Wikipedia : This day (August 26, 1946), in Bronx, New York, is born Valerie Simpson, one half of the songwriter/producers and performers couple Ashford & Simpson
Valerie Simpson : They have written and produced for a who’s who of music legends including Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Marvin Gaye and many others. As one of the most famous duos in music, Ashford & Simpson released several of their own albums for Warner Bros. Records and Capital Records where their huge hit “Solid” became their personal anthem.
@allmusic : Ashford & Simpson wrote for the likes of Chuck Jackson and Ray Charles before joining the production staff at Motown and creating hits for many of the company’s top acts, notably Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.
Audio : Silly Wasn’t I . Back To Nowhere . Can’t It Wait Until Tomorrow . We Can Work It Out . I Don’t Need No Help . Ain’t No Mountain High Enough . Love Woke Me Up This Morning . Remember Me – Demo Vocal . Silly, Wasn’t I . Now That There’s You .
Video : w/ Clayton – Street Corner (2012) . w/ Usher & Mike Stoller – You’re All I Need To Get By / Stand By Me (2011) . Michael McDonald with Ashford & Simpson – Ain’t no Mountain High Enough . Ashford & Simpson – I’ll be There For You (1989) . Smokey, Dean Martin, Ashford & Simpson – Nowhere to Run (1985) .Teddy Pendergrass, Ashford & Simpson – Reach Out And Touch Somebody’s Hand (1985) . Ashford & Simpson – The Boss . Ashford & Simpson – Somebody Told A Lie (1976) .