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"A beautifully done look at the music of Harvey Scales -- a damn funky cat from the Milwaukee scene, finally getting his due! The package is overflowing with groovers -- hard funky 45 cuts that Scales recorded for the Magic Touch label -- mostly in the late 60s and start of the 70s -- wrapped up here in a lavish booklet that's filled with well-researched notes, and vintage photos -- a set that really sets a whole new standard for the Tuff City label! Scales' groove is one that we've always loved on 45 -- a dancefloor-directed version of soul that falls somewhere in a space between Archie Bell & The Drells and Dyke & The Blazers -- but with a heavier sound overall. Yet having all these cuts together in one place seems to give them even more intensity than before -- a powerhouse package of 20 rare tracks that run the gamut from upbeat soul to heavy funk to a few early disco numbers as well. Beautifully done package -- with an almost Numero-like feel inside the booklet!"
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It is inexplicable that Harvey Scales did not attain the same level of fame as Wilson Pickett or Otis Redding. A master stylist and natural performer, road tested in every aspect of R&B, Harvey earned the title of the Midwest's Godfather of Soul. This anthology features all of his rare and previously unreissued 45's from Lenny LaCour's mercurial Magic Touch label. The CD ranges from gritty Stax-styled soul to heavy funk recorded between 1967-1977. These singles were originally distributed through Atlantic, Volt, Atco & Chess. From his earliest days, Harvey was a national talent in a secondary market. After charting two singles, they became legends throughout Wisconsin and much of the Midwest. Discover these lost gems, which rank among the best of the genre. This release features 16 pages of extensive liner notes and several previously unpublished photographs and ephemera. It also features four songs that were transferred from the original master tapes.
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