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Not The Platters That I Remember
C. W. Emblom | Ishpeming, Michigan USA | 05/30/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The songs included are Only You, Twilight Time, My Prayer, The Great Pretender, Harbor Lights, and Smoke Gets In Your Eyes. I enjoyed the selection of songs, and they were well done. However, don't expect to hear the sounds of the original Platters."
1950s hits 30 years later
Alejandra Vernon | Long Beach, California | 10/29/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Herb Reed, who started The Platters in 1953, is the only original member of the group in this showcase of their biggest hits, filmed at Little Darlin's Rock 'N' Palace in 1988, and though his voice shows the roughness of age, Reed and his other group members, who astoundingly have not been credited on this disc, sing some of the loveliest and most romantic melodies ever written, and they look spiffy in their spangled black outfits.
Of the original members, many have gone to their reward in pop heaven, including their manager Buck Ram, who wrote or co-wrote some of their hits.
The Platters were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, and have sold nearly 90 million records worldwide.
1: Wolfman Jack introduces the group.
2: "Only You" (Ram/Reed), peaked at # 5 in the pop charts in 1955.
3: "Twilight Time" (Dunn/Nevins/Nevins/Ram) spent 1 week at # 1 in 1959 (this song was a # 8 hit for The Three Suns in 1944).
4: "My Prayer" (Boulanger/Kennedy) is my very favorite Platters song, and it spent 5 weeks at # 1 in 1956 (it was a # 3 hit for the Ink Spots in 1939).
5: "The Great Pretender" (Buck Ram) was a Grammy Hall of Fame Award winner in 2002, and spent 2 weeks at # 1 in 1956.
6: "Harbor Lights" (Grosz/Kennedy) peaked at # 8 in 1960.
7: "Smoke gets in Your Eyes" (Harbach/Kern) spent 3 weeks at # 1 in 1959 (it was a # 1 hit for Paul Whiteman in '34, and was from the 1933 Bob Hope film "Roberta").
Total running time is approximately 20 minutes.
Best Of The Platters
Fernando Aquino | Rowland Hts., CA USA | 01/05/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"These guys did not even come close to the original "The Platters" I've ever known. No one can replace the one and only Tony Williams of the original. I'm still crazy to have a DVD of their popular hits during the 50's. Hope someone can tell me where I can get one......PLEEEEEASE!! My e-mail: email@example.com"