A Potpourri of Music I've Done


Here is a compendium of music I've recorded. Click on a link or right-click and save the mp3 to your music player. (e.g., iPod) Make sure you have decent audio hardware so as to fully appreciate the time and effort spent re-creating this music.

The songs below were done over almost a 20-year period. As of January 2019, I'm still at it, currently working on
Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Tom Petty, and Yes.
 

Warning! Playing my stuff on cheesy computer speakers is forbidden!

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Badfinger
Monkees
Beach Boys
Neil Young
Beatles Paul Revere & the Raiders
Bee Gees
Queen
Beethoven (Rocked Out!)
Rolling Stones
Cat Stevens
Rush
Chicago
Simon & Garfunkel
Christian
Songs I Wrote
Cream Steely Dan
Doors Tom Petty
Eagles Traffic
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Turtles
Jimi Hendrix Wynton Marsalis (Rocked Out!)
Miscellaneous Artists Yanni

Yes


Short Musical Bio

My mother taught me the accordian when I was very young. Old waltzes, gospel hymns...that kind of stuff. When the Beatles hit the scene in '65, I traded in the squeezebox for a Farfisa organ. Got a 4-piece drum set and taught my brother how to drum. We were a 2-man band. I played the bass parts on the black keys of the Farfisa. In time, I went through seven drum kits. When digital drum machines arrived, I tossed the drums (my wife hated the noise and the space they took up). I learned the bass, and was very much attracted to 12-string guitars, of which I owned 3 or 4.

I love harmonies, and almost quit the school band because the teacher wanted me on first chair clarinet. I wanted to play the harmony parts. There are perhaps 2 or 3 songs where I used a harmonizer, mainly to do "oohs" and "aahs." Beyond that, they sound too synthetic.

I've been in a bunch of bands, but ultimately preferred recording to performing. I've worked a lot with kids (doing songs for grandma for a Christmas present CD). Did some work with a professional Japanese artist. She was a dancer in Tokyo while I was stationed there. She was a fantastic singer. Worked with many people, mostly guitarists who could play lead.

I've also done a lot of classical stuff, especially Beethoven. (I recorded every piano sonata he wrote.) Wynton Marsalis, Yanni, and so on. I've also composed about 90 songs of my own. Arthritis is making things a tad difficult, and my voice is beginning to fail, mostly due to hearing loss. But it's been a great ride!

Terry DeLaney
terrydelaney@outlook.com