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Mont Belvie, Texas

Richard's Jukebox

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

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(February, 2016) My brother and I grew up in a humble home in south eastern Texas.  Our home was frequently filled with southern gospel, country, and pop tunes on our mother's radio programs during the day and our father's evening practice sessions as he prepared for weekend performances as the lead or rhythm guitarist for local bands.  When we were in the late teen years, we became interested in playing guitar and bass guitar for our church choir.

After completing  college, I embarked on a career as a secondary mathematics teacher for the state of Texas.  At about this same time, I met and married my soul mate who was, incidentally, an outstanding and accomplished pianist.  We soon purchased a used piano in order to develop arrangements for the music that we  used in church services.  Since we both played mostly by ear using lead sheets and charts that we developed, we spent many wonderful and happy hours playing with the other church musicians.  Occasionally, I would try my hand at the piano keyboard when no one was listening.

Upon my father's retirement in 1985, he relocated to central Texas and shortly thereafter purchased a Yamaha PSR 6300 Portatone.  When my brother or I visited him, we were duly impressed by the "one-man-band" capabilities the instrument offered.  Then, in the late 1990's, I acquired a PSR 510 keyboard.  I was amazed at the advancements that Yamaha had made over the previous decade.  I used this instrument and headphones to learn how to play my favorite songs and for relaxation.

In 2010, I retired from teaching after a career that spanned 41 years.   In the fall of that year I purchased a Yamaha PSR-S710.  I spent about a year experimenting with the impressive array of realistic voices and accompaniment styles onboard.  While I learned about the performance and recording capabilities the instrument afforded, I found the PSR Tutorial website and downloaded some style files.  After I recorded and listened to a few songs that I had burned to a CD, I was hooked.  I then set about creating CD's containing my renditions of pop and southern gospel songs that I liked to listen to and sharing them with friends and family members.

 In the fall of 2014, I acquired a Yamaha PSR-S950 and am currently learning how to play and record with it.  I appreciate and enjoy many musical genres, but my favorites remain: southern gospel, country, R & B, boogie, pop, soft rock, swing, and jazz. I continue to strive to master arranging, improvisation, the nuances of mixing, the use of multipads, and step-recording.

Richard's MP3 Song Index (click to open or close)
Recent songs are in the Jukebox above. All of Richard's songs are listed below alphabetically by title. Click on any song title to listen to and/or download the song.

