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Either Way I Lose
1964 Van McCoy
Van Allen Clinton McCoy (6 January 1940 - 6 July 1979) was an accomplished musician, music producer, arranger, songwriter, and orchestra conductor. He has approximately 700 song copyrights to his credit.
-Wikipedia

First performer of "Either Way I Lose" was Gladys Knight & The Pips.

Recording sessions
1965 September 30-October 1: New York with Orace Hott orchestra