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Floyd Cramer

American pianist (1933-1997)

Floyd Cramer

American pianist (1933-1997)
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Death
31st
December, 1997
Birth Place
Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
Biography

Floyd Cramer (October 27, 1933 – December 31, 1997) was an American pianist who was inducted into both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His signature playing style was a cornerstone of the pop-oriented “Nashville sound” of the 1950s and 1960s. Cramer’s “slip-note” or “bent-note” style, in which a passing note slides almost instantly into the chordal note, influenced a generation of pianists. His sound became popular to the degree that he stepped out of his role as a sideman and began touring as a solo act. In 1960, his piano instrumental solo, “Last Date” went to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music chart and sold over one million copies. Its follow-up, “On the Rebound”, topped the UK Singles Chart in 1961. As a studio musician, he became one of a cadre of elite players dubbed the Nashville A-Team and he performed on scores of hit records.

instruments played
Piano
Associated Acts

Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins, Patsy Cline

Birth Name

Floyd Cramer

Occupations

Pianist

Origin

Huttig, Arkansas, U.S.

Years Active

1953 1980

Name

Floyd Cramer

Nationality

United States of America

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