1977 Van McCoy – And His Magnificent Movie Machine

Van McCoy and His Magnificent Movie Machine is the ninth album by Van McCoy, released in 1977.

Van Allen Clinton McCoy (January 6, 1940 – July 6, 1979) was an American musician, record producer, arranger, songwriter, singer and orchestra conductor. He is known best for his 1975 internationally successful song “The Hustle”. He has approximately 700 song copyrights to his credit, and is also noted for producing songs for such recording artists as Gladys Knight & the Pips, The Stylistics, Aretha Franklin, Brenda & the Tabulations, David Ruffin, Peaches & Herb, Lesley Gore and Stacy Lattisaw.


1  Medley: Moon River – Over The Rainbow – Gone With The Wind – Somewhere 08:11
2  Medley: Love Theme From “A Star Is Born” (Evergreen) – Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To) 04:57
3  Medley: Theme From Shaft – Lara’s Theme From “Doctor Zhivago” – The Magnificent Seven 14:51
4  Medley (Radio Version): Moon River – Over The Rainbow – Somewhere 04:15
5  Medley (Long Version): Moon River – Over The Rainbow – Gone With The Wind – Somewhere 18:50



BassGordon Edwards
DrumsCharles Collins
GuitarCornell Dupree
GuitarDavid Spinozza
KeyboardsRichard Tee
KeyboardsLeon Pendarvis
PianoVan McCoy
HornsDominick Gravine
HornsJanice Robinson
HornsJohn Frosk
HornsMel Davis
HornsPaul Faulise
HornsRobert Alexander
HornsUrbie Green
HornsVictor Paz
WoodwindsPhil Bodner
PercussionCrusher Bennett
PercussionGeorge Devens
Background VocalsFaith, Hope & Charity
Background VocalsVan McCoy

Other Musicians

Strings – Arianne Bronne, Gerald Tarack, Guy Lumia, Harold Kohon, Harry Lookofsky, Jesse Levy, Joe DeAngelis, Julien Barber, Kermit Moore, Mitsue Takayama, Paul Gershman, Regis Iandiorio, Selwart Clarke, Theodore Israel

Liner Notes

Producer – Van McCoy, Michael DeLugg
Producer (Executive) – Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore
Arranged By – Van McCoy
Concertmaster – Gene Orloff
Conductor – Van McCoy
Copyist – John Mical
Engineer (Assistant) – Gary Parisi, Mathew Murray
Engineer (Recording) – Michael DeLugg, Steve Jerome
Engineer (Remix) – Michael DeLugg
Mastered By – Gilbert Kong
Strings – Gene Orloff

Art Direction – Michael Mendel
Sleeve, Design – Jim O’Connell

Mastered At Masterdisk
Recorded At H & L Sound Studio
℗ H & L Records Corporation