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The Crossfires
Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde / Fiberglass Jungle
Kaplan-Nichol (2:15) / Kaplan-Nichol (2:10)
Capco C-104, 8/63

 

The Crossfires
One Potato, Two Potato (Three Potato, Four Potato) / That'll Be The Day
Kaplan-Nichols-Tucker (2:32) / Allison-Holly-Petty (2:28)
"Lucky" Token Records LT-112, 3/65

 
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Mark Volman-alto sax, vocals
Howard Kaplan-tenor sax, vocals
Al Nichol-guitar, vocals
Dale Walton-rhythm guitar
Chuck Portz-bass
Don Murray-drums
Produced by: Bob Irwin

Note:
The Crossfires renamed themselves The Turtles when signed by White Whale (I think it was a Friday night)


It Ain't Me Babe / Almost There
Dylan (2:10) / Kaylan (2:06)
White Whale 222, 7/65 T20

 
Let Me Be / Your Maw Said You Cried
Sloan (2:20) / Glazer-Schlaks (1:40)
White Whale 224, 10/65 BB

 

It Ain't Me Babe
White Whale WW-S7111
10/65 BB [UK: N/R]
Back Cover

Side One
Wanderin' Kind Kaylan 2:06
It Was A Very Good Year Drake 1:54
Your Maw Said You Cried Glazer-Schlaks 1:40
Eve Of Destruction Sloan 2:40
Glitter And Gold Mann-Weil 2:05
Le Me Be Sloan 2:20
Side Two
Let The Cold Winds Blow Kaylan 2:16
It Ain't Me Babe Dylan 2:10
A Walk In The Sun Kaylan 2:11
Last Laugh Garfield-Kaylan 1:42
Love Minus Zero/No Limit Dylan 2:50
Like A Rolling Stone Dylan 3:10
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Mark Volman-guitar, vocals
Howard Kaylan-keyboards, vocals
Al Nichol-bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals
Chuck Portz-bass
Don Murray-drums
§Album Design-Peter Whorf Graphics
Produced by: Lee Lasseff, Ted Feigin

 

You Baby / Wanderin' Kind
Barri-Sloan (2:12) / Kaylan (2:06)
White Whale 227, 1/66 T20

 

You Baby
White Whale WW-S7112
4/66 [UK: N/R]
Back Cover

Side One
Flyin' High Nichol 1:45
I Know That You'll Be There Barri-Sloan 2:14
House Of Pain Kaylan 2:47
Just A Room Duboff-Kornfeld 2:20
I Need Someone Portz-Tucker 2:21
Let Me Be Sloan 2:20
Side Two
Down In Suburbia Lind 4:08
Give Love A Trial Portz-Schwartz 2:18
You Baby Barri-Sloan 2:15
Pall Bearing, Ball Bearing World Kaylan 2:54
All My Problems Tunji 3:11
Almost There Kaylan 2:06
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Mark Volman-guitar, tambourine, vocals
Howard Kaylan-keyboards, vocals
Al Nichol-organ, bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals
Jim Tucker-guitar
Chuck Portz-bass
Don Murray-drums
with:
Dwight Tunji Trio-percussion, special effects
§Album Design-Peter Whorf Graphics; Photo-Fred Poore
Produced by: Bones Howe, Ted Feigin, Lee Lasseff

 

Chuck Portz and Don Murray quit

Chip Douglas (and then Jim Pons) and John Barbata replace them
 

Grim Reaper Of Love / Come Back¹
Nichol-Portz (2:18) / Kaylan (2:21)
White Whale 231, 5/66 BB

 
Outside Chance / We'll Meet Again
Crocker-Zevon (2:02) / Charles-Parker (1:59)
White Whale 234, 7/66

 
Outside Chance / Makin' My Mind Up
Crocker-Zevon (2:09) / Montgomery-Roberts (2:41)
White Whale 237, 7/66

 
Can I Get To Know You Better? / Like The Seasons
Barri-Sloan (2:32) / Zevon (1:48)
White Whale 238, 10/66 BB

 
Happy Together / Like The Seasons
Bonner-Gordon (2:50) / Zevon (1:48)
White Whale 244, 1/67  #1  T20

 
She'd Rather Be With Me / The Walking Song
Bonner-Gordon (2:17) / Kaylan-Nichol (2:15)
White Whale 249, 4/67 T20 T20

 

Happy Together
White Whale WW-S7114
4/67 BB [UK: 5/67] T20
Back Cover

 
UK Back Cover

Side One
Makin' My Mind Up Dalton-Montgomery 2:20
Guide For The Married Man Bricusse-Williams 2:59
Think I'll Run Away Kaylan-Volman 2:15
The Walking Song Kaylan-Nichol 2:15
Me About You Bonner-Gordon 2:27
Happy Together Bonner-Gordon 2:50
Side Two
She'd Rather Be With Me Bonner-Gordon 2:17
Too Young To Be One Eisner 2:05
Person Without A Care Nichol 2:43
Like The Seasons Zevon 1:48
Rugs Of Woods And Flowers Kaylan-Nichol 3:00
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Mark Volman-guitar, sound effects, special effects, vocals
Howard Kaylan-keyboards, vocals
Al Nichol-bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals
Jim Tucker-guitar
Jim Pons-bass, vocals
John Barbata-drums
with:
Chip Douglas-bass
Chuck Portz-bass
§Cover Design-Tom Wilkes; Photo-Guy Webster
Produced by: Bones Howe, Joseph Wissert, Bob Irwin

