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Encyclopedia > Kim Weston
Kim Weston during her years at Motorcity
Kim Weston during her years at Motorcity

Agatha Natalie "Kim" Weston (born December 20, 1939) is an African American soul singer and Motown alumna. She was signed to the label in 1963, scoring a minor hit with "Love Me All the Way (R&B #24, Pop #88). Her largest solo hits with Motown were "Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)" (R&B #4, Pop #50, 1965; later covered by The Isley Brothers and The Doobie Brothers) and "Helpless" (R&B #13, Pop #56, 1966; previously recorded by The Four Tops on their Second Album LP). Her biggest claim to fame was singing the classic hit "It Takes Two" with Marvin Gaye in 1966. Image File history File links Kim_Weston_at_Motorcity. ... Image File history File links Kim_Weston_at_Motorcity. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Hey. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Motown Record Company, L.P., also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label specializing in the musical genres of R&B, pop, soul music, and hip-hop music. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The cover of the 2003 Isley Brothers album, Body Kiss. ... Doobie Brothers — 2nd incarnation with Michael McDonald as leader, late 70s. ... The Four Tops circa 1966. ... It Takes Two is a 1995 movie starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Kirstie Alley, and Steve Guttenberg. ... Marvin Gaye on the cover of his 1971 classic album Whats Going On. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ...


Weston left Motown in 1967 and later sued the label over royalties disputes. She and her then-husband Mickey Stevenson (former A&R man at Motown) both went to MGM Records. Weston cut a couple of singles for MGM , "I Got What You Need," and "Nobody," which went largely unnoticed due to lack of airplay and promotion. She made an album for the label, This Is America, which included a rendition of of the Black National Anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing." 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MGM Records was a record label started by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio in 1946. ... Lift Every Voice and Sing -- often called the Black National Anthem -- was written as a poem by James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) and then set to music by his brother John Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954) in 1899. ...


She recorded several more albums for various labels, Stax/Volt among them, and also made an album of duets with Johnny Nash. None of these recordings charted, and Weston reportedly relocated to Israel, where she worked with young singers. Stax Records was a Memphis, Tennessee based record label that existed from 1959 to 1976. ... John Lester Nash Jr. ...


Along with many of her fellow Motown alumni/alumnae, she signed with Ian Levine's Motorcity label in the 1980s, re-recording a number of her Motown songs and some new material. These recordings also failed to garner much notice.


Today she appears sporadically, often alongside former Motown colleagues Mary Wilson, Martha Reeves and Brenda Holloway. Album cover showing Mary Wilson (center) with The Supremes - Florence Ballard and Diana Ross. ... Martha Rose Reeves (born July 18, 1941), was the lead singer of the American Motown Records group Martha & the Vandellas. ... Brenda Holloway (born June 21, 1946 in Atascadero, California) is an African-American singer and songwriter best known for her period as a recording artist for the Motown label during the 1960s. ...


Further Reading

Whitall, Susan. For the Record: Women of Motown. Harper Perennial, 1998.


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