David Nathan's Diary

Nick and Valerie's Hit Cure: interview conducted by David Nathan in person in New York City, autumn 1979..

Going back in time to my adolescent-on-the-verge-of-manhood years, it was all about “Runnin’ Out Of Fools” and then “Chain Of Fools”: Aretha had her share and - as I traversed the ‘lovers’ lane’ she referenced in her cover of Cecil Gant’s “I Wonder” in 1967 – I had mine too.

(An edited version of a  feature that was originally published on a previous iteration of SoulMusic.com in 2005).

I got some memories to look back on…” (Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson, lyric line from “Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing”)…