 

The Ed Sullivan Show: 5/14/67,
Happy Together, She'd Rather Be With Me
6/2/67: Carousel Club, Farnborough
 
Guide For The Married Man / Think I'll Run Away
Bricusse-Williams (2:59) / Kaylan-Volman (2:15)
White Whale 251, 6/67

from the movie of the same name, and was withdrawn soon after release

Jim Tucker tires of touring

You Know What I Mean / Rugs Of Woods And Flowers
Bonner-Gordon (2:03) / Kaylan-Nichol (3:05)
White Whale 254, 7/67 T20

 
She's My Girl² / Chicken Little Was Right
Bonner-Gordon (2:32) / Turtles (2:55)
White Whale 260, 10/67 T20

 

Golden Hits
White Whale WWS-7115
10/67 T20 [UK: 12/67]
Back Cover

Side One
You Baby Barri-Sloan 2:15
So Goes Love(Non LP) Goffin-King 2:30
She'd Rather Be With Me Bonner-Gordon 2:17
Is It Any Wonder?(Non LP) Barri-Sloan 2:28
Let Me Be(remix unique to this album) Sloan 2:20
Grim Reaper of Love(Non LP 45) Nichol-Portz 2:41
Side Two
It Ain't Me Babe(remix unique to this album) Dylan 2:10
Can I Get to Know You Better?(Non LP 45) Barri-Sloan 2:32
Happy Together(remix unique to this album) Bonner-Gordon 2:50
Outside Chance(Non LP 45) Crocker-Zevon 2:02
You Know What I Mean(Non LP 45) Bonner-Gordon 2:03
 
§Album Design-Kittyhawk Graphics; Cover Photo-Ken Kim

 

The Ed Sullivan Show: 11/12/67,
Happy Together, She's My Girl
Sound Asleep / Umbassa The Dragon¹
Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman (2:30) / Turtles (3:05)
White Whale 264, 2/68 BB

"We highly recommend listening to this record at 33 1/3 and 78 rpm or any other rpm that suits your fancy."
The Story Of Rock And Roll /Can't You Hear The Cows?¹
Nilsson (2:40) / Turtles (2:17)
White Whale 273, 6/68 BB

 
Elenore / Surfer Dan
Barbata-Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Volman (2:31) / Turtles (2:40)
White Whale 276, 9/68 T20 T20

 

Did The Turtles make a Christmas record with Linda Ronstadt ?? 


Present The Battle Of The Bands
White Whale WWS-7118
10/68 BB [UK: 1/69]
Back Cover

 
Inside Cover

Side One
The Battle Of The Bands (The US Teens, featuring Raoul) Douglas-Nilsson 2:15
The Last Thing I Remember (The Atomic Enchilada) Turtles 2:50
Elenore (Howie, Mark, Johny, Jim & Al) Turtles 2:30
Too Much Heartsick Feeling (Quad City Ramblers) Turtles 2:35
Oh, Daddy! (The L A Bust '66) Turtles 2:45
Buzzsaw (The Fabulous Dawgs) Turtles 1:53
Side Two
Surfer Dan (The Cross Fires) Turtles 2:40
I'm Chief Kamanawanalea (We're the Royal Macadamia Nuts)
   (Chief Kamanawanalea And His Royal Macadamia Nuts)
Turtles 1:30
You Showed Me (Nature's Children) Clark-McGuinn 3:05
Food (The Bigg Brothers) Turtles 2:34
Chicken Little Was Right (Fats Mallard & The Bluegrass
   Fireball)
Turtles 2:43
Earth Anthem (All) Martin 3:53
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Mark Volman-guitar, special effects, vocals
Howard Kaylan-keyboards, vocals
Al Nichol-bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals
Jim Pons-bass, guitar, vocals (lead on Too Much Heartsick Feeling)
John Barbata-percussion, drums, vocals
with:
John Seiter-drums, keyboards, vocals
Lee Michaels-Hammond organ (Buzzsaw)
§Album Design-The Turtles; Photos-Rod Dyer
Produced by: Chip Douglas

Note: Brilliant concept album, with the Turtles portraying the groups and their style (see The Crossfires, at the top).
One song has a recipe for special brownies and one was recorded at 3AM in candlelight.
You Showed Me was a then-unreleased 1964 Byrds song (now available on multiple CDs)
 

Drummer John Barbata to CSN&Y

John Seiter in from Spanky & Our Gang
 

You Showed Me / Buzzsaw
Clark-McGuinn (3:05) / Turtles (1:53)
White Whale 292, 12/68 T20

