Yma Sumac dies at 86.

afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
edited November 2008 in History of Rock
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/04/arts/music/04sumac.html

some may know her from the big lebowski soundtrack. i've been a fan of her since i first heard her on a long-forgotten exotica compilation...
check her out if you haven't already...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbuqH_Gkgq0

Comments

  • OldFogeyOldFogey Road Warrior
    edited November 2008
    Good catch, Stasis. Amazing voice. Great vocal range -- some estimate at 5 octaves at her peak.

    One place I have her work on is a really quirky album of Disney Tune covers called Stay Awake. She did I Wonder from Sleeping Beauty. The album has covers by Los Lobos, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits, Garth Hudson, NRBQ, Sun Ra, the Replacements and Ringo Starr among others. Great album, IMO.

    RIP, Yma
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited November 2008
    OldFogey;1534697 said:

    One place I have her work on is a really quirky album of Disney Tune covers called Stay Awake. She did I Wonder from Sleeping Beauty. The album has covers by Los Lobos, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits, Garth Hudson, NRBQ, Sun Ra, the Replacements and Ringo Starr among others. Great album, IMO.
    wow, i've never heard of that and i'm a pretty big fan of tom waits, the replacements, and sun ra.
    i'll have to look it up!
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