Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Times Will Be Good Again (Ashford & Simpson)

Ashford & Simpson's "Times Will Be Good Again" from their classic album STREET OPERA.  The legendary Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson.  Producers, songwriters and performers.  Their influence cannot be measured.  In 2011, Nick passed away.  Their music is the soundtrack of many generations: "Clouds," "I'm Every Woman," "The Boss," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing," "Landlord," "Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)," "Found A Cure," "Is It Still Good To You," "Ain't Nothin' But A Maybe," "Your Precious Love," "Street Corner," "Solid," "I'll Be There For You," "Hungry For Me Again," "High Rise," "It Seems To Hang On," "You're All I Need To Get By," "Count Your Blessings," "Surrender," "Remember Me," "Is This What Feeling Gets?," "Uh-Uh Ooh-Ooh Look Out (Here It Comes)," and many more.

Valerie's still writing and recording.  Still surviving on this International Women's Day.

Diana Ross, Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan have probably sang more Ashford & Simpson songs than any other performers.  And Chaka notes:

  • is a day that humanity is out of balance!🚫⚖️
  • is a day is that humanity is out of balance.🚫⚖️
  • Got a dream of my own & I carry my own weight but still they try 2 drag me down. Can't stop Goddesses & Queens!

  • Let's close with Chaka performing Nick and Val's "Clouds."