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20 Forgotten Tracks from the New Jack Swing Era
The New Jack Swing era of the late-80s and early-90s dominated airwaves, resuscitated careers, and bled into pop culture, taking Walkmans and dance floors by storm. As fondly as we cherish this all too brief era, there are plenty of songs yet to receive the reverence they deserve.
Motown Songwriter Nick Ashford Dies at 69
Nick Ashford, one-half of legendary Motown Records songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, died Monday (Aug. 22) in a New York City hospital at the age of 69. The acclaimed songwriter, who teamed with wife Valerie Simpson to pen hits like Chaka Khan's 'I'm Every Woman' and 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' -- a song made famous by soulful powerhouses Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell and Diana Ross -- was s