Make the World Go Away
When an Italian-American from Chicago sings an album full of hillbilly songs, probably the last thing you’d expect is a set of soul music, but that’s what you get.
Not only is this a soul album, it’s a good one, likely coming out of Ray Charles’ albums from a few years earlier. Like with Ray’s country albums, sometimes the arrangements are a bit much, but fortunately Yuro’s voice shines through.
If you’re looking for an intro to this talented singer, this is a good place to start.
Sings the Ballads of the True West
Columbia (C2L 38)
Produced by Don Law and Frank Jones
Rating: **** (Recommended)
While this perhaps would have been better served if distilled down to two sides, it’s still fairly strong from go to whoa, songs and lots of narration.
The gatefold features some classic Cash liner notes, as well as other information–including a Western lingo glossary. Recommended grab for fans of Cash.
(author of Kalamazoo: Growing Up Sideways in the 1970s)