- MAA SPECIAL KIM WESTON IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR FALL BOOKINGS Born Agatha Nathalia Weston in Detroit, Michigan, she was signed to Motown Records in 1961. She had aMessage 1 of 1 , May 8, 2013View Source
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KIM WESTON IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR FALL BOOKINGS
Born Agatha Nathalia Weston in Detroit, Michigan, she was signed to Motown Records in 1961. She had a regional hit "Love Me All the Way" (R&B #24, Pop #88). Her biggest hit on her own was with Motown were "Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)" (R&B #4, Pop #50) 1965),and "Helpless" (R&B #13, Pop #56, 1966). One of her biggest claim to fame was singing the classic hit "It Takes Two" with Marvin Gaye in 1966 and her later recording of the Black National Anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing". It was the success of "It Takes Two" that caused Motown to partner Gaye with Tammi Terrell, spawning even more success for the label.
Weston left Motown in 1967. She and her then-husband William "Mickey" Stevenson (former A&R head at Motown) both went to MGM Records. Weston cut a couple of singles for MGM, "I Got What You Need," and "Nobody." She made an album for the label, This Is America, which included her popular version of the Black National Anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing." This was released as a single and featured in the movie Wattstax. All the money from the single was donated to the United Negro College Fund.She currently works in the UK, and is identified by some as the Queen of Northern Soul.
She recorded several more albums for various labels, Stax/Volt among them, and also made an album of duets with Johnny Nash. None of these recordings charted, and Weston reportedly relocated to Israel, where she worked with young singers.
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