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To the pop buying public Van McCoy is known for his 1975 Grammy Award chart-topper The Hustle, after which he sadly died of a heart attack in 1979 at the age of only 39. To rare soul fans Van McCoy is a hero: the most prolific writer and producer of Northern Soul of all time, working with a host of legendary artists including Kendra Spotswood (aka Sandi Sheldon) with whom he had a five-year relationship. Dancin’ was originally released by Shelby Singleton in 1976 on his SSS International label, although all the ten original songs were recorded much earlier, circa 1968-69. With its kitsch cover and out-of-kilter track list, copies soon filtered through to the UK and into the hands of club DJ’s at Wigan Casino with perhaps Help Is On The Way becoming the stand-out track. Richard Searling played the mid-tempo Just Another Dress Rehearsal in the latter days of the club while an unreleased instrumental version of Ain’t Got No Love was played post-Wigan from a studio acetate.

Sweet And Easy
If I Could Make You Mine
The Generation Gap
Help Is On The Way
What Kind Of A Man
The Woman Who Made Me A Man
Just Another Dress Rehearsal
With All My Heart
Ain't Got No Love
Back Trackin'
Ain't Got No Love (Instrumental)
Format: LP
Label: SSS International Charly Records
Catalogue numbers: SSS-33


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Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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