See MP3 Index (below) to listen to and/or download all of Larry's songs.
(July, 2012) I retired in 2006 as a university professor in special education. I live in Oxford, Mississippi.
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. Occasionally, 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.
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.
Recent songs are in the Jukebox above. All of Larry's songs are listed below alphabetically by title. Click on any song title to listen to and/or download the song. Any date links take you to the PSR Tutorial Forum discussion for that song.
After The Lovin (PSR-S950) 3/23/2013
All I Ask Of You (PSR-S910) 7/15/2012
All The Way (PSR-S910) 11/28/2012
As Long As He Needs Me (PSR-S910) 7/15/2012
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (PSR-S910) 7/28/2012
Blue Spanish Eyes (PSR-S950) 3/23/2013
Gonna Build A Mountain (PSR-S910) 7/15/2012
Blue Moon (PSR-S910) 7/28/2012
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans (vocal) (PSR-S910) 10/17/2012
Gonna Build A Mountain (vocal) (PSR-S910) 11/28/2012
I Cover The Waterfront (PSR-S910) 7/15/2012
I Only Have Eyes For You (PSR-S910) 10/4/2012
I'll Be Seeing You (PSR-S910) 11/28/2012
If You Love Me Let Me Know (PSR-S910) 7/19/2012
It Had To Be You (PSR-S910) 11/28/2012
It Might As Well Be Spring (PSR-S910) 10/17/2012
Jamaica Farewell (PSR-S910) 11/15/2012
Long Ago And Far Away (vocal) (PSR-S910) 11/15/2012
Meditation (PSR-S910) 11/15/2012
The Nearness Of You (PSR-S910) 7/15/2012
One Note Samba (PSR-S910) 10/4/2012
Right Or Wrong (vocal) (PSR-S950) 3/23/2013
The Rose (PSR-S910) 7/19/2012
Our Day Will Come (PSR-S910) 10/17/2012
Sentimental Journey (vocal) (PSR-S900) Larry & Daughter 3/23/2013
Something Stupid (vocal) (PSR-S910) 11/28/2012
Those Were The Days (vocal) (PSR-S910) 10/4/2012
Too Young (PSR-S910) 7/28/2012
Wand'rin' Star (PSR-S910) 7/15/2012
Way Down Texas Way (PSR-S950) 3/23/2013
What A Wonderful World (vocal) (PSR-S910) 10/17/2012