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Submitted by: MarcoU, UK on January 31, 2017
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I really enjoyed reading vanmccoymusic.com , bookmarked your website


Submitted by: Lorena Smith Cabanisson June 3, 2016
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Van and I were classmates at Banneker Jr. High School. We were once the last 2students standing in a spelling bee. Also, for gym on Fridays, the diving door between girls and boys gym spaces was opened and the teachers taught us ballroom day.ching . Van was often my partner. His song the Birdland comes from one of our popular dances during those years. With all modesty, I was th e best Bireland dancer. Van and the other boys looked to dance with me to see who was the best partner.

Van was indeed a musical genious. His home town should find a fitting and lasting tribute to him and his music.


Submitted by: Brian, 93 on June 1, 2016
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Enjoyed the music. Van was the real thing when it came to music talent. Too bad such a short life.


Submitted by: Tina Lyles, Dc on April 29, 2016
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I so miss Van, we met 1969 when we moved across the street from them on Columbia Road. He was such an inspiration to me, with his humor and positive attitude. Rest in peace my dear big brother...


Submitted by: DJ Slimon January 3, 2016
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The greatest singer, song writer, producer, arranger that has walked this earth. RIP Van McCoy. Your music lives.


Submitted by: richard machin, wa on November 15, 2015
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i love van mc coys music ,it is so brilliant,he was also a good singer,and a good songwriter.it is tragic he died so young,as he would have gone on to write more brilliant music.


Submitted by: FreeSoftware, Germa on August 26, 2015
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Stick to the original Van Mccoy recording,mix and master on the 1975 Avco album Disco Baby or the tie-in 7 Avco single.


Submitted by: Peter Forsellon May 5, 2015
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Starting up my old Lenco vinyl player and brought out som old LP and found one of my favorite records when I was young and that was Disco Kid with VanMcCoy. It still sounds very nice even if the music now is very old. He was one of the big in disco


Submitted by: Jamey, 90 on March 22, 2015
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I am a big fan of his music so I came to search for what he has done since the 70s. I was shocked that he was only in his 30s, so young to die. How come?


Submitted by: JoAnn McCoy, VA on November 23, 2014
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It was a pleasure visiting the VAMMINC, as Van is a relative. This is an awesome tribute to his life and work. God Bless you.


Submitted by: Mark Bellefeuille, ON on July 30, 2014
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Van McCoy was an underrated and underappreciated artist who died at the peak of the disco era. Unfortunately, most of his albums are out of print, save for a couple of compilation albums. This does a very disservice to a significant artist. You are not forgotten Van!


Submitted by: Jose Espinosa, Pe on July 6, 2014
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I met Van when he was working with the Stylistics. Later, we met at Bloomingdales in 1978. He at thattime had an association w/someone thru M C A . I was trying to get into show business,he was going to help me. He died before we were to get together.


Submitted by: Danny Van Hacken, 51 on April 21, 2014
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Van McCoy is the best, from Lima Perú !!!


Submitted by: JOHNNY O, NY on April 12, 2014
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GROWING UP IN THE 70S, ESPECIALLY AFTER VIET NAM , VAN MCKOYS MUSIC WAS A WELCOME START TO A BETTER WORLD, THE HUSTLE GOT PEOPLE DANCING AGAIN, I WAS AND STILL AM A TREMENDOUS FAN OF ALL HIS MUSIC, WITH FAITH HOPE & CHARITY, SOUL CITY SYMPHONY, AND THE STYLISTICS, ALSO LOVED WALK AWAY FROM LOVE AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST YOUR MY FAVORITE FANTASY, WE TRULY WERE ROBBED WITH HIM PASSING SO YOUNG, I REMEMBER WBLS ANNOUNCING IT, I WAS AT THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE, JULY 1979


Submitted by: Lisa Weiner, NY on February 8, 2014
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To Van Mccoy.
You were a great entertainer. I loved your song the Hustle. My prayers are with you Mr. Mccoy. Lisa Weiner


Submitted by: Tony, UK on January 17, 2014
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The Hustle and The Shuffle - wonderful music. Even now at 73 years of age I have an urge to dance which is almost irresistible.
Thank you, Van. Great memories.


Submitted by: Lydia , DC on October 24, 2013
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I enjoyed the music of Van and wish to hear more on the benefit the family did at T. Roosevelt Senior High School in DC. I miss the true meaning and Love of Music that Van brought to the World. Thank you for keeping the music playing.


Submitted by: steve rudolf, nj on August 5, 2013
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I was the head of promotion at avco records
in 1975 and broke the"HUSTLE" Van was a great friend and i named one of my race horses
Shady McCoy in his honor.


Submitted by: Tom, West Friendship, MD on April 14, 2013
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An amazing talent who made the most of his gifts. His music will live forever.


Submitted by: Stefan, Holzhausen, Germany, DE on April 8, 2013
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Van and his music were my personal heroes when I was 14 way back in 1975. I enjoyed his music each album to his sudden death in July 1979. I kept my love for his music until today - decades later and still "the man of R&B". Van, wherever you may are now, do THE HUSTLE...
All the best,
Stefan


Submitted by: Lisa Weiner, Brooklyn, NY on July 15, 2012
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To Van Mccoy,
You did a great job a musician. I really enjoyed the disco song the hustle. God Bless. Lisa Weiner


Submitted by: Stephanie Mair, Kingstonon July 13, 2012
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Super man with some awesome shots.


