Magic Touch Records

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Magic Touch Records is a record label founded in Milwaukee in the 1960s by producer, manager and performer Lenny LaCour. The label is particularly notable for developing the career of Harvey Scales, co-writer of the songs "Love-Itis" and "Disco Lady".

History[edit]

Lenny LaCour, a Chicago-based record producer, relocated to Milwaukee in the 1960s, where he founded Magic Touch Records.[1]

Magic Touch was primarily known as a soul music label. Lacour dabbled in other 60s music forms, such as rock, punk and garage, though the focus of the label remained soul music. LaCour persuaded certain white acts, such as Filet of Soul, to incorporate soul music into their repertoire, with resulting success.[2] At various points, the label was distributed by Atco Records, Volt Records and Chess Records.[2] Artists on the label included Harvey Scales and The Seven Sounds, Sean Taylor, Junior & The Classics,[3] Mar J, Evelyn Smith, Marvelle & The Blue Match, Gary Brown and Filet of Soul.[2]

In the late 1970s, LaCour returned to Chicago, and resurrected the Magic Touch label. He thereafter released a number of unsuccessful disco records on Magic Touch.[1] LaCour continues to operate the label.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dik De Heer, with Gary Meyers and Eric LeBlanc, Biography of Lenny LaCour, including citation reference of Robert Pruter, "The Lenny LaCour Story". In Now Dig This, Issue 151 (October 1995), pp. 6-8. BlackCat Rockabilly Europe. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
  2. ^ a b c Uncredited, Profile of Lenny LaCour; Too Darn Soulful; includes photos of Lenny LaCour. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
  3. ^ Where the "Junior" refers to Junior Brantley, a keyboard player who later played with Jimmie Vaughan and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. See uncredited, Profile of Junior Brantley. John Earl's Boogieman Band. Retrieved 2012-01-31.
  4. ^ Dave Hoekstra, "Almost Famous". Chicago Reader, February 6, 2003. Retrieved 2012-01-30.