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Kim Weston

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Kim Weston (December 20, 1939) is an American soul singer, and Motown alumna. In the 1960s, Weston scored hits with the songs “Love Me All the Way” and “Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)”, and with her duet with Marvin Gaye, “It Takes Two” - Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston.

Born Agatha Nathalia Weston in Detroit, Michigan, she was signed to Motown Records in 1961, scoring a minor hit with “Love Me All the Way” (R&B #24, Pop #88). Weston’s biggest 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, Blood, Sweat & Tears 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 and her later recording of the Black National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing”. It was the success of “It Takes Two” that caused Motown to partner Gaye with Tammi Terrell, spawning even more success for the label.
Weston left Motown in 1967 and later sued the label over disputes about royalties. She and her then-husband William “Mickey” Stevenson (former A&R head 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 her popular version of the Black National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.

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  • J-Gardner

    One of the GREATEST VOICES EVER. Incredibly underrated. A magnificent instrument.

    25 May 2012 Reply
  • Druid66

    She asks you to take her in your arms and rock you a while, how can you refuse her?

    20 Sep 2011 Reply
  • SOULMAN54

    Kim Weston is just phenomenal.

    10 Jan 2010 Reply
  • maxcoltrane

    Oops I forgot what the hell does this have to do with Kim Weston... well she was plying on the sound system before they did the check and that's what caought my ear and drew my attention.. wow Kim Weston is playing these are some cool roadies well you know the rest..

    23 Oct 2009 Reply
  • maxcoltrane

    Back in the early 80's at Summer Fest in Milwaukee she was dating or hanging with someone in a band or what doesn't matter the point is there was a sound check on the main stage and there was the classic one two three check check and then someone said well just sing something that's not working... and then there was this three chorus A COPELLA version of "you don't have to say you love me" By Dusty Springfield in Milwaukee go figure. I saw her. I heard her. I was there. Well it was the coolest impromptu concert I ever heard or saw and wish all you fans could have been there it was 3 minutes of glory. I have seen the Beatles and The Stones and Dylan and have met Springsteen, but that’s a really goofy long story, but that out of nowhere Dusty sound check was the best little concert I ever heard and saw… Ciao!

    23 Oct 2009 Reply
  • amiracle87

    What a voice. Loving her atm.

    23 Sep 2009 Reply
  • EDWARD307

    SPLENED!!!

    17 May 2009 Reply
  • Noddy-of-the-A5

    Queen Kim

    15 May 2009 Reply
  • aquaticdeath

    Beautiful lady with a great voice

    17 Mar 2009 Reply
  • jam2none

    Well what more do you want......................

    7 Dec 2008 Reply
  • anonnamiss

    a thrill a moment!

    29 Sep 2007 Reply

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