8 July 2010

RIP Harvey Fuqua

Xpost from Menergy

The legendary disco/soul/R&B producer/performer Harvey Fuqua has died. He was a member of the Moonglows, who scored some hits in the 1950s, and he had worked closely with Motown artists (Marvin Gaye in particular) - but what really merits a mention here is the fact that it was he who helped propel Sylvester to international fame. He produced some of his biggest hits, like "Mighty Real" and "Dance (Disco Heat)", and also had a large hand in the work of Sylvester's backing singers Two Tons O' Fun (Martha Wash and Izadora Armstead, who changed their name to The Weather Girls and scored a hit with "It's Raining Men"). Some of his production work from the late 70s and early 80s is great, and both "Dance (Disco Heat)" and "Do You Wanna Boogie Hunh?" by Two Tons O' Fun are on the Discopia mix I posted a few entries ago. Here's some more of the great man's work:

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