×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Distinctive Piano Style Of/The Magic Touch Of
     

The Distinctive Piano Style Of/The Magic Touch Of

by Floyd Cramer
 
Given the dearth of actual albums by country piano legend Floyd Cramer and the sheer abundance of collections -- the best of which is The Essential Floyd Cramer on RCA -- this two-fer on Collectables should be welcome to the musician's fans. The two albums compiled on this CD, The Magic Touch of Floyd Cramer and See more details below

Overview

Given the dearth of actual albums by country piano legend Floyd Cramer and the sheer abundance of collections -- the best of which is The Essential Floyd Cramer on RCA -- this two-fer on Collectables should be welcome to the musician's fans. The two albums compiled on this CD, The Magic Touch of Floyd Cramer and The Distinctive Piano Style of Floyd Cramer, were issued in 1965 and 1966, respectively. Far from pure country, these sides are drenched with the pop flavors of the day, from the former album's "Marilyn" by Anita Kerr and theme from the film Story of Three Loves to the latter's versions of "Tuxedo Junction," Allen Toussaint's "Naomi," and Ray Stevens' "Hong Kong." There are strings, horns, backing choruses, and all manner of Cramer-isms. Interspersed with the cover tunes are a slew of Cramer originals like the whomping boogie-woogie of "Shrum" and the jumping harpsichord rock & roll of "Hot Pepper," along with the honky tonk jazz version of Duke Ellington's "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" and the shimmying piano finger pop of "All Night Long" (which sounds like a mutant outtake by the Vince Guaraldi Trio for an animated Peanuts cartoon). Cramer was one of only three studio pianists in the Nash Vegas countrypolitan era, along with producer Owen Bradley and Hargus "Pig" Robbins, and was the first to become a solo star. These sides offer evidence as to why.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/27/2004
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431731727
catalogNumber:
7317
Rank:
4780

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Floyd Cramer   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Antonin Dvorák   Composer
Floyd Cramer   Composer
Erskine Hawkins   Composer
Julian Dash   Composer
Buddy Johnson   Composer
Pete Drake   Composer
Wayne Cogswell   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Will Hudson   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Allen Toussaint   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
R.F. Peterson   Composer
Rachmaninoff Quartet   Composer
Buddy Feyne   Composer
Jean Villard   Composer
Bert Reisfeld   Composer
R. Stevens   Composer

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews