Van McCoy

Rare 25 minute interview with Van McCoy

Van McCoy - Dancin' - SSS Int. SSS-33 1976

Sweet & Easy, If I Could make You Mine, The Generation Gap, Help Is On It's Way, What Kind Of Man, The Woman Who Made Me A Man, Just Another Dress Rehearsal, With All My Heart, Ain't Got No Love, Back Trackin'

Produced by Van McCoy

Van McCoy the gentleman that gave David Ruffin a R&B number one with 'Walk Away From Love', Gladys Knight  one of her first hits with 'Giving Up', later also hit for Donny Hathaway, he talks here about the supprise success with the Hugo & Luigi production of 'The Hustle' to New York DJ Al Gee in a rare Forces Radio broadcast from 1975.

Chris Bartley -'Ain't Got No Love'

Van McCoy as an artist had early singles with Scepter label, Rockin' in 1960, he had his early pre-northern soul success with his 'Sweet & Easy' on Share records, in 1968 that later got release on a SSS Int (Shelby Singleton) Lp Dancin' (1976) that contained some unreleased intrumentals along with the Chris Bartley track 'Ain't Got No Love' that was also popular with the northern fraternity. Sadly McCoy died at an early age of 39 from a heart attack in 1979. He will fondly be remembered though for his pritty soul productions with people like The Spellbinders,  The Stylistics, Brenda & The Tabulutions & Peaches & Herb. The interview is taken from Rap & Rhythm, a double LP of interviews from Forces DJ Al Gee that are current for sale on my web site along with the above LP on request
Van McCoy Discography:
I Wancha Back / That's How Much You Mean To Me - Rockin' 100 - 1961
Never Trust A Friend/ Mr DJ - Rockin' 101 - 1961
Baby Don't Tease me/ Girls Are Sentimental - Rockin' 1012 - 1962
It Ain't Nobody/ Love Can Mess Up Your Mind - Rockway R711 - 1963
Butterfly/  Keep Loving Me - Columbia  4-43415
I Will  Wait For You/ The House That Love Built -  Columbia 4-43694 - 1966
I'll Make My Father Proud/ Where There's A Heartache - CGC 115 - 1967
Follow Your Heart/ Lonely - Liberty F55457 - 1968
Nice & Easy/  If I Could Make You Mine - Share SR 102  -1968
I Started A Joke/ Tony's Theme - Epic 5-10470
I'm In Love With You Baby / ? - Buddah BDA 297 - 1972
Soul Improvisations Pt 1/ Part 2 - Buddah BDA - 1974
Killing Me Softly/ Love Is The Answer - Avco 4639 - 1974
Boogie Down/A Rainy Night In Georgia - Avco 4648 - 1974
The Hustle/ Hey Girl Come & Get It - Avco - AV 4653 - 1975
Change With The Times/ Good Night Baby/Love Child  Avco 4660 - 1975
Night Walk/ Love Child - Avco/H&L 4667 - 1975
Party/ The Disco Kid - Avco/H&L 4670 - 1975
The Shuffle/The's The Joint - Avc/H&L 4677 - 1976
Soul Cha Cha/African Symphony - Avco/H&L 4682 - 1977
My Favorite Fantasy/ Your So Right For Me MCA - 1978
Two Points/ Trying To Make The Best Of It MCA - 1978

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