Valerie Simpson is a Sr., Associate Pastor, at Greater Apostolic Faith Temple Church in Detroit, Michigan, under the pastorate of the Presiding Bishop of the PCAF, Bishop Lambert W. Gates, Sr. Evangelist Simpson has served as a bible college instructor at Destiny School of Ministry and Midwest Apostolic Bible College. She served as co-teachers. “Evangelical Training Association” (ETA) courses and Sunday school classes with her husband, Eld. Daniel Simpson. Recently, she began teaching in-depth studies on the book of Psalms and a Genesis to Revelations collaborative overview study. Dr. Simpson serves as an Executive Board Member of the National Women’s Forum. On the State level, she holds the distinction of being the first female elected to the position of President of the Michigan State Council Youth Department, a position she held for four years. She currently serves as Secretary of the Michigan State Council Sunday School department. Her educational accomplishments include: completing a Bachelor of Science in Business Communications from Rochester College, a Master of Arts Degree in Education from Central Michigan University, followed by a Master of Theology Degree from Destiny Christian University. The past several years of relentless efforts were rewarded when she graduated with the distinction of Magna Cum laude, with a Doctorate of Education, Specializing in Leadership and Management from Capella University. February of this year, she completed her Post Graduate Certification in Gerontology from Wayne State University, the certification in Clinical Pastoral Education is in progress as well By profession, she is a Chaplain with the Detroit Police Department’s 4 th Precinct and provides End-of-Life care as a Chaplain with Seasons Hospice. A position she has desired for many years. During her previous five-year tenure at Harper Hospital, she implemented a grief support program reaching out to staff, patients, family, and the community. Additionally, she was blessed to direct Harper Hospital’s Sunday worship service. She is blessed to be the wife of Elder Daniel Simpson, the mother of four adult children, and grandmother of seven very precious grandchildren. Above all – she cherishes her walk with the Lord Jesus Christ through the infilling of the Holy Ghost over 51 years ago. His mercies are new every morning.If you would like to reach Dr. Valerie Simpson, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.orgIf you would like to be on Worldly Church Girl The Podcast or Live, click on the following hyperlink… HOW DO I GET ON WCG?
Aside from being iconic musical talents, what do Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Teddy Pendergrass, Smokey Robinson, and Whitney Houston have in common? They have all worked with and/or performed songs penned by Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford. In this episode of Corner Table Talk, Brad visits with longtime friend, songwriter, Hall of Fame inductee, and owner of New York City's swinging spot Sugar Bar, Valerie Simpson. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Valerie Simpson nació el 26 de agosto de 1945 en The Bronx, Nueva York, EE. UU. Junto a Nickolas Ashford creó el dueto Ashford & Simpson, que es una pareja de compositores, productores y artistas estadounidenses. Su primer éxito como compositores fue «Let's Go Get Stoned» un número uno para Ray Charles en las listas de R&B en 1966.
