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Recording Details

catalog no: 7 80863
Reissue of fourth album which had only eight tracks, with additional tracks from Capitol vaults to fill the larger 12" LP format

A review is available. A copy exists in the Archives in case there are specific questions about it.

Capitol Records - Monophonic - 1987 Greece   12" LP

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Liner Notes
The Mambo - as full of color and as exotic as it is - becomes infinitely more colorful and exotic when interpreted by the voice of Yma Sumac.

The incredible talent of this young woman is internationally renowned.  From festivals in her native village of Ichochan, high in the Peruvian Andes, to concert stages in the world's most cosmopolitan centers, audiences have acclaimed her voice as it soars and plunges dramatically through its fabulous range.

In this album of mambos the stirring voice of Yma Sumac creates melodic patterns as colorful and varied as the selections she sings - selections written for her by the talented South American composer Moisés Vivanco, and Billy May, who arranged and conducted the brilliant orchestral settings.

The mambo's excitement emerges from the amazingly infectious character of its beat - a rhythm so full of fascination that it has even been known to lure large groups of people from their daily responsibilities.  And if the mambo beat alone is an exotic community hazard, there's no telling what its effect will be when heard as recorded here by Yma Sumac!

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      side one

    1. Bo Mambo!    (Moisés Vivanco, Billy May) - 3:17
    2. Taki Rari    (Hernán Braña, Billy May) - 1:47
    3. Gopher    (Konrad Gozzo, Billy May) - 2:14
    4. Chicken Talk    (Moisés Vivanco, Billy May) - 3:03
    5. Goomba Boomba    (Billy May) - 4:12

      side two

    1. Malambo No. 1    (Moisés Vivanco, Billy May) - 2:53
    2. Five Bottles Mambo    (Moisés Vivanco, Billy May) - 2:49
    3. Indian Carnival    (Moisés Vivanco) - 2:04
    4. Cha Cha Gitano    (Moisés Vivanco, Billy May) - 3:48
    5. Jungla    (Moisés Vivanco, Billy May) - 2:25
    6. Carnavalito Boliviano - 2:05
    7. total play time (approx): 30:37

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