Song of the Day: Floyd Cramer, “Last Date”

Pianist Floyd Cramer was born on this day in 1933. An integral part of what came to be known as the Nashville Sound, his "slip note" or "bent note" style of playing influenced other pianists in country and other genres. He was a member of the Nashville A-Team that appeared in hundreds of records in the ’50’s and ’60’s. His 1960 single "Last Date" reached #2 on the Hot 100 and sold over a million copies. This is from an episode of The Jimmy Dean Show.

5 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Floyd Cramer, “Last Date”

  1. I remember when I used to watch The Jimmy Dean Show sometimes. Now the clip looks so old. But I guess I was just a kid at the time. Great song.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


    1. Broadcast quality has improved tremendously over the years, especially with digital broadcasting. I watch “The Andy Griffith Show” and the black-and-white picture looks sharper than I remember it looking 60 years ago. But, as you say, maybe it’s that I’m 60 years older.

      Floyd Cramer was a tremendous pianist….


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