Ashford & Simpson

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Ashford & Simpson var en amerikansk musikerduo bestående av Nickolas Ashford (född 4 maj 1942 i Fairfield County i South Carolina, död 22 augusti 2011 i New York i New York[1]) och Valerie Simpson (född 26 augusti 1946 i Bronx i New York). Duon skrev under sin karriär en rad låtar som kom att bli några av musikhistoriens klassiker.

Paret slog igenom 1966 då Ray Charles släppte deras låt Let's go get stoned. I slutet av 60-talet knöts de till skivbolaget Motown. Det riktigt stora genombrottet för Ashford och Simpson kom 1967 då duon skrev Marvin Gaye och Tammi Terrells duett "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", följt av låtar som Ain't nothing like the real thing och You're all I need to get by. Deras låt I'm every woman hör också till de mest kända. Låten har sjungits in av såväl Whitney Houston som Chaka Khan. Bland övriga artister som spelat in låtskrivarduons hits finns Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder och Luther Vandross.[2]

Diskografi[redigera | redigera wikitext]

Album[redigera | redigera wikitext]

Valerie Simpson[redigera | redigera wikitext]

År Album Listposition[3] Skivbolag
US US
R&B
1971 Exposed Motown
1972 Valerie Simpson 162 50
1977 Keep It Comin'
"—" denotes the album failed to chart

Ashford & Simpson[redigera | redigera wikitext]

År Album Listposition[4] US
certifications[5]
Skivbolag
US US
R&B
UK
1973 Gimme Something Real 156 18 Warner Bros.
1974 I Wanna Be Selfish 195 21
1976 Come as You Are 189 35
1977 So So Satisfied 180 30
Send It 52 10 Gold
1978 Is It Still Good to Ya 20 1 Gold
1979 Stay Free 23 3 Gold
1980 A Musical Affair 38 8
1981 Performance 125 45
1982 Street Opera 45 5 Capitol
1983 High-Rise 84 14
1984 Solid 29 1 42 Gold
1986 Real Love 74 12
1989 Love or Physical 135 28
1996 Been Found 49 Hopsack & Silk
1996 The Real Thing 59 Media Push
"—" denotes the album failed to chart or was not certified

Singlar[redigera | redigera wikitext]

Valerie Simpson[redigera | redigera wikitext]

  • 1971: "Can't It Wait Until Tomorrow"
  • 1972: "Silly Wasn't I" - US #63, R&B #24

Ashford & Simpson[redigera | redigera wikitext]

År Singel Listposition[6][7] Album
US US
R&B
US
Dance
US
A/C
UK
1964 "I'll Find You" (credited as Valerie & Nick) 117 Non-album single
"Somebody's Lying on Love" (credited as Valerie & Nick)
"You Don't Owe Me Anything" (credited as Valerie & Nick)
1973 "(I'd Know You) Anywhere" 88 37 Gimme Something Real
1974 "Have You Ever Tried It" 77
"Main Line" 37 I Wanna Be Selfish
"Everybody's Got to Give It Up" 53
1975 "Bend Me" 73 Gimme Something Real
1976 "It'll Come, It'll Come, It'll COme" 96 Come as You Are
"Somebody Told a Lie" 58
"One More Try" 9
"Tried, Tested and Found True" 52 34 So So Satisfied
1977 "So So Satisfied" 27
"Over and Over" 39
"Send It" 15 Send It
1978 "Don't Cost You Nothing" 79 10 23
"By Way of Love's Express" 35
"It Seems to Hang On" 2 48 Is It Still Good to Ya
"Is It Still Good to Ya" 12
1979 "Flashback" 70
"Found a Cure" 36 2 1 Stay Free
"Nobody Knows" 19
"Stay Free"
1980 "Love Don't Make It Right" 6 7 A Musical Affair
"Happy Endings" 35
1981 "Get Out Your Handkerchief" 65
"It Shows in the Eyes" 34 Performance
"It's the Long Run"
1982 "Street Corner" 56 9 11 Street Opera
"Love It Away" 20
1983 "I'll Take the Whole World On"
"High-Rise" 17 41 High-Rise
"It's Much Deeper" 45
1984 "It's Not That Tough" 78
"Solid" 12 1 15 34 3 Solid
1985 "Outta the World" 102 4 4
"Babies" 102 29 56
1986 "Time Talkin'" Time
"Count Your Blessings" 84 4 79 Real Love
"What Becomes of Love"
1987 "Nobody Walks in L.A."
1989 "I'll Be There for You" 2 Love or Physical
"Cookies and Cake"
1990 "Hungry for Me Again" 40 Def by Temptation
1996 "Been Found" 80 Been Found
1997 "What If" 94
2001 "We Are Family" (with Various Artists) Non-album single
"—" denotes the single failed to chart

Källor[redigera | redigera wikitext]

  1. ^ ”Publicist: Nick Ashford, of legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, dies in NY”. The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/publicist-nick-ashford-of-legendary-motown-songwriting-duo-ashford-and-simpson-dies-in-ny/2011/08/22/gIQA5LmTXJ_story.html. Läst 23 augusti 2011. 
  2. ^ ”Nick Ashford är död”. Svenska Dagbladet. http://www.svd.se/kultur/nick-ashford-ar-dod_6408542.svd. Läst 23 augusti 2011. 
  3. ^ [* Ashford & SimpsonAllmusic (engelska) ”Valerie Simpson US albums chart history”]. allmusic.com.
  4. ^ [* Ashford & SimpsonAllmusic (engelska) ”Ashford & Simpson US albums chart history”]. allmusic.com.
  5. ^ ”Ashford & Simpson US certification history”. riaa.com. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH_RESULTS&artist=Ashford%20&%20Simpson&format=Album&go=Search&perPage=25. Läst 3 april 2011. 
  6. ^ [* Ashford & SimpsonAllmusic (engelska) ”Ashford & Simpson US chart history”]. allmusic.com.
  7. ^ ”Ashford & Simpson UK singles chart history”. chartstats.com. Arkiverad från originalet den 2013-01-19. http://archive.is/3ueSP. Läst 2 april 2011.