Mambo! (Yma Sumac album)

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Studio album by Yma Sumac
Released 1954
Recorded August 1954[1]
Genre Exotica, world, mambo
Length 30:37
Label Capitol
Yma Sumac chronology
Inca Taqui
(1953)Inca Taqui1953
Legend of the Jivaro
(1957)Legend of the Jivaro1957
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Mambo! is the fifth studio album by Peruvian soprano Yma Sumac. It was released on 1954 by Capitol Records. Most of the tracks were composed by her husband Moisés Vivanco.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Bo Mambo" Billy May, Moisés Vivanco 3:17
2. "Taki Rari" Vivanco 1:47
3. "Gopher" Vivanco 2:14
4. "Chicken Talk" Vivanco 3:03
5. "Goomba Boomba" May 4:12
6. "Malambo No. 1" Vivanco 2:53
7. "Five Bottles of Mambo" May, Vivanco 2:49
8. "Indian Carnival" Vivanco 2:04
9. "Cha Cha Gitano" Vivanco 3:48
10. "Jungla" May 2:25
11. "Carnavalito Boliviano" Vivanco 2:05

The original 10" edition had eight tracks.[3] Goomba Boomba, Cha Cha Gitano and Carnavalito Boliviano were added for the 1955 lp edition.[4]


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