Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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Reviewed on 10/11/2013...
L.I.T | Makati, Philippines | 04/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Let me first warn you...this cd and artist are not for the musically faint of heart. Yma Sumac's musical style is...different to the extreme. I have likened her to an operatically trained vocalist who went to town on mambo music. She basically uses her voice as another instrument in many parts of the cd and jumps from octave to octave, it is very rare to actually hear her sing lyrics. That being said, her voice is simply awesome. It is one of the most versatile and powerful voices that I have ever heard, I truly believe that she would have been a trip to see live. If you are a fan of hotfire mambo music with a twist, or are looking for something new and totally not-normal I would highly recommend this cd. It is an excellent way to become introduced to one of the most unique musicians you will ever hear. My personal favorite is Chicken Talk. However, the entire cd is just a fascinating listen. But be warned, I have worried a lot of people in my dormitory when I have played this cd, and you probably will too."
Why do people say her name is Amy Camus spelled backwards?
skarecreau | San Francisco, CA USA | 12/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this CD. Yma Sumac is an extraordinary vocalist with a mind-blowing range. Her voice is sexy and strong and, at times, bird-like. (Supposedly, she had acquired her pipes from having been raised high in the Andes mountains in Peru, which strengthened her lungs from the altitude). Sadly, most of my friends and family are put off by her singing and find it very annoying, so I don't get to play this album at parties very much, but I don't care. I suppose that some people can't recognize talent if it grabs them by the shoulders and caterwauls in their face. However, the person who introduced me to Yma Sumac compared her to Diamanda Galas. With all due respect to Ms. Galas, I find that demeans Yma's talent. On this album, in addition to Yma's beautiful singing, there is also the enchanting arrangements of Billy May, who did a lot of arranging for Frank Sinatra at the better part of his career as well as other illustrious singers of that era. "Mambo!" is brassy and bold, a must for any Latin music fan."