Jewel Akens

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by Jewel Akens

Biography

12 September 1940, Houston, Texas, USA. Akens sang in a church choir as a child and moved to Los Angeles in the late 50s. There he worked closely with Eddie Daniels as Eddie And the Four Tunes, before making his recording debut with him as Jewel And Eddie for the local Silver label. Akens went on to make records in the early 60s with the Four Dots and the Astro Jets before he linked up with the Hollywood-based Era label in 1965. There, Akens had his moment of glory with the novelty song... Read more

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60s
oldies
pop
male vocalists
northern soul
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