How you feel about Van McCoy (1940-1979) depends in large part on how you feel about disco. Although McCoy was recording, producing and writing songs before that much maligned genre came along his name is almost always associated with it because of his chart-topping hit The Hustle (1975).
He was never able to repeat that success although he remained active until he died of a heart attack in 1979. He was just 39.
For myself McCoy and disco are best taken in small doses -- and with a healthy slice of melody thrown in. Tunefulness was in short supply in the disco era, unfortunately.
Love Is the Answer (Avco, 1974) came along just as the disco era was beginning to hit its stride, so there were still some great tunes on this LP, including a cover of Diana Ross's Touch Me in the Morning.
Touch Me in the Morning
Love Is the Answer has never received a digital release, but a couple of tunes from the LP are included on the compilation The Hustle and the Best of Van McCoy (Amherst, 1995), available via CD or download.
Here's the title tune from Love Is the Answer.