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Ashford & Simpson

Band, 1964-2011 US, New York City
R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson

Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson were a husband and wife songwriting-production team. They started writing and recording together in 1964, and two years later wrote their first hit song - "Let's Go Get Stoned", recorded by Ray Charles. They then took up staff positions at Motown, where they wrote and produced hits for Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross. During their stay at Motown, Valerie released a couple of solo albums which flopped, prompting her and Ashford to leave in 1973. From then on, the duo concentrated on making their own records, though they also penned Chaka Khan's hit "I'm Every Woman" before finally achieving recognition as artists in their own right. Both were inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

        
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PortraitNickolas Ashford
voc 1941-2011 US
PortraitValerie Simpson
p *1946 US
Popular Tracks   
Solid on Solid by Ashford & Simpson
Found a Cure on Stay Free by Ashford & Simpson
Bourgie Bourgie on Hits, Remixes and Rarities: The Warner Brothers Years by Ashford & Simpson
Is It Still Good to Ya on Is It Still Good To Ya by Ashford & Simpson
It Seems to Hang On on Is It Still Good To Ya by Ashford & Simpson
It Seems to Hang On - 12" Disco Mix on Hits, Remixes and Rarities: The Warner Brothers Years by Ashford & Simpson
Stay Free on Stay Free by Ashford & Simpson
Found a Cure - Joey Negro Found a Dub Mix on Remixed With Love by Joey Negro Vol.3 by Joey Negro & Dave Lee
Til We Get It Right on Love Or Physical by Ashford & Simpson
Street Corner on Solid by Ashford & Simpson

