Ashford & Simpson

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Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson were a husband and wife songwriting-production team. They 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. They had two daughters: Nicole Ashford and Asia Ashford.

Both were inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.
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Albums

K 46283 Ashford & Simpson - Gimme Something Real album art Ashford & Simpson Gimme Something Real (Album) Warner Bros. Records K 46283 UK 1973 Sell This Version
72442/43 The Dells Week of 12/23/73 The Sylvers Week of 12/30/74 Ashford & Simpson Week of 1/6/74 The Independents The Dells Week of 12/23/73 The Sylvers Week of 12/30/74 Ashford & Simpson Week of 1/6/74 The Independents - Rap N' Rhythm With Al Gee(2xLP) Army Reserve 72442/43 US 1973 Sell This Version
K 56050 Ashford & Simpson - I Wanna Be Selfish album art Ashford & Simpson I Wanna Be Selfish (Album) Warner Bros. Records K 56050 UK 1974 Sell This Version
BS 2858 Ashford & Simpson - Come As You Are album art Ashford & Simpson Come As You Are (Album) Warner Bros. Records BS 2858 US 1976 Sell This Version
BS 2992 Ashford & Simpson - So So Satisfied album art Ashford & Simpson So So Satisfied (Album) Warner Bros. Records BS 2992 US 1976 Sell This Version
P-10452W Ashford & Simpson - Send It album art Ashford & Simpson Send It (Album) Warner Bros. Records P-10452W Japan 1977 Sell This Version
K 456547, K456547 Ashford & Simpson - Is It Still Good To Ya album art Ashford & Simpson Is It Still Good To Ya (Album) Warner Bros. Records K 456547, K456547 UK 1978 Sell This Version
XHS 3357 Ashford & Simpson - Stay Free album art Ashford & Simpson Stay Free (Album) Warner Bros. Records XHS 3357 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
W5 3458 Ashford & Simpson - A Musical Affair album art Ashford & Simpson A Musical Affair (Album) Warner Bros. Records W5 3458 US 1980 Sell This Version
WB K 66 099 Ashford & Simpson - Performance album art Ashford & Simpson Performance (Album) Warner Bros. Records WB K 66 099 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
TOL (L) 752 Ashford & Simpson - Street Opera album art Ashford & Simpson Street Opera (Album) Capitol Records TOL (L) 752 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
ST-12282 Ashford & Simpson - High-Rise album art Ashford And Simpson* High-Rise (Album) Capitol Records ST-12282 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
4XT-12366 Ashford & Simpson - Solid album art Ashford & Simpson Solid (Album) Capitol Records 4XT-12366 US 1984 Sell This Version
ECS-81768 Ashford & Simpson - Real Love album art Ashford & Simpson Real Love (Album) Capitol Records ECS-81768 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
64 7469464 Ashford & Simpson - Love Or Physical album art Ashford And Simpson* Love Or Physical (Album) Capitol Records 64 7469464 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
HOP 4512-2 Ashford & Simpson - Been Found album art Ashford & Simpson ,with Maya Angelou Ashford & Simpson ,with Maya Angelou - Been Found (Album) Hopsack & Silk Records HOP 4512-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
886974292920 Ashford & Simpson - The Real Thing album art Ashford & Simpson The Real Thing (Album) Burgundy Records 886974292920 US 2009 Sell This Version
none Ashford & Simpson - The Real Thing - One Hour Radio Special (54:00 Version) album art Ashford & Simpson The Real Thing - One Hour Radio Special (54:00 Version)(CDr, Promo) Burgundy Records none US 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

GP-3000 Ashford & Simpson - I'll Find You / Lonely Town album art Valerie & Nick* I'll Find You / Lonely Town (Single) Glover GP-3000 US 1964 Sell This Version
GP-3003 Ashford & Simpson - Don't You Feel Sorry album art Valerie & Nick* Don't You Feel Sorry (Single) Glover GP-3003 US 1964 Sell This Version
GP 3005 Ashford & Simpson - It Ain't Like That album art Valerie & Nick* It Ain't Like That (Single) Glover GP 3005 US 1964 Sell This Version
WB 7745 Ashford & Simpson - (I'd Know You) Anywhere album art Ashford And Simpson* (I'd Know You) Anywhere (Single) Warner Bros. Records WB 7745 US 1973 Sell This Version
WB 7781 Ashford & Simpson - Have You Ever Tried It album art Ashford And Simpson* Have You Ever Tried It (Single) Warner Bros. Records WB 7781 US 1973 Sell This Version
WB 7811 Ashford & Simpson - Main Line album art Ashford And Simpson* Main Line (Single) Warner Bros. Records WB 7811 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
WBS 8030 Ashford & Simpson - Everybody's Got To Give It Up album art Ashford And Simpson* Everybody's Got To Give It Up (Single) Warner Bros. Records WBS 8030 US 1974 Sell This Version

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August 24, 2019
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why Ashford&Simpson remain such underrated artists on their right or as songwriters for other artists remains a mystery to me.
How come that a such talented duo has never achieved the same status of similar names like Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Gerry Goffin and Carole King or Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller?? Even today their songs and own productions like Inner Life ‎– Ain't No Mountain High Enough have the same timeless quality as some of their predecessors of the 60s golden age of US songwriting. Has anybody ever realized how much emotional surrender and deep text meaning there is to be discovered in songs like 'Found A Cure' or 'Stay Free'??? Surely not their biggest hits. But Ashford & Simpson deserve your attention...listen with you heart and discover how deep their emotional impact is on soul and disco music!! Find a cure...

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