RIP, Nick Ashford (of Ashford & Simpson), legendary song writer

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  1. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

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  2. Tesla

    Tesla Whippet Good

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    I think you mean Nick Ashford.

    RIP Mr. Ashford
     
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  3. Rex

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    I'm gutted. Loved him and Valerie.
     
  4. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I didn't know they had written Ain't No Mountain High Enough!

    RIP Rick Ashford. :(

    ETA I changed the thread title.
     
  5. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    They had an amazing knack for songwriting...uncanny almost.
     
  6. Rob

    Rob Beach Bum

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    Loved them - went to their concerts several times.
     
  7. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

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    Heard "Found a Cure" on the radio the other night.

    What a legacy of songs and performances for him and Val Simpson - and Diana Ross's album "The Boss" :kickass: (they produced, wrote and I am pretty sure sang backup on it).
     
  8. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Loved Found a Cure, and The Boss was one of Diana's better albums.

    But my favorite song performed by them was their 70s masterpiece, Is It Still Good to Ya?....
    Ashford & Simpson: Is It Still Good to Ya?
     
  9. soxxy

    soxxy Guest

    Legendary.

    RIP, Nick.
     
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  10. kittyjake5

    kittyjake5 Well-Known Member

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    RIP Nick. I loved his music.
     
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  11. skatesindreams

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    The best of 70's - 80's Pop/Soul.
    RIP, Mr, Ashford.
     
  12. topaz

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    Nick Ashford ...legend. One of the best American song writers ever. Completely underrated; He and Valerie's songs written for Motown changed music.

    He died of throad cancer at the age of 70. I'll send out prayers to Valerie and their family.

    One of my fav songs is You're All I Need To Get By. The song is so uplifting. I use to sing this to my daughter when she was in the nicu. :)


    You're All I Need To Get By
     
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  13. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    My favourite Ashford and Simpson songs:

    1. The Boss (Diana Ross, later covered by the Braxtons, Kristine W and Whitney Houston)

    2. Stuff Like That (Quincy Jones featuring Chaka Khan)

    3. It's My House (Diana Ross)

    4. I'm Every Woman (Chaka Khan and it was covered by some chick singer in the 90’s if I’m remembering correctly…) ;)

    5. Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand (Diana Ross’ first single)

    6. Solid (their own recording)

    7. Uh-Uh Ooh-Ooh Look Out Here It Comes (Roberta Flack)

    8. Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, then Diana Ross, Inner Life, Stacy Lattisaw & Howard Hewett, Jimmy Barnes, Whoopi Goldberg (Sister Act 2), Michael McDonald, Human Nature, Eddie Money…)

    9. Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing (Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin, Donny & Marie, Angela Bofill, Elton John & Marcella Detroit, Gladys Knight & Vince Gill, Boyz II Men…)

    10. Found A Cure (their own recording...and add "High Rise" to the list!)

    Such sad news... :( Thank you for all the great music!!
     
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  14. Prancer

    Prancer Torn Between Diverse Discourse Communities Staff Member

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    Aw. Loved their music and always thought they seemed like the nicest couple in show biz. :(
     
  15. Gypsy

    Gypsy Watching the Leaves Change!

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    RIP

    He & his amazing talent will be missed!
     
  16. allezfred

    allezfred Just say Yes! Staff Member

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    RIP

    My friends used to make up rude lyrics to "Solid" when we were in primary school.
     
  17. DarrellH

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    Loved the music. Very talented man.
     
  18. Rex

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    You know you have to share...
     
  19. Beefcake

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    Yes he did. Sadly, now, at 'fred's age, those "Solid" madlibs are just cruel nostalgia.
     
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  20. Latte

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    I loved your music Nick. RIP Soul Man.
     
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