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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…

Ask Yourself: Don't Chic Deserve to Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

On April 8, 2017, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame sort of righted a classic wrong by awarding Nile Rodgers an Award for Musical Excellence. The songwriter/producer/guitarist - part of the nucleus of beloved disco group Chic - graciously accepted, but it was not lost on Rodgers nor his countless fans that Chic had made the ballot for Hall of Fame induction 11 times, and never made it in.

Motown Spotlight, February 2021 - Mary Wilson

It's fitting that with this Motown Spotlight, Sharon Davis pays tribute to SoulMusic Hall Of Fame inductee Mary Wilson, whose contribution to the legacy of The Supremes and her own work as an artist, author and performer remains immeasurable...

MARY WILSON: Classic Soul 1979 Interview + David Nathan’s 2021 Personal Reflections

2021 intro: With the sudden passing of the legendary Mary Wilson (inducted into The SoulMusic Hall Of Fame in August 2018 with a Lifetime Achievement Award), David Nathan revisits his interview with her in 1979 at the time her first solo album was released, followed by his 2021 personal reflections…