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Yma Sumac

 

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Yma SumacRecital ... CD
ESP, 1961. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
Yma Sumac on ESP Records – a unexpected meeting that's given us a rare concert performance from 1961! The CD features Yma singing live in Romania – working with backings from longtime partner Moises Vivanco, on a set of tracks that mixes older Peruvian roots with some newer, jazzier modes. Sumac's vocals are wonderful – really covering an amazing range of sound, and losing little in this live setting that she had in the Capitol studios. The backings often feature a bit of strings, plus lighter instrumentation – and titles include "Fuego Sobre Los Andes", "Ataypura", "Goomba Boomba", "Cueca Chileana", "Taita Inti", and "Wambra". CD

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New Yma SumacSampler Exotica ... CD
Capitol/Right Stuff, Early 50s. Used ... $1.99
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Yma SumacVoice of the Xtabay (10 inch LP) ... LP
Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $1.99
One of the earliest Capitol albums by otherworldly singer Yma Sumac! As with Yma's other records, the album features many original tunes written by Moise Vivanco – her frequent musical collaborator at the time, and the force behind much of the stronger South American musical elements of the work. Of course, Les Baxter's also along to give the album a nice touch of early 50s exotica – making for a strange blend of Latin, easy, and otherworldly sounds that's always made the album one of Yma's most enigmatic. Titles include "Xtaby", "Wayra", "Taita Inty", "Monos", and "Tumpa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some stains, and some splitting and a bit of peeling along the bottom seam.)

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New Yma SumacMiracles ... LP
London, 1971. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic! This is Yma Sumac's rock album from the early 70's – and it's got a wild sound that's totally different from any of her work at Capitol! The record includes lots of electric instrumentation, and Yma's voice moves from the exotic to the psychedelic, as she sings along with some great organ/guitar small group backing produced by Les Baxter. Sounds weird at first, but it's great, and almost a bit funky! Titles include "Zebra", "El Condor Pasa", "Tree Of Life", "Flame Tree", "Looke Around", and "Let Me Hear You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Yma SumacFuego Del Ande ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most obscure albums by vocalist Yma Sumac – and one of the most compelling too! The album has Yma working in the Andean style of her earlier 10" albums for Capitol – working with Moises Vivanco on a set of tunes that have a much more traditional and almost folkloric style than some of her work with Les Baxter. Titles include "Clamor", "Dale Que Dale", "Llora Corazon", "Gallito Caliente", "La Molina", and "Flor De Canela". LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing on Pathe Marconi.)
 
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Frank HunterWhite Goddess ... CD
Kapp/Captain High (Germany), 1959. New Copy ... $15.99
An exotica classic from the great Frank Hunter – an arranger who worked in many other formats in the 50s and 60s – but who's really left his mark with this haunting little record! The instrumentation is quite unique – as Hunter blends electric sounds from an ondionline with core acoustic elements from chromatic log drums, chromatic bongos, alto flute, and other percussion – plus the unique bazimba, which is a cross between a marimba and xylophone! There's also some moody female vocals – ala Yma Sumac or Bas Sheba –- which drift in and out of the mix to evoke the white goddess in the title. Tracks include "Strange Echoes", "Poinciana", "White Goddess", "Temple Bells", "Ritual Of The Torch", "Jungle Fantasy", and "Mist Of Gorongoza". CD

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New Esther OfarimIs It Really Me ... LP
Philips, 1965. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A great little solo album from Israeli singer Esther Ofarim – a vocalist who's usually heard in the company of her husband Ari, but who's working here alone in New York City, with some really great arrangements from jazzman Bobby Scott! The style here is less poppy than Esther's other work – and Scott's backings bring in a good deal of swinging jazz, but also mix in some more ambitious, more baroque instrumentation – of the sort that Ofarim would use more strongly later in the 60s. The blend is a great one – giving the album the feel of some of Michel Legrand or Quincy Jones' best vocal sessions of the period – and Ofarim's tremendous range and sensitivity really blossom beautifully in the setting! Titles include a great version of "Earthquake", written by Yma Sumac's collaborator Moises Vivanco – plus "By Myself", "Old Devil Moon", "Here I'll Stay", "Somebody Somewhere", "I Have Dreamed", "Night & Day", and "Taste Of Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Frank HunterWhite Goddess ... LP
Kapp/Captain High (Germany), 1959. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An exotica classic from the great Frank Hunter – an arranger who worked in many other formats in the 50s and 60s – but who's really left his mark with this haunting little record! The instrumentation is quite unique – as Hunter blends electric sounds from an ondionline with core acoustic elements from chromatic log drums, chromatic bongos, alto flute, and other percussion – plus the unique bazimba, which is a cross between a marimba and xylophone! There's also some moody female vocals – ala Yma Sumac or Bas Sheba –- which drift in and out of the mix to evoke the white goddess in the title. Tracks include "Strange Echoes", "Poinciana", "White Goddess", "Temple Bells", "Ritual Of The Torch", "Jungle Fantasy", and "Mist Of Gorongoza". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available White Goddess ... CD 15.99

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New Les BaxterLost Episode Of Les Baxter (10-inch ep) ... LP
Dionysus, 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the coolest sounds ever recorded by Les Baxter – issued here for the first time ever! The material was done during Baxter's famous run of exotica albums for Capitol Records – but is pulled from a videotape of an obscure TV performance, and features some of the few live performances that Les ever did of this music! There's some great jazz elements in the music at times – thanks especially to wonderful vibes from the great Larry Bunker, who also plays a fair bit of percussion too – and two numbers feature sublime vocals by Beverly Ford, a singer with a space-age range to match that of Bas Sheva or Yma Sumac, but with an almost-electronic quality that rivals that of Mary Mayo with Dick Hyman. Titles include "Quiet Village", "Ruby", "Lover", "Chopsticks", and "It's A Big Wide Wonderful World". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Zilla Mayes/Ray JohnsonCalypso Blues (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Juke Box Jam (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two takes on this tune that was a big one for Nat King Cole – and which inspired loads of jazzy covers from a whole host of other folks too! Zilla Mayes takes the cut with a cool spare sound – lots of percussion riffing out a mambo-styled groove, but with only just a bit of piano in the mix, and set much lower than Zilla's seductive lead vocals! Ray Johnson's got plenty of percussion too – plus this ethereal female backing voice that almost sounds like Yma Sumac joining in on an R&B cut! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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