Valerie Simpson

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY - September 16, 2021: ARETHA - A Closer Look (Pt 4): You’re All I Need To Get By

Continuing the ongoing series of taking a closer look at tracks from the 2021 career-spanning 4CD set, "ARETHA" that illustrate ‘The Queen Of Soul’ at work in the studio, co-producer David Nathan focuses on Aretha’s 1971 version of the Motown classic, “You’re All I Need To Get By” from Disc 2…

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY - November 3, 2020: Message In The Music, Keepers Of The Flame

The message in the music… SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan reflects on the power of music to make a tangible difference in dealing with life, sharing about some recent recordings that address today's everchanging and ever challenging times...

ASHFORD & SIMPSON: Classic Soul Interview, 1979

SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan conducted his first in person interview in America while on holiday in October, 1974 with Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson, already established as hitmaking songwriters and producers at Motown and by 1974, one year into recording a series of amazing albums for Warner Brothers. By 1979, David was living in New York and Nick & Val were riding a wave of success as performers and chartmakers in their own right...