70's Soul Blues Shfl (PSR-S950) 8/28/2016

After The Love Has Gone (PSR-S710) 8/15/2016

Ain't Misbehaving (PSR-S950) 10/12/2016

Always On My Mind (PSR-S710) 7/22/2016

Amarillo By Morning (PSR-S950) 8/23/2016

America The Beautiful (PSR-S950) 10/12/2016

Another Sleepless Night (PSR-S710) 3/23/2016

Back Home Again (PSR-S710) 6/19/2016

Bad Bad Leroy Brown (PSR-S710) 6/19/2016

Big Boss Man (PSR-S710) 2/8/2016

C'est La Vie (PSR-S710) 2/8/2016

C&W Swing Medley (PSR-S710) 2/8/2016

Could I Have This Dance (PSR-S710) 4/10/2016

Country Roads (PSR-S710) 4/10/2016

Do You Know The Way To San Jose (PSR-S710) 2/8/2016

Don't Worry Baby (PSR-S950) 10/12/2016

Faded Love (PSR-S710) 2/8/2016

Funny How Time Slips Away (PSR-S710) 2/26/2016

Galveston (PSR-S710) 5/9/2016

Gentle On My Mind (PSR-S710) 2/8/2016

Going Out Of My Head (PSR-S710) 2/8/2016

He Touched Me (PSR-S710) 2/8/2016

He Was There All The Time (PSR-S710) 7/22/2016

He's Been Faithful (PSR-S950) 2/3/2017

He's Been So Good To Me (PSR-S950) 9/27/2016

Hello Mary Lou (PSR-S950) 9/27/2016

Hi Heel Sneakers (PSR-S710) 8/15/2016

How Long Has This Been Goin On (PSR-S950) 10/12/2016

I Believe In You (PSR-S950) 10/12/2016

I Can't Help Falling In Love With You (PSR-S710) 7/22/2016

I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song (PSR-S710) 2/8/2016

It's All In The Game (PSR-S710) 2/26/2016

It's My Desire (PSR-S950) 8/23/2016

It's Too Late (PSR-S710) 2/8/2016

Johnny B Goode (PSR-S710) 7/22/2016

Latln Pop Medley (PSR-S950) 8/8/2016

Let It Be Me (PSR-S950) 10/12/2016

Love Lifted Me (PSR-S710) 5/9/2016

My Cherie Amor (PSR-S710) 2/8/2016

My Eyes Adored You (PSR-S950) 8/28/2016

Mystery Train 2 (PSR-S950) 8/23/2016

Mystery Train (PSR-S710) 2/8/2016

Old Fashioned Love (PSR-S710) 5/9/2016

Outskirts Of Town (PSR-S710) 2/8/2016

Perfect Peace (PSR-S950) 8/28/2016

Proud Mary (PSR-S950) 9/27/2016

San Antonio Rose (PSR-S710) 5/9/2016

Silver Wings (PSR-S710) 4/10/2016

Sister Golden Hair (PSR-S710) 2/8/2016

Soon And Very Soon (PSR-S950) 8/23/2016

Southern Nights (PSR-S710) 6/19/2016

Steel Guitar Rag (PSR-S710) 3/23/2016

Sweet Hour Of Prayer (PSR-S950) 2/3/2017

Sweet Memories (PSR-S710) 2/8/2016

Tennessee Waltz (PSR-S710) 2/8/2016

There'll Never Be Another You (PSR-S950) 10/12/2016

Time In A Bottle (PSR-S950) 9/27/2016

Traces Of Love (PSR-S710) 4/10/2016

Until Then (PSR-S710) 2/8/2016

Waiting for a Sunny Day (PSR-S710) 2/8/2016

Warmth Of The Sun (PSR-S710) 2/26/2016

What A Difference You've Made (PSR-S710) 7/22/2016

Where Is The Love (PSR-S950) 10/24/2016

Wichita Lineman (PSR-S710) 3/23/2016

You Make It Rain For Me (PSR-S950) 9/27/2016

Your Love Is Lifting Me Higher (PSR-S950) 10/12/2016

 

Christmas Songs

All I Want For Christmas Is You (PSR-S950) 10/31/2016

Blue Christmas (PSR-S950) 10/31/2016

Christmas Carol Medley (PSR-S950) 11/29/2016

A Christmas Medley (PSR-S950) 11/6/2016

The Christmas Song (PSR-S950) 10/24/2016

Christmas Time Is Here (PSR-S950) 11/6/2016

Christmas Waltz (PSR-S950) 11/12/2016

Christmas Waltz (PSR-S950) 10/24/2016

Do You Hear What I Hear (PSR-S950) 12/23/2016

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (PSR-S950) 11/29/2016

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (PSR-S950) 10/31/2016

I'll Be Home For Christmas (PSR-S950) 11/12/2016

If Every Day Was Like Christmas (PSR-S950) 11/12/2016

If I Get Home On Christmas Day (PSR-S950) 11/6/2016

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (PSR-S950) 11/29/2016

Joy To The World (PSR-S950) 11/29/2016

Little St Nick (PSR-S950) 10/24/2016

Mary Did You Know (PSR-S950) 11/29/2016

The Most Wonderful Time of The Year (PSR-S950) 11/12/2016

O Come All Ye Faithful (PSR-S950) 11/29/2016

Please Come Home For Christmas (PSR-S950) 11/6/2016

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (PSR-S950) 10/31/2016

Silent Night (PSR-S950) 12/23/2016

Silver Bells (PSR-S950) 11/12/2016

White Christmas (PSR-S950) 11/12/2016