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Nick Ashord A BP "Black History" Worthy Mention

"Nick, Ashford, Simpson, sugarbarnyc"



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Nickolas Ashford (May 4, 1941 - August 22, 2011), one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson that penned elegant, soulful classics for the likes of Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye and funk hits for Chaka Khan and others.

 

 

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ladydee654321
ladydee654321

Female, 54, Minneapolis, MN

Posted July 20


RIP DEAR NICK, WILL ALL-WAY'S LOVE Y'ALL MUSIC GOD BLESS Y'ALL!


Samwilder
Samwilder

Male, 56, Twinsburg, OH

Posted March 13, 2013


Very good duo. Cannot find anymore like this today.


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Male, Age Private, Saudi Arabia

Posted November 15, 2012


((( O people Say There is no God But Allah, so you would find salvation )))

" Laa illaha illa lah ." (There is none worthy of worship except Allah.)

(I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger)

Didn't you asked your self one day :

What's The Purpose of life ?

Here you will get the answer :

Jesus, Christ peace be upon him

A video clip of the very influential American preacher Yusuf Estes

Allah, CREATED THE UNIVERSE FROM NOTHING


THE COLLAPSE OF THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION IN 20 QUESTIONS

((( Acquainted With Islam )))


O Jesus, son of Mary! Is thy Lord able to send down for us a table spread with food from heaven?


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majorr1
majorr1

Male, 33, Jamaica

Posted September 24, 2012


''OUR TIME RECORDS'' PRESENT DANCEHALL REGGAE ARTIST MICKIE WILLIAMS A GOSPEL ARTIST AND SKELLY MUSIC TAKE A LISTEN


http://music.blackplanet.com/c hrisah/


lorenjones1958
lorenjones1958

Male, 56, Jacksonville, FL

Posted April 29, 2012


You were always my mentors and hero's of music,
Blessings always, and R.I.P. Nick you're always loved.


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Male, 52, East Orange, NJ

Posted March 04, 2012


Blessed


Cyann81
Cyann81

Female, Age Private, San Francisco, CA

Posted February 27, 2012


REST IN PEACE SWEET PRINCE,YOUR WORDS AND MUSIC SHALL ALWAYS RESONATE IN MY HEART N SOUL UNTIL I LEAVE THE WORLD ........THANK YOU NICK AND VAL FOR BEING A GREAT INSPIRATION AS A COUPLE AND AND TRUE ARTISTS OF LOVE


evescove
evescove

Female, 49, Chesapeake, VA

Posted February 20, 2012


Hey BP,
Lets Recognize Ashford and Simpson as Worthy Mentions For Black History Month.

The duo essentially had two careers: one as a successful writing and producing team and the other as singers and performers themselves. They started their career in the mid-1960s, writing for artists such as The 5th Dimension ("California Soul"), Aretha Franklin ("Cry Like A Baby"), and Ray Charles ("Let's Go Get Stoned" and "I Don't Need No Doctor"). Their work with Charles brought them to the attention of Motown chief Berry Gordy.

Upon joining the Motown staff in 1966, Ashford & Simpson were paired with the vocal duo Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, and they wrote and/or produced all but one of the late-1960s Gaye/Terrell singles, including hits such as the original version of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Your Precious Love", "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing", and "You're All I Need to Get By". According to Gaye in the book Divided Soul, Simpson did most of the vocals on the last album he did with Terrell, Easy, as a way for Terrell's family to have additional income as she was battling an ultimately fatal brain tumor. (Simpson is quoted as denying this in a book written by Terrell's sister Ludie Montgomery.)

Ashford & Simpson wrote and produced almost all the songs on three 1970s albums for former Supreme Diana Ross, including her first solo album Diana Ross ("Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"), Surrender ("Remember Me"), and The Boss.

Other Motown artists whom Ashford & Simpson worked with include Gladys Knight & The Pips ("Didn't You Know You'd Have to Cry Sometime", "The Landlord", "Bourgie, Bourgie", and "Taste of Bitter Love"), Smokey Robinson & The Miracles ("Who's Gonna Take the Blame"), The Marvelettes ("Destination:Anywhere"), The Supremes ("Some Things You Never Get Used To"), and The Dynamic Superiors ("Shoe, Shoe Shine").

Other artists with whom Ashford & Simpson had hits were Teddy Pendergrass ("Is It Still Good to You"), The Brothers Johnson ("Ride-O-Rocket"), Chaka Khan, both on her own ("I'm Every Woman" and "Clouds"), and Rufus ("Keep It Comin'" and "Ain't Nothin' But a Maybe").
Wiki


Glamon1
Glamon1

Female, Age Private, New Orleans, LA

Posted February 16, 2012


I always will ;ove their music.


pep2489
pep2489

Female, Age Private, Shreveport, LA

Posted February 14, 2012


You were the best in the business.


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