RIP Nick Ashford, May 4, 1941 – August 22, 2011

Ray Charles performs “Let’s Go Get Stoned,” written by Ashford & Simpson and Josephine Armstead, ABC-Paramount Records, 1966.

Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson were a husband and wife songwriting/production team and recording artists. Their songs include “Let’s Go Get Stoned” (gave Ray Charles a number one U.S. R&B hit in 1966) “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough“, “You’re All I Need To Get By“, “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing“, and “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” among many others. As performers, Ashford and Simpson’s best-known song is “Solid” (1984 US and 1985 UK). The duo was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002. – Wikipedia

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~ by The 1955 Hudson on August 24, 2011.

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