Floyd Cramer left an important mark on music history as evidenced by his induction into the Gospel Music, Country Music and Rock and Roll Hall of Fames. Rarely has an instrumentalist influenced so many. “Music is emotion, mood, regardless of what you name it,” Cramer once remarked.
A self-taught pianist, Floyd Cramer was one of the architects of the “Nashville Sound,” a merger of country and pop that helped reinvigorate the Nashville recording scene. Cramer’s influence extended to traditional country and rock and roll, too. His distinctive piano stylings could by heard on recordings by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, the Everly Brothers, Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee, and many others.
Floyd performed on these classic recordings:
”Heartbreak Hotel” Elvis Presley
“Crazy” Patsy Cline
“Only The Lonely” Roy Orbison
“I’m Sorry” Brenda Lee
“(Til) I Kissed You” The Everly Brothers
“Flip Flop and Bop” Floyd Cramer
“Please Help Me I’m Falling” Hank Locklin
“U.S. Male” Elvis Presley
“Walking In The Park With Eloise” Paul McCartney and Wings with Chet Atkins
“Last Date” Floyd Cramer
Floyd Cramer has recorded over fifty instrumental albums and reached #2 on the pop charts in 1960 with his biggest hit, “Last Date.” Cramer scored two more top ten hits in 1961 with “On The Rebound” (#4) and “San Antonio Rose” (#8). He won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental in 1979 with “My Blue Eyes.”
Yell Records proudly presents Floyd Cramer's Country Classics Volume One, Gospel Classics Volume One and Pop Classics Volume One.