Monday, July 19, 2010

Who was Harvey?

By: Joseph Middleton

If you have collected any gospel LPs from the 1960s and 70s from the Savoy, Gospel, or Regent labels, you likely either possess or have seen a record with cover art by Harvey. Not much is known about Harvey, but his artwork graced the cover of numerous gospel LPs, as well as jazz and blues LP covers for the Savoy label. Harvey's true identity is a mystery. For nearly 50 years, nobody has been able to say for certain or figure out who Harvey was. Speculative guesses have been made, but they are just that, speculation.

Late last year, Phil Thomson wrote a piece about Harvey for the U.K. music website, It's a substantial piece and worth reading if you have any sort of interest in Savoy's gospel releases or album cover art in general.

Click HERE to read the article.

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