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Yma Sumac

 

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New Yma SumacMiracles (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
London/Omni (Australia), 1971. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic! This is Yma Sumac's rock album from the early 70s – 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". This Omni CD version includes 3 previously unreleased bonus tracks: "Savage Rock" (plus an alternate version) and "Parade". CD

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New Yma SumacRecital ... CD
ESP, 1961. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 SumacUltimate Yma Sumac Collection ... CD
Capitol, 1950s/Early 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than just an ultimate collection – as the package not only includes some of Yma Sumac's best numbers for Capitol Records, but also features some previously unreleased numbers! These extra tracks should be plenty appealing to even the staunchest of Sumac completists – and they stand nicely alongside more familiar numbers done in Yma's wonderful blend of South American roots, mid century easy, and other-worldly vocals! Arrangements are mostly by Moises Vivanco – who wrote most of the tracks too – and previously unreleased titles include "Negrito Filomino", "Huyano", and Inca Waltz" – alongside 18 more numbers that inlcude "La Molina", "Virgenes Del Sol", "Llorca Corazon", "Ataypura", "Bo Mambo", "Tumpa", "Taki Rari", and "Wanka". CD
 
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Zilla Mayes/Ray JohnsonCalypso Blues (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Juke Box Jam (UK), Late 50s. New Copy .... $9.99
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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Frank HunterWhite Goddess ... CD
Early 60s. New Copy .... Around May 1, 2014
A lost exotica album, with odd instruments like "chromatic log drums" and other percussion stuff, and an icy female voice (the White Goddess, natch). Kind of like Martin Denny meets Yma Sumac. CD

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Frank HunterWhite Goddess ... LP
Early 60s. New Copy (reissue).... Around May 1, 2014
A lost exotica album, with odd instruments like "chromatic log drums" and other percussion stuff, and an icy female voice (the White Goddess, natch). Kind of like Martin Denny meets Yma Sumac. LP, Vinyl record album

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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 Leda Annest/Phil MoorePortrait Of Leda ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
A wonderfully moody session from the late 50s – one that features the eerie vocals of Leda Annest over the orchestrations of Phil Moore! Leda's got a haunting voice that's somewhere in the range of Yma Sumac, but a bit less dramatic – more kind of a wordless instrument, used amidst the orchestrations in broad washes of color and tone. Moore scored the entire piece for Leda's voice – an extended 3 part suite that runs through series of dark, jazz, and playful moods – all featuring some incredible vocals by Leda! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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