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.

via Harvey Fuqua, R and B Singer and Producer, Dies at 80 – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com.

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Rob Russell is a dad, husband, writer, musician, educator, comic book reader, bad solderer, pop culture junky, trivia buff and student of everything cool and uncool. His favorite records are Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and, currently, The Best of Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years. His favorite comic books are Kurt Busiek's Astro City and Neil Gaiman's Sandman. His favorite literary novels are Gabrial Garcia Marquez's 100 Years of Solitude and William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. His favorite genre novels are John Scalzi's Red Shirts, M.R. Carrey's The Girl with All the Gifts, and Dan Simmons' Drood. His favorite movie is Goodfellas. His favorite hobby, besides everything, is writing about himself and his favorite things in the third person.

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