Yma Sumac – Gopher Mambo

The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that famed singer Yma Sumac died on Saturday at the age of 86. I was surprised to find out that she was living in Silverlake which is only about 5 miles from my house, in my mind, I figured she would be living somewhere more exotic. She was one of those artists that was on my list of wanting to see before they died, but she had not performed since 1997, so I never had the opportunity. Looks like I will have to dust off the old 78 player and put on my copy of Voice of the Xtabay tonight as my small tribute to this Peruvian songstress.
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