One of the greatest voices of our time and indeed of any time, has past away. Yma Sumac died last Saturday. I knew she wasn't that young anymore but it's still a not so pleasant suprise.
"A voice as powerfull as an earthquakes and as soft as a bird song"
My personel favourites Tumpa (Earthquake) and Chuncho,... not exactly lounge.
One woman, many voices. You have to watch the 5 following videos to notice the different voices and the 4 and a half octave range she had, from the lower (the first videos) to the higher (the last videos) notes she could perform.