"When You Dance" may not have been the all time biggest selling records of the 50's, but it was a huge hit and will forever be considered one of the great vocal group classics of all time. Picking up on the early to mid 1950's mambo and Latin music craze, the Turbans had a distinctive sound that couldn't be missed. They initially signed with Herald records of New York, and had a group name problem. They didn't know what to call themselves. When it was suggested that they at least wear caps, the group in whole, revolted,. They tried on some turbans, and they found their name. The Turbans were from Philadelphia, and consisted of Al Banks, (soaring falsetto lead), Matthew Platt (tenor), Charlie Williams (baritone), Chet Jones (Bass). As with most groups, the lineup changed often. Their first record was their biggest hit, however a couple of their follow-ups sold very well. After 12 released sides with Herald, the group apparently were the Quadrells on Whirlin Disc, for one release. Then to Red Top records of Philadelphia...sort of. Members Donald Jones, Edward Cole, James Jenkins and Chet Jones were the Turbans, with no Al Banks in sight. Then to Roulette records with Banks, Jones, Earl Worsham and John Christian. At Parkway it was minus one Chet Jones and the addition of Reggie Price. At Imperial, they lost Price, but added James Williams and Sonny Gordon. 7 years of recordings and the Turbans called it quits. They never were able to match the sales of the Herald label recordings, but were a popular group with a load of talent. The Falsetto of Banks and the tempo changes they were noted for during the instrumental breaks, were typical and recognizable trademarks of this fine vocal group that made their mark in the history of rock and roll.