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Proper Introduction to Yma Sumac: Queen of Exotica

catalog no: INTROCD2086
Another compilation of early '50s material by Yma Sumac.

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Proper Intros - Monophonic - 2006 United Kingdom   Compact Disc

Historical notes
Liner Notes
Yma Sumac was a phenomenon in the music world during the early 1950s.  With an amazing vocal range of four octaves, this attractive, mysterious woman with a voluptuous figure catapulted onto the American music scene with a 10" album Voice Of Xtabay that topped the US charts in 1950.  Everything surrounding Yma Sumac had an air of mystery about it, she was said to have been born in a tiny village in the Peruvian high Andes and was a descendant of the Inca Kings and her exotic repertoire was said to be based on Inca legends.  This is a great way to discover Yma's unusual vocal ability.
Tracks
(select song title to see other recordings with it)
    1. Xtabay    (Les Baxter, John Rose) - 3:16
    2. Wayra    (Moisés Vivanco, Les Baxter) - 2:56
    3. Negrito Filomino (alternate version)  ***   (author unknown) - 2:11
    4. Mamallay!    (Moisés Vivanco) - 2:53
    5. Panarima    (Moisés Vivanco) - 3:21
    6. Ataypura!    (Moisés Vivanco, Les Baxter) - 2:58
    7. Wimoweh    (trad. arr. Paul Campbell) - 2:40
    8. No Es Vida    (Moisés Vivanco) - 2:17
    9. Ccori Canastitay    (trad. arr. Moisés Vivanco) - 2:17
    10. Llulla Mak'ta    (Moisés Vivanco) - 2:25
    11. Kuyaway    (trad. arr. Moisés Vivanco) - 2:25
    12. Karibe Taki    (Hernán Braña) - 2:49
    13. Kon Tiki    (trad. arr. Moisés Vivanco) - 3:02
    14. Najala's Lament    (Moisés Vivanco, Sammy Fain) - 3:25
    15. Birds    (Moisés Vivanco) - 2:58
    16. Bo Mambo!    (Moisés Vivanco, Billy May) - 3:17
    17. Taki Rari    (Hernán Braña, Billy May) - 1:47
    18. Goomba Boomba    (Billy May) - 4:12
    19. Malambo No. 1    (Moisés Vivanco, Billy May) - 2:53
    20. Indian Carnival    (Moisés Vivanco) - 2:04
    21. Cha Cha Gitano    (Moisés Vivanco, Billy May) - 3:48
    22. Jungla    (Moisés Vivanco, Billy May) - 2:25
    23. total play time (approx): 62:19

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