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Motown Anthology

Motown Anthology

by Kim Weston
     
 
The two-CD, 48-track size of this anthology might be taken to signify a definitive collection of sorts of Kim Weston's recordings for Motown. But while it's of considerable use to Motown collectors, it has to be approached with some caution by less completist-oriented listeners, and can't be classified as a definitive best-of. For one thing, it doesn't include any of

Overview

The two-CD, 48-track size of this anthology might be taken to signify a definitive collection of sorts of Kim Weston's recordings for Motown. But while it's of considerable use to Motown collectors, it has to be approached with some caution by less completist-oriented listeners, and can't be classified as a definitive best-of. For one thing, it doesn't include any of her duets with Marvin Gaye, instead being wholly devoted to solo recordings. In addition, the emphasis is very much on rare material, as no less than 34 of the cuts were previously unreleased. So while it does lead off with some of her more familiar Motown songs that actually did find official release in the '60s (including her hits "Take Me in Your Arms [Rock Me a Little While]" and "Helpless"), it's for the most part a dig through unexposed vaults, and doesn't even include all of the solo Motown tracks she put out during the '60s. With your expectations duly adjusted, this is still a worthwhile compilation of one of the Detroit label's less celebrated artists, though it doesn't reveal Weston as one of Motown's more talented ones. She was more likable than spectacular, with a softer, sometimes jazzier edge to her singing than most of her peers at the company, occasionally slightly reminiscent of Dionne Warwick. The jazzy inclination really comes out on "Love Trouble Heartache and Misery," one of the highlights among the unreleased numbers, and the similarity to Warwick is strong on "I Don't Know If I'm Coming or Going," though at other times Motown seemed to be trying to put her into a Mary Wells bag she really didn't fit. Greatest Hits & Rare Classics remains a preferable compilation for the general listener due to its greater and more thorough concentration on her official Motown discography (including her "It Takes Two" hit duet with Gaye). For the Motown fanatic, though, this does offer a lot of unreleased (if somewhat second-division) material penned by major writers at the label like Smokey Robinson and Mickey Stevenson, the most interesting of those tracks being the earlier ones, when the Motown sound wasn't as formulaic as it would become later in the 1960s.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/11/2005
Label:
Universal Uk
UPC:
0602498316054
catalogNumber:
9831605
Rank:
36573

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Love Me All the Way  - Kim Weston
  2. Just Loving You  - Kim Weston
  3. Looking for the Right Guy  - Kim Weston
  4. A Little More Love  - Kim Weston
  5. I'm Still Loving You  - Kim Weston
  6. A Thrill a Moment  - Kim Weston
  7. Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)  - Kim Weston
  8. Helpless  - Kim Weston
  9. You Hit Me Where It Hurt Me  - Kim Weston
  10. Hurt a Little Everyday  - Kim Weston
  11. Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)  - Kim Weston
  12. I Don't Know If I'm Coming or Going  - Kim Weston
  13. I'm Gonna Make It Up to You  - Kim Weston
  14. Come and Get These Memories  - Kim Weston
  15. Will I Find My Love  - Kim Weston
  16. You Can Do It  - Kim Weston
  17. I Got a Weak Heart  - Kim Weston
  18. Marionette  - Kim Weston
  19. Fancy Meeting You Here  - Kim Weston
  20. Your Wonderful Sweet Sweet Love  - Kim Weston
  21. Where Am I Going  - Kim Weston
  22. When I Lost You  - Kim Weston
  23. Helpless  - Kim Weston
  24. Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)  - Kim Weston

Disc 2

  1. I Know His Name (Only His Name)  - Kim Weston
  2. Meet Me Half Way  - Kim Weston
  3. Perfect Love  - Kim Weston
  4. Love Touch  - Kim Weston
  5. Love Trouble Heartache and Misery  - Kim Weston
  6. Look My Way  - Kim Weston
  7. Another Train Coming  - Kim Weston
  8. I Need Him  - Kim Weston
  9. Your Mother Called on Me Today  - Kim Weston
  10. I'm the Exception to the Rule  - Kim Weston
  11. Build Him Up  - Kim Weston
  12. Go on Without Me  - Kim Weston
  13. When We Get Together  - Kim Weston
  14. One and One Makes Two (Aka Waiting out the Blues)  - Kim Weston
  15. Joey Joey  - Kim Weston
  16. Just Call Me  - Kim Weston
  17. He's My Baby (Aka Sugar Baby)  - Kim Weston
  18. Any Girl in Love (Knows What I'm Going Through)  - Kim Weston
  19. I Love You, Yes I Do  - Kim Weston
  20. Drop in the Bucket  - Kim Weston
  21. Absent Minded Lover  - Kim Weston
  22. I Got Good News  - Kim Weston
  23. What Have I Done to Myself  - Kim Weston
  24. This Dream  - Kim Weston

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kim Weston   Primary Artist

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