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  • Yma Sumac

    ... passed away at 86...

  • #2
    I liked her a lot .
    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
    by Thomas Henry Huxley

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    • #3
      I liked her a lot .
      "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
      by Thomas Henry Huxley

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      • #4
        Remember when they used to say that she was really a native of Brooklyn really named Amy Camus?

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        • #5
          yes, but reality was much more interesting, wasn't it?

          Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chavarri del Castillo sounds much more interesting than Amy Camus too...

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          • #6
            I thought this was a joke until I looked her up. I had never heard of her.

            But I liked her a lot.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bambam
              I thought this was a joke until I looked her up. I had never heard of her.
              You're obviously not into crossword puzzles.

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              • #8
                Only heard of her because she was name-checked in that fine song by Vanessa Paradis, Joe le Taxi.

                Will probably sing it all day long now...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by andyjgt
                  Only heard of her because she was name-checked in that fine song by Vanessa Paradis, Joe le Taxi.
                  Any relation to Joe le Plumber?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bambam
                    I thought this was a joke until I looked her up. I had never heard of her.

                    But I liked her a lot.
                    You never saw Secret Of The Incas?! I saw it when I was 7 and was stunned by her voice even at that age.

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                    • #11
                      NYTimes obit at:

                      http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/04/arts/ ... sumac.html


                      Her own web site is here:

                      http://yma-sumac.com/

                      There's beautiful and haunting music that starts up when you go to that site.

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                      • #12
                        I'm barely old enough to remember who Yma Sumac was. She was big...really, really big in the era just before Elvis. Mitch Miller was the hot record producer back then with songs like Patti Page's, How Much Is That Doggy In The Window and Rosemary Clooney's, C'mon A My House. Libarace was popular too. Boy do I long for those days...NOT.

                        cman

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