Great Pretender

Composer: Buck Ram

Old & In The Way

info That High Lonesome Sound, 1996
info Acoustic Disc 100% Handmade Music, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1997
info 10/8/73 The Boarding House, San Francisco, Old & In The Way, 2008
info Live At The Boarding House: The Complete Shows, Old & In The Way, 2013


no info Single, Platters, 1955
no info Encore of Golden Hits, Platters, 1960
no info Hits of the 50's, Sam Cooke, 1960
no info Crying, Roy Orbison, 1962
no info Just Once in My Life, Righteous Brothers, 1965
no info The Velvet Beat, David Rose & His Orchestra, 1965
no info Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, Righteous Brothers, 1966
no info Man Who Invented Soul, Sam Cooke, 1968
no info Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Platters, 1968
no info Golden Hits, Platters, 1972
no info Roy Clark Live!, Roy Clark, 1972
no info Moondog Matinee, The Band, 1973
no info American Graffiti Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1973
no info Greatest Hits, Platters, 1974
no info Great Pretender, Platters, 1974
no info All-Time Classics, Stylistics, 1976
no info Twenty Classic Hits, Platters, 1978
no info Anthology, The Band, 1978
no info Great Pretender, Lester Bowie, 1981
no info Platterama, Platters, 1982
no info Promised Land, Johnnie Allen, 1983
no info 16 Greatest Hits, Platters, 1987
no info Back to the 50's, Vol. 3, Various Artists (Platters), 1988
no info What If Mozart Wrote "Roll over Beethoven", Hampton String Quartet, 1988
no info Best-Loved Standards, Roy Orbison, 1989
no info Another Saturday Night - Classic Recordings From The Louisiana Bayous, Various Artists (Carol Fran), 1991
no info Magic Touch - An Anthology, Platters, 1991
no info Very Best of the Platters, Platters, 1991
no info Only Their Best for You, Platters, 1991
no info Tribute, Kim Waters, 1992
no info Fire This Time, Lester Bowie, 1992
no info Collection, Dolly Parton, 1993
no info Heart of Roy Orbison, Roy Orbison, 1993
no info Fabulous 50's, Vol. 3, Various Artists (Platters), 1993
no info Back in Time, Di Scherling, 1993
no info Moments to Remember, Gatlin Brothers, 1993
info The One Rose: The Capitol Years, Rose Maddox, 1993
no info Sincerely, Gatlin Brothers, 1994
no info Four Platters and One Lovely Dish, Platters, 1994
no info Doo Wop Box, Various Artists (Platters), 1994
no info Platinum Pop, Various Artists (Platters), 1995
no info From the Golden Vaults, Platters, 1995
no info Platters in Solid Gold, Platters, 1995
no info Classic 50's Hits, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Platters), 1996
no info 50's Slow Dance, Paul Sullivan, 1997
no info Rock and Roll Reunion - Class of 55, Various Artists (Platters), 1997
no info Only You, Platters, 1997
no info Platters Meet the Drifters, Platters, 1997
no info 1950's Rock N Roll, Various Artists (Platters), 1997
no info Blues Brother Soul Sister, Various Artists (Carol Fran), 1997
no info II Magico Violino, Piergiorgio Farina, 1997
no info New Golden Hits of the Platters, Platters, 1997
no info Gold, Platters, 1997
no info #1 Hits - The 50's Decade, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Platters), 1998
no info Stand by Me, Cicero Blake, 1998
no info Selection of the Platters, Platters, 1998
no info Gold Collection, Platters., 1998
no info Enchanted - The Best of the Platters, Platters, 1998
no info Orbison, Roy Orbison, 2001
info Blowing the Fuse: 30 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1956, Various Artists (Platters), 2006
info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of 50s Rock N Roll, Various Artists (Platters), 2006


This song is perhaps not so out of place as it may seem on an Old & In The Way release. Originally the Platters refused to record it as it seemed too 'hillbilly' to them.