Monday, August 22, 2011
R.I.P NICK ASHFORD
We say goodbye to another legend of soul music today as "Nick Ashford" from husband and wife duo "Ashford and Simpson" has passed away from complications with throat Cancer.
Ashford's input into Soul music, disco and his influence in Modern forms of dance music is undeniable. From the early days of writing hits for Motown with his partner in crime "Valerie Simpson", The duo were responsible for such hits as "Aint no mountain high enough" (Marvin gaye & tammi terrell & "Cry like a baby" (Aretha Franklin).
To the proto disco sounds of "Chaka Khan", "Diana Ross" & "Teddy pendergrass".
In 1974 Ashford & Simpson got married and continued their career as a duo with the Warner bros album "Gimme something real" Followed by the hit singles "Don't cost you nothing", "It seems to hang on", "Is it still good to ya", and one of my personal favourites "Street corner".
I have been playing "Ashford & Simpson" records regularly for about 10 years and most likely always will. You will be missed "Nick Ashford" R.I.P