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Review, Analysis and Recordings Containing
Amor
Amor Monophonic
Love - from 1943 Argentina Session  (trad. arr. Moisés Vivanco - 3:09)
Recorded in 1943  

Review and Analysis of Amor by Nicholas E. Limansky
From Yma Sumac - The Art Behind the Legend
used with permission - all rights reserved, © Nicholas E. Limansky
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Amor remains a favorite of many, especially for Yma's theremin imitations.  Actually what she is doing in this (as in a number of other songs during these sessions - La Benita and Pariwana for example) is humming the high-lying phrases - often up to E flat.  And indeed, at times, she does sound like a theremin.  A gracious melody is sung by Yma in an excellent legato and then an obbligato is repeated.  A second, rapid section is full of rhythmic twists easily traversed by Yma.  Recorded well, the song shows the forward, clean placement of her voice.
Amor  is included on the following releases
catalog no: UR 837
One of the few releases from Uruguay, this one probably dates back to 1943 due to the spelling of her name. 1943 Uruguay
catalog no: 57025
This single from Argentina was an early release which used her original name, Imma Sumack. 1943 Argentina
78 rpm single from earliest recording session. Based on other known releases, we have made an educated guess that it was probably paired with Amor originally. 1943 Perú
catalog no: 15000
78 rpm single dates from early release due to the spelling of her name as Imma Sumack. 1943 Chile
catalog no: 15000
Early 1943 material recorded in Argentina, probably a later reissue due to the spelling of her name which was not used before 1950. Wifalitay is often performed by other Peruvian singers under the name Wifala. 1950 Chile
catalog no: DMO-55458
Only 12" LP compilation known to contain tracks from the early 1943 recording session. Shares a similar cover art and has the same tracks as a Peruvian cassette release of the same name which uses the photo from the 1959 Capitol Records LP, Fuego del Ande. Due to the spelling of her name on the . . . 1962 Argentina
catalog no: JOM-1027-3
All eighteen tracks from Yma Sumac's first recording sessions in 1943, along with five others by El Conjunto Folklorico Peruano de Moisés Vivanco and soloists that were part of the same sessions. This earliest material was recorded in Argentina under the name Imma Sumack, which was her or . . . 2011 United States
catalog no: BLUE103CD
Fully remastered, all eighteen tracks from Yma Sumac's first recording sessions in 1943, along with five others by El Conjunto Folklorico Peruano de Moisés Vivanco and soloists that were part of the same sessions. This earliest material was recorded in Argentina under the name Imma Sumack, wh . . . 2012 United Kingdom
catalog no: 02282
Collection containing tracks from Yma Sumac's early South American sessions along with several cuts from her last album for Capitol Records. It also includes two instrumentals by unknown artists and it is also available as an electronic download. 2010 Columbia
catalog no: 7-2438-21 100-2-6
Compilation featuring tracks from early 1943 Argentina Session along with tracks by Inti-Sumaj 1997 Columbia
catalog no: FT-03-0020
Cassette compilation with tracks from early 1943 Argentina Session. The cassette uses Dolby noise reduction and is marked as being stereo though the recordings are in monophonic 1988 Perú
Cassette features tracks from the Extremes of Yma Sumac's career with material from the early 1943 Argentina sessions and the 1991 German Mambo Confusion material. It was never sold and was made for archival purposes only. Only a few copies exist. 1998 United States
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