Posted by on 10/20/2012

Berry Gordy’s Motown imprint announced a distribution deal with Harvey Fuqua and his Harvey Records today (October 20, 1962).

The first record that was distributed under the new deal was Junior Walker and The All-Stars first single “Cleo’s Mood.”

The deal was made between Harvey Fuqua and Barney Ales of Tamla/Motown.

Additionally, Motown announced the debut of the Mel-O-Dy label and future plans to expand the Jazz Workshop imprint.

Berry Gordy purchased the entire Harvey operation in 1963 and inherited Jr. Walker & The All-Stars, Edwin Starr and The Spinners.

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