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catalog no: L-299
Early LP pressing of second album with Les Baxter credits on disk label
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 - 1952 United States 10" LP
- This is an early release which has Les Baxter credits on record labels
- Most pressings of this album have woodgrained border
- Burgundy labels
- This release is a reissue
- Recording History has more reissue details
- Recorded September 1951, originally released in 1952 as a 78rpm set
- Some pressings mistakenly have Les Baxter credited on the disk label
- He apparently worked on the album briefly but was dismissed
- Orchestra conducted by Moises Vivanco
Yma Sumac was a new artist in a new country when her first album, "Voice of the Xtabay" appeared. Since that time, not so long ago, her success has made record history. And her amazing four octave range has been heard in every corner of the civilized world, to delight listeners of all ages.
A native Peruvian and direct descendant of the Inca Kings, Miss Sumac draws the inspiration for this new album from her colorful background and heritage. The ancient Incas worshiped the Sun God and the Moon Goddess Quilla. Every year the most beautiful maidens were selected to become Virgins of the Sun, serving in the convent which rivaled in splendor the Inca's palace.
The sacred flame was entrusted to the Virgins and if by neglect it was allowed to go out, it was believed that some terrible disaster would follow.
The Virgin assumed holy vows which bound her to the temple service. Should she prove unfaithful to her vows, she was buried alive, while her lover was strangled, and the village to which he belonged razed "so that no stone stood upon another."
Moisés VIVANCO, talented and famous South American Composer, has written inspired music that serves as an ideal vehicle for Miss Sumac's thrilling performance.
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- Karibe Taki (Hernán Braña) - 2:49
- Witallia! (Moisés Vivanco) - 2:23
- Lament (Moisés Vivanco) - 3:15
- Zana (Moisés Vivanco) - 1:59
- Kuyaway (trad. arr. Moisés Vivanco) - 2:25
- Suray Surita (Moisés Vivanco) - 3:15
- No Es Vida (Moisés Vivanco) - 2:17
- Mamallay! (Moisés Vivanco) - 2:53
total play time (approx): 21:16