Floyd Cramer

Floyd Cramer ( born October 27, 1933 Samti, near Shreveport, Louisiana, † December 31, 1997 in Nashville, Tennessee) was an American pianist and composer, a representative of country music.


In particular, with Chet Atkins, Boots Randolph and others, he created the Nashville sound of the 1950s and 1960s. Cramer had worked with many artists of the narrow country scene, but also with pop stars like Roy Orbison (eg, Oh, Pretty Woman ), Paul Anka, Brenda Lee, Perry Como and Elvis Presley ( he took part in several of his number - one hits with, including in 1956 with the first number 1 Heartbreak Hotel).

With his distinctive piano style Floyd Cramer also had success as a solo instrumentalist. His singles placed several times in the Billboard Hot 100 and 1961 On the placed rebound in the UK was ranked 1st Overall, he had brought out more than 50 albums, which have been published in recent years in addition to the music genre Country under the style of music Easy Listening.


Billboard Hot 100

German Single Charts