The Platters [Direct Source #1]

The Platters [Direct Source #1]

by The Platters

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Overview

The Platters [Direct Source #1]

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 résumé. 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. All three of these enduring classics are included in this brief survey of the Platters' canon.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/01/2001
Label: Direct Source Label
UPC: 0779836144225
catalogNumber: 1442

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Platters   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Buck Ram   Composer
Jimmy Kennedy   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Alan Dunn   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Tony Hester   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Gordon Kennedy   Composer
Nevins   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Tony Williams   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Billy White   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer
Peter Tinturin   Composer
Hugh Williams   Composer
Georges Boulanger   Composer
Richard Wylie   Composer
Ande Rand   Composer

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