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.
The Turtles are an American pop and folk rock band led by vocalists Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, who became notable for numerous Top 40 hits beginning with their cover version of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" (1965), and "Happy Together" (1967). The band, originally a surf-rock group called the Crossfires from the Planet Mars, was formed in 1965 in Westchester, California (a neighborhood of Los Angeles' west side) by Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman. With the help of DJ and club owner Reb Foster, the Crossfires signed to White Whale Records and, adhering to the prevailing musical trend, re-branded themselves as a folk rock group called "The Tyrtles", the intentional misspelling inspired by The Byrds. more .. Wikipedia
2008 digitally remastered and expanded edition of the Synthpop duo's debut album includes twelve inch mixes of the hits, rare mixes and the non-album B-side 'Business Steps'. Produced by Mike Howlett, this 1982 album features all the early hits including 'Living On The Ceiling', 'God's Kitchen', Waves' and more.