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Life's an Adventure - Song CD contains 10 originals by Larry Jones

Wilderness Wonders
Bound to be Free
Sailor *
In from the Storm
What We Am
Woods of Nova Scotia
Dancing Ponies *
Whole Lot of Love
Blues So Bad
The Lady Jane


We Are - Song CD contains 8 originals by Larry Jones

I Just Live to Love You *
Dawg Gone *
Mules in Human Skin
A Part of You
Gigantic Love
May Love Always Go with You
America We Can
We Are *


For sound bytes of the songs marked * and others, go to: The Music of Larry Jones

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      The first songs written by Larry Jones were done by working out the notes on the piano and writing them down on manuscript paper. After being taught some scales and chords by Nana Jones—this certainly was a form of encouragement—the songs started flowing off the piano keys. This was the procedure from 1954 until the mid 60s when he aquired his first tape recorder. Now they could all go dawn on tape. By this time the guitar was the first instrument of songwriting. Many years and many songs later came the first formal instruction in songwriting. The melodies became more vibrant and the lyrics more well crafted to the song theme. Associations with many other aspiring songwriters in NCSA (Northern California Songwriters Association), now WCS (West Coast Songwriters), provided much support, education and comparisons of work. There were many song publishers, producers, professional writers and experienced singer/songwriters available for instruction, evaluation, tips and demonstration. Larry became involved.


Fields of Salinas

When You Smile
Fields of Salinas
She's a Sweetheart
What a Pretty Lady
A Song
I'm a Trucker
Forty Times a Day
Pretty Yeller Gold
Wyoming Moon
Linda (Like Yesterday)


Turn Me Loose

How You Make My Heart Feel
Wings of the Wind
Take Me In or Turn Me Loose
Light Up Libra
Watsonville Woman
Glad to be American
We'er Gonna Make it Through
Pony and Me


Barnyard Convention

She Takes Care of Me
Barnyard Convention
Waiting for the Train
By the Firelight
Hole in My Pocket (blues)
Reach for the Top
You'd Still be King
My Life with You

      Songwriting is like writing a three minute story; the beginning, the middle, the end; the picture and the emotion. The marriage of melody and lyric; all these and more are the basic requirements of a good song.


The Mighty Gray

Tropical Ocean
You Carry Me Away
The Mighty Gray
Seattle Lady
Can We Save the Whales
Time to Say Goodbye
Grandad Was a Preacher
Main Street Lady


Different Hats

Different Hats
Lovin' by the Light of the Moon
Backyard Sanctuary
Wyoming Moon
Barnyard Convention
Hole in My Pocket
She Takes Care of Me
My Life with You


Number One Believer

Number One Believer
Lights in the Sky
Lovelight in Your Eyes
Yesterday's Gone
Listen to the Children Sing
Wings of the Wind
Holes in My Knees
Better Than That
Glad to be American
My Dog
Holes in My Knees II
Time to Recycle

      There was a lot of fun in writing and singing but just as much fun was working as a volunteer in the songwriter's projects. Managing song screenings, works in progress, open mics and assisting with the annual conference provided a great satisfaction. In addition to the fulfilment, rewards such as the volunteer of the year award were most gratifying. There may not be a number one hit among them but an average of a song a month for fifty years is enough to make quite a collection.

For lyrics to some of Larry's songs go to: The Songs of Larry Jones
Also includes guitars, more songs and albums, and pictures.