Timi Yuro ~ an enjoyable record and a fabulous womyn according to the research below ~ but not really a record I’d give a second listen. Rethrifting this diva.

wiki: Timi Yuro (born Rosemary Timothy Yuro, August 4, 1940 in ChicagoIllinois – died March 30, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada) was an American soul and R&Bsinger. She is considered to be one of the first blue-eyed soul stylists of the rock era.    Yuro moved with her family to Los Angeles. There, she sang in her parents’ Italian restaurant and in local clubs before catching the eye and ear of record executives. Signed to Liberty, she had a U.S. Billboard No. 4 single in 1961 with “Hurt“, an R&B ballad that had been an early success for Roy Hamilton. On “Hurt” and on her Billboard No. 12 follow-up in 1962, “What’s a Matter Baby (Is It Hurting You?)”, Yuro showed an emotional but elegant vocal style that owed a debt to Dinah Washington and other black jazz singers. Many listeners in the early 1960s thought Yuro was black. She opened for Frank Sinatra on his 1961 tour of Australia.

In 1963, Liberty released Make the World Go Away, an album of country and blues standards. The singer at her vocal peak, this recording includes the hit title song (later a bigger hit for Eddy Arnold, with whom the song is usually associated), a version of Willie Nelson‘s “Permanently Lonely”, and two different blues takes of “I’m Movin’ On”. Yuro was also known for soulful reworkings of popular American standards, such as “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”, “Smile”, and “I Apologize”.

This is a fabulous little 1965 video – turn up your volume. 

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