 
Miami Pop Festival(12/30/68)
House On The Hill / Come Over
Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman (3:02) / Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman (2:22)
White Whale 306, 5/69

 
You Don't Have To Walk In The Rain / Come Over
Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman (2:27) / Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman (2:22)
White Whale 308, 5/69 BB

 
Love In The City / Bachelor Mother
Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman (3:15) / Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman (2:36)
White Whale 326, 9/69 BB

some issues only have Bachelor as the B-side title

Turtle Soup
White Whale WWS-7124
10/69 BB [UK: 10/69]
Full Cover

 
Inside Cover

 
Sleeve


 
Sleeve


Side One
Come Over Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman 2:23
House On The Hill Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman 2:55
She Always Leaves Me Laughing Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman 2:45
How You Loved Me Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman 2:58
Torn Between Temptations Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman 2:45
Love In The City Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman 3:31
Side Two
Bachelor Mother Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman 2:38
John & Julie Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman 3:07
Hot Little Hands Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman 4:10
Somewhere Friday Nite Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman 3:27
Dance This Dance Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman 4:25
You Don't Have To Walk In The Rain Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman 2:27
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Mark Volman-guitar, percussion, vocals
Howard Kaylan-organ, percussion, keyboards, vocals
Al Nichol-bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals
Jim Pons-bass, guitar, vocals
John Seiter-drums, keyboards, vocals
with:
Ray Pohlman-horn arrangements, string arrangements
§Album Design-Gary Burden; Photo-Henry Diltz
Produced by: Ray Davies

 

Lady-O / Somewhere Friday Night
Sill (2:49) / Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman (3:27)
White Whale 334, 11/69 BB

 
Miami Rock Festival(12/28/69)
Jim Pons and Mark Volman & Howard Kaylan (as The Phlorescent Leech & Eddie) to  Frank Zappa 
I Can't Quit You

White Whale, whose main cash cow were The Turtles, began to release all sorts of Turtles singles to try and get that last golden dollar.
Didn't work—the record company was gone by 1971.

Teardrops / Gas Money
Andrews-Calhoun (2:57) / Altfield-Berry-Ginsburg (?)
White Whale WW-340, 2/70

as by The Dedications, Featuring Freddie, Charlie, Tony, Marty & Lou

More Golden Hits
White Whale WWS-7127
3/70 BB [UK: 4/70]
Back Cover

Side One
We Ain't Gonna Party No More Kaylan 4:54
Story Of Rock And Roll(Non LP 45) Nilsson 2:40
You Showed Me Clark-McGuinn 3:05
Sound Asleep(Non LP 45) Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman 2:30
You Don't Have To Walk In The Rain Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman 2:27
Who Would Ever Think That I Would Marry Margaret Dino-Sembello 2:02
Side Two
She's My Girl(Non LP 45) Bonner-Gordon 2:32
Elenore Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman 2:49
Lady-O(Non LP 45) Sill 4:10
Hot Little Hands(Alt mix) Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman 2:59
Love In The City(Alt mix) Kaylan-Nichol-Pons-Seiter-Volman 2:03
Cat In The Window Bonner-Gordon 1:41
 
§Album Design-Kittyhawk Graphics; Cover Photo-Henry Diltz

 

Who Would Ever Think That I Would Marry Margaret /We Ain't Gonna Party No More
Dino-Sembello (2:02) / Kaylan (4:54)
White Whale 341, 3/70

 
Is It Any Wonder / Wanderin' Kind
Barri-Sloan (2:28) / Kaylan (2:06)
White Whale WW-350, 4/70

recorded 1967
Eve Of Destruction / Wanderin' Kind
Sloan (2:35) / Kaylan (2:06)
White Whale WW-355, 6/70

A-side recorded in 1965!

Wooden Head
White Whale WW-7133
9/70 [UK: N/R]
Back Cover

Side One
I Can't Stop [Lambert] 2:06
She'll Come Back Kaylan 2:38
Get Away Portz 2:10
Wrong From The Start Asher-Waller 2:15
I Get Out Of Breath Barri-Sloan 3:15
Side Two
We'll Meet Again Charles-Parker 2:20
On A Summer's Day Nichol 3:37
Come Back Kaylan 2:24
Say Girl Nichol-Portz 2:06
Tie Me Down Gates 2:03
Wanderin' Kind Kaylan 2:06
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Mark Volman-guitar, vocals
Howard Kaylan-keyboards, vocals
Al Nichol-bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals
Jim Tucker-guitar
Chuck Portz-bass
Don Murray-drums
§Album Design-Kittyhawk Graphics; Photos-Ken Kim
Produced by: Bones Howe

Note: When this collection of recordings from late 66/early 67 (some unfinished) was issued, The Turtles disowned the record.
In 2020, it's now part of The Turtles "canon" with a 2-CD set joining the other albums
Musician credits from previous albums
 

Me About You / Think I'll Run Away
Bonner-Gordon (2:27) / Kaylan-Volman (2:15)
White Whale WW-364, 10/70

 

Links!

Official Turtles (& Flo and Eddie) web site

 


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