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Monday, April 11, 2011
KIM WESTON - DANGER HEARTBREAK AHEAD
In an interesting twist, years after she left Motown, the great Kim Weston covered this Motown classic (originally cut by the Marvelettes) and made it her OWN. I love how during the first verse she plays it cool, then by the second verse starts unleashing some serious vocal firepower.
Arranger Mickey Stevenson was also Weston's husband, who was also working for Motown and left at the same time as Kim, and co-arranger Clarence Paul was also a Motown employee during Motown's golden era. So here we have a glorious reunion of sorts with three under-appreciated Motown giants; all bask in the glory!
I believe that this was also the debut single release on James Brown's "People" record label.