“Last Date” Performed by Floyd Cramer (1960)

February 15, 2008


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This song, recorded and written by pianist Floyd Cramer, was a hit no matter how you sliced it. Released in 1960, it reached #2 on the Billboard Black Singles chart, #2 on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart. Then in the following year, 1961, it reached #11 on the Billboard Country Singles Chart.

In 2003, this studio musician and musical innovator, was posthumously inducted into both the “Country Music Hall of Fame” and the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

Now that’s what you call true universal appeal for those times!

Read the concise Wiki Bio on Floyd Cramer.

Thanks for stopping by.

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NOTE: This post went missing the end of March. I was able to restore it when I found it in the Google Cache today (4/16/08). The two comments were not able to be restored.

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1 Linda February 7, 2009 at 7:23 pm

I love his music. This one is a favourite of mine.
Linda

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2 Gerry June 12, 2011 at 12:48 am

My husband and I both loved this “Last date”.My children played it at our 60th anniversary party, We danced.. My husband was ill and I lost him 2 months later. I listen alone now to all of Floyd’s Music and if I feel like crying I do. I smile though for both guys were so great in their own way.I found the song Kentucky by
Floyd. it has a special meaning for me. I was Married in Kentucky,I too have lung cancer .Damn Cigaretts. dirty air, radon ,Poor life style.

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3 Gerry June 12, 2011 at 12:49 am

I’ll be here every day. It my life now.

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4 SonDan June 12, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Hi Gerry,

Thanks for sharing your connection to “Last Date.” It is almost supernatural to me how the sound of a song can take you back to certain times in your life and it can be so vivid that you can almost smell the air and feel the presence of the people in the memory. This is why I love music so much. It transports me to good times and gives me a feeling of contentment that I can get no other way.

I truly appreciate your visit and am very glad you found both my blog and this “special” song for you. All my best you you. I look forward to your continued visits.

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5 sondan February 7, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Hi Linda,

Thanks for checking in. Good to know I am not alone in this musical favorite. Hope to hear more from you. Please know that I really appreciate your visits.

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