Weston, Kim

** This is just a short biographical summary – for the full story, check out this artist’s reviews! **

An all-time great unfairly reduced to a footnote, Agatha “Kim” Weston was the unsung heroine of Motown’s mid-Sixties Golden Age, a dynamic singer with a powerhouse voice whose solo contributions to the Motown story have been largely overlooked in favour of her duets with Marvin Gaye. Kim got the Marvin duet job despite being a relative unknown because she was one of the few female singers at Motown who could stand up to Marvin vocally; however, her solo career was allowed to peter out despite some genuine classic recordings.

Her marriage to then-A&R head Mickey Stevenson didn’t help her in terms of profile, as Motown released no solo LP on Kim during her time with the label. When Stevenson left Motown to take up an offer from MGM, Kim went with him; she later signed for Stax/Volt, one of very few artists to cross that divide. She is still perennially popular on the Northern Soul and oldies circuits, and is a respected disc jockey.

Review Archive: Kim WESTON (1963-65)

We have 15 reviews for Kim Weston (solo and with duet partners) currently available here on Motown Junkies – see our archive for more details, or click a link below:

  1. It Should Have Been Me
  2. Love Me All The Way
  3. Just Loving You
  4. Another Train Coming
  5. Looking For The Right Guy
  6. Feel Alright Tonight
  7. What Good Am I Without You (with Marvin Gaye)
  8. I Want You Round (with Marvin Gaye)
  9. A Little More Love
  10. Go Ahead And Laugh
  11. I’m Still Loving You
  12. A Thrill A Moment
  13. I’ll Never See My Love Again
  14. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)
  15. Don’t Compare Me With Her

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