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Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony: Hustling Up The Charts

Interview by Vernon Gibbs, Essence, 1975

EVEN THOUGH he has been writing, arranging and producing hit records since 1961, Van McCoy is still technically a newcomer. He is of that breed ...

Van McCoy: The Disco Man

Profile and Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 27 May 1975

THERE CAN be very few self-respecting soul fans around who don't own a record which has featured the name "Van McCoy" somewhere along the way. ...

Van McCoy: The Hustler

Interview by Tony Cummings, Black Music, July 1975

Disco hero of 'Hustle' fame... man behind the Stylistics' current success... and writer, producer, arranger whose hits go back 15 years. The legendary VAN McCOY ...

Van McCoy: The Real McCoy

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 28 October 1975

Although 'Van McCoy: The Artist' has really only just arrived in terms of commercial acceptance, Van's creative influence has played a major role within the ...

Van McCoy: The World's Oldest Disco Kid

Interview by Tony Cummings, Black Music, January 1976

VAN McCOY has crossed the ten million sales mark with 'The Hustle', a dance tune which will rank in influence with 'The Twist'. Yet the ...

The Hustlers

Report by David Hancock, Record Mirror, 6 March 1976

TAKE A WALK down New York's bustling "barrio" and the chances are that some Puerto Rican will start hustling you. They can't help it, they've ...

Van McCoy: The New McCoy

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 13 September 1977

John Abbey talks to Van McCoy who has just signed with MCA Records in a move to satisfy his desire to grow, as an artist ...

Van McCoy Comes Out Of Retreat...

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 13 February 1979

Having now emerged from a somewhat less fruitful period, following his huge international smash, 'The Hustle', Van McCoy talks of his recent creative and emotional ...

Van McCoy, Minnie Riperton Cut Down in Their Prime

Obituary by Danny Baker, New Musical Express, 21 July 1979

WHEN LOWELL George died, a kind of half-hearted black joke about 'the season starting' was popular on many lips. In the brief space since his ...

In Memory of Van McCoy

Obituary by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 31 July 1979

JULY HAS been a devastating month for our music because of the tragic, sad deaths of Minnie Riperton and Van McCoy. Both were highly creative ...


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