FUNK FOUNDATIONS #30 / VAN MCCOY // 12.10.22
FUNK FOUNDATION #30 is a tribute to Van McCoy. I know that some of you would think that I must have gone mad to do a disco show…but no worries…Although Van McCoy is best known for his ‘75 mega hit “The Hustle” …prior to becoming disco mega star…. Van McCoy was RnB and Soul artist, musician, producer, arranger, conductor and label owner….with over 700 songs credited to him….going from the 50s all the way to his early-unexpected death in 1979.
Van McCoy was born in 1940 in Washington, D.C. Today show is celebration of his life and work…. I will play songs from his releases and his collaborations with artists such as Gladys Knight & the Pips, The Stylistics, Aretha Franklin, Brenda & the Tabulations, The Presidents, David Ruffin, Peaches & Herb, Choice 4, Faith Hope and Charity, Melba Moore, and many more… I will focus on his soulful and groovy side…from soul to funk, RnB and disco-funk…so stay tuned and enjoy the show.