An intimate concert features the husband and wife duo of Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson singing their biggest hits at Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency in New York City. Songs include “Solid,” “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand),” “I’m Every Woman,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” and “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” with special guest Freddie Jackson. Between songs Ashford & Simpson share the stories behind the hits from their celebrated career as a songwriting/production team, providing iconic artists such as Diana Ross, Chaka Khan and others with some of their biggest hits. Filmed October 2007, Ashford & Simpson: The Real Thing premieres nationwide on public television beginning May 26, 2009 (check local listings).
Ashford & Simpson are one of the most popular and respected duos in music, renowned for their electrifying concert performances. The couple has earned 12 Platinum and Gold records and 25 ASCAP Awards for writing and producing some of the great pop love songs of our time. Watch an exclusive interview with Ashford & Simpson .
“It’s Much Deeper”
“Your Precious Love”
“Gimme Something Real”
“I’m Every Woman”
“Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” (featuring special guest Freddie Jackson)
“You’re All I Need to Get By”
“Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)”
“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”
Band Members: Nat Adderley (Piano/Musical Direction), Bernard Davis (Drums), Eluriel Barfield-Tinker (Bass), Sherrod Barnes (Guitar), Valerie Ghent (Keyboards/Vocals), and Clayton Bryant (Vocals).
Produced by Hopsack & Silk Entertainment, Inc. and Two Hands Entertainment, Inc. Executive Producers: Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson and Jeff Rowland. For Media Push Entertainment: Executive Producers: Danny Bennett and John Ingrassia. A presentation of WLIW21 in association with WNET.ORG. ST and CC.