The Turbans were one of the many groups signed to the Herald/Ember group of labels based in New York. The labels were formed in 1953 by Jack Angel, Al Silver and Jack Braverman who had all been involved in either the A&R (talent) side of the music business or the manufacturing side.
The words doo and wop are taken from the chanted lyrics used by group members behind the lead singer in The Turbans hit, When You Dance. That track is now acknowledged as one of the first records to feature these words. It remained on the
Hot 100 for 21 weeks peaking at No.33 and two weeks later entered the R&B chart where it climbed to No.3 in an eight-week run.
Al Silver's other successful mid fifties group was The Nutmegs. They were formed in 1954 and signed with Herald in 1955, hitting the big
time almost immediately with the crossover smash, A Story Untold, one of the most enduringly popular of all doo wop hits. That disc
peaked at No.2 on Billboard s R&B chart. Unusual for a group on Herald, the follow up single, Ship Of Love, also cruised to No.13 in the R&B
The Turbans & The Nutmegs cd is part of Acrobat Music's Premier Collection. All of these titles are showcased in deluxe packages with unique, consistent packaging, which include o-cards, extensive liner notes and either a large number of tracks or lengthy play time.