The Very Best of the Platters [CD]

  • Artist: The Platters
  • SKU: 16924116
  • Release Date: 05/06/2008
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best songs the Platters ever did.


    The main singer for every song on this album is Tony Williams. His voice is almost out of this world - alive and soothing, vibrant and compelling. He is, along with Sinatra the most amazing singer of my time (I exclude operatic voices). His voice is beauty sublime without limits to range. This vocal magnificence comes from the range in the softnest of songs, an amazing abundance of overtones, and a clarity beyond compare. The musical selections are the best on any Platter CD, tape or vinyl recording. Early rock and roll has many qualities that can be attributed to the tempo and angst of southern blues form the 30's, 40's, and 50's. The words and melodies of that genre are vital and raucous and I take nothing away from them. Every once in awhile a quieter version of rock, in a heart-felt form came alone. What the Platters did that no one else did was elevate the heart-felt version of rock to a level beyond comparision - equal in any way to the best of crooners - the only equal for me is Frank Sinator singing Cole Porter or other songs from indominable composers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lucky I found this replacement of a lost favorite

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    Had this "Best of the Platters" CD for years and only stopped listening to it because someone had "sticky" fingers. I finally found it was still available while scanning through the Best Buy On-Line Catalog and was thrilled to be able to listen to the old favorites once more. Best Buy unknowingly had answered "My Prayer", as only The Platters could sing it. Thanks Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good quality but too many unfamiliar songs

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    I like the sound quality and it has the original Platters but there are at least 5 songs on the album that were not part of the greatest hits collection....disappointed about that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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