|Genres:||Funk R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||soul motown northern soul female vocalists 60s|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||Lyrics VIAF Wikipedia|
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 labels top producers, Eddie and Brian Holland. After a minor hit with Love Me All The Way in 1963, Weston joined Marvin Gayes 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 Motowns...