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Monday, February 22, 2021

The Birds And The Bees - Jewel Akens


Love Potion No. 9

The Birds And The Bees
Jewel Akens
Arranged and Conducted by Don Ralke
Photo and Cover Design: J. Barry Herron and Ronald G. Steiner
Album recorded at Gold Star, Hollywood, California
Engineer: Stan Ross
ERA Records 110

From the back cover: The ERA label knew they had signed a great talent when they signed Jewel Akens. He is probably one of the most versatile singers in the record scene today. He can sing anything from R&R, Folk, Gospel, to Pop music.

He has appeared at such famous night clubs as the Statler, Beverly Hilton, the Cocoanut Grove, the Moulin Rouge and Ciros. Jewel, before recording, was primarily a lead singer with various top vocal recording groups. This is his first recording as Jewel Akens, although he has been on many records that have been hits. Then, suddenly, along came "The Birds And The Bees" and Jewel Akens emerged as a mature artist. His warm, rich voice, his unique and highly interpretive style of singing, and the musical reflection of this "bigger love" which is such a real part of his life, all seemed to join in a single recorded expression. What Jewel had been preparing for all his life is now a reality. He is a star, acclaimed and respected, a new voice in America's singing world.

Georgie Porgie
Love Potion No. 9
The Birds And The Bees
So This Is Love
Around The Corner
Dear Heart
Tic Tac Toe
King Of The Road
It's The Only Way To Fly
The Vegetable Love Song

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