Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My fave Nick Ashford songs

Recently, the world lost one of the greatest songwriters ever when Nick Ashford died from complications of throat cancer.
He and wife Valerie Simpson penned some of the most beautiful songs ever for Ray Charles, Dianna Ross, Marvin Gaye and Chaka Khan.
They even wrote classics for themselves.
I remember listening to their radio show on WBLS when I was a little girl and living in New York.
They played old school jams and had this chemistry that was apparent even on their radio show.
Here are some of my fave Ashford and Simpson songs and RIP Nick:

"I'm Every Woman" by Chaka Khan:

"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell:

"Solid" by Ashford and Simpson:

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