Personalities | Floyd Cramer | Nashville & Beyond | Country

(Piano, songwriter, 1933–97)

This Santi, Louisiana-born pianist was to country piano in the 1950s and 1960s what his mentor Chet Atkins was to guitar. Cramer’s distinct ‘slip-note’ style became a hallmark of the Nashville sound. As a soloist, he also recorded dozens of albums and scored some crossover pop hits with ‘Last Date’ (1960) and ‘San Antonio Rose’ (1961).

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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