Ep. 107 - VALERIE SIMPSON ("Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters
Songwriters Hall of Famer, half of the legendary Ashford & Simpson, and one of Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time chats about "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing," "I'm Every Woman," "Solid," and more of her many hits! PART ONE Scott and Paul belatedly announce the winner of the Mark Otis Selby CD contest from our recent Tia Sillers episode. PART TWO - 3:18 mark Paul gets the lowdown from Scott on how he managed to pull the Valerie Simpson interview together despite the obstacles! PART THREE - 14:02 mark Scott goes on location in New York to sit down with Valerie Simpson to chat about how meeting a homeless stranger at church opened the door to her songwriting career; why she and Nick Ashford didn't want to be performers at first; the song she told Dusty Springfield she couldn't record; why she was more focused on getting an advance than scoring a hit; which of her tunes was inspired by playing an instrument she doesn't really play; why Berry Gordy didn't want Motown to release "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" as a single; how Valerie realized she and Nick were in love after eight years of working together; and how she ended up on Broadway, thanks to Alicia Keys having to miss a party. ABOUT VALERIE SIMPSON Six-time Grammy nominee Valerie Simpson is best known as one half of the songwriting, production and performing duo of Ashford and Simpson, which she formed with musical partner and eventual husband Nick Ashford after they met at a church in Harlem, New York, in the early 1960s. After early successes with Aretha Franklin’s recording of “Cry Like a Baby” and Ray Charles’ recordings of “Let’s Go Get Stoned” and “I Don’t Need No Doctor,” Nick and Valerie signed with Motown Records, first as songwriters, where their early successes included the hit singles “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Your Precious Love,” recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. They soon began both writing and producing for the duo, with hits such as “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” “You’re All I Need to Get By,” “Good Lovin’ Ain’t Easy to Come By,” and “What You Gave Me.” Additional writing and production credits at Motown came with hits by The Supremes, The Marvelettes, The Miracles, Gladys Knight, and Diana Ross, who found success with “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” “Remember Me,” “Surrender,” and a remake of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” that topped both the pop and R&B charts. In addition to writing #1 hits such as Quincy Jones’s “Stuff Like That” and Chaka Khan’s “I’m Every Woman” after their Motown period, Ashford and Simpson began releasing their own recordings as a duo, landing nearly 40 songs on the Billboard R&B singles chart. Their list of Top 10 hits as artists, includes“It Seems to Hang On,” “Found a Cure,” “Love Don’t Make it Right,” “Street Corner,” “Outta the World,” “Count Your Blessings,” “I’ll Be There For You,” and “Solid.” Ashford and Simpson were the recipients of the ASCAP Founder’s Award, which is the highest honor bestowed by the organization. They were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, named among Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time, and provided the inspiration for the establishment of the Soul Train Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award. Following Nick’s untimely death in 2011, Valerie has continued to write, record, and even appear on Broadway in the acclaimed musical Chicago.
Valerie Simpson, who rose to fame alongside her late husband Nickolas Ashford as music team Ashford & Simpson, is currently starring in the hit revival of Chicago as Matron "Mama" Morton. Writers and producers Ashford & Simpson first made their mark with the celebrated duets "Solid" and "Found a Cure." They crafted hit songs including the original versions of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Your Precious Love," "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" and "You're All I Need to Get By." The pair made their Broadway stage debut in 1976 with the concert engagement Al Green/Ashford & Simpson. Music and lyrics by Ashford & Simpson have been heard on Broadway in An Evening with Diana Ross and Motown The Musical. In 2002, Ashford & Simpson were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.Hosts: Paul Wontorek, Ryan Lee Gilbert, Caitlyn Gallip
Welcome to the weekly Glitterbox Radio Show, a place where we celebrate incredible dance music from across the decades.This week's guest selector: Valerie Simpson01. Chrissy featuring Miles Bonny - Back In Time (Crackazat Extended Remix) [Classic Music Company]02. Amira - Walk (Mousse T.'s Full Vocal) [Slip ’n’ Slide]03. KiNK – Perth [Running Back]04. Mall Grab - Feel Good House05. Gwen Guthrie - It Should Have Been You (Larry Levan Remix) [Island Records]06. Chaka Khan - I'm Every Woman [Warner Bros. Records]07. Ashford & Simpson - It Seems To Hang On (Tommy Musto Re-Touch) [Warner Bros. Records]08. Ashford & Simpson - Found A Cure (A Tom Moulton Mix) [Warner Bros. Records]09. Inner Life featuring Jocelyn Brown - Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Larry Levan's Garage Mix) [Salsoul Records]10. Steffi featuring Virginia - Yours (Original Mix) [Ostgut Ton] 11. The Klub Family featuring Sybil - When I Fall In Love (Knee Deep Disco Club Mix) [Pimento]12. Shakedown featuring Terra Deva - At Night (Shakedown's Galtactic Boogie Mix) [Glitterbox Recordings]13. Change – Searching [WEA]