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Review, Analysis and Recordings Containing
Carnaval Indio
Carnaval Indio Monophonic
Indian Carnival from 1943 Argentina Session (also known as Carnaval).  (trad. arr. Moisés Vivanco - 2:27)
Recorded in 1943

Review and Analysis of Carnaval Indio 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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Carnival Indio is an early version of a piece that Yma and Moisés obviously favored since they tried a number of arrangements, especially during the Mambo! disk sessions, none of them particularly successful.  This version resembles all the others and says little that the others do not.
Carnaval Indio  is included on the following releases
catalog no: 415
78 rpm single from earliest recording session in 1943. Mi Vida Y La Tuya was performed by Los Chalanes 1943 Perú
catalog no: 15005
Due to the spelling of her name, this pressing likely dates to the original release in Argentina 1943 Chile
catalog no: X-3386
Early 1943 material recorded in Argentina, probably a later reissue due to the spelling of her name which was not used before 1950 1950 Brazil
catalog no: 277.019
This French pressing was likely released in the early '50s due to the spelling of her name on the labels, which was not used before 1950. 1950 France
catalog no: B 71188
Single pressing from Italy of Yma Sumac's early recording session. Due to the spelling of her name, this release was from 1950 at the earliest. 1950 Italy
catalog no: 184.943
Single pressing from Spain of Yma Sumac's early recording session. Due to the spelling of her name, this release was from 1950 at the earliest. 1950 Spain
catalog no: LDC-522
Compilation of earliest recordings from 1943. 1952 Argentina
catalog no: LD-1045
The Voice of Gold Sings the Hymns of the Incas. Early 10" release from Peru containing tracks from Yma Sumac's 1943 Argentina recording session. Several releases used this same cover art which features a still frame from the 1954 Hollywood film, Secret of the Incas but with a different track se . . . 1955 Perú
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: BYD77004
27 track compilation featuring pre-1955 material along with several 1943 Argentina Session tracks. Good selection of material but the booklet contains many inaccuracies over the usual. For example, her name was spelled as Ymma throughout when that spelling was used only on one obscure release from t . . . 2008 United Kingdom
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: 7-2438-21 100-2-6
Compilation featuring tracks from early 1943 Argentina Session along with tracks by Inti-Sumaj 1997 Columbia
catalog no: CD 830 62702-5
Despite EMI and Sony logos this interesting collection, which also includes tracks by great Peruvian performers Wara Wara, Siwar Q'ente and Martina Portocarrero, has countless typos and discrepancies of origin as to make the legitimacy of it questionable. Although stated made in France, it was likel . . . 2006 France
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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