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Inca Taqui

catalog no: L-423
This is an early pressing of Yma Sumac's fourth album, and one of only a few reissues.

A review is available. A copy exists in the Archives in case there are specific questions about it. The Tiki logo is not on the actual artwork.

Capitol Records - Monophonic - ca.1954 United States   10" LP

Historical notes
Liner Notes
Down from the towering Andes comes the exotic music of an ancient civilization, sung by a fabulous Princess of its people.  The lovely singer is YMA SUMAC and her music is INCA TAQUI, Chants of the Incans.

For three thousand years music has played a vital role in every activity of Inca life, and musicians have been the most honored members of the Inca community.  Yma Sumac brings to the outside world the fullness and beauty of her people's spirit, singing traditional chants in a voice of magnificent range and emotional power.  The language of the chants is K'eshwa, still spoken today by twenty million South Americans.

Moisés VIVANCO is an eminent authority on ancient music; he has drawn carefully upon native Incan melodies and rhythms in composing and direction the selections for this unique album.

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      side one

    1. K'arawi    (Moisés Vivanco) - 3:15
    2. Cumbe-Maita    (Hernán Braña, Moisés Vivanco) - 3:04
    3. Wak'ai    (Moisés Vivanco) - 2:28
    4. Incacho    (Moisés Vivanco) - 3:25

      side two

    1. Chuncho    (Moisés Vivanco) - 3:36
    2. Llulla Mak'ta    (Moisés Vivanco) - 2:25
    3. Malaya!    (Moisés Vivanco) - 3:25
    4. Ripui    (Moisés Vivanco) - 2:58
    5. total play time (approx): 24:36

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    catalog no: FAP 2-423
    Volume 2, single EP, red label, not to be confused with the Double EP which contains two records comprising the entire album. 1953 United States
    catalog no: FAP 1-423
    Volume 1, single EP, green label 1953 United States
    catalog no: FBF-423
    Third album, gatefold double EP 1953 United States
    catalog no: LAL 9023
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    catalog no: H-423
    One of the few known releases from Columbia, it was apparently released in the U.S. printed sleeve. 1953 Columbia
    catalog no: H-423
    This is the first pressing of Yma Sumac's fourth album. 1953 United States
    catalog no: L-423
    Unusual South American pressing with wood grained borders printed with the cover art, rather than the 7" cover art being pasted over a standard bordered 10" sleeve. 1953 Argentina
    catalog no: LZE 5005
    Unusual Japanese release in gatefold sleeve. English labels and back liner notes; inner sleeve contains notes in Japanese. The Capitol logo is slightly different but otherwise the cover looks much like the more common U.S. release. 1953 Japan
    catalog no: L-423
    Unusual European pressing with woodgrained borders printed with the cover art, rather than the 7" cover art being pasted over a standard bordered 10" sleeve. 1953 France
    catalog no: LC-6624
    U.K reissue of Yma Sumac's third album, recorded in 1953.  Features unusual painted cover art in the same style as the original photograph.  Because of the detail, very likely it was a painted over copy of the original photo and then reprinted onto the cover.  Painted cover art seems typical of t . . . 1955 United Kingdom
    catalog no: OLP-1
    Reissue of third album with different cover art, featuring a still from the 1954 film, Secret of the Incas.  Mfg. by Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co, Ltd.  Back cover has only track listing for this and two other albums in the series - no liner notes. 1956 Japan
    catalog no: UV093
    Recent 10" LP release of Yma's third album with the original eight tracks. 2003 Italy
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