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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.

Both were inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.
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Ashford & Simpson Discography Tracks

Valerie & Nick* Don't You Feel Sorry (as Simpson-Ashford) Valerie & Nick* - Don't You Feel Sorry (Single) Glover US 1964 Sell This Version
The Jewels Smokey Joe (as Simpson-Ashford) The Jewels - But I Do (Single) Dimension (2) UK 1964 Sell This Version
31598 Ruth Brown What Happened To You (as Simpson-Ashford) Ruth Brown - Yes Sir That's My Baby(7", Single) Decca 31598 US 1964 Sell This Version
Valerie & Nick* Valerie & Nick* - I'll Find You / Lonely Town (Single) Glover US 1964 Sell This Version
Jo Ann* & Troy* Same Old Feeling (as Simpson-Ashford) Jo Ann* & Troy* - Same Old Feeling / Just Because Atlantic US 1965 Sell This Version
Candy & The Kisses* Keep On Searchin' (as N. Ashford - V. Simpson) Candy & The Kisses* - Keep On Searchin' / Together (Single) Scepter Records US 1965 Sell This Version
2025 The Apollas Just Can't Get Enough Of You (as Simpson-Ashford) and 1 more… The Apollas - Just Can't Get Enough Of You / Nobody's Baby (Am I)(7") Loma 2025 US 1965 Sell This Version
The Diplomats (2) Love Ain't What It Used To Be (as N. Ashford, V. Simpson) The Diplomats (2) - Love Ain't What It Used To Be / I've Got A Feeling (Single) Wand US 1965 Sell This Version
Guess Who* Hey Ho What You Do To Me (as Simpson, Ashford) Guess Who* - Hey Ho What You Do To Me (Single) Quality US 1965 Sell This Version
The Chiffons The Real Thing (as Simpson-Ashford) The Chiffons - Nobody' Knows What's Goin' On (In My Mind But Me) / The Real Thing (Single) Laurie Records Canada 1965 Sell This Version
Betty Lavette* Only Your Love Can Save Me (as V. Simpson, N. Ashford) Betty Lavette* - I Feel Good (All Over) / Only Your Love Can Save Me (Single) Calla Records US 1965 Sell This Version
Betty Everett The Real Thing (as V. Simpson / N. Ashford) Betty Everett - The Real Thing / Gonna Be Ready (Single) Vee Jay Records US 1965 Sell This Version
The Apollas You're Absolutely Right (as Ashford - Simpson) The Apollas - You're Absolutely Right / Lock Me In Your Heart (Single) Loma Canada 1965 Sell This Version
Maxine Brown One Step At A Time (as N. Ashford - V. Simpson) Maxine Brown - One Step At A Time / Anything For A Laugh (Single) Wand France 1965 Sell This Version
Chad Allan & The Expressions, Guess Who?* Hey Ho Chad Allan & The Expressions, Guess Who?* - Hey Ho (What You Do To Me) (Album) Quality Canada 1965 Sell This Version
Manfred Mann Let's Go Get Stoned (as Simpson, Ashford) Manfred Mann - No Living Without Loving (EP) His Master's Voice UK 1965 Sell This Version
Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown Baby Take Me (as Simpson-Ashford) Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown - Something You Got / Baby Take Me (Single) Wand UK 1965 Sell This Version
The Cherokees (2) Dig A Little Deeper (as Nicklas Ashford) and 1 more… The Cherokees (2) - Dig A Little Deeper / I'll Never Turn My Back On You (Single) Columbia US 1965 Sell This Version
Betty Everett The Shoe Won't Fit (as V. Simpson-N. Ashford-) Betty Everett - Trouble Over The Weekend (Single) Vee Jay Records US 1965 Sell This Version
A 9037 Chad Allan And The Expressions* - (Guess Who?)* Hey Ho What You Do To Me (as Simpson, Ashford) Chad Allan And The Expressions* - (Guess Who?)* - Hey Ho What You Do To Me(7", Single) CNR A 9037 Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
SCE 12114 The Shirelles Love That Man (as V. Simpson, N. Ashford) The Shirelles - My Heart Belongs To You (7", Single) Scepter Records SCE 12114 US 1965 Sell This Version
47-8865 The Geminis A Friend Of Mine (as Ashford - Simpson) The Geminis - You Put A Hurtin' On Me(7", Promo) RCA Victor 47-8865 US 1966 Sell This Version
The T-Bones Let's Go Get Stoned (as Simpson-Ashford) The T-Bones - Everyone's Gone To The Moon (And Other Trips) (Album) Liberty, Liberty US 1966 Sell This Version
Mitty Collier I'm Satisfied (as Ashford - Simpson) Mitty Collier - My Party / I'm Satisfied (Single) Chess US 1966 Sell This Version
The Three Sounds Let's Go Get Stoned (as Ashford-Simpson) The Three Sounds - Vibrations (Album) Blue Note US 1966 Sell This Version