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.