Last edited by Beefcake; 08-23-2011 at 05:13 PM.
I think you mean Nick Ashford.
RIP Mr. Ashford
I'm gutted. Loved him and Valerie.
I didn't know they had written Ain't No Mountain High Enough!
RIP Rick Ashford.
ETA I changed the thread title.
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They had an amazing knack for songwriting...uncanny almost.
Loved them - went to their concerts several times.
I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.
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" (they produced, wrote and I am pretty sure sang backup on it).
"Skating fans are not a patient bunch." Dragonlady
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?
RIP Nick. I loved his music.
The best of 70's - 80's Pop/Soul.
RIP, Mr, Ashford.
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
"You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.
- Dr. Seuss"
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!!
"When I was poor and I complained about inequality people said I was bitter, now I'm rich and I complain about inequality they say I'm a hypocrite. I'm beginning to think they just don't want inequality on the agenda because it is a real problem that needs to be addressed." - Russell Brand
Aw. Loved their music and always thought they seemed like the nicest couple in show biz.
They're, their, and there. Get it right your in college.
He & his amazing talent will be missed!
Peace & Love, Gypsy
Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.
My friends used to make up rude lyrics to "Solid" when we were in primary school.
To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.
Loved the music. Very talented man.
I loved your music Nick. RIP Soul Man.