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Kim Weston

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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.

Quick Facts


Full Name Kim Weston
Profession Actor, Singer
Nationality American
Spouse William Stevenson
Awards Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award
Music Songs It Takes Two, Take Me in Your Arms, Love Me All the Way, It Should Have Been Me, A Thrill a Moment, Looking for the Right Guy, It's Got to Be a Miracle, I Want You 'round, I Love You, Yes I Do, Helpless, Another Train Coming, Don't Compare Me With Her, Baby I Need Your Loving, Lift Every Voice and Sing, A Love Like Yours, Baby, Teach Me Tonight, You Hit Me Where It Hurt Me, Heaven Sent You, I Know, Feel Alright Tonight, A Little More Love, I'll Never See My Love Again, Till There Was You, Just Loving You, Baby Say Yes, Signal Your Intention, Let's Do It, I'm Gonna Make It Up to You, Absent Minded Lover, Do Like I Do, Wish You a Merry Christmas, Stop! In the Name of Love
Albums Take Two, For the First Time, This Is America, Johnny Nash and Kim Weston, Kim Kim Kim, Just One Man For Me, Big Brass Four Poster, Greatest Hits & Rare Classics, The Motown Anthology, Take Me in Your Arms, Soul Legend, It Takes Two, More Love, Just Loving You, Kim Weston's Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While), Helpless, Do Like I Do, Sensational Kim Weston, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Kim Weston, Soul Elite: Best Of Kim Weston, It Takes Two - The Best of Kim Weston
Movies Wattstax, Changes, Soultrip USA: Los Angeles 2004


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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.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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
Changes 1969

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon 2011 Documentary with thanks to

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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
Wattstax 1973 Documentary Herself
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
Hullabaloo 1965 TV Series Herself
Ready, Steady, Go! 1964 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hullabaloo Vol. 8 1996 Video Herself

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