FORGOTTEN MUSIC #68: THE MOTOWN ANTHOLOGY: KIM WESTON [2-CD SET]


Kim Weston had a successful career with Motown Records, but never had the break-out hit that would have made her a star. To me, Kim Weston’s voice sounds as good as Diana Ross’s. I stumbled over this 2-CD set (less than $9 on AMAZON!) and have played it several times. It’s vintage Motown soul music. There are hours of great listening ahead of you if you pick up this set. Great music at a great price! Listen to “Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)” below to revisit the Sixties. GRADE: A-
TRACK LIST:
Disc: 1
  1. I Know His Name (Only His Name)
  2. Love Me All The Way
  3. Just Loving You
  4. Meet Me Half Way
  5. Looking For The Right Guy
  6. Perfect Love
  7. Little More Love
  8. Loving Touch
  9. I’m Still Loving You
  10. Love, Trouble, Heartache & Misery
  11. Thrill A Moment
  12. Look My Way
  13. Another Train Coming
  14. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)
  15. Helpless
  16. I Need Him
  17. You Hit Me Where It Hurt Me
  18. Your Mother Called On Me Today
  19. Hurt A Little Everyday
  20. I’m The Exception To The Rule
  21. Build Him Up
  22. Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)
  23. Go On Without Me
  24. I Don’t Know If I’m Coming Or Going
Disc 2
  25. I’m Gonna Make It Up To You
  26. When We Get Together
  27. Come & Get These Memories
  28. One & One Makes Two
  29. Joey Joey
  30. Will I Find My Love
  31. Just Call Me
  32. You Can Do It
  33. He’s My Baby (Aka Sugar Baby)
  34. I Got A Weak Heart
  35. Any Girl In Love (Knows What I’m Going Through)
  36. Marionette
  37. Fancy Meeting You Here
  38. I Love You Yes I Do
  39. Drop In The Bucket
  40. Your Wonderful Sweet, Sweet Love
  41. Absent Minded Lover
  42. Where Am I Going
  43. I Got Good News
  44. When I Lost You
  45. Helpless
  46. What Have I Done To Myself
  47. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)
  48. This Dream

15 thoughts on “FORGOTTEN MUSIC #68: THE MOTOWN ANTHOLOGY: KIM WESTON [2-CD SET]

  1. maggie mason

    Thanks, George. I would have thought I’d not heard of her, but I had heard the song you highlighted, Take me in your arms. I remember really liking it.

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    1. george Post author

      Maggie, Kim Weston needed a string of hits like “Take Me In Your Arms” to reach stardom. She didn’t quite get there, but I think she’s a wonderful singer.

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    1. george Post author

      Jeff, Kim Weston had a lot of talent. And these songs, with the Motown sound, sound fabulous to me. Almost 50 songs for less than $9! Bargain time!

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  2. wolfi

    Thanks!
    “It Takes Two” with Marvin Gaye I still remember, it used to be one of my favourite love songs. Motown had a lot of good performers.

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    1. george Post author

      Wolf, Motown was a hit song factory. They had dozens of singers and groups recording all the time. Kim Weston never made the Big Time, but I love her music.

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  3. Joe Allegretti

    If someone wanted to get started collecting Motown, is there an anthology or two that people would recommend? I grew up with Motown, as did everyone in my generation (born 52) but I have no Motown music other than an old CD of the Four Tops. Thanks.

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    1. maggie mason

      I’ve seen a show on pbs, I think, Motown at 25 so if that anniversary show is available it might be worth checking out

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      1. Joe Allegretti

        Thanks for the suggestions. On a slightly different note, I just finished a fine book on Memphis soul–Robert Gordon, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion. Which means I need some Stax music to go along with the Motown I’ll be ordering. Which means I will be broke.

      2. george Post author

        Joe, I’ve read RESPECT YOURSELF. Great stuff as are the STAX music anthologies. Just think of yourself as a patriot as you stimulate the U.S. economy with your purchases!

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