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Floyd Cramer

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by Floyd Cramer

Biography

27 October 1933, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, d. 31 December 1997, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The style and sound of Cramer’s piano-playing was possibly one of the biggest influences on post-50s country music. His delicate rock ‘n’ roll sound was achieved by accentuating the discord in rolling from the main note to a sharp or flat, known as ‘slip note’. This is perfectly highlighted in his first major hit, ‘Last Date’, in 1960. He was already a vastly... Read more

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piano
instrumental
easy listening
60s
country
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