Photo of Larry

Recent Songs

A Blossom Fell (6/3) PSR-SX900 - Nat King Cole, 1955

Moon River (6/3) PSR-SX900 - from the film, Breakfast At Tiffany's

O Sacred Head, Now Wounded (6/3) PSR-SX900 - hymn from the Middle Ages

Vincent (6/3) PSR-SX900 - Don McLean, 1971

Emily (4/29) PSR-SX900 - from the 1964 film, The Americanization of Emily.

Everytime I Feel The Spirit (4/29) PSR-SX900 - an African American spiritual.

Musical Background

(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.

Just Friends Band

(May 1, 2024) )Just Friends Band members Larry Tyler, Kelley Walker and Wes Walker (see photo below) delight audiences with skilled renditions of pop, jazz standards, rock, country, and gospel. Larry is skilled on both guitar and keyboard and provides vocals on a wide repertoire of material, including pop, jazz standards, rock, country, and gospel.  Wes Walker plays saxophone, flute, and clarinet and has performed professionally around the region for the past 30 years, including productions of West Side Story, Will Rogers Follies, A Chorus Line, and The King and I. Wes has backed prominent entertainers, including Johnny Mathis, Burt Bachrach, Wayne Newton, The Temptations, The Four Tops, and the Tommy Dorsey Band. His experience includes the Memphis Jazz Orchestra and the Memphis Symphony Pops Concerts. Kelley Walker has performed around the Memphis area for over 30 years with various bands, singing rock and roll, old standards and top 40 hits in venues including the Peabody Hotel, The Memphis Country Club, and Mud Island.

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, in 2015, Larry got the new S970, and in 2019, the new PSR-SX900.

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-S970 (97), PSR-S975 (98), or PSR-SX900 (X9).

A Blossom Fell (X9)

Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehn (X9)

After The Lovin' (X9)

Alfie (X9)

All In The Game (98)

All My Loving (X9)

All The Things You Are (T5) (C)

All The Way (X9)

Alright, Ok, You Win (T5)

Always (X9)

Am I That Easy To Forget (X9)

And I Love Her (X9)

And I Love You So (X9)

An Affair To Remember (T5)

Angel Eyes (T5)

Annie's Song (X9)

Amor, Amor, Amor (X9)

Arthur's Theme (T5)

As The Deer (X9)

At Sundown (X9)

Avalon (vocal) (98)

Baby Blue (T5)

Back Home Again In Indiana (Wes,sax) (X9)

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

Black and Blue (Wes sax) (T5)

Blowin' In The Wind (X9)

Blue Bossa (98) (T)

Blue Skies (9 )

Boot Scootin' Boogie (X9)

Break My Mind (vocal) (X9)

By The Time I Get To Phoenix (v) (98)

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)

Close To You (X9)

Cold Cold Heart (X9)

Come Rain Or Come Shine (X9)

Could I Have This Dance (X9)

Crazy (wJoyce) (vocal) (X9)

Cry (X9)

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

Day By Day (X9)

Dear Heart (T5)

Deep Water (vocal) (97)

Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me (98)

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

Dream A Little Dream Of Me (X9) (C)

Drinking Champagne (98)

East Bound and Down (vocal) (X9)

Eleanor Rigby (98)

Emily (X9)

Every Day (X9 )

Every Day (T5)

Everytime I Feel The Spirit (X9)

Everybody's Talkin' (X9)

Everything Happens To Me (98) (T)

Evil Ways (v by Joyce) (98)

Flamingo (T5) (C)

Flip Flop & Fly (X9)

Flowers On The Wall (X9)

Fool On The Hill (X9)

A Fool Such As I (X9)

For Once In My Life (X9)

For The Good Times (T5)

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

Funny How Time Slips Away (X9)

Gentle On My Mind (X9)

Gonna Build A Mountain (X9)

Goodnight My Love (v) (98)

Gospel Medley (X9)

Goofus (98)

Great Is Thy Faithfulness (98)

The Greatest Love Of All (X9)

Green Leaves of Summer (T5) (F)

The Gypsy (vocal) (T5)

Happy Holidays (X9)

Hard Days Night (X9)

Have You Looked Into Your Heart (98)

He (X9)

Heart (X9)

Heartaches by the Number (X9)

Hello Mary Lou (X9)

Here Comes The Sun (T5)

Here, There and Everywhere (X9)

Hi Lilli Hi Lo and Tammy (98)

Hit The Road Jack (X9)

Hooked On A Feeling (X9)

House At Pooh Corner (X9)

A House of Gold (vocal) (98)

How About You (X9)

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

How Big Is God (X9)

How Can You Mend A Broken Heart (X9)

I Believe In Music (vocal) (X9)

I Can See Clearly (T5)

I Don't Know Why I Love You But I Do (vocal) (X9)

I Don't Want To Walk Without You (X9)

I Fall In Love Too Easily (w/Wes alto flute) (X9)

I Fall To Pieces (vocal by Joyce) (X9)

I Get A Kick Out of You (X9)

I Got It Bad (98) (T)

I Got Rhythm (X9)

I Just Called To Say I Love You (X9)

I Just Want To Dance With You (X9)

I Know Who Holds Tomorrow (T5)

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

I Like It Like That (v) (T5)

I Only Have Eyes For You (97)

I Saw The Light (98)

I Will Wait For You (98)

I Wish You Love (v) (T5)

I Wish You Love 2 (v) (T5)

I Won't Last A Day Without You (X9)

I'll Be Around (98)

I'll Close My Eyes (Wes on sax) (X9)

I'll Remember April v (T5)

I'll String Along With You (X9)

I'm Walking (X9)

