Friday, July 27, 2012

Record #0066: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / Harbor Lights – THE PLATTERS

Mercury C-30093 (re-issue) USA, year unknown
Words & Music by:  Side A – Kern, Harbach; Side B – Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams
Tony Williams (lead tenor), Herb Reed (bass vocals), Zola Taylor (contralto), David Lynch (2nd tenor), Paul Robi (baritone), others unknown
Recording sessions:, Side A – Paris, France, Sep.24, 1958; Side B – Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, Aug. 11-13, 1959
Highest chart positions:  Side A – US #1, US R&B #3, UK #1; Side B – US #8, US R&B #15, UK #11

This is a dime a dozen re-issue record, at least for a collector. The songs of this single were the A sides of two singles released by the Platters in 1958 an 1960. They are great classic songs, nevertheless.

Side A was recorded during the group’s tour in Europe.

List price:  Not listed in Goldmine’s guide. These go for a couple of bucks in ebay.

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