Today 04:18 PM

D'atra Hicks

In my CD rotation in the car today, her turn came around so I played her 1989 CD and it refreshed my memory all over again about what a great album it had been. So why did this girl not become a major star? The album was on a major label (Capitol) and seemed to be an overall well-produced project and her voice was sensational throughout.

Now I do see from checking Amazon that there was a second album released but it was 22 years later (!) So that makes me skeptical that a second one that much later could really be any good.

Anyone have both and if I were to take a chance on the second one, would I find it as good as the first?
Today 04:19 PM

Own gospel christmas special to air dec. 1

The "Our OWN Christmas" music special hosted by Meagan Goode and DeVonFranklin features some of the best gospel, hiphop and R&B artistsacross the country as they celebrate the holidays in their "OWN" unique ways.The onehour long special will feature festive collaborations, uplifting holidaymoments, surprise acts of giving, and a whole lot of inspiration to help spreadthe h
Christmas classics ranging from "Oh Holy Night" to "Have Yourself a MerryLittle Christmas" to get them in the holiday spirit right at home. The specia
will feature performances from music's most celebrated artists includingGrammyAward winners and iconic gospel singers Kierra Sheard, EricaCampbell, Tasha CobbsLeonard, Lalah Hathaway and Le'Andria Johnson andcollaborations with singer-songwriter Ne-Yo, BJ The Chicago Kid, Grammyaward winning singer and record producer PJ Morton as well as legendaryawardwinning gospel group The Clark Sisters, Boyz II Men and A capellagroups Shelby 5 and The Walls Group.
Today 03:41 PM

Kim Weston ‘Live in Detroit 1978' E.P. PRESS RELEASE

Paul Stuart on Facebook.....

A newly unearthed live performance from Kim Weston is to be released in the coming weeks! Produced with Kim’s input, 100% of the money made from ‘Kim Weston live in Detroit 1978’ will be going straight to the lady herself, in time for her 81st birthday and in a year where all her performances have been cancelled.

Watch this space for more information and join KIM WESTON APPRECIATION GROUP (Facebook) to ensure you don’t miss it!

Kim Weston ‘Live in Detroit 1978' E.P.
A decade on from her time at Motown records, this newly unearthed recording of Kim Weston live from Detroit’s Paradise Theatre demonstrates just why she is so highly revered as one of the greatest vocalists the city (and arguably, the world) has ever produced.
Here we hear Kim continuing to show us the jazzier sound that she adopted after leaving Motown, with tributes to the great Dinah Washington, as well as performances of two of her mid 1970’s releases: ‘Nobody Had to Tell Me’ which was released with The Hastings Street Jazz Orchestra in 1976 and her own composition, ‘Detroit (That’s My Home Town)’, released as a single on her own RAHKIM label in 1975.
This 1978 Easter Day performance comes from a time where Kim’s focus was on giving back to her community. Two years prior, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young had declared July 18th 1976 as “Kim Weston Day” in honour of her voluntary work and countless appearances at benefit concerts in the city. “I’m called the benefit queen!” jokes Kim after her first number on this set, before thanking the promoters for a paying gig. “I’m only serious” she laughs, but it is true that, like many unsung heroes of black music, Kim has never been particularly well paid for her incredible talents. Her records, which continue to sell, don’t benefit Kim financially, so is the reason that 100% of the money taken in from sales of this new live E.P. will benefit Kim directly.
The E.P. will be available to order on CD from 1st December 2020 at £7.99 / $9.99 plus P+P. The CD will come with the download code for a free digital copy in an effort to please both collectors and the more modern music fan.
Payments will be made to myself and I will be transferring the takings to Kim after we have sold some CD’s! I will make the payment details available on here from next week.
I will also post some images and similar things between now and then so watch this space!
Here is the front cover, featuring a painting by my friend here in the UK, Chris Gleeson. I am proud to say that I own the original and that Chris has been very kind to let us use the image.
Who’s looking forward to receiving their copy??!! 😀
Kim is very excited!

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Today 11:40 AM

A Love Like Yours - Kim Weston

I recently was listening to my KW Greatest Hits & Rare Classics. There was a song on there that I had forgotten about, A Love Like Yours. I checked and the earlier one was naturally by Martha & the Vandellas and Kim's was released about three years later.

Kim did an outstanding job on A Love Like Yours. It is within striking distance of the Vandellas version. There are some other good characteristics about Kim's version.

What do others think about this selection?

Ironically, I also have her 2-CD set The Motown Anthology consisting of 48 songs, but A Love Like Yours is NOT included in this collection. I guess I did not fully appreciate Kim as I have other artists, but after listening to the Greatest Hits and Rare Classics, I changed my mind and am more and more convinced that they did not fully develop her into the superstar they could.


Ralph Terrana

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