Floyd Cramer – The Floyd Cramer Collection 1953-62 – 2CD
Pianist Floyd Cramer was one of the most influential musicians in country music during the late 1950s and early '60s, and is especially associated with his use of what was called the slip note technique, where he slid from an out-of-key note to the correct note, which was a feature of many country hits of this era. With this style, and working as a Nashville session man with producers like Chet Atlins, he was one of the architects of the Nashville Sound that brought country music into the pop mainstream. This enabled him to have his own high-profile instrumental hits with records like Last Date, a US No. 2, On The Rebound, a US No. 4 and UK No. 1, and San Antonio Rose, a US No. 8. This great-value 62-track 2-CD set comprises the A & B sides of his singles for the Abbott, MGM and RCA labels during these years, plus selected titles from his albums Hello Blues, Last Date, America's Biggest-Selling Pianist, On The Rebound and I Remember Hank Williams, and features all his thirteen pop and country hits during these years. It provides a comprehensive showcase for highly distinctive and equally highly skilled the piano styling of a musician who had a significant influence on country music.
1. Dancin' Diane - 2. Little Brown Jug - 3. Fancy Pants - 4. Five Foot Two Eyes Of Blue - 5. Jolly Cholly - 6. Oh! Suzanna - 7. Aunt Dinah's Quilting Party - 8. Rag-a-tag - 9. Sweet Adeline - 10. Howdy Ma'am - 11. Jealous, Cold, Cheatin' Heart - 12. Pianjo Rag - 13. Battle Hymn Of The Republic - 14. Dixie - 15. Tennessee Central (no. 9) - 16. Succotash - 17. Pretty Bluejeans - 18. Good Time Cakewalk - 19. Slap Happy - 20. Rio Grande Valley - 21. Waltz With Cramer Medley: (Shenandoah Waltz, Waltz With Me, Tennessee Waltz) - 22. Funny Face - 23. Herman’s Theme - 24. Country Gentleman - 25. Sophisticated Swing - 26. Flip, Flop And Bop - 27. Mumble Jumble - 28. Cryin' - 29. Rumpus - 30. The Big Chihuahua - 31. Last Date -
1. Sweetie Baby - 2. On The Rebound - 3. Mood Indigo - 4. San Antonio Rose - 5. I Can Just Imagine - 6. Hang On - 7. Your Last Goodbye - 8. Chattanooga Choo Choo - 9. Let’s Go - 10. Lovesick Blues - 11. The First Hurt - 12. Hot Pepper - 13. For Those That Cry - 14. Losers Weepers - 15. Swing Low - 16. Java - 17. Melissa - 18. I'll Never Be Free - 19. The Lonesome Road - 20. Forever - 21. I Need You Now - 22. Heart And Soul - 23. You Win Again - 24. The Waltz You Saved For Me - 25. Are You Sincere - 26. Wonderland By Night - 27. Let It Be Me - 28. Corrina, Corinna - 29. Jambalaya - 30. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - 31. Your Cheatin' Heart -