Here is a most famous and beautiful song (from the Chaplin movie "Modern Times") performed by the great Timi Yuro.
Dinah Washington once said of Timi Yuro: "Timi's voice doesn't come from the throat, but from the heart. She doesn't just sing the song, she lives it."
Timi Yuro (born Rosemarie Timotea Aurro: 1940, Chicago, Illinois - 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada) was an American soul and R&B singer. She is considered to be one of the first blue-eyed soul stylists of the rock era. Yuro began singing in her parents' Italian restaurant in Los Angeles and in local clubs before catching the eye and ear of record executives. Signed to Liberty, she had a hit in 1961 with "Hurt", an R&B ballad that had been an early success for Roy Hamilton. 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 1960's thought Yuro was black. She opened for Frank Sinatra on his 1962 tour of Australia. In 1963, Liberty released "Make the World Go Away", an album of country and blues standards. The singer was at her vocal peak. Yuro was also known for soulful reworkings of popular American standards, such as "Let Me Call You Sweetheart", "Smile", and "I Apologize". By the late 1960's, Yuro had performed in venues from London to Las Vegas. She quit the music business in 1972. When Yuro began to sing again in the 1980's, her doctors detected throat cancer. Her last recording was the 1984 CD "Timi Yuro Sings Willie Nelson", produced by her old friend Nelson. Yuro's work is admired in the United States as well as in Great Britain and the Netherlands. Yuro's most famous fan was probably Elvis Presley, who commanded his own table at the casino where Yuro sang in the late 1960's. P.J. Proby knew Timi Yuro from their time in Hollywood, and often mentions it during his performances of "Hurt".
Enjoy Timi's powerful and soulful voice!
2 other great songs: