1960 Floyd Cramer “Last Date”
The late Floyd Cramer is well remembered as a Country music icon. Cramer performed with many complimentary artists including the late great country guitarist, Chet Atkins . They were a popular duo. Cramer on piano and Chet on strings. Their music transformed into an intrinsic and profound interplay. AmericansOnCoffee
Chet Atkins.. .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 noteslides almost instantly into or away from a 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 100pop 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.