RELEASE
August 01, 1995
LABEL
RCA
GENRES
Country, Country-Pop, Instrumental Pop, Instrumental Country, Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan

Album Review

Although it isn't necessarily a definitive retrospective, Essential is the best CD compilation of Floyd Cramer's solo recordings yet assembled. Containing 20 tracks, including his hits "Last Date," "San Antonio Rose" and "Stood Up," the disc captures Cramer's signature stride piano style in all of its glory on a variety of country, pop and R&B numbers. Cramer was as well-known as a sideman as he was a solo artist, and even if Essential contains none of his session work, it contains a good portion of his very best recordings, making it a fine introduction to one of the most influential pianists in country and pop history.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Last Datehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258619643&id=258619620
  2. Fancy Pantshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258619703&id=258619620
  3. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cryhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258619706&id=258619620
  4. San Antonio Rosehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258619716&id=258619620
  5. Flip Flop and Bophttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258619726&id=258619620
  6. Your Last Goodbyehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258619752&id=258619620
  7. Corrine, Corrinahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-essential-floyd-cramer/id258619620?uo=5
  8. Drown in My Own Tearshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258619869&id=258619620
  9. I Need You Nowhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258619874&id=258619620
  10. On the Reboundhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258620496&id=258619620
  11. Georgia on My Mindhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258620502&id=258619620
  12. Lovesick Blueshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258620511&id=258619620
  13. Chattanooga Choo Choohttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258620544&id=258619620
  14. Losers Weepershttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258620548&id=258619620
  15. Javahttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258620742&id=258619620
  16. Shaumhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-essential-floyd-cramer/id258619620?uo=5
  17. (These Are) The Young Yearshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258620800&id=258619620
  18. All Keyed Uphttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258621246&id=258619620
  19. Stood Uphttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258621291&id=258619620
  20. What'd I Sayhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258621447&id=258619620
purchase full album