My next track is from the duet that gave us such songs as “Let’s All Get Stoned,” “Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing,” and “You’ll All I Need To Get By.” I am talking about the songwriting and performing duo of Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson. If ever a pair performed like they were in love it has to be Nick and Valerie. Both were aspiring songwriters in their own right, but when they got together the hits just kept on coming and coming.
In the early years they were with Scepter Records and scored success when the wrote the song “Let’s All Get Stoned for Ray Charles.
Later they signed with Motown and wrote hits for Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell and Diana Ross.
Their performing career would not take off until around 1973, when they released “Keep It Comin’,” and “Gimme Something Real.”
Let’s listen to the husband and wife team of Ashford & Simpson with “Solid.”