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Seven classic albums plus bonus singles

Yma Sumac (performer)
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Seven classic albums plus bonus singles

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Title
Seven classic albums plus bonus singles
Performer
Yma Sumac 1922-2008
Publisher
Real Gone, [2012]
4 cd's
Playing time
04:03:58
Note
Digitally remastered and enhanced edition Remastered ed.
EAN
5036408137326
CDR
HEX12039

About Yma Sumac

Yma Sumac (; September 13, 1922 (birth certificate) or September 10, 1922 (later documents) – November 1, 2008), was a Peruvian coloratura soprano. She was one of the most famous exponents of exotica music during the 1950s.

Sumac became an international success based on her extreme vocal range. She had five octaves according to some reports, but other reports (and recordings) document four-and-a-half at the peak of her singing career. (A typical trained singer has a range of about three octaves.)

In one live recording of "Chuncho", she sings a range of over four and a half octaves, from B2 to G7. She was able to sing notes in the low baritone register as well as notes above the range of an ordinary soprano. Both low and high extremes can be heard in the song "Chuncho (The Forest Creatures)" (1953). She was also apparently able to sing in a remarkable "double voice".

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