Van McCoy

Real Name:
Van Allen Clinton McCoy
Profile:
For "McCoy" songwriting credits, do NOT confuse with Rose Marie McCoy
American solo artist, singer, songwriter, arranger and producer. Co-founder of the Vando label. Often thought of as a disco producer because of his work in the 1970s. Van Allen Cinton McCoy was born on January 16, 1940. He died of a heart attack at age 39 on July 6, 1979. He was in a doo wop group called The Starlighters with his brother Norman McCoy in the early days. They released the single "The Birdland". As a solo artist, he released numerous singles throughout the 1960s to the 1970s. He also wrote hits for and produced for many other artists. His last album was The Lonely Dancer. Often associated with publisher Blackwood Music
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Albums

CL 2497 Night Time Is Lonely Time — Van McCoy Van McCoy Night Time Is Lonely Time (Album) Columbia CL 2497 US 1966 Sell This Version
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BDS 5103 Soul Improvisations — Van McCoy Van McCoy Soul Improvisations (Album) Buddah Records BDS 5103 US 1972 Sell This Version
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7138 165 The Disco Kid — Van McCoy Van McCoy The Disco Kid (Album) Avco 7138 165 UK 1975 Sell This Version
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HL 69014, HL-69014-698 Rhythms Of The World — Van McCoy Van McCoy Rhythms Of The World (Album) H & L Records HL 69014, HL-69014-698 Greece 1976 Sell This Version
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VIP - 6320 The Real McCoy — Van McCoy Van McCoy The Real McCoy (Album) H & L Records VIP - 6320 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
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25681 XOT And His Magnificent Movie Machine — Van McCoy Van McCoy And His Magnificent Movie Machine (Album) H & L Records 25681 XOT Benelux 1977 Sell This Version
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OX/3087 African Symphony — Van McCoy Van McCoy African Symphony(LP, Album, RE) Oxford, H & L Records OX/3087 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
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MCA-3036 My Favorite Fantasy — Van McCoy Van McCoy My Favorite Fantasy (Album) MCA Records MCA-3036 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
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4MCA 3071 Lonely Dancer — Van McCoy Van McCoy Lonely Dancer (Album) MCA Records 4MCA 3071 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

101 Never Trust A Friend / Mr. D.J. — Van McCoy Van McCoy Never Trust A Friend / Mr. D.J. Rock'n Records 101 US 1961 Sell This Version
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100 I Wantcha Back / Thats How Much You Mean To Me — Van McCoy Van McCoy I Wantcha Back / Thats How Much You Mean To Me(7", Single) Rock'n Records 100 US 1961 Sell This Version
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1012 Girls Are Sentimental — Van McCoy Van McCoy Girls Are Sentimental(7") Rock'n Records 1012 US 1961 Sell This Version
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55457 Follow Your Heart — Van McCoy Van McCoy Follow Your Heart (Single) Liberty 55457 US 1962 Sell This Version
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R.711 It Ain't No Big Thing / Love Can Mess Up Your Mind — Van McCoy Van McCoy It Ain't No Big Thing / Love Can Mess Up Your Mind(7", Styrene) Rockway Records R.711 US 1963 Sell This Version
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4-43415 Butterfly / Keep Loving Me — Van McCoy Van McCoy Butterfly / Keep Loving Me (Single) Columbia 4-43415 US 1965 Sell This Version
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4-43925 I'm Out Of My Mind (In Love With You) — Van McCoy Van McCoy I'm Out Of My Mind (In Love With You) (Single) Columbia 4-43925 US 1966 Sell This Version
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4-43694 The House That Love Built / I Will Wait For You — Van McCoy Van McCoy The House That Love Built / I Will Wait For You (Single) Columbia 4-43694 US 1966 Sell This Version
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4-43495 This Is The Way We Fall In Love / Starlight, Starbright — Van McCoy Van McCoy This Is The Way We Fall In Love / Starlight, Starbright Columbia 4-43495 US 1966 Sell This Version
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5-10470 I Started A Joke / Tony's Theme — Van McCoy Van McCoy I Started A Joke / Tony's Theme(7", Single, Promo) Epic 5-10470 US 1969 Sell This Version
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CRK 3954 Where There's A Heartache (There Must Be A Heart) — Van McCoy Van McCoy Where There's A Heartache (There Must Be A Heart) (Single) CGC (2) CRK 3954 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
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BDA 297 I'm In Love With You Baby — Van McCoy Van McCoy I'm In Love With You Baby (Single) Buddah Records BDA 297 US 1972 Sell This Version
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BDA 310 Let Me Down Easy — Van McCoy Van McCoy Let Me Down Easy (Single) Buddah Records BDA 310 US 1972 Sell This Version
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SB 802 I'm In Your Corner / To Make A Long Story Short — Van McCoy Sharon Ridley & Van McCoy Sharon Ridley & Van McCoy - I'm In Your Corner / To Make A Long Story Short (Single) Silver Blue Records SB 802 US 1973 Sell This Version
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AV-4639 Love Is The Answer — Van McCoy Van McCoy Love Is The Answer(7", Single) Avco AV-4639 Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
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BDS 418 Soul Improvisations — Van McCoy Van McCoy Soul Improvisations (Single) Buddah Records BDS 418 UK 1974 Sell This Version

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November 22, 2020
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Van McCoy’s dozen + stellar 60’s and 70’s productions picked up in the UK in Northern Soul, his 60’s work with soul royalty and his numerous very high quality disco tracks and solo outings, not least ‘The Hustle’ are all reasons why he will rightly be remembered or checked out now. His happy take on what orchestrated soul ought to sound like is beautiful and smile inducing and should by virtue of extreme high quality be more widely known. He is I think to be considered right up there with: MFSB, Salsoul Orchestra, Barry White/Love Unlimited Orchestra et al for upscale 70’s orchestrated soul writ large. Do not underestimate this man’s music!

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