Yma Sumac ‎– Mambo!

Capitol Records ‎– M-11892
Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono, Reissue

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Bo Mambo
Written-By – B. May*, M. Vivanco*
A2 Taki Rari
Written-By – Moises Vivanco
A3 Gopher (Mambo)
Written-By – B. May*, C. Gozzo*
A4 Chicken Talk
Written-By – Moises Vivanco
A5 Goomba Boomba
Written-By – Billy May
B1 Malambo No. 1
Written-By – Moises Vivanco
B2 Five Bottles Mambo
Written-By – B. May*, M. Vivanco*
B3 Indian Carnival
Written-By – Moises Vivanco
B4 Jungla
Written-By – B. May*, M. Vivanco*
B5 Carnavalito Boliviano
Written-By – Moises Vivanco



A Capitol Monophonic Re-issue.
This album is an abridged version of an album previously issued under the same title.

Yma Sumac's fifth album "Mambo!"
1st US pressing: 1954 Monophonic 10" LP/EP Capitol Records L/H-564. Also released as: 7" EP's (1954), 12" LP (1955) with additional session tracks added. Numerous reissues have since been released.
Capitol Records 'Blue Label', Printed in U.S.A.

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!"

Track A3 title listed as "Gopher" on back of sleeve, "Gopher (Mambo)" on record's label.
Track B1 title listed as "Malambo No. 1" on back of sleeve, "Malambo #1" on record's label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7777-111892-1
  • Matrix / Runout (A): M1-11892
  • Matrix / Runout (B): M2-11892

Other Versions (5 of 22) 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 780863 4 5 Yma Sumac Mambo!(Cass, Album) Capitol Records 0777 780863 4 5 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
T-564 Yma Sumac Mambo!(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records T-564 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
POPPYLP014 Yma Sumac Mambo!(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Poppydisc POPPYLP014 UK 2012 Sell This Version
0777-7-80863-2-1, T2-80863 Yma Sumac Mambo!(CD, Album, RE) EMI Music Canada, The Right Stuff 0777-7-80863-2-1, T2-80863 Canada 1996 Sell This Version