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Cueca Chilena
Cueca Chilena Monophonic
Rare recording of the original Inca Taki Trio features Yma Sumac singing soprano, Cholita Rivero singing contralto with Moisés Vivanco on guitar.  Note: playtime includes voice introduction which can be heard on some releases.  (Moisés Vivanco - 3:27)
Recorded in 1961 - view lyrics   

Review and Analysis of Cueca Chilena by Nicholas E. Limansky
From Yma Sumac - The Art Behind the Legend
used with permission - all rights reserved, © Nicholas E. Limansky
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A piece new to the Sumac repertoire - at least on recordings - is Cueca Chileana, another rousing song sung as a duet with Cholita.  Performed to guitar accompaniment and obviously authentic, Sumac has a grand time, occasionally throwing in volleys of stacatti to high E in an obligato.
Cueca Chilena  is included on the following releases
catalog no: EDA 3053
78 Single from live concert recorded in 1961 in Bucharest, Romania 1961 Romania
catalog no: EDD 1011
Only release of a live performance, the 10" LP features voice intros for some tracks.  The Romanian intros were not on all 12" pressings, although some did have them. 1961 Romania
catalog no: EDE 073
Only release of live Yma Sumac performance. It is interesting to note some differences between pressings that are not readily noticeable without playing it. Those with the label shown here usually - but not always - include voice intros in Romanian for each song. Some also have visible track breaks . . . 1961 Romania
catalog no: EDE 073
Only release of live Yma Sumac performance. It is interesting to note some differences between pressings that are not readily noticable without playing it.  Those with the label shown here do not generally include voice intros in Romanian for each song and have visible track breaks. Also importan . . . 1961 Romania
Vinyl 12" LP reissue of Yma Sumac's 1961 LP of the same title using masters from the 2006 CD reissue on the same label as part of their 50th anniversary series.  This latest release, as in the previous one, does not benefit from any mastering and simply uses the raw Electrecord tapes that were supp . . . 2013 United States
catalog no: CD 62 056
This CD compilation features tracks from Yma Sumac's Capitol Records sessions and is not to be confused with the unrelated cassette and 12" LP of the same name. The material on this compilation was drawn primarily from the Mambo! and Legend of the Jivaro albums with two tracks from the live Rec . . . 1994 Italy
catalog no: LA 24
Hard to find CD collection featuring songs from several early '50s Yma Sumac albums with two tracks from the 1961 Recital LP. Little else is known about this compilation, which appears to have all the telltale signs of being a bootleg. It is also interesting to note that the author of the booklet se . . . 1998 Italy
catalog no: CD-45 524
Part of a series of public domain CD releases from Promo Sound, formerly listed here is being in Italy but their business headquarters are in Ireland. 1996 Ireland
catalog no: Play Music - 0000
Bootleg release of the 1961 album, Recital, which was originally pressed in Bucharest, Romania and licensed exclusively for reissue through ESP-disk.  This Peruvian release was made without license or permission of the copyright holder. The booklet notes are both in Spanish and in English. 2011 United States
catalog no: CD-2116
Contrary to the title, this is a compact disc reissue of a concert that took place in Bucharest, Romania and not Russia. The original LP pressed in Romania on the Electrecord label was called Recital and used the same cover art although the colors were different and the photo was in black and white. . . . 1992 United States
catalog no: CD 12517
Features tracks by Yma Sumac, one of which is a live performance from 1961 in Bucharest, Romania, while the rest are mostly instrumentals by various South American groups. 1994 Italy
catalog no: ESPDISK4029
Remastered CD reissue of Yma Sumac's 1961 concert in Bucharest, Romania contains all original 13 tracks and one additional track that was previously unreleased on the original LP. The tracks are in an all-new order in which they were likely performed. Unlike an earlier CD release, which came from ca . . . 2006 United States
catalog no: ESP 4029
Compact Disc reissue of Yma Sumac's 1961 LP of the same title using masters from the 2006 CD reissue on the same label as part of their 50th anniversary series.  This latest release, as in the previous one, does not benefit from any mastering and simply uses the raw Electrecord tapes that were supp . . . 2013 United States
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