Ashford & Simpson
|Genres:||Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||soul disco 80s funk urban|
|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 Harlems 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 trios songs, Lets 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 Aint No Mountain High Enough, Youre All I Need To Get By, Reach Out And Touch Somebodys Hand and...