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Stay Free (Dimitri From Paris Remixes)Ashford & Simpson2018Album
The Big Bang Concert Series: Country Hits LiveKenny Loggins, LeAnn Rimes, Ashford & Simpson2017Album
Bourgié BourgiéAshford & Simpson2017Album
Love Will Fix ItAshford & Simpson2016Compil.
One More TryAshford & Simpson2011Album
Don't Cost You Nothing / All The Way DownAshford & Simpson / Esther Phillips2010Album
The Real ThingAshford & Simpson2009Album
The Real ThingAshford & Simpson2009Album
Solid (As Barack)Ashford & Simpson2009Single
The Real ThingAshford & Simpson2009Album
The Real ThingOne Hour Radio Special (54:00 Version)Ashford & Simpson2009Album
The Warner Bros. Years: Hits, Remixes & RaritiesAshford & Simpson2008Compil.
One More Try - Tried Tested And Found TrueAshford & Simpson2008Album
Found A Cure / Cowboys And GangstersAshford & Simpson / Gichy Dan2008Album
Found A Cure (Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix)Ashford & Simpson2007Single
SoundstageMichael McDonald & The Doobie Brothers featuring Ashford & Simpson2004Album
SolidAshford & Simpson2003Compil.
The Very Best Of Ashford & SimpsonAshford & Simpson2002Compil.
The Very Best Of Ashford & SimpsonAshford & Simpson2002Compil.
The Best Of Ashford & SimpsonAshford & Simpson1999Compil.
What IfAshford & Simpson With Maya Angelou1997Single
Been FoundAshford & Simpson1996Album
The Gospel According To Ashford & Simpson: Count Your BlessingsAshford & Simpson1996Compil.
Been FoundAshford & Simpson With Maya Angelou1996Single
Solid / This Is It (Remix '91)Ashford & Simpson / Melba Moore1994Single
The Best Of Ashford & SimpsonAshford & Simpson1993Compil.
No Favors / Street CornerTemper / Ashford & Simpson1991Album
The Boss / SolidDiana Ross / Ashford & Simpson1990Single
Hungry For Me AgainAshford & Simpson1990Album
Love Or Physical / Cookies And CakeAshford & Simpson1990Album
Love Or PhysicalAshford & Simpson1989Album
Cookies And CakeAshford & Simpson1989Album
I'll Be There For YouAshford & Simpson1989Album
Time Talkin'Ashford & Simpson1986Album
Real LoveAshford & Simpson1986Album
What Becomes Of Love (LP Version)Ashford & Simpson1986Single
Nobody Walks In L.A.Ashford & Simpson1986Single
Count Your BlessingsAshford & Simpson1986Single
Ashford & SimpsonAshford & Simpson1984Album
I'm Not That ToughAshford & Simpson1984Single
BabiesAshford & Simpson1984Single
SolidAshford & Simpson1984Single
Body Rock (Main Title) / Do You Know Who I AmMaria Vidal, Ashford & Simpson1984Single
Body Rock / Do You Know Who I AmMaria Vidal / Ashford & Simpson1984Single
Outta The WorldAshford & Simpson1984Single
SolidAshford & Simpson1984Album
SolidAshford & Simpson1984Single
High-RiseAshford & Simpson1983Album
It's Much DeeperAshford & Simpson1983Album
High-RiseAshford & Simpson1983Album
Love It AwayAshford & Simpson1982Single
Street OperaAshford & Simpson1982Album
Mighty Mighty Love / I'll Take The Whole World OnAshford & Simpson1982Single
We'd Like You To MeetAshford & Simpson1982Compil.
Street CornerAshford & Simpson1982Album
Classic / Street CornerAdrian Gurvitz / Ashford & Simpson1982Single
The Ashford & Simpson VideoAshford & Simpson1982Album
What's It All About?Ashford & Simpson / Slim Whitman1981Single
It's The Long Run (Edit)Ashford & Simpson1981Single
PerformanceAshford & Simpson1981Album
It Shows In The EyesAshford & Simpson1981Single
Get Out Your HandkerchiefAshford & Simpson1980Single
Love Don't Make It RightAshford & Simpson1980Single
A Musical AffairAshford & Simpson1980Album
Happy Endings / Get Out Your HandkerchiefAshford & Simpson1980Single
Found A Cure / Stay FreeAshford & Simpson1979Album
Stay FreeAshford & Simpson1979Album
Found A Cure / Stay FreeAshford & Simpson1979Album
Hot Summer Nights / Found A CureNight / Ashford & Simpson1979Single
Nobody KnowsAshford & Simpson1979Album
Found A CureAshford & Simpson1979Album
Is It Still Good To YaAshford & Simpson1978Single
Don't Cost You NothingAshford & Simpson1978Single
FlashbackAshford & Simpson1978Album
Is It Still Good To YaAshford & Simpson1978Album
It Seems To Hang OnAshford & Simpson1978Single
Send It / So So SatisfiedAshford & Simpson1977Single
Maybe I Can Find It / So So SatisfiedAshford & Simpson1977Single
Send ItAshford & Simpson1977Album
By Way Of Love's ExpressAshford & Simpson1977Single
So So SatisfiedAshford & Simpson1977Album
Send ItAshford & Simpson1977Single
Over And OverAshford & Simpson1977Single
Come As You AreAshford & Simpson1976Album
One More TryAshford & Simpson1976Album
Caretaker / It'll Come, It'll Come, It'll ComeAshford & Simpson1976Single
Somebody Told A Lie / It Came To MeAshford & Simpson1976Single
Tried, Tested And Found TrueAshford & Simpson1976Single
Ain't Nothin' But A MaybeAshford & Simpson1975Single
I Wanna Be SelfishAshford & Simpson1974Album
Everybody's Got To Give It UpAshford & Simpson1974Single
Main Line / Don't Fight ItAshford & Simpson1974Single
The Songs Of Ashford And SimpsonAshford & Simpson1974Compil.
Have You Ever Tried ItAshford & Simpson1973Single
(I'd Know You) AnywhereAshford & Simpson1973Single
Gimme Something RealAshford & Simpson1973Album
Rap N' Rhythm With Al GeeThe Dells Week of 12/23/73 The Sylvers Week of 12/30/74 Ashford & Simpson Week of 1/6/74 The Independents1973Album
I'll Find You / Lonely TownAshford & Simpson1964Single
It Ain't Like ThatAshford & Simpson1964Single
Don't You Feel SorryAshford & Simpson1964Single
One More Try / Every Beat Of My HeartAshford & Simpson / Crown Heights AffairAlbum
Solid - Video EPAshford & SimpsonAlbum
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