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  1. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by TomatoTom123 View Post
    I recall the previous Ashford & Simpson thread very vaguely, but I’m sure it was a bloody great one Boogie ... I'd just like to say that I completely agree with the ‘not a bad song’ take... consistently excellent songs, singing and production, for themselves, and others. As Blue says they're only really known in the UK for "Solid"... but I’ve heard "Found A Cure" and "It Seems To Hang On" on soul radio before!
    They always got a lot of airplay on the specialist soul music shows but were rarely heard on mainstream radio with the obvious exception of Solid of course.

  2. #52
    Quote Originally Posted by TomatoTom123 View Post
    I recall the previous Ashford & Simpson thread very vaguely, but I’m sure it was a bloody great one Boogie ... I'd just like to say that I completely agree with the ‘not a bad song’ take... consistently excellent songs, singing and production, for themselves, and others. As Blue says they're only really known in the UK for "Solid"... but I’ve heard "Found A Cure" and "It Seems To Hang On" on soul radio before!
    Yes Tom Tom , it was a masterful work , probably the best Ashford and Simpson thread by me evah .
    As for SOLID , I haven't heard it in years, and don't sense any yearning to, "hot,hot, hot,hot", but I will say one thing it has going for it , it's being sung between a real couple , who really were , years into it, still going strong, still excited by each other, this in a society that can't boast that often enough. A good message and testament.

  3. #53

    Early shot of A&S in session

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    Ashford and Simpson

  4. #54
    Quote Originally Posted by ralpht View Post
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    Ashford and Simpson
    My goodness, that is a treasure to see; thanks so much, Ralph - love it

  5. #55
    You're most welcome, P&H. Looks like a playback is being listened to. I see Marvin Gaye on the right. Looks like my brother sitting at the console.

  6. #56
    Quote Originally Posted by ralpht View Post
    You're most welcome, P&H. Looks like a playback is being listened to. I see Marvin Gaye on the right. Looks like my brother sitting at the console.
    I thought that might be Shelley Berger sitting next to Diana?

  7. #57
    Hard to say Reese . You could be right. But Russ was their engineer and I'm looking at a playback scene so I keep leaning for him.

  8. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by ralpht View Post
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    That is a great picture. They all look so young. Thanks Ralph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralpht View Post
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    Was this picture taken during the Diana and Marvin album sessions?

  10. #60
    I doubt it. According to Russ, after the problems with the first session, they were in the studio separately.

  11. #61
    Quote Originally Posted by ralpht View Post
    I doubt it. According to Russ, after the problems with the first session, they were in the studio separately.
    Looking at the picture again, no one looks particularly happy.

  12. #62
    Quote Originally Posted by ralpht View Post
    I doubt it. According to Russ, after the problems with the first session, they were in the studio separately.
    Perhaps the picture was taken at the first session?

  13. #63
    Quote Originally Posted by rovereab View Post
    Perhaps the picture was taken at the first session?
    I recall reading that the problems started when Hal Davis took over production. He is quoted in J. Randy Taborrelli's last book as saying the dispute happened during the session for DON'T KNOCK MY LOVE.

  14. #64
    Quote Originally Posted by reese View Post
    I recall reading that the problems started when Hal Davis took over production. He is quoted in J. Randy Taborrelli's last book as saying the dispute happened during the session for DON'T KNOCK MY LOVE.
    There's also the well known issue of Marvin blowin' the weed in the same room as Diana, who was expecting.

  15. #65
    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceNHarmony View Post
    There's also the well known issue of Marvin blowin' the weed in the same room as Diana, who was expecting.
    That's the dispute Hal Davis was referring to.

    But I believe the Ashford and Simpson sessions took place before then, right before they left the company.

  16. #66
    https://youtu.be/BMt18phyFZs

    For those who have not seen this, Russ talks about that session

  17. #67
    Quote Originally Posted by ralpht View Post
    https://youtu.be/BMt18phyFZs

    For those who have not seen this, Russ talks about that session
    Thanks for the re-post, Ralph - there are new members here who may have not seen this. Fun & informative.

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