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Recent Songs

Crocodile Rock

(I Had) The Time of My Life

Love Letters

Mr Bojangles

Rascals Medley 1

Rascals Medley 2

(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.

In October of 2017, I was able to acquire the Tyros 5.  As with the other Yamaha keyboards, it is packed with many new styles and voices.  I was particularly impressed with the multitude of realistic choir voices and choir multipads.  I am currently enjoying learning to integrate these and other voices into my favorite songs.

Richard's MP3 Song Index

The list below includes all of Richard's songs arranged alphabetically by song title. Click on the song title to listen to and/or download the song. Songs recorded on Tyros5 (T5) or PSR-S950 (95).

70's Soul Blues Shfl (95)

After The Love Has Gone (95)

Ain't Misbehaving (95)

All I Want For Christmas Is You (95)

Almost Like a Song (95)

Always And Forever (95)

Always Something (95)

Always Something (95)

America The Beautiful (95)

America The Beautiful v2 (95)

Any Day Now (95)

Are You Lonesome Medley(95)

As Close As The Mention (95)

Away In A Manger (95)

Big Boss Man (95)

Bless The Lord Oh My Soul (95)

Blessed Assurance (95)

Blue Christmas (95)

Brandy (T5)

Brandy v2 (T5)

Bread Upon The Water (95)

Brown Eyes Blue (95)

Burt's Back Medley (95)

C'est La Vie (95)

C'est La Vie 2 (95)

C&W Swing Medley (95)

Call Me (T5)

Can You Read My Mind (95)

CandyMan Can (95)

Chanson D'Amor (95)

Christmas Carol Medley (95)

A Christmas Medley (95)

The Christmas Song (95)

Christmas Time Is Here (95)

Christmas Waltz (95)

Christmas Waltz (95)

City of New Orleans (95)

Classics IV Medley and Sunny (95)

A Closer Walk (95)

Country Roads (95)

Crazy (95)

Crocodile Rock (95)

Do You Hear What I Hear (95)

Don't Know Why (95)

Don't Worry Baby (95)

Dreams of the Everyday Housewife (95)

Dreams of the Everyday Housewife 2 (95)

Eight Days A Week (T5)

Everything Is Beautiful (95)

Faith Medley (95)

Faith Medley 01 (95)

Family Bible (95)

The First Noel (95)

Funny How Time Slips Away (95)

Galveston (95)

Gentle On My Mind V2 (95)

God Only Knows (95)

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (95)

Going Out Of My Head (95)

Hark The Herald Angels Sing (95)

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (95)

He's Been Faithful (95)

He's Been So Good To Me (95)

Hello Mary Lou (95)

Hi Heel Sneakers (95)

A Hill Called Mt Calvary (95)

Holy Ground (95)

How Long Has This Been Goin On (95)

I Believe In You (95)

I Cried Holy (95)

I Know Who Holds Tomorrow (95)

I'll Be Home For Christmas (95)

I'm So In Love With You (95)

If Every Day Was Like Christmas (95)

If I Get Home On Christmas Day (95)

If You Could Read My Mind (95)

Isn't She Lovely (95)

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (95)

Johnny B Goode (95)

Joy To The World (95)

Just The Two Of Us (95)

Just The Way You Are (T5)

Killing Me Softly (T5)

Kokomo (95)

L-O-V-E (95)

A Last Waltz (95)

Latin Pop Medley (95)

Laughter In The Rain (95)

Let It Be Me (95)

Let There Be Peace On Earth (T6)

The Little Drummer Boy (95)

Little St Nick (95)

The Lord's Prayer (95)

Love Letters (95)

Love Look What You've Done To Me v2 (95)

Love, Look What You've Done To Me (95)

Make Me An Instrument (95)

Mama Tried (95)

Mary Did You Know (95)

Mary's Boy Child (T5)

Matchbox (95)

A Meeting In The Air (95)

Midnight Train To Georgia (95)

Misty (95)

Moonglow (T5)

Morning Sun (95)

The Most Beautiful Girl (95)

The Most Wonderful Time of The Year (95)

Mr Bojangles (95)

My Eyes Adored You (95)

Mystery Train (95)

New York New York (95)

No Place Like Home (95)

O Come All Ye Faithful (95)

O Holy Night (95)

O Little Town Of Bethlehem (95)

Our Day Will Come (T5)

Perfect Peace (95)

Please Come Home For Christmas (95)

Praise The Lord (95)

Proud Mary (95)

Put Your Hand In The Hand (95)

Rainbow Connection (95)

Rainy Night In Georgia (95)

Rascals Medley 1 (95)

Rascals Medley 2 (95)

Rascals Medley 3 (95)

Right or Wrong (95)

Rise Again (95)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (95)

Shangri La (95)

Silent Night (95)

Silver Bells (95)

Since I Fell For You (T5)

So Rare (95)

So Rare (T5)

A Song For You (95)

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (95)

Southern Nights (95)

Sweet Hour Of Prayer (95)

Sweet Memories (95)

Tennessee Waltz (95)

There'll Never Be Another You (95)

This Masquerade (95)

Through It All (95)

(I Had) The Time of My Life (K9)

Time In A Bottle (95)

Traces Of Love (95)

True Grit (95)

True Grit (T5)

The Way You Look Tonight (95)

We Are Here To Worship You (95)

We Three Kings (95)

Webb Majic (T5)

What A Friend (95)

What A Wonderful World (95)

What Child Is This (95)

Where Is The Love (95)

White Christmas (95)

Wonderful, Wonderful (95)

Y'Mama Don't Dance (95)

You Don't Know Me (95)

You Make It Rain For Me (95)

You're Sixteen (T5)

Your Love Is Lifting Me Higher (95)



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