The Turtles enjoyed eighteen US hit singles between 1965 and 1970, three of which (“Happy Together”, “She’d Rather Be With Me” and “Elenore”) were also huge hits in the UK. From their original incarnation as surf band The Crossfires, all the way to their final single, the Turtles traversed several different musical paths during their career. Edsel Records is proud to present the band’s six albums, each as a 2 CD digipak set.
This documentary focuses on the band the Turtles. They were one of the premiere rock groups of the 1960s and they had nine top 30 hits. Some songs are included here such as "Happy Together," "Elenor," and "She'd Rather Be With Me."
The Turtles' third original album (and their highest charting, peaking at number 25) was also their most rewarding, filled with mostly first-rate songs beautifully executed. The hits singles "Happy Together" and "She'd Rather Be with Me" (both authored by Garry Bonner and Alan Gordon of the East Coast band the Magicians) helped propel the LP's sales, but there was a cornucopia of superb music surrounding them…
Known as the “go to” pianist by many other musicians and band leaders, Lafayette has performed with the Duke Ellington Legacy Orchestra, toured for seven years with Max Roach, currently tours Europe and the U.S. with four time Grammy nominee-Ernestine Anderson and has worked with Al Grey, John Gordon, Slide Hampton, Curtis Fuller, Roswell Rudd, Chico Freeman, Cindy Blackman, Allan Harris, Carla Cook, Ren Marie and many others. Lafayette has worked in well-established downtown clubs like the Blue Note, Sweet Basil, and Fat Tuesday’s, since his arrival as a young musician in 1985. He earned a reputation that led to a record deal with Muse Records, resulting in his debut album, aptly titled Lafayette Is Here. A second Muse recording, Happy Together, starred The Lafayette Harris Trio plus Melba Moore.