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Legacy Podcast: Ashford and Simpson

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Location:

New York, NY

Description:

Four segments on legendary songwriting duo Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson. These two have been responsible for many of the biggest r&b hits of the last 40 years - including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” “I’m Every Woman,” and their own classic “Solid.” Legacy Recordings is the award-winning catalog division of Sony Music. Legacy's podcast takes you behind the scenes and in-depth into some of the greatest recordings ever made.

Language:

English

Contact:

Sony Music Entertainment 550 Madison Avenue, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10022-3211


Episodes

Ashford and Simpson 4

2/22/2009
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“I look cool but on the inside I’m a nervous wreck” – Nick Ashford. As they began their career as performers, Nick and Valerie found some challenges in appearing on stage, as Nick details in this podcast. “In the early years, I was just uncomfortable. They would put towels around me I’d sweat so much […]

Duration: 00:07:57


Ashford and Simpson 3

2/15/2009
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Nick and Valerie describe their years as songwriters with Motown, and the moment when they asked Berry Gordy for a “divorce,” so they could become artists themselves. It turned out to be the best of both worlds, as they would frequently return to work with various Motown artists, while continuing to grow as performers themselves. […]

Duration: 00:06:05


Ashford and Simpson 2

2/8/2009
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For part 2, Ashford and Simpson discuss how they first got introduced at Motown. They almost ran out before the meeting started, so thank got they stuck around. This piece includes bits of Nickolas and Valerie’s own performances of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “You’re All I Need to Get By” from their new […]

Duration: 00:06:44


Ashford and Simpson 1

2/1/2009
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We launch our 28 days of Black History series with the first of four segments on legendary songwriting duo Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson. These two have been responsible for many of the biggest r&b hits of the last 40 years – including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” “I’m […]

Duration: 00:06:23