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The Classy Kim Weston

The Classy Kim Weston

The Classy Kim Weston

I call it The Classy Kim Weston, because she’s in a class all by herself.

Weston (born December 20, 1939) is an American soul singer, and Motown alumna. In the 1960s, Weston scored hits with the songs Love Me All the Way and Take Me inYour Arms (Rock Me a Little While), and with her duet with Marvin Gaye, It TakesTwo.

Kim Weston

The Classy Kim Weston



Kim Weston in 1965


Background Information


Birth Name

Agatha Nathalia Weston

Born

December 20, 1939 (age 79).

Origin

Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Genres

Soul R&B.

Occupation

Singer.

Instruments

Vocals.

Years Active

1961 present.

Labels

Motown (Tamla, Gordy) MGM Stax Motorcity.

Associated Acts

Marvin Gaye.

Career

Born Agatha Nathalia Weston in Detroit, Michigan, she was signe...

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Etta James Part One

Etta James Part One

I can’t believe I’m finally doing Etta James Part One, but I wish I had done it earlier. I’m dong 1945, trying to get to 1946, when I found that I never did her, until now.

Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 January 20, 2012) was anAmerican singer who performed in various genres, including blues, R&B, soul, rockand roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hitssuch as The Wallflower, At Last, Tell Mama, Something‘s Got a Hold on Me,and I ‘d Rather Go Blind. She faced a number of personal problems, includingheroin addiction, severe physical abuse, and incarceration, before making amusical comeback in the late 1980s with the album Seven Year Itch.

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James performing in France in July 1990

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Legendary Elvis Presley Part Twenty Three

Legendary Elvis Presley Part Twenty Three

Legendary Elvis Presley Part Twenty Three

It’s Legendary Elvis Presley Part Twenty Three and the last for now, for he left the building. The King is not dead, on my website, to prove it, one the bottom of this website you will hear his twenty third album.

Discography


A vast number of recordings have been issued under Presley‘s name. The total number of his original master recordings has been variously calculated as 665 and 711. His career began and he was most successful during an erawhen singles were the primary commercial medium for pop music. In the case of hisalbums, the distinction between official studio records and other forms is oftenblurred. For most of the 1960s, his recording career focused on soundtrack albums.In the 1970s, his mo...

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Legendary Elvis Presley Part Twenty Two

Legendary Elvis Presley Part Twenty Two

Legendary Elvis Presley Part Twenty Two

I’m now doing, Legendary Elvis Presley Part Twenty Two, and I can’t believe it’s up to twenty two. There’s a lot of information about him and I’m glad I’m doing it on my website. For me to make it official, I have his twenty second album.

Memphis Mafia



In the early 1960s, the circle of friends with whom Presley constantly surrounded himself until his death came to be known as the Memphis Mafia. Surrounded by their parasitic presence, as journalist John Harrisputs it, it was no wonder that as he slid into addiction and torpor, no-one raised the alarm: to them, Elvis was the bank, and it had to remain open. Tony Brown, who played piano for Presley regularly in the last two years of the singer‘s li...

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Legendary Elvis Presley Part Twenty One

Legendary Elvis Presley Part Twenty One

Yes it’s been awhile, but that’s because I had to update all my blogs, but I’m done for now, and I’m ready for The King. Legendary Elvis Presley Part Twenty One, is long over do, so here am I completing a new one, with his twenty.first album (I bet you thought I forgotten about that).

Lifestyle

Legendary Elvis Presley Part Twenty One



The Pink Cadillacon display in 2012 Presley was known for a life of luxury and excess, asexemplified by his estate at Graceland. He owned a number of expensive cars,including three pink Cadillacs, immortalized in his version of the song Baby,Let‘s Play House, in which Presley replaced the line you may get religion withyou may have a Pink Cadillac.

A number of stories, both real and exaggerated, detail Presley‘...

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Shirley Bassey Part One

Shirley Bassey Part One

Shirley Bassey Part One

How can anyone not see James Bond’s Goldfinger, and not think of her, well in this blog, entitled Shirley Bassey Part One, you’ll know more of her than before.

Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE (/ ˈbæsi/; born 8 January 1937) is a Welshsinger whose career began in the mid-1950s, best known both for her powerful voiceand for recording the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger (1964 ),Diamonds Are Forever (1971 ), and Moonraker (1979 ). In January 1959, Basseybecame the first Welsh person to gain a No. 1 single.
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Shirley Bassey
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Bassey 1971
Background information
Birth name .
Shirley Veronica Bassey.
Born .
8 January 1937 ( age 82).
Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales.
Genres .
Traditional pop.
adult contemporary.
pop.
Occupation.

S...
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Tiny Tim Part Four

Tiny Tim Part Four

Tiny Tim Part Four

It’s my happy news that I’m doing Tiny Tim Part Four, and I wish there was more.

Posthumous Releases

In 2000, the Rhino Handmade label released the posthumous Tiny Tim Live at the Royal Albert Hall. This recording had been made in 1968 at the height of Tiny Tim‘s fame, but Reprise Records never released it. The limited-number CD sold outand was reissued on Rhino‘s regular label. In 2009, the Collector‘s Choice label released I‘ve Never Seen a Straight Banana: Rare Moments Vol. 1, produced and recorded by Richard Barone in 1976. The album was a collection of rare recordings of some of Tiny Tim‘s favorite songs from 1878 through the 1930s, along with some of his own compositions.

In 2009, it was reported that Justin Martell was preparing a biog...

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Tiny Tim Part Three

Tiny Tim Part Three

Tiny Tim Part Three

It’s been awhile, but I never forgotten him, so let’s start Tiny Tim Part Three, and see what you think of him, and the many months you had to wait for me to type about him.

In 1968, his first album God Bless Tiny Tim was released. It contained an orchestrated version of Tiptoe Through the Tulips, which became a hit after being released as a single. For All My Little Friends (1969) was a collection ofchildren‘s songs and was nominated for a Grammy Award.

On October 7, 1969, Tiny Tim was able to take the ice before a charity hockey event at the hockey shrine Maple Leaf Gardens, with his beloved Toronto MapleLeafs, his favorite pro sports team. Wearing the skates and jersey of future hallof fame member (as a coach), Pat Quinn, Mike Walton and Jim

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Happy Birthday Gary U.S. Bonds

Happy Birthday Gary U.S. Bonds

Happy Birthday Gary U.S. Bonds

On June 6, 1939, there was event taken place, and that was his birth. Happy Birthday Gary U.S. Bonds, and have another eighty years, for we love your songs, for we love your songs,and we wish you wou make more music soon.. I wish I could type you of the many songs that influences me, but I can’t. It’s not that I’m not I don’t have the words, it’s just I only remember one song that I played on my guitar, and that was “Out Of Work”. I was pretty good at it, but then I was “Out Of Work”, and I had nothing, that needed my attention, so I played all the time, until I sounded like the 45 vinyl record, which Gary U.S. Bonds played on. 

He’s now eighty, but look what he has accomplished a lot in his lifetime, can any of the performer...

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The Life And Times Of Connie Francis Part Six

The Life And Times Of Connie Francis Part Six

The Life And Times Of Connie Francis Part Six

The Life And Times Of Connie Francis Part Six

I’ve been working on my past blogs and I notice that I haven’t finished their biographies, well I’m doing them now. Here’s The Life And Times Of Connie Francis Part Six, I hope you enjoy it, as much as I have.

Work



Musical Genres


While her singles were mostly kept in the then-current sounds of the day such asrock ‘n’ roll, novelty songs, the twist, torch ballads, or the girl group soundcreated by Brill Building alumni Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry, Francis albumsrepresented her in a variety of styles, ranging from R&B, vocal jazz, and countryto Broadway standards, children‘s music, waltzes, spiritual music, schlager music,traditionals from various ethnic groups represented in the US, and sel...

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