Golden Greats

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The Platters were the most successful vocal group of the 1950s, with a dozen gold singles and a trio of million-selling albums in their resumé. Blessed with lead singer Tony Williams' warm, rich tenor, and a manager, Buck Ram, who was also a skilled arranger and songwriter, The Platters toned down their R&B and gospel roots to fit pop radio, and their biggest hits "Only You," "The Great Pretender" have become acknowledged classics. Their cover of "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," originally recorded by Paul Whiteman in 1933, has become the definitive version of this beautiful song. Golden Greats is a budget, three-disc collection that has all the hits and more, although a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The Platters were the most successful vocal group of the 1950s, with a dozen gold singles and a trio of million-selling albums in their resumé. Blessed with lead singer Tony Williams' warm, rich tenor, and a manager, Buck Ram, who was also a skilled arranger and songwriter, The Platters toned down their R&B and gospel roots to fit pop radio, and their biggest hits "Only You," "The Great Pretender" have become acknowledged classics. Their cover of "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," originally recorded by Paul Whiteman in 1933, has become the definitive version of this beautiful song. Golden Greats is a budget, three-disc collection that has all the hits and more, although a single disc with just the biggest hits would probably suffice for the casual listener.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2001
  • Label: Goldies Records
  • EAN: 8712177041046
  • Catalog Number: 25422
  • Sales rank: 72,611

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Platters Primary Artist
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Eddie Floyd Composer
Alan Freed Composer
Andrew Hill Composer
John McLaughlin Composer
Tony Williams Composer
Larry Young Composer
Jimmy Kennedy Composer
Kim Wilson Composer
Chip Davis Composer
Bo Diddley Composer
Ray Evans Composer
Inez Foxx Composer
Harvey Fuqua Composer
Henry Glover Composer
William "Poogie" Hart Composer
Tony Hester Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Gordon Kennedy Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Alex North Composer
Victor Young Composer
Hy Zaret Composer
Cynthia Crane Composer
Luther Dixon Composer
Artie Dunn Composer
Jeanette Miles Composer
Les Reed Composer
Raymond Reeder Composer
Ralph Bailey Composer
Hugh Williams Composer
Richard Wylie Composer
Sally Nix Composer
Baker Knight Composer
Vernon Harrell Composer
Herb Wiener Composer
Barry Mason Composer
Morton Nevins Composer
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