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    From top : Turner, Akens, Russel, Evans

    Terry & The Tyrants (Washington, D.C)
    aka The Rainbows (4) 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
    Single :
    1964 - Weep No More /Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea (Kent 399)
    Unreleased :
    1964 - Say It Baby (Kent)
    1964 - Love Me To Death (Kent)

    The Turn-Arounds
    Single :
    1964 - Run Away And Hide / Ain't Nothin' Shakin' (Era 3137)
    Unreleased :
    1964 - Tic Tac Toe (Era)

     

    Biography :

    Terry & The Tyrants, a foursome that also recorded as The Rainbows in 1963  and as The Turn Arounds in 1964, included Jewel Akens, Terry Evans, Jimmy Russell & Thomas Turner. The grand tradition of RnB vocal groups,Terry & The Tyrants 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.

      
                         Jewel Akens                                                                                  

    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. 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 :

    Terry & The Tyrants

       
    Weep No More                              Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea


    Say It Baby

    The Rainbows (4)

       
    Till Tomorrow                          Mama, Take Your Daughter Back


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