• The Rainbows (4) (Washington, D.C)
    aka Terry & The Tyrants aka The Turn-Arounds

    Personnel :

    Terry Evans

    Jewel Akens

    Jimmy Russell

    Thomas Turner

    Discography :

    The Rainbows (4)
    1963 - Till Tomorrow / Mama, Take Your Daughter Back (Gramo 5508)

    Terry Evans
    1963  - Just 'Cause / So Nice To Be Loved (Kayo 5102)

    Terry & The Tyrants
    1964 - Weep No More /Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea (Kent 399)
    1964 - Say It Baby (Kent) (Unreleased)
    1964 - Love Me To Death (Kent) (Unreleased)

    The Turn-Arounds
    1964 - Run Away And Hide / Ain't Nothin' Shakin' (Era 3137)
    1964 - Tic tac toe (Era) (Unreleased)

    Biography :

    The Rainbows, a foursome that also recorded as Terry & The Tyrants  and as The Turn Arounds in 1964, included Jewel Akens, Terry Evans, Jimmy Russell & Thomas Turner.
    The grand tradition of RnB vocal groups, The Rainbows start out with a ballad and then proceed to romp up a bit on the flip. Only, these guys are singing soul rather than doo-wop, and a terrific, churchy, deep soul at that.

                                                                                             From top : Turner, Akens, Russel, Evans

    Jewel Akens recorded with Eddie Daniels as Jewel and Eddie on the Silver Records label in 1960. A number of his recordings featured Eddie Cochran on guitar. Jewell was part of the Four Dots, a group led by Albert ("Jerry") Stone, formerly of the Fascinators, who had recorded for Dootone.

    Jewel Akens

    He later went solo and recorded "The Birds And The Bees" in 1965, on the Era Records label. The single went to Number 3 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart that year, and Number 2 on the Cash Box chart.

    Songs :

    Till Tomorrow                          Mama, Take Your Daughter Back

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