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Floyd Cramer (October 27, 1933 - December 31, 1997) was an American Hall of Fame pianist who was one of the architects of the "Nashville Sound." October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Reef. ... The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... This article deals with those who play the piano. ... The Nashville sound in country music arose during the 1950s in the United States. ...

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Floyd Cramer

Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Cramer grew up in the small town of Huttig, Arkansas, teaching himself to play the piano. After finishing high school he returned to Shreveport where he worked as a pianist for the Louisiana Hayride radio show. In 1952, he made his way to Nashville, Tennessee at a time when the use of piano accompanists in country music was growing in popularity. Before long Cramer would become one of the busiest studio musicians in the industry, playing piano for stars such as Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee, Patsy Cline, The Browns, Jim Reeves, Roy Orbison, Don Gibson and the Everly Brothers amongst many others. Shreveport, Louisiana is the third largest metropolitan city in the state of Louisiana, USA. It is located in Caddo Parish, and as of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 200,145. ... Huttig is a city located in Union County, Arkansas. ... This article is about the modern musical instrument. ... The Louisiana Hayride, was a radio broadcast from the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States that during its heyday from 1948 to 1960 spawned the careers of the some of the greatest names in American music. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... Country music, once known as country and western music, is a popular musical form developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ... Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock and Roll, or as just simply The King, was an American singer who had an immeasurable effect on world culture. ... Brenda Lee on the cover of her collection, part of The Millennium Collection Brenda Lee, real name Brenda Mae Tarpley (born December 11, 1944) was an American teen idol and country singer, from Lithonia, Georgia. ... Patsy Cline, (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American country music singer. ... The Browns were an American family singing group from Sparkman, Arkansas made up of Jim Ed Brown (b. ... Jim Reeves James Travis Jim Reeves (20 August 1923 - 31 July 1964) was an American country singer known for his warm velvety voice. ... Roy Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. ... Donald Eugene Gibson (April 3, 1928 - November 17, 2003) was a country singer. ... Don (born February 1, 1937 in Brownie, a small coal-mining town (now defunct) near Central City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky) and Phil Everly (born January 18, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois) are country-influenced rock and roll performers who had their greatest success in the 1950s. ...


However, Cramer remained a virtual unknown to anyone but music industry insiders until he recorded a 45rpm Single in 1960 called "Last Date." An instrumental, the music exhibited a relatively new concept for piano playing known as the "slip note" style. The record went to No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music chart. By the mid-1960s, Cramer had become a respected performer, making numerous albums and touring with guitar maestro Chet Atkins and saxophonist Boots Randolph. Alternate meanings: Single In music, a single is a song considered commercially viable enough by the artist and record company to be released separately from an album, usually featuring on an album as well. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main U.S. singles popularity chart used by Billboard magazine. ... Depending on context, pop music is either an abbreviation of popular music or, more recently, a term for a sub- genre of it. ... The classical guitar typically has 3 nylon and 3 nickel-wound strings. ... Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 _ June 30, 2001) was an influential country guitarist and record producer in country music. ... Boots Randolph Boots Randolph (born Homer Louis Randolph III on June 3, 1936 in Paducah, Kentucky) is an American saxophonist and renowned session musician. ...


Floyd Cramer passed away in 1997 and was interred in the Spring Hill Cemetery in the Nashville suburb of Madison, Tennessee. Spring Hill Cemetery on Gallatin Pike in Nashville, Tennessee is a the final resting place for some of country music’s legendary performers including: Roy Acuff, singer, songwriter, music publisher Floyd Cramer, piano legend George Morgan, singer Hank Snow, singer Porter Wagoner, singer Keith Whitley, singer See also: List of...


In 2003, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Country Music Hall of Fame is a museum at 222 Fifth Avenue South in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, showing Lake Erie in the background The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, dedicated, as the name suggests, to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential rock and...


East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee offers the "Floyd Cramer Competitive Scholarship." East Tennessee State University is an accredited university operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents with its principal campus in Johnson City, Tennessee. ... Johnson City is a city located in Tennessee. ...


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Floyd Cramer (283 words)
Floyd Cramer was born on October 27th 1933 in Shreveport, Los Angeles.
The self-taught Cramer helped develop the "Nashville Sound" that carried country music to a wider audience and had the nation's most popular singers demanding his presence in the recording studio and on the bandstand.
Cramer, who had been diagnosed with cancer, died at the age of 64 and died at his home in Nashville on January 19th '98.
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