Yma Sumac ‎– Mambo!

Capitol Records ‎– H-564
Vinyl, LP, 10", Album, Mono

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A1 Bo Mambo
Written-By – B. May*, M. Vivanco*
A2 Taki Rari
Written-By – Moises Vivanco
A3 Gopher
Written-By – Billy May, Conrad Gozzo
A4 Chicken Talk
Written-By – Moises Vivanco
B1 Malambo No. 1
Written-By – Moises Vivanco
B2 Five Bottles Mambo
Written-By – Billy May, Moises Vivanco
B3 Indian Carnival
Written-By – Moises Vivanco
B4 Jungla
Written-By – Billy May, Moises Vivanco

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1st US pressing: 1954 10" EP Mambo! (8 Tracks only!)
Capitol Records 'Purple Label'. No Durations on Label mentioned. Made in U.S.A. Factories: Scranton, PA. - Los Angeles, Calif.

The following text appears on back of sleeve:
"The Mambo - as full of color as exotic 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 Moises 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!"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamped Side A): H1-564-D1 #2 [Anvil-type Symbol]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamped Side B): H2-564-D1 #2 [Anvil-type Symbol]

Other Versions (5 of 31) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
H-564 Yma Sumac Mambo!(10", Mono) Capitol Records H-564 US 1954 Sell This Version
0777 7 80863 1 4 Yma Sumac Mambo!(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Capitol Records 0777 7 80863 1 4 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
L564 Yma Sumac Mambo!(10", Album) Capitol Records L564 Germany 1954 Sell This Version
DOS724H Yma Sumac Mambo!(LP, Album, RE, 180) DOL DOS724H Europe 2017 Sell This Version
0777 780863 4 5 Yma Sumac Mambo!(Cass, Album, RE) Capitol Records 0777 780863 4 5 Greece 1987 Sell This Version