The Platters The Best of The Platters

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  • Released: May 27, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Collectables Records

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From their beginnings as an R&B Doo Wop group, The Platters became one of the biggest groups of the 50's and 60's with tremendous success on both the Pop and R&B charts. This large compilation of their best includes the timeless hits "Only You (And You Alone)", "Harbor Lights", "The Great Pretender" and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes".


  • 1.With This Ring
  • 2.I Love You 1000 Times
  • 3.Washed Ashore (On A Lonely Island In The Sea)
  • 4.Sweet Sweet Lovin'
  • 5.Lovely
  • 6.If I Had A Love
  • 7.I Love You Because
  • 8.Only You (And You Alone)
  • 9.I'll Be Home
  • 10.Harbor Lights
  • 11.(You've Got) The Magic Touch
  • 12.Heaven On Earth
  • 13.Get A Hold Of Yourself
  • 14.Shing-A-Lin-A-Loo
  • 15.Run While It's Dark
  • 16.Going Back To Detroit
  • 17.Love Must Go On
  • 18.I Can't Get Used To Sharing You
  • 19.Why Do You Wanna Make Me Blue
  • 20.On The Top Of My Mind
  • 21.We Ain't What We Was
  • 22.Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • 23.If I Had You
  • 24.Pledging My Love
  • 25.The Great Pretender

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Liner Note Author: Al Fichera.
It's possible that he doo wop era hosted as many different groups as it did hit singles. The Platters distinguished themselves among their countless contemporaries as one of the most romantic, classy, and durable groups of the period, racking up an impressive string of chart-toppers including "The Great Pretender," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," and "Only You." Those tracks appear on this Collectables compilation, along with 22 other gems. Doo wop and vintage R&B fanatics will likely have this material already, but THE BEST OF THE PLATTERS makes the perfect intro for newcomers.

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Take a look at the album cover for these 1967 Best Platters: You will see lead singer Sonny Turner (second from the right) and Sandra Dawn with the three remaining original Platters Paul Robi, Herb Reed and David Lynch (left to right outside). Tony Williams and Zola Taylor had left the Platters in early 60's; Tony for an unsuccessful solo career. This "Best" CD is for the Musicor Records years which includes hits "With This Ring" and "I Love You 1000 Times." My only dissappointment is that Sonny's version of "Twilight Time" is not here. All the other top Platters' hit songs are included on this Musicor "Best." This gives the collector an opportunity to compare Sonny's lead with Tony's lead singing on earlier "Best" compilations of major hits. The newer songs added make this one unique from the other "Best" of the Platters CD's. 5-12-12 R.C. JONES

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  • Sales Rank: 12,066
  • UPC: 090431292525
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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