Tony Williams has been banging around in my cruller all day.
Tony Williams, a Jersey Guy by birth, was the lead singer in the Platters in the fifties and sixties, and, quite simply, it is difficult to find a more gorilla stompin’ voice. He could sing the shit out of a song. Here is one of my faves.
Ready for another?
Here he is singing “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.” Unfortunately, the video cuts off, by milliseconds, the last note in the song, but you get the idea. Tony Williams had some chops. Snoop Dog and Kanye just don’t pack that kind of farookin’ gear.
If you’re still with me, take a listen to Tony Williams singing “Harbor Lights.”
They just don’t make ’em like Tony Williams any more.