Best known being a duet partner of Marvin Gaye, Kim Weston also charted with a few of her very own solo sides through the ’60s, although she never really had the breakout achievement of the Martha Reeves or Diana Ross. Blessed Agatha Natalie Weston in Detroit in 1939, she began performing in her cathedral choir at age group three, and by her teenage years acquired joined up with a touring gospel group known as the Wright Special deals. She agreed upon with Motown through the company’s start, scoring a R&B strike in 1963 with “Like Me Completely.” The next year, she documented her first duet with Gaye, “What Great Am I Without You,” but produced the tactical mistake of turning down an opportunity to record “Dance in the pub,” which eventually became a smash strike for Martha & the Vandellas. She appreciated her biggest single strike in 1965 with “Consider Me inside your Arms (Rock and roll Me a time)” and implemented it up in 1966 using the similarly soulful “Helpless,” both which helped make her popularity among soul enthusiasts. Also in 1966, she trim an entire record of duets with Gaye, Consider Two, which created the very best Five R&B traditional “IT REQUIRES Two.” By enough time it had been peaking within the graphs in early 1967, nevertheless, Weston had currently remaining Motown; she and her spouse, maker William “Mickey” Stevenson, shifted to MGM, but a set of albums there (For the very first time and This Is definitely America) became industrial failures. Weston consequently documented for Volt (Kim Kim Kim), People (Big Brass Four Poster, an recording of jazz specifications using the Hastings Road Jazz Encounter), and Johnny Nash’s Banyan Tree, all without very much success. She do, however, graph with her edition from the anthem “Lift Ev’ry Tone of voice and Sing” in 1970. Weston mainly disappeared through the music industry through the ’70s; in 1987, Weston became the to begin many Motown performers to utilize British maker Ian Levine within the Motorcity label, re-recording a lot of her older strikes for the North soul marketplace; her two albums for Motorcity, 1990’s Investigate and 1992’s Speaking Loud, also presented some new materials.
|1||In October, 2005, Universal International released a double-disc anthology, covering Kim's Motown years: her few hits, rare mixes, and unreleased tracks. Some of the previously unreleased tracks include 'I Got a Weak Heart,' 'Absent Minded Lover,' 'Hurt a Little Everyday,' 'Will I Find My Love?,' and 'Any Girl in Love.' Three out of those five have long been bootlegged throughout the Internet, and released on various European compilations, in stereo. However, the unedited stereo version of '...Weak Heart' and stereo mixes of 'Any Girl...' and 'Absent Minded Lover' failed to be presented in such format.|
|2||Hosted a radio show in Detroit for many years.|
|Strictly Come Dancing||2016||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Who's Doing the Dishes?||2016||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||2011||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Six Feet Under||2005||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Reuter & Skoog||1999||TV Series performer: "IT TAKES TWO"|
|It Takes Two||1995||performer: "It Takes Two"|
|Cybill||1995||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Hot Shots! Part Deux||1993||performer: "It Takes Two"|
|Night Court||1991||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Growing Pains||1988||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Wattstax||1973||Documentary performer: "The Star Spangled Banner", "Lift Every Voice & Sing"|
|The Telemarketers: 36 Hrs||2009||Video||Master of Ceremonies|
|Don't Forget the Motorcity||2008||Video|
|The Bill Cosby Show||1971||TV Series||Gloria Ruskin|
|Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon||2011||Documentary with thanks to|
|My Brother Marvin||2012||Documentary||Herself|
|Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon||2011||Documentary||Herself|
|Final 24||2007||TV Series documentary||Herself - Marvin's Duet Partner|
|The David Frost Show||1972||TV Series||Herself|
|Soul Train||1972||TV Series documentary||Guest|
|The Real Tom Kennedy Show||1970||TV Series||Herself|
|The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson||1968-1970||TV Series||Herself / Herself - Guest|
|The Joey Bishop Show||1968-1969||TV Series||Herself / Herself - Singer|
|Allen Ludden's Gallery||1969||TV Series||Herself|
|New American Bandstand 1965||1965-1968||TV Series||Herself - Musical Guest / Herself|
|Where the Action Is||1966||TV Series||Herself|
|Ready, Steady, Go!||1964||TV Series||Herself|
|Hullabaloo Vol. 8||1996||Video||Herself|
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