R.I.P. Nick Ashford

We were so saddened to hear this last night. Nick and his wife Valerie Simpson wrote some of the most powerful ballads of our time.  From Motown to Disco, their harmonies and lyrics simply transformed the way songs were written.  This legend will be sorely missed, not only for his talent, but for his enduring style and grace.   Seeing he and Valerie Simpson sing “Solid” really made me believe that Black Love could really work.  Today, I know that she is more heartbroken than all of us.   She clearly lost her best friend and we lost an incredible voice. Rest in Peace my brother.  Job well done. There will NEVER be another Nick Ashford!

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Here are a few of our favorites that would never have been without Nick Ashford:

Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough 

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Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell – You’re all I Need to Get By

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Ashford and Simpson – It Seems to Hang On

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Ashford and Simpson – Send It

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Ashford and Simpson – Bourgie Bourgie

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Ashford and Simpson – Is It Still Good To You 

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