martes, 24 de febrero de 2009

Kim Weston: Greatest Hits & Rare Classics (1998)

Best known as a duet partner of Marvin Gaye, Kim Weston also charted with some of her own solo sides during the '60s, although she never had the breakout success of a Martha Reeves or Diana Ross. She enjoyed her biggest solo hit in 1965 with ‘Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)’ and followed it up in 1966 with the equally soulful ‘Helpless,’ both of which helped make her reputation among soul collectors. Also in 1966, she cut an entire album of duets with Gaye, Take Two, which produced the Top Five R&B classic ‘It Takes Two.’ By the time it was peaking on the charts in early 1967, however, Weston had already left Motown and moved to MGM, but a pair of albums there proved to be commercial failures. Weston subsequently recorded for Volt (Kim Kim Kim), People (Big Brass Four Poster, an album of jazz standards with the Hastings Street Jazz Experience), and Johnny Nash's Banyan Tree, all without much success. She did, however, chart with her version of the anthem ‘Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing’ in 1970. Weston largely disappeared from the music industry during the ‘70s and reappeared in the late-‘80s, releasing two albums for Motorcity in the early-‘90s. There are 20 tracks in this collection, including all of the hits refered above. Other standouts are ‘A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)’, ‘Don't Compare Me With Her’ and ‘Go Ahead And Laugh’. Most of Kim's forgotten singles and B-sides are compiled here, including several duets with Marvin Gaye. Kim never got her own solo Motown album back in the day, so this is a real treat for her fans and a great addition to the collections of all Motown/soul fans who might not be especially familiar with her. ~ http://www.allmusic.com/

Kim Weston singing 'A Little More Love':

5 comentarios:

Nosi dijo...

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Liam dijo...

What a way to spend my day, reading all the info and dloading and then getting to listen to all these amazing artists that you've very kindly shared.

Thank you

hooch dijo...

Thank You!

troods dijo...

I love Kim!!! Thank you, this is a great album.

Carlos Blanco dijo...

Muchas gracias de nuevo.