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

Country Music Hall of Fame and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame pianist Floyd Cramer was born on this day in 1933. His piano was key to the “Nashville sound,” which took country music and toned down the honky-tonk aspects of it, replacing fiddles and steel guitars with strings and horns. “Last Date” was a composition of Floyd’s, and was a #2 record in 1960.

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

  1. Got to love Floyd, such a big part of so many songs from Nashville. He had that signature “slip note” style that is prominent on Patsy Cline’s “Crazy”.


    1. He was country, but a little more sophisticated. He was a big part of the Nashville Sound, which many call “countrypolitan,” a cross between country and pop music.


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