" player, but do read chord charts and melody lines rather easily. (Photo of Larry at his keyboard in his little corner of the living room.)

The PSR site, with its contributors, has been very helpful in providing needed information. I've purchased several of the products offered by Joe and found them useful. I hope this site will be around for a long time to come.

Note: Larry has played the PSR-3000, Tyros2, PSR-S910, and PSR-S950. In 2014, Larry acquired his new Tyros5 and in 2015, Larry got the new S970.

Larry's MP3 Song Index

Larry's songs are listed alphabetically. Click on the song title to audition and/or download the song. The (v) indicates a vocal. A (C)-Clarinet, (T)-tenor sax, or (F)-flute indicate songs where Wes Walker accompained Larry with that instrument. Songs were recorded on a tyros5 (T5), PSR-S975 (98), or PSR-S970 (97).

An Affair To Remember (T5)

All In The Game (98)

All The Things You Are (T5) (C)

Alright, Ok, You Win (T5)

Angel Eyes (T5)

Arthur's Theme (T5)

Baby Blue (T5)

Best of My Love (v by Joyce) (98) (T)

Black and Blue (Wes sax) (T5)

Blue Bossa (98) (T)

But Beautiful (97)

Call Me (vocal) (T5)

Can't Buy Me Love (v by Joyce) (98)

Cheek To Cheek (98)

Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White (T5)

Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup (T5) (T)

Dear Heart (T5)

Deep Water (vocal) (97)

Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me (98)

Don't Blame Me (v) (98) (T)

Drinking Champagne (98)

Eleanor Rigby (98)

Every Day (T5)

Everything Happens To Me (98) (T)

Flamingo (T5) (C)

For The Good Times (T5)

From A Jack To A King (v) (98)

Goodnight My Love (v) (98)

Great Is Thy Faithfulness (98)

Green Leaves of Summer (T5) (F)

The Gypsy (vocal) (T5)

Have You Looked Into Your Heart (98)

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (T5)

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (98)

Here Comes The Sun (T5)

Hi Lilli Hi Lo and Tammy (98)

Holly Jolly Christmas (98)

Home For The Holidays (T5)

A House of Gold (vocal) (98)

How Are Things In Glocca Mora (98) (C)

I Can See Clearly (T5)

I Got It Bad (98) (T)

I Know Who Holds Tomorrow (T5)

I Let A Song Go Out of My Heart (98)

I Like It Like That (v) (T5)

I Saw The Light (98)

I Will Wait For You (98)

I Wish You Love (v) (T5)

I Wish You Love (v) (T5)

I'll Be Around (98)

I'll Be Home For Christmas (T5)

I'll Be Home For Christmas (98)

Ice Castles Theme (T5)

It Could Happen To You (v) (T5)

It Is No Secret (T5)

It Is Well With My Soul (98)

It Might As Well Be Spring (vocal) (98)

It Was A Very Good Year (98)

It's A Blue World (T5) (T)

It's So Easy (T5)

Jingle Bells Medley (T5)

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas (98)

Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee (98)

Just One of Those Things (v) (98) (T)

Just The Way You Are (T5)

Lady Madonna (98)

Laughter In The Rain (T5)

Learning the Blues (T5) (C)

Let It Be Me (T5)

Let It Snow (98)

Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow (T5)

The Long And Winding Road (98)

Long Black Train (vocal) (98)

Lovely Hula Girl (98)

Lying Eyes (T5)

Mary Did You Know (98)

MASH Theme (T5)

Maybe Baby (T5)

Merry Christmas Darling (98)

Midnight Sun (T5) (F)

Moondance (T5)

More Today Than Yesterday (T5)

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (98)

Mr. Bojangles (T5)

The Nearness of You (T5) (C)

Nuttin' For Christmas (98)

O Holy Night (T5)

O Lonesome Me (vocal) (98)

Oh Boy (T5)

Oh, Pretty Woman (98)

Old Cape Cod (vocal) (T5)

On Green Dolphin Street (98)

One Toke Over The Line (v) (T5)

Our Love Is Here To Stay (98) (f,t)

Out of Nowhere (T5) (T)

Peggy Sue (T5)

People (T5) (C)

Pink Panther Theme (T5) (T)

Pure Imagination (T5)

Rainy Days and Monday (T5)

Rave On (T5)

Rhinestone Cowboy (98)

Roll Over Beethoven (v) (T5)

Route 66 (v by Joyce) (98)

Route 66 (v) (T5)

San Antonio Rose (T5)

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (98)

Secret Love (98) (T)

September In The Rain (v) (T5)

The Shadow of Your Smile (T5)(F)

Shall We Gather At The River (T5)

Shangri La (T5) (C)

She's Got You (v by Joyce) (98) (T)

Silver Bells (T5)

Silver Bells (98)

Sing (98)

Sleigh Ride (T5)

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (v) (T5)

Southern Love (vocal) (98)

Spooky (T5)

St. James Infirmary (T5) (T)

Stars Fell On Alabama (T5) (T)

Stompin' At The Savoy (98)

Stranger On The Shore (T5)

Street of Dreams (T5) (C)

Struttin' With Some Barbecue (T5) (T)

The Summer Knows (T5) (T)

Superstar (98)

Tennessee Christmas (98)

That's What Friends Are For (T5)

There Will Never Be Another You (T5) (T)

These Foolish Things (T5)

A Thing Called Love (v) (98)

This Can't Be Love (T5)

This Could Be The Start Of Something Big (v) (98)

This Is All I Ask (97)

This Magic Moment (v) (T5)

This Masquerade (v) (T5)

A Time For Love (T5) (C)

Top Of The World (v) (98)

Traces (T5)

True Love Ways (T5)

Try A Little Tenderness (v) (98)

Tumbling Tumbleweeds (v) (T5)

Two Different Worlds (T5)

Walk Don't Run (T5)

Watch What Happens (v) (97)

The Wayward Wind (T5)

We Need A Little Christmas (98)

We've Only Just Begun (98)

Well All Right (T5)

What A Difference A Day Made (v) (97)

What Now My Love (T5)

When Sunny Gets Blue (T5) (T)

Wichita Lineman (T5)

Winter Wonderland (98)

Yesterday (T5) (C)

Yesterday Once More (98)

You Are My Sunshine (v by Joyce) (T5)

You Stepped Out Of A Dream (97)

You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma (98)