Ashford & Simpson (1984) Solid UK 12″

Very Brief:
Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson have written 6 songs that reached #1 on the Billboard R&B charts since 1965.  Five of those songs were hits for other artists but, in 1984, Ashford & Simpson took their own composition to the top of the chart.  “Solid” was the title track of their 1984 album release and it climbed into the #1 spot on December 1, 1984 and remained at the top of the chart for 3 weeks. “Solid” also reached #1 in New Zealand.  This UK 12″ release features the “Special Club Mix” that was mixed by Francois Kevorkian and Ron St. Germain. The b-side contains a dub version and their 1982 Top 10 R&B hit “Street Corner”.

Ashford & Simpson (1984) Solid UK 12"The Source:
Label: Capitol Records
Catalog#: 12CL 345
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1984

Ashford & Simpson (1984) Solid UK 12"The A Side:
Solid (Special Club Mix) 6:12

The B Side:
Solid (Dub Version) 5:51
Street Corner 4:35

The Billboard Charts:

Chart Debuted Debut Pos. Peak Pos. Wks on Chart
Hot 100 11/10/84 90 12 24
Hot Black Singles 9/29/84 1/3wks 24
Hot Dance/Disco 10/27/84 15 13

The Equipment:
Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable
Audio Technica AT440MLa Phono Cartridge
Yamaha RX-Z1 A/V Receiver
Sony PCM-R300 DAT Deck
Turtle Beach Catalina sound card
Mustek Scan Express A3 1200 Scanner
Spin Clean Record Washer MKII

The Software:
Cool Edit Pro
Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
Microsoft ICE

The Links:




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4 Responses to “Ashford & Simpson (1984) Solid UK 12″”

  1. NouveauDance says:

    Bit of a classic here, thanks Richie 🙂

  2. opoder says:

    Realmente, um clássico.
    Thank you!

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