The Eternals were a fine group that released just three records in their brief, but exciting career. They were from the Bronx, and included Charlie Girona on lead, first tenor Fred Hodge, Ernie Sierra as second tenor, baritone Arnie Torres and Alex Miranda with the distinctive bass voice. They were originally called the Gleamers, and the Orbits, but upon release of their first record, it was changed one last time to the Eternals. According to one interview with Ernie Sierra, he said they came up with the name by way of their manager, Bill Martin, when he brought out a Bible and talked about eternity. The Eternals first song was originally title Christmas In The Jungle, but that Holiday was still eight or nine months away, so they re-worked it as Rockin In The Jungle." The group recorded the tune in the Beltone studios, and it appeared on Morty Craft's new Hollywood label. Hollywood had been a big record label earlier, but he revised the logo and used the same name. The record did very well in New York, busting into the top 20 on many charts. It also landed on the National Billboard charts, peaking at number 78 in the summer of 1959. Most of the cool jungle sounds and bird calls were done by Arnie Torres. With a hit record, the Eternals were performing on the east coast, and appearing on several prominent DJ's shows in the New York area. Below are many different label variations that were produced of their first record. Coming soon, Babalu's Wedding day and more of the Eternals story.