Don’t Be Afraid To Love

Harvey was an original member of the Moonglows with Marvin Gaye in the late 1950’s.

Harvey wrote many songs for Motown, e.g. 25 Miles (Edwin Starr) Yester Me Yester You (Stevie Wonder)

The Harvey Label was started by him in the late 1950’s he signed lots of artists later to become famous as Motown stars i.e. – Junior Walker.

The Harvey label was owned by Harvey Fuqua and Gwen Gordy Fuqua. It operated from 1961 too early 1963, when it was purchased by Berry Gordy. However, Harvey kept -HARVEY/TRI-PHI.

He was an originator of ANNA Records and after its closure Harvey then set up his own labels, Harvey and Tri-Phi, plus two almost forgotten others, Message and HPC. Marvin Gaye played drums on most of the sessions but never recorded as a solo artist for any of Harvey’s labels. Notable names who did are Junior Walker and the All Stars, The Spinners, Shorty Long, and others. Most switched to Motown in 1963 when Harvey’s labels began to struggle financially, and Berry Gordy offered to pay off the debts. Harvey had married Berry Gordy’s sister so it was a family thing.

Harvey Fuqua’s US releases
singles

 

TRI-PHI RECORDS
1001
SPINNERS THAT’S WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE FOR
5/61 – HEEBIE JEEBIES – 1002
JOHNNIE & JACKIE – CARRY YOUR OWN LOAD
SO DISAPPOINTING

1003
LORRI RUDOLPH
DON’T LET them TELL ME (TELL ME YOURSELF)
GRIEVING ABOUT A LOVE

1004
SPINNERS
I’M SO GLAD (LOVE I FOUND YOU)
SUD DUSTER
PLAYMATES

1005
JOHNNY & JACKIE
SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER
SHO – DON’T PLAY

1006
SHORTY LONG
I’LL BE HERE 1/62
BAD WILLIE

1007
SPINNERS
WHAT DID SHE USE
ITCHIN’ FOR MY BABY (BUT I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SCRATCH

1008
DAVENPORT SISTERS
YOU’VE GOT ME CRYING AGAIN
HOY HOY

1009
JORDAN HARMONISERS
DO YOU KNOW HIM
I WON’T MIND’

1010
HARVEY
WHISTLING ABOUT YOU
SHE LOVES ME SO

1011
MERCED BLUE NOTES
MIDNITE SESSION (PART 1)
MIDNITE SESSION (PART 2)

1012
CHALLENGERS
HONEY, HONEY, HONEY
STAY WITH ME

1013
SPINNERS
I’VE BEEN HURT
I GOT YOUR WATER BOILING BABY

1014
ERVIN SISTERS
CHANGING BABY
DO IT RIGHT

1015
SHORTY LONG
I’LL BE HERE
TOO SMART

1016
JOHNNY & JACKEY
DO YOU SEE MY LOVE FOR YOU GROWING
CARRY YOUR OWN LOAD

1017
HARVEY
SHE LOVES ME SO
ANY WAY YOU WANTA

1018
BOBBY SMITH & THE SPINNERS
SHE DON’T LOVE ME 12/62
TOO YOUNG, TOO MUCH, TOO SOON

1019
JOHNNY & JACKIE
BABY DON’T CHA WORRY
STOP WHAT YOU’RE SAYING

1020
CHALLENGERS 3 FEATURING ANN BOGAN & HARVEY FUQUA
EVERDAY
I HEAR AN ECHO

1021
SHORTY LONG
WHAT’S THE MATTER
GOING AWAY

1022
ERVIN SISTERS
WHY I LOVE HIM
EVERY DAY’S A HOLIDAY

1023
MERCED BLUE NOTES
WHOLE LOTTA NOTHING
FRAGILE

1024
HARVEY
COME ON AND ANSWER ME 5/63
MEMORIES OF YOU

HARVEY RECORDS

111
EDDIE BURNS
ORANGE DRIVER 11/61
HARD HEARTED WOMAN

112
LOE & JOE
LITTLE OLE BOY, LITTLE OLE GIRL
THAT’S HOW I AM WITHOUT YOU

113 10/62
JR WALKER & THE ALL STARS
TWIST LACKAWANNA
WILLIE’S BLUES

114
FIVE QUAILS
GET TO SCHOOL ON TIME 9/62
BEEN A LONG TIME

115
EDDIE BURNS
THE THING TO DO
MEAN AND EVIL (BABY)

116
QUAILS
NEVER FELT LIKE THIS BEFORE 9/62
MY LOVE

117
JR WALKER &
CLEO’S MOOD 9/62
BRAIN WASHER

118 EDDIE BURNS
(DON’T BE) MESSING WITH MY BREAD 11/62
ORANGE DRIVER

119
JR WALKER &
GOOD ROCKIN’ 1/63
BRAIN WASHER Part 2

120
QUAILS
OVER THE HUMP 4/63
I THOUGHT

121
HARVEY & ANN
WHAT CAN YOU DO NOW 5/63
WILL I DO

Harvey wrote, contributed to the writing and produced many many Motown tracks.

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YouTube

Harvey Fuqua – , YouTube

Weblinks

Harvey Fuqua – Don’t Be Afraid To Love answers.com

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