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Mambo! (World)

22 Feb 1996 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 22 Feb 1996
  • Release Date: 22 Feb 1996
  • Label: Capitol Catalog
  • Copyright: (C) 1996 The Right Stuff
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  • Total Length: 30:53
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  • ASIN: B001IKRH20
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Feb 2002
Format: Audio CD
This strong album has a good sense of upbeat humor to the songs, which you do not have to speak Spanish to appreciate. It is evident in the way Yma uses her voice, swinging from the extreme bass of her range, winging up, up, up to the dizzying heights in electrifying crescendos. There are some wonderful fast numbers with mambo beats, straight from cosmopolitan nightclubs, but also songs based on peasant festivals that capture the fun of carnival days in villages high in the Andes. It is definitely uplifting, upbeat and makes you want to dance and laugh! If you are a fan of hers, it's definitely a must-have. If you don't know of her, it's a wonderful introduction!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Tree on 31 Dec 2007
Format: Audio CD
This woman is remarkable...only just discovered her. The fifties/sixties Mambo backing band here plays a tight selection of bright and breezy latin tunes. So far, par for the course...but Sumac barks, twangs, whistles, growls and yodels over an unfeasible number of octaves...like Carmen Miranda...on amphetamines...in a padded cell. Her infectious singing voice will leave you grinning from ear to ear while you're doing the Fandango in your socks across the living room carpet ... crowned queen of fruit cakes. Bravo!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Feb 2002
Format: Audio CD
In 'Mambo!' Yma Sumac uses the exotic extremes of her voice to take you on a wild, moody tour of South American music, from steamy cosmopolitan night clubs to carnival music from villages high in the Andes . This is a celebration of life from of one of the world's most unforgettable voices. She really uses the extremes of her five octave range in a humorous way overlaying multiple tracks with her lowest bass accompanying mid-range singing. If you have never heard her before, get one of the samplers, and if you like the Exotic, you'll be hooked!!
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By CENTRAL LONDON MAN on 16 Dec 2013
Format: Audio CD
THE FIRST TIME I EVER HEARD THIS CD I WAS LYING IN THE BATH SPELLBOUND THE INCREDIBLE YMA SUMAC MAMBO IS A FANTASTICLY CAMP ALBUM EVERY TRACK IS A HIT.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Why do people say her name is Amy Camus spelled backwards? 8 Dec 2001
By "skarecreau" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I love this CD. Yma Sumac is an extraordinary vocalist with a mind-blowing range. Her voice is sexy and strong and, at times, bird-like. (Supposedly, she had acquired her pipes from having been raised high in the Andes mountains in Peru, which strengthened her lungs from the altitude). Sadly, most of my friends and family are put off by her singing and find it very annoying, so I don't get to play this album at parties very much, but I don't care. I suppose that some people can't recognize talent if it grabs them by the shoulders and caterwauls in their face. However, the person who introduced me to Yma Sumac compared her to Diamanda Galas. With all due respect to Ms. Galas, I find that demeans Yma's talent. On this album, in addition to Yma's beautiful singing, there is also the enchanting arrangements of Billy May, who did a lot of arranging for Frank Sinatra at the better part of his career as well as other illustrious singers of that era. "Mambo!" is brassy and bold, a must for any Latin music fan.
28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Ow...my ears 3 April 2002
By L.I.T - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Let me first warn you...this cd and artist are not for the musically faint of heart. Yma Sumac's musical style is...different to the extreme. I have likened her to an operatically trained vocalist who went to town on mambo music. She basically uses her voice as another instrument in many parts of the cd and jumps from octave to octave, it is very rare to actually hear her sing lyrics. That being said, her voice is simply awesome. It is one of the most versatile and powerful voices that I have ever heard, I truly believe that she would have been a trip to see live. If you are a fan of hotfire mambo music with a twist, or are looking for something new and totally not-normal I would highly recommend this cd. It is an excellent way to become introduced to one of the most unique musicians you will ever hear. My personal favorite is Chicken Talk. However, the entire cd is just a fascinating listen. But be warned, I have worried a lot of people in my dormitory when I have played this cd, and you probably will too.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
What a voice! A true classic! 27 Feb 2006
By Conlaoch - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I received this album as a gift for my birthday. Although I had heard of Yma Sumac, I had never heard her sing. Imagine how excited I was to open this gift!

You have to take into account the time when this recording was originally made - the early '60s, and the genre - Latin music. If you're not into that kind of music, you may not enjoy this album.

If you like Carmen Miranda, you will be absolutely dazzled by Yma Sumac's range and intensity. Her spellbinding voice moves from contralto to coloratura soprano, and incorporates operatic and jazz stylings. Remember that this was recorded in the days long before digital enhancement!

I'm no expert on Yma (rumors include her being an Incan princess), but the Latin beats of her music are infectious. Even if the backup vocals sound a little dated compared to modern recordings, remember that this album was recorded over 40 years ago.

And it was HOLLYWOOD!!!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
If you think you know Yma's music� 28 Sep 1998
By A. M. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
...unless you've heard "Mambo," think again! In a departure from her familiar, more formal, Incan-based work, Yma explodes all over the place on this collection. Oddly, Yma herself downplays this recording, explaining in her stage act that it was "just a studio album." She doesn't perform any of the numbers, and more's the pity. The brassy '50s-styled arrangements make a wonderful complement to the familiar yet amazing 4-octave voice, displaying a side of the diva not generally recognized except by diehard fans. Together with her 1972 rock album, "Miracles" (released on the London label and not, to my knowledge, available on CD), "Mambo" represents Yma's amazing versatility with material. Well worth the "price of admission." Check it out!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
First time weird, second time treasured! 6 Feb 1999
By VD (vdbooks) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Having grown up in the 50s, I remembered the name Yma Sumac when I was perusing the 'not-for-public-consumption' (not at the front of the store) CDs in a music store. Curious, I purchased the "Mambo" CD. After first hearing it, I said to myself 'This is weird.' After a second and third hearing, I realized I was hooked. The exotic stretches of her vocal range were something I learned to love, like a second Martini. Who else can reach the highest of soprano heights and the lowest of gutteral grunts and get away with it so gracefully as the supreme Yma???
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