Wednesday, August 24, 2011

RIP, Nick Ashford

My heart goes out to Valerie Simpson. Their love was solid as a rock.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/23/arts/music/nick-ashford-of-motown-writing-duo-dies-at-70.html?_r=1&ref=music

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/24/musicians-mourn-ashford-at-his-own-bar/

2 comments:

  1. I didn't really know them as performers except for SOLID, but the songs they wrote for others I liked a lot. I'm surprised about LET'S GO GET STONED.

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  2. Yeah, I didn't realize how much they'd written either. When they announced his death on my radio station, they played Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell's "You're All I Need To Get By", one of my all time favorites. And this! "Recently they received a credit on Amy Winehouse’s song “Tears Dry on Their Own,” which features a sample from “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”"

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Sail on, music club!