When I thought about how to offer my music, I knew I didn’t want it to be another….."and then I wrote”….. session. Though the catalog spans many years, I’d like to think that the songs are still fresh, and perhaps will touch someone the same way they moved me when I created them. I think of these songs as my children, special pieces of art if you will, and perhaps one of them will hold meaning for you as well. I hope you enjoy Larry Negro Music!
Thank you for listening
THIS IS ME
While music was always my passion, I didn't really get started until I moved to New York City and reunited with one of my music soulmates from the Air Force, Tom Foy (currently of "Lola and the Saints"). Tom introduced me to the "music business" with all its ups and downs. While hitting the pavements, trying to "get a deal", I met Dave Appell. I wrote with Dave for producer Hank Medress. Hank was one of the Tokens of the "Lion Sleeps Tonight" fame and at the time was producing Tony Orlando and Dawn. I had my first published tune with Tony "Let's Run Away Girl"
Working with Dave was great but I was also working with friends at Laurie Records. We made some great music there using the same studio where artists like Dion and the Belmonts, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Chiffons and Bobby Goldsboro recorded. Laurie released "Sing Me a Song" under the group name Evolution. There's been a lot of speculation over the years about who the singer was in that group. Well, I guess now we can put that mystery to rest.
Over the years I've had the pleasure of working with some great musicians and artists; Tom and Lola Foy, June Thomas, Joey Price, The Yellow Brick Road, Ted Rewak, Alex Gregar, Steve DeStefano, Ron Amodea, Nancy Reed and Spencer Reed, Richard Crooks (father time) just to name a few. If you'd like to know what they're doing now, below is a link to catch up with some of them.
Some blues, some rock, some country.....pop, novelty, standard....my genre is eclectic for sure....... but always heartfelt. I hope you'll share in some of the joy I've had creating these songs over the years and I thank you for listening.