Harvey Fuqua, R and B Singer and Producer, Dies at 80
Harvey Fuqua passed away on July 6 in Detroit, MI.
The article quoted and linked below is a very brief synopsis of Fuqua’s career. It fails to mention his work producing Etta James in the late 50s and 60s on Chess. Really excellent stuff: best known, of course, are “At Last” and “Spoonful.” Classic!
Mr. Fuqua, a native of Louisville, Ky., began his career with the doo-wop group the Moonglows, which initially recorded for a small label run by the disc jockey Alan Freed and later signed with Chess Records. The group’s single “Sincerely,” written by Mr. Fuqua, was a Top 20 hit in 1955.