An exotica staple! Yma Sumac is most recognized for her extraordinary five octave vocal range. This diva is an Incan princess (true!) and her talent is showcased in traditional and not-so traditional latin music and backed by a hollywood-style orchestra.

Listen:

Mambo on Apple Music

 

More information:

Official Bio

Yma Sumac on Wikipedia

Buddies Lounge Podcast

 

Video:

Yma Sumac’s Vocal Range

Yms Sumac on David Letterman, 1987