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It is here that I post old records that I've ripped
to Mp3 format (and grouped in .ZIP files) via File Sharing Sites,
album cover scans and, sometimes,
somewhat coherent ramblings related to said shares.

None of the shares here are "borrowed" from other blogs.
All of the items shared are rips of Out-of-Print
(or, at least, very difficult to get)
Vinyl Records from my own collection.

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Friday, June 08, 2007

Yma Sumac: Legend of the Sun Virgin

The Queen of Exotica

This post continues the Hukilau influenced theme with an Exotica Masterpiece. I was among those lucky enough to meet this lovely woman, Yma Sumac, at Hukilau in 2005. Lemme tell ya, folks... This chick is Exotica incarnate!

If, somehow, you have avoided becoming familiar with her over the years, please scurry on over to the Space Age Pop Music Page (http://www.spaceagepop.com/sumac.htm) and read all about her. There is also a great deal of information about her provided on the Last.fm site, at http://www.last.fm/music/Yma+Sumac/+wiki.

See also these expressly Yma-centric websites at:

This record is composed of pretty serious music which tells the story of The Sun Virgin. The notes on the back of the album cover explain it thusly:

A native Peruvian and 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 she belonged, razed "so that no stone stood upon another."


Click on the following picture (and all the album covers posted on this site) 'cause it's a beauty, boy howdy!

  1. Karibe Taki
  2. Witallia!
  3. Lament
  4. Kon Tiki
  5. Montana
  6. Zana
  7. No Es Vida
  8. Kuyaway (Inca Love Song)
  9. Suray Suray
  10. Mamallay!
  11. Panarima
  12. Ccori Canastitay


Anonymous said...

Wow, the Tuna Melt goes tiky, I'll check this exotica item right now, thanks Vic :)


leCurLing said...

hum! the voice of exotica, the hawai guitar, the mood sensation and the pop pop pop musik thank you Traitor Vic and thank for the link;
i come b@ck quickly cause i live a good time on your site

Traitor Vic said...

Thanks, guys!

And I have a great time over at brutdegroove, leCurLing. Great mixes!

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