lördag 6 oktober 2012

>> Ashford & Simpson at Ocaña

I´m in love with this song at the moment. Here we go back to 1982, mixing soulful disco and funk. Street Corner has a great production. Amazing brass arrangements, genius bass playing by Francisco Centeno and yes, it has a house piano riff as well before house was invented. Sometimes I find the verses from this era kind of boring and lame, dont really think they pass for the floor but this one do, especially with the brilliant brass arrangement in the end.

Ashford & Simpson wrote almost all hits for Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell for Motown in the 60´s. I guess you have heard Aint No Mountaing High Enough, its them! The also wrote hits for Diana Ross, Chaka Khan and Teddy Pendergrass. Nickolas Ashford died of cancer in August 2011.

Will play it at Club Berlin Boutiqe at Ocaña tonight. Roger C [London] will join me in the booth. If you are in Barcelona, I´ll see you there!