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Customer Reviews

the best of the platters

great chill out music whatever your age, i was brought up listening to the platters and it brings back great memories. This album makes you wish you where about in the 50's a real classic, give it a try even if you have never heard of them, you'll be glad you did. the best thing is the vocals, real smooth!!!!

Great music

Unfortunately I was not around at the time when the platters were big but I can still chill to their music. R.I.P platters

The best

This is a timeless group with soul passion and meaning this comes from a time when romance and dreams were something special which has long been forgotten

Biography

Formed: 1952 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

With classics such as "The Great Pretender," "Only You," and their rendition of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," the Platters were one of the preeminent doo-wop groups of the rock & roll era. Under the guidance of manager and producer Buck Ram, the Platters churned out hit after hit during the 1950s, bridging the gap between more traditional vocal-group stylings and the popular R&B grooves of the early '50s. Their sound was unique, marked by lead singer Tony Williams' powerful vocals and the feminine...
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