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The Art Behind the Legend
Half the range of the piano keyboard!
At last a serious critical examination of the utterly unique vocalist celebrated for her "four-octave voice," Yma Sumac! A confounding, sometimes heartbreaking, mixture of absurd show-biz hype, stunning virtuosity, and sometimes ravishing artistry, Yma Sumac was a firmly established recording artist of the folk music of her native Peru when she came to America to be "discovered." And discovered she was - by the publicity department of Capitol Records and the "Exotica" pop music maestro Les Baxter.
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