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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…

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...