Nickolas Ashford (born May 4, 1942, in Fairfield, South Carolina) and Valerie Simpson(born August 26, 1946 in The Bronx, New York) are a successful husband and wife songwriting/production team and recording artists. They met in the choir of Harlem's White Rock Baptist Church. After having recorded unsuccessfully as a duo, they joined aspiring solo artist and former member of the Ikettes, Josie Jo Armstead, at the Scepter/Wand label where their compositions were recorded by Ronnie Milsap ("Never Had It So Good"), Maxine Brown ("One Step At A Time"), as well as the Shirelles and Chuck Jackson. Another of the trio's songs "Let's Go Get Stoned" gave Ray Charles a number one U.S. R&B hit in 1966. Ashford & Simpson then joined Holland/Dozier/Holland at Motown where their best-known songs included "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "You're All I Need To Get By", "Reach Out And Touch Somebody's Hand" and "Remember Me". As performers, Ashford and Simpson's best-known song is "Solid" (1984 US and 1985 UK).
Label: Capitol Records, Capitol Records Catalog#: 0777 7 80515 2 7, CDP 7 80515 2 Format: CD, Album, Compilation Country: Europe Released: 29 Jun 1993 Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul Style: Soul, Funk, Disco Compiled By, Other [Liner Notes] - David Nathan (2) Executive Producer [Capitol Gold Series] - Clark Duval , Wayne Watkins Mastered By [Digitally Remastered] - Wally Traugott Written-By - N. Ashford / V. Simpson
1 It Seems To Hang On 2 Found A Cure 3 Street Corner 4 Love It Away 5 I'll Take The Whole World On 6 High-Rise 7 Experience (Love Had No Face) 8 My Kinda Pick Me Up 9 Solid 10 Outta The World 11 Babies 12 Count Your Blessings 13 Nobody Walks In L.A. 14 Love Or Physical 15 Cookies And Cake 16 I'll Be There For You