I've Got Peace Like A River (X9)

Ice Castles Theme (T5)

Isle of Capri (X9)

It Could Happen To You (v) (T5)

It Doesn't Matter Anymore (vocal) (X9)

It Happened In Monterey (vocal) (X9)

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)

It's A Good Day (vocal) (X9)

It's So Easy (T5)

Jamaica Farewell (vocal) (X9)

Joy To The World (X9)

Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee (98)

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

Just The Way You Are (T5)

King Of The Road (X9)

A Kiss To Build A Dream On (Kelley vocal) (X9)

Lady Be Good (v-Joyce) (X9)

Lady Madonna (98)

Latin Medley (X9)

Laughter In The Rain (T5)

Learning the Blues (T5) (C)

Legend In My Time (X9)

Let It Be (X9)

Let It Be Me (T5)

Let Me Be There (vocal) (X9)

Let The Good Times Roll (v/Joyce) (98)

Let's Twist Again (X9)

Lonely Street (X9)

The Lonesome Road (X9)

The Long And Winding Road (98)

Long Black Train (vocal) (98)

Lost In The 50's Tonight (98)

Love Nest (X9)

Lovely Hula Girl (98)

Lullaby Of Birdland (X9)

Lullaby of Broadway (X9)

Lying Eyes (T5)

Manana (X9)

Marianne (X9)

MASH Theme (T5)

Maybe Baby (T5)

Me And Bobby McGee (X9)

Melody of Love (X9)

Memories Are Made Of This (vocal by Darrell) (X9)

Mercy Mercy Mercy (X9)

Michelle (X9)

Midnight Sun (T5) (F)

Mississippi c (vocal) (X9)

Misty (X9)

Moon River (X9)

Moondance (T5)

More (X9)

More Today Than Yesterday (T5)

Morning Has Broken (X9)

Mr. Bojangles (T5)

My Favorite Things v (Kelly) (X9)

My Romance (9 )

My Way (X9)

The Nearness of You (T5) (C)

New Orleans Ladies (vocal) (X9)

New World In The Morning (X9)

Night and Day (9 )

Nobody Wins (vocal) (X9)

O Lonesome Me (vocal) (98)

O Sacred Head, Now Wounded (X9)

Oh Boy (T5)

Oh Shenandoah (X9)

Oh, Pretty Woman (98)

Old Cape Cod (vocal) (T5)

Old Shep (X9)

On A Clear Day (X9)

On And On (X9)

On Green Dolphin Street (98)

The One I Love (X9)

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)

Please Help Me I'm Falling (X9)

Polk Salad Annie (vocal) (98)

Prisoner Of Love (98)

Pure Imagination (T5)

Put Your Hand In The Hand (X9)

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)

Satin Doll (X9) (T)

Secret Love (98)

September In The Rain (v) (T5)

The Shadow of Your Smile (T5)

Shall We Gather At The River (T5)

Shangri La (T5) (C)

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

Sing (98)

The Sloop John B (T5)

Slow Hot Wind (97)

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (v) (T5)

Someone To Watch Over Me (X9)

Something (X9)

Something Stupid (X9)

Somewhere Along The Way (X9)

The Sound of Music (X9)

South Of The Border (X9)

Southern Love (vocal) (98)

Special Angel (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)

Surrey With The Fringe On The Top (X9)

Sway (vocal) w/Wes on Tenor sax (X9)

Sweet Memories (X9)

Swingin' On A Star (X9)

Take Good Care of My Baby (X9)

Tangerine (98)

Teach Me Tonight (vocal) (X9)

Texas Girl (X9)

That Sunday (X9)

That's All (X9)

That's What Friends Are For (T5)

There I've Said It Again (X9)

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

These Foolish Things (T5)

They All Laughed (X9)

A Thing Called Love (v) (98)

Things (X9)

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)

Three Coins In the Fountain (X9)

Tiger By The Tail (vocal) (9 )

Tijuana Taxi (X9)

Till Then (X9)

A Time For Love (T5) (C)

A Tisket A Tasket (vocal) (X9)

To All The Girls I've Loved Before (X9)

To Me (X9)

Top Of The World (v) (98)

Traces (T5)

Triste (Wes,flute) (X9)

True Love Ways (T5)

Try A Little Tenderness (v) (98)

Try To Remember (X9)

Tumbling Tumbleweeds (v) (T5)

Twelfth of Never (X9)

Two Different Worlds (T5)

Venus (X9)

Vincent (X9)

Walk Don't Run (T5)

Watch What Happens (v) (97)

Way Down Texas Way (X9)

The Way You Look Tonight (X9)

Wayfaring Stranger (X9)

The Wayward Wind (T5)

We've Only Just Begun (98)

Welcome to My World (X9)

Well All Right (T5)

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

What I Did For Love (X9)

What Now My Love (T5)

What the World Needs Now (Wes on sax) (X9)

When Sunny Gets Blue (T5) (T)

Where Is The Love (vocal) (X9)

Who Can I Turn To (X9)

Why Don't You Do Right (X9)

Wichita Lineman (T5)

Wind Beneath My Wings (X9)

Witchcraft (X9)

Yellow Days (w/Wes tenor sax) (X9)

Yesterday (T5) (C)

Yesterday Once More (98)

You And I (X9)

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

You Are So Beautiful (X9)

You Are Too Beautiful (X9)

You Don't Have To Be A Star (v by Joyce) (98)

You Don't Know Me (X9)

You Raise Me Up (X9)

You Stepped Out Of A Dream (97)

You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You (X9)

You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma (98)

You've Got A Friend (X9)

Your Cheatin' Heart (X9)