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ASHFORD & SIMPSON
Nickolas Ashford (b. May 4, 1943, Fairfax, South Carolina - died on August 22, 2011) and Valerie Simpson (b. August 26, 1948, The Bronx, New York) started writing and recording together in 1964, and two years later wrote their first hit song - "Let's Go Get Stoned", recorded by Ray Charles. They then took up staff positions at Motown, where they wrote and produced hits for Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross. During their stay at Motown, Valerie released a couple of solo albums which flopped, prompting her and Ashford to leave in 1973. From then on, the duo concentrated on making their own records, though they also penned Chaka Khan's hit "I'm Every Woman" before finally achieving recognition as artists in their own right.

Both were inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.
 
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ASHFORD & SIMPSON: STAY FREE EXPANDED EDITION (BBR)
In music heaven – two versions of “Found A Cure” and both are hot! hot! hot!. Upbeat with just the right amount of undiluted Ashford & Simpson magic: the punchy, pacey beat punctuated by a sharp chorus which only stimulates the pulses all the more. The sweeping title track releases the sound to a slower pace, against a steady beat until it hits the main melody. Valerie is solo until Nick joins her at the chorus to take over the second verse. “Dance Forever”, with its plaintive introduction f...
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ASHFORD & SIMPSON: IS IT STILL GOOD TO YA? EXPANDED EDITION (BBR)
Their sixth album for Warner Brothers and follow-up to their first gold selling album “Send It” during 1977, this re-issue simply sums up the complete...
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Ashford & Simpson Classic Soul Videos
The legendary duo (the late) Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson from various performances through the years. RIP, Nick. ...
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Ashford & Simpson March 1976 Interview
In person interview conducted at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan in February 1976 during the "California Soul" event hosted by Warner Brothers ...
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Ashford & Simpson: Gimme Something Real
The still-brilliant 1973 Warner Brothers' debut by Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson...
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Ashford & Simpson: Street Opera
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 Ashford & Simpson: Street Opera
 Nickolas Ashford: A Personal Tribute By David Nathan
 Ashford & Simpson Live In Concert, 2010
 Ashford & Simpson 1979 Interview
 Ashford & Simpson 1973 Interview
 Ashford & Simpson Classic 90s Track
 Valerie Simpson 1971 Interview
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