YMA SUMAC Voice Of The Xtabay - Vintage Vinyl LP Record 1952

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Voice of the Xtabay is the first studio album by Peruvian soprano Yma Sumac. It was released in 1950 by Capitol Records. It was produced and composed by Les Baxter, along with Moisés Vivanco and John Rose. Sumac sings on the album, accompanied by ethnic percussion and musical variations influenced by the music of Peru. Sumac had a notable vocal range, of nearly five octaves.

The songs Virgin of the Sun God, High Andes! and Earthquake were used in the 1954 film Secret of the Incas which featured Sumac as Kori-Tica.

1. "Virgin of the Sun God (Taita Inty)" Moisés Vivanco 3:06
2. "Lure of the Unknown Love (Xtabay)" Les Baxter, John Rose 3:18
3. "High Andes! (Ataypura!)" Vivanco 3:04
4. "Monkeys (Monos)" Vivanco 2:40
5. "Chant of the Chosen Maidens (Accla Taqui)" Les Baxter, Rose 2:43
6. "Dance of the Winds (Wayra)" Vivanco 3:02
7. "Earthquake (Tumpa!)" Vivanco 3:20
8. "Dance of the Moon Festival (Choladas)" Vivanco 2:33

Picture & lyrics inner sleeve look good, vinyl is clean, cover has some shelf and corner wear. Record does have some surface scratches. I have played this record years ago and do not recall the record skipping; that was years before the record was put into storage.

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