The Very Best of the Platters

The Very Best of the Platters

by The Platters

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Overview

The Very Best of the Platters

The Platters merged Tin Pan Alley pop with just enough R&B grit to prefigure what came to be known as soul, and they were one of the most important vocal groups of the 1950s. The Platters were instrumental in putting black vocal groups on the pop map, charting with a dozen gold singles including the acknowledged classics "Only You" and "The Great Pretender," and their cover of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," originally recorded by Paul Whiteman in 1933, has become the definitive version of this beautiful song. This 20-track collection has all three of these hits, and includes most of the group's other essential sides, making it a nice introduction to this important group.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/2008
Label: Universal Tv Uk
UPC: 0600753079447
catalogNumber: 5307944
Rank: 34723

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Platters   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Barry White   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer,Producer
Jimmy Kennedy   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
James Kennedy   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Bill Carey   Composer
Artie Glenn   Composer
Morty Nevins   Composer
Robert Mellin   Composer
Peter Tinturin   Composer
Hugh Williams   Composer
Mickey Addy   Composer
Georges Boulanger   Composer
Ande Rand   Composer

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