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Recent Songs

Don't Get Around Much Anymore (10/2) PSR-S970

Lucille (10/2) PSR-S970

Quando Quando (10/2) PSR-EW410

You're My Everything (10/2) PSR-S970

Amigo (8/29) PSR-S970

Forever © (8/29) PSR-S970

About My Life and Music

(November, 2019) I was blessed with a family full of musicians and singers. My mom played the piano and dad played guitar and other stringed instruments. At the age of 9, I began tinkering with the piano. The first song I managed to play was “Silent Night.” Mom heard me playing and decided to start piano lessons. I studied piano with a private teacher until the age of 14 when I decided I knew enough and wanted to start my own band with my dad, brother and various cousins.

I became interested in the accordion, which allowed me to stand “in front” of the band. I continued to play the accordion until 1965 when the Beatles became popular, introducing the music world to the Farfisa organ. I quickly left the accordion behind and bought one. From the Farfisa, I advanced to a Hammond Porta-B Organ and began a collection of synthesizers. I recall using an Elka keyboard and, of course, a Roland drum machine; later adding a Kawai, a Korg Poly 61, and also a Fender Rhodes and the crown jewel, a Yamaha DX7. I began using the Roland RA90 arranger, which greatly improved my sound. Afterwards, I purchased a Roland G70, although it was too heavy to cart around on gigs.

I spent the first 40 years of my life in Queens, New York performing with my band, Marie & the Vagabonds, working with my father and brother and a cousin, all fine musicians in their own right. I moved to S.E Florida in 1978 and have performed from Dade County to West Palm Beach. My first music engagement in Florida was at the Fountainbleau in Miami Beach with my brother Joe and 2 other fine musicians. Shortly afterwards, I became a solo performer.

With the advent of synthesizers and arranger keyboards, I am able to provide the superior sound of a "Full" Live Band, using today's computerized technology. It made it possible for me to take the "One-(Wo)Man-Band" concept to another level. On one of my engagements, I performed with 5 keyboards on stage. I was given the nickname “The Electric Lady.” I left all that gear behind, when I purchased a Roland G800. In the past 10 years, I fell in love with the Yamaha S910 and my current favorite, the Yamaha PSR-S970. I bought a Yamaha EW410 (76-note keyboard) for home use and simply love it!

With many years in the music entertainment business, I have been able to combine singing and musical knowledge to provide the right blend of music for any kind of social occasion, specializing in fine adult dance, music from the 30's, the 40's, big band, ballroom, to latin styles, jitterbug, disco, swing, waltz, polkas, rock & roll, specialty songs like line dancing and so much more. From hotels, catering halls, weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties, cocktail lounges, shows, assisted living centers to private functions, I have done it all. I'm now happy to be a part of the PSR Tutorial group.

Music is my life!

Marie Alicata
Marie25 on the forum

Marie's MP3 Song Index

Marie's songs are listed alphabetically by song title. Click on the song title to listen to and/or download the song. Songs recorded on the PSR-EW410 (E4) or the PSR-S970 (97).

Abrazeme (E4)

Adagio Moonlight (97)

Alone Again (97)

Amapola (97)

Amigo (97)

Amor (97)

Aneme Core (E4)

As Time Goes By (97)

Autumn Leaves (97)

Back in Miami (97)

Begin The Beguine (97)

Besame Mucho (97)

Blue Violets (97)

Brazil (70)

Call Me (97)

Corona Virus Blues (97)

Crying Time (97)

Don't Get Around Much Anymore (97)

El Choclo (97)

Feel Like Making Love (97)

Feelings (E4)

Fernando (97)

Flor D Luna (97)

Forever © (97)

Four Leaf Clover (97)

Girl From Ipanema (E4)

Green Eyes (97)

He Drinks Tequila (97)

Hey (97)

How's The World Treating You (97)

I Could've Danced All Night (97)

I Remember Loving You v © (97)

I Think Of You © (97)

I Want You (97)

In My Own Quiet Way v © (97)

Just The Way You Are (vocal) (97)

L'Appuntamento (97)

La Lontananza (97)

Lara's Theme (Dr Zhivago) (97)

Lonely Is A Man Wthout Love (97)

Love Is a Pain in the Heart v © (97)

Love Me Tonight (E4)

Love Theme (97)

Lucille (97)

Lying Eyes (E4)

Marie Elena (70)

Masquerade (97)

The More I See You (97)

More Than A Woman (97)

Morena (97)

Natalie (97)

Nature Boy (97)

Never Never (97)

Ode To Billy Joe (97)

On A Clear Day (E4)

On And On (97)

Other Side Of The Fence (97)

Our Love Is Here To Stay (vocal) (70)

Out Of Nowhere (97)

Pennies From Heaven (97)

Perfidia (E4)

Poinciana (97)

Quando Quando (E4)

Quiet Nights (97)

Quizas (97)

Sabor A Mi (97)

September Song (97)

Shangri La (E4)

Spanish Eyes (97)

Stay Here With Me Tonight v © (97)

Stormy (97)

Ten Guitars (97)

Tennesse Waltz (97)

Treat Me Like a Lady v © (97)

Tristezza (97)

Watermelon Man (97)

Way You Look Tonight (E4)

Wind Beneath My Wings (97)

Winner Takes It All (70)

I Think Of You © (97)

You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (vocal) (97)

You Don't Know Me (97)

You Got A Friend (E4)

You Were Always On My Mind (97)

You're My Everything (97)


Marie's MIDI Song Index

MIDI SongsMarie has provided additional songs in midi format. These were created on the PSR-S970 (97). Individual songs are shown in the table below and any one song can be downloaded by right-clicking on the song link. The table displays the song title, tempo (T), time signature (TS), lyrics (L), chords (C), where possible, the style used, the original volume (V), and the keyboard used (K). Download all 10 songs from MA1.zip

Title T TS L C Style V K
Corona Virus Blues 91 4/4 N N 6-8 Rock 01 97
El Choclo 71 4/4 N Y Tango Flamenco 01 97
Flor D Luna 121 4/4 N Y PopLatinBallad 01 97
L'Aappuntamento 112 4/4 N Y Soft Schlager 01 97
La Lontananza 112 4/4 N Y Soft Schlager 01 97
Love Theme 100 4/4 N Y DiscoPhilly1 01 97
Masquerade 132 4/4 N N TK9 Latin-BossaNova2 01 97
Quiet Nights 135 4/4 N Y Orchestral Bossa 01 97
Stormy 112 4/4 N Y Easy 8Beat 01 97
You Got A Friend 92 4/4 N N Cool8Beat 01 E4

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