Ashford & Simspon

ASHFORD & SIMPSON: Classic Soul 1974 Interview

2021 introduction: SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan conducted his first-ever in person interview in the US in October 1974 while on holiday in New York with Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson, then newly-signed as a duo with Warner Brothers Records after years of producing and writing hits for others at Motown. David’s choice to speak with the personable pair reflected his personal love for their first Warners album, “Gimme Something Real”…

VALERIE SIMPSON: Classic Soul 1971 Interview

2021 Introduction: A semi-finalist up for induction into The SoulMusic Hall Of Fame ‘Female Artist’ category (having already been inducted into several other categories before, including ‘Lifetime Achievement’ and ‘Motown Artist’ as a soloist and ‘Producer’ and ‘Songwriter’ as part of the Ashford & Simpson partnership), Valerie Simpson’s work as a solo recording artist first appeared in 1971 with the critically-acclaimed LP, ‘Exposed.” We revisit her first-ever transatlantic phone interview conducted by David Nathan, 40 years ago…