Ashford & Simpson

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nickolas ‘Nick’ Ashford (4 May 1942, Fairfield, South Carolina, USA) and Valerie Simpson (b. 26 August 1946, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA). This performing and songwriting team met in the choir of Harlem’s White Rock Baptist Church. Having recorded, unsuccessfully, as a duo, they joined another aspirant, Jo ‘Joshie’ Armstead, at the Scepter Records / Wand Records label where their compositions were recorded by Ronnie Milsap (‘Never Had It So Good’), Maxine Brown (‘One Step At A Time’), the Shirelles and Chuck Jackson. Another of the trio’s songs, ‘Let’s Go Get Stoned’, gave Ray Charles a number 1 US R&B hit in 1966. Ashford and Simpson then joined Holland/Dozier/Holland at Motown Records where their best-known songs included ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, ‘You’re All I Need To Get By’, ‘Reach Out And Touch Somebody’s Hand’ and...

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