The Platters

Going Back to Detroit

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Going Back to Detroit was a complete turnaround from the previous year's I Love You 1,000 Times. New lead, Sonny Turner's exciting tenor is the prominent voice, and the material reflects the contemporary mid-'60s Platters, not the originals. "With This Ring" led by Turner, became their most successful Musicor single, soaring to #14 Pop and #12 R&B; the song is lively and a complete change, materially, for the Platters, deviating even farther from their patented sound than "I Love You A Thousand Times." Strangely, no other tracks from this album were released as singles. Despite the obvious potential of "Get a Hold of Yourself," written by Rodger Hatcher and Johnnie Mae Matthews, and originally recorded by Hatcher on Dotty Records. The same can be said for "Going Back to Detroit," the title track, "Shing-a-Ling-a-Loo" and "I Can't Get Used to Sharing You." This LP is pretty hard to find. Thankfully Musicor has released a best-of CD, but it's not complete, and many of these songs were omitted.

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