A forgotten masterpiece of 70's funk. It falls apart a little toward the end, but the first two-and-a-half minutes more than make up for it (at least if you're as drunk as i am right now,...
he throws everything (including, i think, the kitchen sink) into this one, and the result is...well, listen for yourself. one of my top 5 favorite floyds of all time.
whenever somebody asks me, "who is this floyd cramer you keep going on about?", i usually cue this one up first.
By request. Not sure how Sir Duke would feel about this one, but listen to it a few times and it'll grow on you.
If it's your first time hearing it like this, I envy you.
I could listen to this over and over (and often do).
By request. I think I can safely say this track marks the first occasion a black choir was brought in to back up a Nashville musician.
another one from the "they don't make 'em like this anymore" file.
there's live versions all over the place, but the original's the one that matters.
austin back in 1975 was very different from the mini-dallas it is today; rusty, god love him, was one of the reasons why.
spare and minimalistic (for floyd, anyway)--i wish he'd done more like this one.
this one haunted me when i was a little kid, and it still does to this day.
floyd in a boogie-woogie mood.
the first of floyd's many hank williams covers, and--as is true of so many firsts--the best.
two old pros having fun with an old song.
this was just a filler cut on an album that never fulfilled its promise, but it's one of my favorite floyds--the interplay between the piano and the strings as it builds to its climax is pretty...
this is side two, track one of floyd cramer's "america's biggest-selling pianist" album (regrettably, never digitally remastered for cd). more to come as i get around to it.
and you only thought you knew her.