The Platters - The Flying Platters Around The World

Artist: The Platters

Album: The Flying Platters Around The World (1959)


The Platters  were a successful vocal group of the early rock and roll era. Their distinctive sound was a bridge between the pre-rock Tin Pan Alley tradition, and the burgeoning new genre.



The Platters are so smooth you don't realized you're being doo-wopped. Along with the Moonglows and the Orioles and others, they were amongst the smoothest purveyors of the beloved vocalizing style. They eloquently employed the technique on the unforgettable "Twilight Time," "It's Raining Outside," "Try a Little Tenderness," and "My Old Flame." Another song, "I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen," is a story in itself. The title is surprisingly popular with songwriters: At least 30 totally different songs have the exact same title.

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