Submitted by: glenn johnson, alexandria, va on July 3, 2012
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i am a big fan of his for life& i would like to be on the list.


Submitted by: Elizabethnylo1, Naperville, the U on June 18, 2012
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My brother suggested I would possibly like this web site. He was entirely right. This put up actually made my day. You can not consider simply how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!


Submitted by: tokel, Nuuk, Green on May 29, 2012
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Submitted by: ADALBERTO, MEXICO CITYon May 29, 2012
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I want to buy the song Hogh Society of Van McCoy. Is it possible?


Submitted by: SgtPips, Kgn, Ja on April 14, 2012
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Ja. people so appreciate the works of great musicians VanMcCoy, Norman Connors, Jamaican born Tom Bell - great music. Lucky for us in Ja to have KOOL97


Submitted by: Dusty Dj Steve, Silver Spring, MD on March 22, 2012
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What a legend he was. Thanks for all of the great music. I will play "Birdland" at my Sat Nite Dusty Dance party. RIP Van! You went to school with the Jewels! WOW. Roosevelt High School representing.


Submitted by: Johnny O, bronx, ny on March 1, 2012
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Was always a big fan of his, from his work with the stylistics,david ruffin,melba moore & his solo my favorite fantasy & last but not least the hustle. I was on my way home from work at the toll booth of the george washington bridge when on that July day in 1979 they announced his death. I was deeply saddened, and felt a loss, cause i knew we were robbed of his future music.


Submitted by: Richard Hylton, kingston,jamaicaon February 15, 2012
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Michael Barnett from kool 97fm said Van McCoy was the best black music writer,composer etc. I beg to disagree...He was the best ever .....


Submitted by: Ricardo Fernandez , Weston, FL on February 15, 2012
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To this day I remember the day that Van died but his music and his memory will live forever. The Hustle was the first song I danced to and will never forget it.


Submitted by: Carol, Ft Myers, FL on February 13, 2012
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Michael Barnett on Kool 97 in Jamaica did an entire program dedicated to Van Mckoy. I was so glad for the opportunity to learn more about this great man :-)


Submitted by: Clinton Garriques , Jamaica, NY on February 12, 2012
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Van McCoy,the Greatest


Submitted by: Randalon February 12, 2012
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Grew up with his music in Jamaica. I subsequently learned so much more from Kool 97 Fm Mickey Thompson about the body of his work. He was sheer genius and should be recognized as such.


Submitted by: Aston Shaw, Queens, NY on February 12, 2012
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I think Van McCoy is one of the greatis writer America has ever seen.


Submitted by: Nyesha Noldon , Brooklyn, 11 on February 4, 2012
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Even though I was so young when Van died I remember so much about him. I miss my Godfather ever day.


Submitted by: Fernando Perez, Mexico Cityon February 3, 2012
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I was a kid when "The Hustle" was a big hit; Mr. McCoy was a great talented man


Submitted by: Dougie Bryan, Montego Bay,Jamaica, - on December 19, 2011
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I do not believe Van was given the recognition he deserved.Certainly one of the greatest soul/pop lyricists of all time.


Submitted by: Avis Stubbs, Jamaicaon December 18, 2011
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The Hustle is just great!


Submitted by: Everald, Montego Bayon December 18, 2011
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Hi heard on hour or two dedicated to him and the songs he wrote and song, and he is great. This sort of removed the sadness left by the passing of Michael Jackson.


Submitted by: Clinton Garriques , Jamaica, NY on December 18, 2011
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Van McCoy was extremely Superior & the Greatest all round musician in the World.


Submitted by: Geraldo Nunes Filho, Brasília-DFon November 2, 2011
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Mr. Van Mccoy left a great work. He brought joy to the world with their songs. One question: I read the biography of Mr. MacCoy calls that there were three singers: Faith, Hope and Charity. Is it true? He was part of Freemasonry? It is only a curiosidae, for I am a Freemason. I am an admirer of Mr. McCoy since 1975. May the Great Architect of the Universe has in good stead and bless.
Geraldo


Submitted by: MAH CHEE ENG, MALAYSIAon October 4, 2011
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The Hustle is the BEST ........ since my childhood years.


Submitted by: Carson Ramsay, Margate, Fl on September 30, 2011
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He was a gift to everyone who appreciates fine music. His memory and music will live forever.


Submitted by: Dr. Patricia H. DuPont, Washington, DC on September 22, 2011
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Ms. Mattie Taylor, thank you so very much for your words of wisdom to me on Thursday at the Luncheon at Washington Opera. I have started my LLC. I am a song writer, composer and author. I just completed my song book and want to know how we can partner. The next for me is to get all my original songs music laid on tracks in studio or do a live recording. Please let me know how we can partner.


