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Cholitas Puneñas
Cholitas Puneñas Monophonic
Wayno Aymara from 1943 Argentina Session  (trad. arr. Moisés Vivanco - 2:17)
Recorded in 1943

Review and Analysis of Cholitas Puneñas 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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A cheerful, bouncy piece, the melody is first presented by the men of the ensemble, after which Yma enters on a clean, pure, high D flat and sings an obbligato.  This repeated, descending figure is meant to grace the melody line and ride over the accompanying instruments.  Yma then sings the melody and repeats the obbligato, bringing the song to a simple close.  Although phrases tend to dissipate, the artlessness of Yma’s singing is unique.  Sumac Koya who also used this traditional arrangement with its ornamental obbligato later recorded this song.
Cholitas Puneñas  is included on the following releases
catalog no: 306
78 rpm single from earliest recording session from 1943. Side A is an instrumental of the Andean Waltz style while side B has vocals by Imma Sumack. 1943 Perú
catalog no: B 71194
Early 1943 material recorded in Argentina, this is a later reissue due to the spelling of her name which was not used before 1950, 1950 Italy
catalog no: 9-8058
Reissue of earliest recordings from 1943 1952 United States
catalog no: 81050
Reissue of earliest recordings from 1943, part 1 of two disk set 1952 United States
catalog no: 81050
Reissue of earliest recordings from 1943, part 1 of two disk set. This pressing has ads on the back for other Coral releases and no liner notes. 1953 United States
catalog no: 81050
Reissue of earliest recordings from 1943, part 1 of two disk set. The original release was from 1952 but was reissued several times 1953 United States
catalog no: CRL 56 058
Reissue of earliest recordings from 1943 1952 United States
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: SOW 90201
Compact Disc compilation from Holland, which is the first time that any of the early 1943 tracks from Argentina have been heard on a CD release outside South America. There is lots of ambiguity in this CD's country of origin (it indicates that it was made in Portugal in some places and The Netherlan . . . 2002 Netherlands
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: OLFC 032
Compact Disc compilation from Italy. 2003 Italy
catalog no: 23351
76 Hits and Rarities from the goddess of Exotica. More details and track for this September 2012 collection coming soon. 2012 United Kingdom
catalog no: GSS 5482
This 3-CD set advertised as being from Holland but package and disk printing indicate it was made in Portugal. Released in March 2008 and contains 47 tracks, this boxed set contains three standard jewel cases all with the same cover art and no booklet or notes. The box cover is shown. 2008 Portugal
catalog no: BLUE102CD
Double CD collection features remastered tracks from the 1943 Argentina Session along with those from the Capitol Records years. 2005 United Kingdom
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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