The Turbans

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This Philadelphia R&B group comprised Al Banks (Andrew Banks, 26 July 1937, d. 1977; lead), Matthew Pratt (tenor), Charles Williams (baritone) and Andrew ‘Chet’ Jones (bass). The Turbans have gone down in rock ‘n’ roll history as proverbial one-hit-wonders for their Mambo beat classic, ‘When You Dance’ (US R&B number 3 and pop number 33 in 1955). It achieved a historic mystique by being one of the first rock ‘n’ roll tunes (as an early cross-over... Read more

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doo wop
50s
oldies
rhythm and blues
soul
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