Thursday, January 03, 2013

Record #0226: My Dream / I Wanna – THE PLATTERS

Mercury 71093 (original) USA, Apr. 1957
Words & Music by:  Side A – Buck Ram; Side B – Zola Taylor, Buck Ram
Musicians: Tony Williams (first tenor, lead on side A), Herb Reed (bass vocals), Zola Taylor (contralto), David Lynch (2nd tenor, lead on side B), Paul Robi (baritone), others unknown
Recording sessions: Side A – Mercury Sound Studio, New York, Feb. 19, 1957; Side B – Capitol Studios (?), Hollywood, CA, Apr. 26, 1955
Highest chart positions:  US #24, US R&B #7, UK #7

“My Dream” is probably one of the lesser known hits of The Platters. Williams does a great job with the lead vocals (as usual).

The flip was recorded in the same session with the group’s first hit song “Only You” and its flip “Bark, Battle and Ball” plus “Why Should I”. This is a nice R&B track with a solid rocking rhythm.

List price:  Very Good+ is $10, Near Mint is $20

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