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Episode 12: Cha-Cha on the Rocks by John Buzon Trio

Have we mentioned that we love cha-cha? And Hammond organs? This rare release from 1959 on Liberty is the height of Latin-flavored easy listening with its nonchalant solos and minimalist instrumentation.

Episode 10: Mambo by Yma Sumac

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.

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Yma Sumac's vocal range: B2 - C#7

Yea Sumac on David Letterman, 1987