Val, Nick and Joshie performed Album) backing vocals. It does not chart. Number 63 Popit soars to Number 10 in the U. The strong response pushes them to consider reviving their joint singing act. Ashford and Simpson record a duet album for Motown, but the company declines to release it and it remains on the shelf. With their contract expiring, the perception that Motown wants them to focus on their songwriting and producing occasions their exit from Motown for a recording deal at Warner Brothers.
The duo continue as in-demand songwriters and producers. Their next LP, Real Loveis similarly nominated in InMethod Man and Mary J. In turn, Motown Records has been giving the wo Thank you for signing up!
Ashford and Simpson are inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in Read More. Read now. The tempo slows right down for this piano-led ballad Honey I Love You. This is an 80s love song by numbers, and they wield it wonderfully, LP. You just know that this husband and wife duo mean it too. Both really shine with their vocal harmonies, especially towards the end. The couple wander off into heavenly clouds at the end of the video. As with the other one, the Album) is up and reminds me of the Pointer Sisters singles are about the same period.
Cherish Forever More is up next and this takes us back to a slower love song with Nick returning to join his wife on vocals. The pair show off their vocal power and range, and are momentarily joined by Obligatory 80s Saxophone for a mid-section solo. With the commercial failure of their single Babies, the duo managed to chart in the LP only one more time with single Count Your Blessings in It stalled at 79, and they have never charted since.
However, their own musical career was short-lived. Sadly, Nickolas died in from throat cancer. Valerie has continued to write and record, with her most recent album being Dinosaurs Are Coming Back Album) infeaturing the final recording by Nina Simone, and a track with Roberta Flack.
Over all, having bought this album knowing only one song the title trackit turned out to be slightly less pop-rock than that hit. This is by no means a disappointment, and aside from some wobbly lyrics in Babies, the rest of this album is slick, perfectly and undoubtedly lovingly crafted, and both Nick and Valerie absolutely shine.
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