Valerie Simpson

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Live: The Songwriters Hall Of Fame Awards Roll Back To The '70s

    43rd Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame Awards Marriott Marquis Thursday, June 14 Better than: Disco roller derby. If you closed your eyes and listened to the parade of songs and familiar voices emanating from the Marriott Marquis' luminary-packed sixth-floor ballroom last night, you might have tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    How "Solid As Barack" Was Born

    The song "Solid As Barack" didn't start as an SNL spoof, it turns out. At a party at Sugar Bar for legendary singer/songwriters Ashford & Simpson, Valerie Simpson told me it all began during a concert they did in California. Simpson held the mic out to the audience during their performance of "Solid ... More >>

  • Music

    March 14, 2006

    Catdown to Ecstasy

    Steely Dan's unfashionable co-founder catches a New York where things changed forever

  • Music

    April 8, 2003

    Hearth and Soul

    Fireplace-Sex Music Seems to Hang On

  • Music

    May 15, 2001