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Leroy “Chris” Bartley was born on April 17th, 1947. After being in a couple of groups. Bartley signed with Van McCoy’s “Vando” records in the 1960’s. Bartley hit the pop charts with the McCoy-penned single “The Sweetest Thing This Side Of Heaven”. Bartley released a full album behind the single and toured both in America and England following the song’s success. When Vando Records folded, Bartley signed with “Buddah” records. Bartley left the music industry in the early 1970s as a result of family health problems, but re-emerged a few years later, joining The Ad Libs. Chris Bartley sadly died on October 26th, 2009. 1969. This disc from 1969 has some very light superficial scuffs, loads of “gloss” – Conservatively graded in VG++ condition – CLASS!!!