Trying To Survive
“Love Itis” by Harvey Scales was just as big a recording at Manchester’s Soul clubs in the sixties as “Get Down“
“Love -Eye-Tis” by William Bell and Judy Clay slightly renamed and reworked and given the Stax treatment was also a popular choice.
USA – Lenny LeCour’s Magic Touch Records
Songwriter/singer/producer Harvey Scales released ‘Get Down’ and ‘Love-It is’ (‘B’ side) singing in the style of Wilson Pickett. Both sides were extensively played at the Wheel and Blue Note (Manchester).
1941, Harvey was born in Arkansas.
1961 Milwaukee-based R&B band Harvey Scales and the Seven Sounds were Harvey and Al Vance, Rudy Jacobs, Ray Armstead, Monny Smith, Bill Purtie and Bill Stonewall.
1969 they signed for Chess Records (CADET) releasing ‘The Yolk,’ / ‘I’ll Run To Your Side’ and Leave It For the Trash Man
Around the same time Harvey wrote for Johnnie Taylor who was signed to Stax: ‘What’s Good for You (Don’t Have to Be Good to You)’ b/w ‘I Wanna Do It.’ Then later in 1976 he was the co-writer (along with Detroit producer Don Davis and Albert Vance) of Johnnie Taylor’s massive disco hit ‘Disco Lady.’
1978 at Casablanca Records – ‘Shake-A-Matic’