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Van McCoy

bvoc, p, 1940-1979 US, Washington, D.C.
Singer / Songwriter / Arranger / Producer / Conductor of R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Van Allen Clinton McCoy Andy Alston (2)

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.

        
Instruments
  • Backing Vocals
  • Piano
  • Keyboards
  • Vocals
  • Electric piano
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Latin
Popular Tracks   
The Hustle - Original Mix on Disco Baby by Van McCoy
The Hustle - Super Hustle Mix on The Hustle and the Best of Van McCoy by Van McCoy
The Shuffle on Rhythms Of The World by Van McCoy
Soul Cha Cha on Rhythms Of The World by Van McCoy
Love At First Sight on The Real McCoy by Van McCoy
Get Dancin on Disco Baby by Van McCoy
Disco Baby on Disco Baby by Van McCoy
Soul Improvisations, Pt. 2 (Remastered 1995) on Soul Improvisations by Van McCoy
Love Is The Answer on Love Is The Answer by Van McCoy
I'm in Love With You Baby (Remastered 1995) on Soul Improvisations by Van McCoy

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
My Favorite FantasyVan McCoy2017Album
From Disco To LoveVan McCoy2017Album
Mister D. J. / Rockin It IsVan McCoy / Billy Boy Arnold2013Single
The Hustle And Best Of Van McCoyVan McCoy1994Compil.
The Best Of Van McCoyVan McCoy1987Compil.
The Hustle / Love Is The Answer / Soul Cha ChaVan McCoy & The Soul City Symphony / Van McCoy1987Album
The HustleVan McCoy1982Single
The HustleVan McCoy1981Compil.
Van McCoyVan McCoy1980Compil.
Midnight MusicVan McCoy1979Compil.
Sweet RhythmVan McCoy1979Compil.
The Best Of Van McCoyVan McCoy1979Compil.
Dedicated To The Memory Of Van Allen McCoy Vol 2Van McCoy1979Compil.
Dedicated To The Memory Of Van Allen McCoyVan McCoy1979Compil.
The Disco KidVan McCoy1979Compil.
Lonely DancerVan McCoy1979Album
Lonely DancerVan McCoy1979Album
The Hustle (Remixed Version)Van McCoy1979Album
My Favorite FantasyVan McCoy1978Album
My Favourite FantasyVan McCoy1978Single
Two PointsVan McCoy1978Album
The Best Of Van McCoy / The Greatest Disco On EarthVan McCoy1977Compil.
The Shuffle / The WalkVan McCoy1977Single
Soul Cha Cha /Arrastra Los Pies = The ShuffleVan McCoy1977Single
Soul Cha ChaVan McCoy1977Single
Opera D'Amore / The ShuffleEquipe 84 / Van McCoy1977Single
New ExcellentVan McCoy1977Compil.
And His Magnificent Movie MachineVan McCoy1977Album
African Symphony / PartyVan McCoy & The Soul City Symphony / Van McCoy1977Single
(To Each His Own) That's My Philosophy / The WalkVan McCoy1977Single
Soul Cha Cha / Oriental BoogieVan McCoy1977Single
La Salsa / Rhytms Of The WorldPapy, Mamy & Son / Van McCoy1976Single
New Soul Greatest Hits 14Van McCoy1976Compil.
New Soul Greatest Hits 14 (AVCO)The Stylistics, Van McCoy, The Softones1976Compil.
Good Night, Baby / The Disco KidVan McCoy1976Single
African Symphony / Night WalkVan McCoy1976Single
Change With The Times = Cambia Con Los TiemposVan McCoy1976Single
Bambola / Soul Cha ChaLuciano Rossi / Van McCoy1976Single
Rhythms Of The WorldVan McCoy1976Album
The Hustle And Best Of Van McCoyVan McCoy1976Compil.
Night WalkVan McCoy1976Single
Jet SettingVan McCoy1976Single
PartyVan McCoy1976Single
Rhythms Of The WorldVan McCoy1976Album
The Real McCoyVan McCoy1976Album
That Old Black Magic / Love Is The AnswerThe Softones / Van McCoy1976Single
The ShuffleVan McCoy1976Single
Soul Improvisations / So Many MountainsVan McCoy1976Single
The Lone Ranger / Night WalkQuantum Jump / Van McCoy1976Single
The Disco Kid / Per Un'Ora D'AmoreVan McCoy / Matia Bazar1975Single
Change With The Times / The Disco KidVan McCoy1975Single
The Disco KidVan McCoy1975Single
Change With The Times / Senza ParoleVan McCoy / Luciano Rossi1975Single
Spanish BoogieVan McCoy1975Single
I'm In Your CornerSharon Ridley & Van McCoy1975Single
Change With The TimesVan McCoy1975Single
Roll With The Punches / Love ChildVan McCoy1975Single
The Disco KidVan McCoy1975Album
Vengan A Bailar / El EmpujonVan McCoy1975Single
Soul ImprovisationsVan McCoy1974Single
Let Me Down Easy / Soul Improvisations Part 2Van McCoy1974Single
I'm In Your CornerSharon Ridley & Van McCoy1973Single
Soul ImprovisationsVan McCoy1972Album
I'm In Love With You BabyVan McCoy1972Single
Where There's A Heartache (There Must Be A Heart)Van McCoy1970Single
I Started A Joke / Tony's ThemeVan McCoy1969Single
This Is The Way We Fall In Love / Starlight, StarbrightVan McCoy1966Single
The House That Love Built / I Will Wait For YouVan McCoy1966Single
I'm Out Of My Mind (In Love With You)Van McCoy1966Single
Night Time Is Lonely TimeVan McCoy1966Album
Butterfly / Keep Loving MeVan McCoy1965Single
It Ain't No Big Thing / Love Can Mess Up Your MindVan McCoy1963Single
Follow Your HeartVan McCoy1962Single
I Wantcha Back / Thats How Much You Mean To MeVan McCoy1961Single
Never Trust A FriendVan McCoy1961Single
Lonely DancerVan McCoyAlbum
The WalkVan McCoySingle
From Disco To LoveSantana, Ramsey Lewis, Esther Phillips, Van McCoy, Quincy Jones, Jig-Saw, Billy OceanCompil.
The Hustle / I'm Stone In Love With YouVan McCoy / The StylisticsSingle
Mr. D.J. / CholoVan McCoy / Raul GarciaSingle
ソウル・チャ・チャVan McCoySingle
Girls Are Sentimental / Baby Don't Tease MeVan McCoySingle
Red Rubber Ball / I Started A JokeThe Cyrkle / Van McCoySingle
Just In Case / Don't Rock The BoatVan McCoySingle
Old People / My Favorite FantasyArchie Bell & The Drells / Van McCoySingle
You Showed Me / Mr. D.J.The Turtles / Van McCoySingle
UntitledBrownsville Station, Silver Convention, Tina Charles, Van McCoySingle
Girls Are Sentimental/ Courtin' In A Cadillac/ Johnnys ThunderbirdVan McCoy, Jerry McCain, The GaylarksSingle
Love At First SightVan McCoySingle
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