Tuesday, August 23, 2011

An Appreciation: Nick Ashford

Music lost another great yesterday. A lot of us remember Ashford and Simpson from their 80’s hit “Solid”.

Of course, their contribution to music is much greater than one song. They were one of the most successful writer/producer couples in music and they gifted us with an incredible list of classics. So many of my favorites came from their collaboration.

No one today sings like Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell did and they did it without any computer mixing or other trickery! And, all of these songs and so many more were written by Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson.

The soundtrack of our lives is better because of them.

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