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Recent Songs

Somewhere In Time (10/18) PSR-SX900

Stranger In Paradise (10/18) PSR-SX900

The Model (10/18) PSR-SX900

One Of These Nights (9/19) PSR-SX900

Two Summers (9/19) PSR-SX900

Spice Of Life (7/30) PSR-SX900

Musical Background

(May 29, 2020) As you might expect, music has always been an important part of my life; although not, until recently, as a performer. My mother played piano when I was young, but this didn’t encourage me to take up a musical instrument myself.

My favourite music is from the 1960’s when I was a teenager and many of the songs I play are from that era. My musical “hero” if you like is Mike Oldfield. I have everything he’s ever recorded either on vinyl or CD but sadly I don’t have his musical talent. I am also a big fan of the wonderful Anita Harris.

At some time in the mid 1990’s, I decided to buy a music keyboard simply as a new hobby. I plumped for a Yamaha but I cannot recall the model other than it had a floppy disc drive and the salesman said I’d “never need to buy another keyboard”. He was of course mistaken. I played that keyboard for a few years and then my interest began to wane somewhat as I remarried (to Sandra) and retired from full time work.

I have never had a music lesson and taught myself to read music and I still need the music in front of me when I’m playing.

I returned to the keyboard and for my 65th birthday bought the PSR-S710, which I loved. I now have a PSR-S770. I play mostly for my own pleasure but from time to time I play for friends and family. Over the years I have accumulated hundreds of pieces of sheet music and continue to buy them. I can make a reasonable attempt at most of them. I admit I am a lover of ballads and easy listening stuff.

The PSR Tutorial site is a wonderful source of information and there are a lot of incredibly talented people who contribute with new styles and arrangements. I admit I use them a lot. I wish I had the patience and ability to do what they do. I hope you enjoy the few songs I’ve posted.

Jim Matthews
(jimsan55 in forum)

Note: in late June '20, Jim moved up to the PSR-SX900 keyboard.

Jim's MP3 Song Index

Jim's songs are arranged alphabetically by song title. Click on the song title to listen to and/or download the song. Songs were recorded on the PSR-S770 (77) or the PSR-SX900 (X9).. You will also find many songs on Jim's YouTube page.

Babe (X9)

Baby Come To Me (X9)

Breakfast At Tiffany's (X9)

Brians Song (X9)

Calcutta (77)

Call Me (X9)

Cavatina (77)

Could It Be Magic (X9)

Daydreamer (X9)

Desifinado (77)

Don't Get Around Much Anymore (X9)

Don't Sleep In The Subway (X9)

Emmanuelle (X9)

Emily (77)

Frenesi (7i)

Fly Me To The Moon (77)

Geronimo (77)

Girl From Ipanema (77)

Globetrotter (X9)

Hasta Manana (X9)

Hey There (77)

How Does A Moment Last Forever (X9)

I Am Blessed (X9)

I Can`t Give You Anything (But My Love) (X9)

I Don`t Want To Walk Without You (X9)

I Need To Be In Love (X9)

I Promise You A Happy Ending (X9)

I Won`t Send Roses (X9)

I'm Not Gonna Miss You (X9)

If I Never Knew You (X9)

If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind (X9)

If You Could Read My Mind (77)

It Had Better Be Tonight (X9)

It`s Easy To Say (X9)

It`s Not For Me To Say (X9)

It's Too Late (77)

Just The Two Of Us (X9)

L`Ultima Notte (X9)

Lakme (Flower Duet) (X9)

Look Of Love (X9)

Love Theme From Thorn Birds (X9)

Lullaby Of Birdland (X9)

Meet Me On The Corner (X9)

Mister Sandman (77)

Misty (X9)

Misty (77)

Moonraker (77)

More (X9)

The Nearness Of You (X9)

The Night Has A Thousand Eyes (X9)

Now (X9)

On Days Like These (X9)

On The Beach (X9)

Once Upon A Time In The West (X9)

One Of These Nights (X9)

Only Love (X9)

Per Te (X9)

Perhaps Love (X9)

Petite Fleur (77)

Quando Quando Quando (77)

Sam (X9)

Satin Doll (X9)

Save The Best For Last (X9)

Senza Fine (X9)

Slow Hot Wind (X9)

Smooth Operator (X9)

Somewhere In Time (X9)

Spanish Eyes (X9)

Spice Of Life (X9)

Spring Spring Spring (X9)

Stranger In Paradise (X9)

Strangers In The Night (X9)

A Summer Place (77)

Sweet Gingerbread Man (X9)

The Model (X9)

There`s No Reason In The World (X9)

Think Twice (X9)

Tightrope (X9)

Too Beautiful To Last (X9)

Two Summers (X9)

Who Can I Turn To (X9)

Wives And Lovers (X9)

A Wonderful Guy (X9)

You And I (X9)

You And Me Against The World (X9)

Zoom (X9)

Xanadu (X9)