Song of the Day: Ashford & Simpson, “Solid”

Valerie Simpson, a songwriter, producer, and recording artist with her husband Nickolas Ashford (died 2011), was born on this day in 1946. Their songs have been recorded by Ray Charles, Ronnie Milsap, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, and Chaka Khan. “Solid” was the title track from their eleventh studio album; it was released in 1984 and peaked at #1 on the Billboard Soul chart.

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