Kim Weston

Genres: R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": soul motown northern soul female vocalists 60s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Agatha Natalie Weston, 20 December 1939, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Kim Weston received her musical education with the Wright Specials gospel group, an influence that survived throughout her subsequent career. Torn between pursuing music or acting, she was persuaded to join the Motown Records label in the early 60s by Johnny Thornton, the cousin of two of the label’s top producers, Eddie and Brian Holland. After a minor hit with ‘Love Me All The Way’ in 1963, Weston joined Marvin Gaye’s soul revue, forming a partnership that was captured on record in 1964 and again in 1967. In the interim, Weston was produced by Holland/Dozier/Holland on a series of classic dance records that highlighted her versatile, gospel-tinged vocals. ‘Take Me In Your Arms’ was a substantial soul hit in 1965, followed the next year by the equally fluent ‘Helpless’. In 1967, she and Gaye recorded ‘It Takes Two’, one of the finest of Motown’s...

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