Submitted by: Jerry Lott, Londonon August 11, 2011
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Fantastic music... the man will always be a legend......never to be forgotten


Submitted by: nigel pugh, gloucesteron August 4, 2011
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i growen up on his music legend lives on


Submitted by: itnikkijamesi9, Kansas, U.S.A on June 19, 2011
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Superb web-site sincerely, Nichelle Prinn


Submitted by: Mary E. Bryant, Los Angeles, CA on May 26, 2011
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Beautiful music from a man that left us too soon, please do some type of compilation with On and Off - Anacostia - May God Bless!


Submitted by: Denis, Warrington, UK on April 23, 2011
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Hi,Just logged onto the site,lots of Vans music is still played accross this side of the water, he was very talented, and saddly missed on the music scene


Submitted by: James Black, london, e1 on March 11, 2011
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Always my Inspiration, his music will always live on!


Submitted by: Sheila Boyd, Brandywine, MD on November 10, 2010
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I enjoyed the website. I also enjoy listening to the music. Thank you for sharing Van with us.


Submitted by: Han J.A.M. Hilderink, Enschede, The Netherlands, Ov on October 25, 2010
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Van McCot has been a great inspirator for me


Submitted by: Tom Bezler, Henderson, Nv on August 6, 2010
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Its a pleasure to have talked with you people I am hoping to meet you in person someday soon


Submitted by: Lou Strickland, strhykc@yahoo.com, OH on June 25, 2010
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Looking for copy of "I WORSHIP THE VERY GROUND" - anyone have one? strhykc@aol.com


Submitted by: Shireen "KoKo Davis" Ali, Schenectady, NY on May 18, 2010
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Thanks for giving us the story of Mr. Van McCoy. We need the true history of the great musicians that gave (give) us so much pleasure to listen to. I am hoping to jump back into radio, with a college station in the Albany, NY area. Thanks for giving me information to present to the listeners about this great performer Van McCoy.


Submitted by: LMH, Akron, oh on May 13, 2010
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I have a family tribute from our family reunion that my father left me. They were cousins. That is how I original learned of Van McCoy. I grew up dancing to the hustle and never knew the relation. I will keep that video and pass it down to my children one day.


Submitted by: Fred Coleman, MD on May 5, 2010
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I love the music Mr.Van Mccoy wrote


Submitted by: Wolfgang Fromme, Herne, 44 on April 18, 2010
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I looooove this kind of music.....sad that kind is dying....I´m a German guy.....Great great musician....thank you


Submitted by: glenn johnson, alexandria, va on February 26, 2010
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i would like to be on the list.


Submitted by: Jamaica Melenu, Savannah, Ga on January 21, 2010
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This company impacted me greatly namely from Ms.Mattie Taylor one of the most wonderful, kind and wise women I have had the honor to meet.


Submitted by: Jeffrey Jay Kho, Bacolod Cityon October 31, 2009
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The music "do the hustle" by Van McCoy,was presented as a dance number during our batch Silver Alumni Night in our school last September 27,2008.....My favorite music since my school days/disco years.


Submitted by: Robin Richardson, Maesteg Wales UK, CF on October 15, 2009
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Very much appreciated being able to hear "One Fine Girl" by the composer.

Thank you


Submitted by: Matteo, Berlin, D on October 6, 2009
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Do the hustle will always be one of my favorite instrumental songs, being so versatile and nice to dance to.
For me a proof that things will remain however we may die.


Submitted by: Dinese, Los Angeles, CA on September 29, 2009
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Mr DJ was my favorite song in Jr High School. Very happy to find the website and learn about Mr McCoy!!


Submitted by: Maic Farianon September 6, 2009
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Es muy bueno que existan páginas que, como ésta, difunden el legado de genios musicales. Especialmente a mí me gusta Van por su contribución to DISCO MUSIC. Sus temas son unos de los primeros que escuché en torno a este género y me motivaron para conocer más acerca de él. Les felicito y espero que den continuidad a este esfuerzo. So long!


Submitted by: Bob Watkins, Marietta, GA on August 6, 2009
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I enjoyed this site and will continue to come to visit and enjoy good old fashion music the way it should be produced today.


Submitted by: Earl, Shawnee, OK on July 2, 2009
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FOR ALL THE INSPIRATION. FOR THE LOVE, LAUGHTER AND TEARS...THANK YOU! ELC


Submitted by: Norman, Jersey Cityon June 21, 2009
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I knew Van, he and my manager were friends. He also had my singing group, The Ad-Libs do his song [Giving up] that he wrote for THE GROUP Gladys Knight & The Pips. Very, very talented man. He will be missed.


Submitted by: Robbie, Barnwell, SC on June 13, 2009
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Van was a musical genius who provided us with some great music. Sadly some of his best work has yet to be made available on CD. His composition, arrangement, and performance of "The Samba" from 1979 is absolutely incredible and a worthy successor to "The Hustle." It is with true sadness to reflect on his passing.


Submitted by: Paul Miller, Waldorf, Maryl on April 30, 2009
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Thanks for putting out great music.


Submitted by: John Muller, Reno, NV on April 19, 2009
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Thanks for taking the time to let us know all about Van. He was a very talented man!


 

 

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