Friday, May 12, 2017

Kaleidoscope of Sound: D

Bill says, "Most of the songs that I picked are predominantly guitar songs, but this mellow piano masterpiece is the exception. Floyd Cramer was a giant in Nashville. This is one of those songs that you can't get out of your head for days."

"The Last Date"
Floyd Cramer

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20 comments:

  1. Always loved this song.......brings back a lot of nice "slow dance" memories too!

    Hugs, Pam

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    1. Bill said, "It is one of those songs that I can't quite get right on guitar. It is a piano masterpiece."

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  2. Oh wow---I went to see his grandson play a couple years back with my mom. I did not really know much of that music before and it was a fun night so this brought back some great memories of that night with my mom! Thanks!

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    1. Bill said, "There are better versions of this on the Internet. I picked the live version, with no supporting band, because this is a more nostalgic way of listening to it."

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  3. Beautiful...I've heard this song before but never knew what it was called or who played it.

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    1. Bill said, "It is funny how this self-penned instrumental by Floyd Cramer became a big hit in 1960. It went up against pop music and country music on the charts. While many of those have fallen away, this remains a classic hit."

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  4. That guy always made anything sound wonderful!

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    1. Bill said, "Agreed. He was the piano version of Chet Atkins!"

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    1. Bill said, "Good songs don't always need words."

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  6. A lovely moment of quiet reflection to hear that song.

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    1. Bill said, "All I can add to that is...Floyd Cramer is from Louisiana. Quality guy."

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  7. One of my favorite slow dancing music. It brings back a lot of memories when I was younger. Another great choice. Bill is good to remember the names of artists. I've forgotten a lot of names through the years.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. Bill said, "When I was 8 years old, my father asked if I wanted to play an instrument, like my older siblings did. This conversation happened while watching The Ed Sullivan Show, as the Beatles debuted. I told him I wanted to play drums. He said, SO. What do you want to play? I said, Okay. I want to play the guitar. He turned off the TV and pulled out some old Nashville records. He said, THIS is music. Floyd Cramer is one of those Nashville names." HUGS!

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  8. Ah, the Nashville Sound! Floyd was a huge part of it. So was Chet: he was responsible for it.

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    1. Bill said, "Yes, Chet was. From discovering talent to supporting them in the studio, he was the guy."

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  9. I remember this song well. It is lovely.

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    1. Bill said, "It is nice when a melody flows effortlessly."

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