Ashford & Simspon

VALERIE SIMPSON: Classic Soul 1971 Interview

2021 Introduction: A semi-finalist up for induction into The SoulMusic Hall Of Fame ‘Female Artist’ category (having already been inducted into several other categories before, including ‘Lifetime Achievement’ and ‘Motown Artist’ as a soloist and ‘Producer’ and ‘Songwriter’ as part of the Ashford & Simpson partnership), Valerie Simpson’s work as a solo recording artist first appeared in 1971 with the critically-acclaimed LP, ‘Exposed.” We revisit her first-ever transatlantic phone interview conducted by David Nathan, 40 years ago…