Monday, April 28, 2008

Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson, songwriters

Nickolas Ashford (born May 4, 1942, in Fairfield, South Carolina) and Valerie Simpson (born August 26, 1946 in The Bronx, New York) are a successful husband and wife songwriting/production team, as well as being recording artists in their own right. This performing and songwriting team met in the choir of Harlem's White Rock Baptist Church.


"Lets Go Get Stoned"
Words & Music by Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson, & Josephine Armstead
Performed by Joe Cocker



"Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
Words & Music by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
Performed by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell



"Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"
Words & Music by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
Performed by Aretha Franklin



"Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)"
Words & Music by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
Performed by Diana Ross



"You're All I Need/I'll Be There for You"
Words & Music by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
Performed by Mary J. Blige & Method Man



"Solid"
Words & Music by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
Performed by Ashford & Simpson

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