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Musicor Years [Kent]

  • 1. With This Ring
    2. I Love You 1000 Times
    3. I Can't Used to Sharing You
    4. Don't Hear, Speak, See No Evil
    5. Washed Ashore (On a Lonely Island in the Sea)
    6. Doesn't It Ring a Bell
    7. Devri
    8. Why Do You Wanna Make Me Blue
    9. Think Before You Move Away
    10. So Many Tears
    11. Alone in the Night
    12. How Beautiful Our Love Is
    13. Hard to Get a Thing Called Love
    14. Sweet, Sweet Lovin'
    15. Going Back to Detroit
    16. Run While It's Dark
    17. Fear of Losing You
    18. Not My Girl
    19. Get a Hold of Yourself
    20. Shing-a-Ling-a-Loo
    21. Baby, Baby
    22. Love Must Go On
    23. I'll Be Home
    24. If I Had a Love
    25. What Name Shall I Give You My Love
    26. You've Got the Magic Touch
    27. Sonata
    28. Why
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 116

  • Credits

    The Platters had splintered into several different groups operating under the same name by the mid-'60s, with former members Paul Robi, Herb Reed, Tony Williams, and Edward "Sonny" Turner all leading versions of the Platters, with a rumored 120 different touring outfits using the name into the next decade. Sonny Turner's incarnation of the Platters signed with Musicor Records in 1966, and released several singles over the next three years, the period covered by this compilation, scoring minor hits with two Luther Dixon songs, "I Love You a Thousand Times" and "With This Ring," and another with "Washed Ashore," written by Tony Hester. Turner's version of the Platters bears little resemblance to the group's classic 1950s MOR style, opting instead for a sort of uptown R&B approach that was well suited to Turner's soulful vocal skills. Nothing here will make you forget Otis Redding, but these are solid tracks, and the Turner-led Platters are certainly worth a listen. This anthology of the Musicor years beats a similar release from the Collectables label by a good ten songs. ~ Steve Leggett

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