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Top of pageBottom of page   By gdwms ( on Sunday, August 17, 2003 - 07:56 pm:

Does anyone have a copy of The Platters'"Goin'Back To Detroit"?I was interested in what studio it was recorded at and what Motown alumni,besides Richard Wylie were involved?

Top of pageBottom of page   By acooolcat ( on Sunday, August 17, 2003 - 08:08 pm:

I think Lee Jennings is the writer of some of the tracks. Copies appear on ebay on a regular basis. I would guess it was cut at United Sound.

Top of pageBottom of page   By JSmith ( on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - 03:20 am:

I believe that most of the backing tracks that were on cuts on this album were recorded earlier on with local lead singers voices over the top.
The original vocals were removed & the backing tracks re-used, in some cases with new words being added rather than the original ones.
I know the Platters cut some of their tracks in Detroit but they usually did their vocals in Musicor's studio in the NY area.
On lots of their tracks only Sonny Turner's (lead) vocals are on their cuts, the backing vocals being by studio session guys.
This way, the rest of the group could be organising the move from say a week long gig in Miami to a similar gig in Nola. Whilst this was going on, Sonny would fly up to NY, spend a night & morning in the studio doing his lead vocals & then be taken straight back to the airport to catch a plane to NO. That way the group wouldn't have to miss a nights live work.
On some tracks other guys (than Sonny) would tackle the lead vocals. I don't know the full story on these but guess these resulted from sessions at which all the group's members were present.

Top of pageBottom of page   By David Meikle ( on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - 03:44 am:

The album is fantastic.

The Kent CD is even better.

"The fear of losing you" being epic in my opinion.

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