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Review, Analysis and Recordings Containing
Picaflor
Picaflor Monophonic
The Hummingbird from 1943 Argentina Session.  (music: Rosario Huirse Muñoz, lyrics: Carlos. arr. Moisés Vivanco - 2:18)
Recorded in 1943 - view lyrics

Review and Analysis of Picaflor 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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The other selections on the Coral recording, Qué Lindos Ojos, Pícaflor, and Un Amor are all well sung and authentic in their presentation.  They give little indication, however of what Yma was to become.  Basically, they provide her with snappy melodies and texts but little chance to demonstrate her unusual abilities.
Picaflor  is included on the following releases
catalog no: 330
78 rpm single from earliest recording session. 1943 Perú
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
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: 15006
This release of Yma's first recording session has her name spelled Imma Sumack so probably dates to the original 1943 release. 1943 Chile
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: M 128
Compilation of earliest recordings from 1943. 1952 México
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: 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: 7-2438-21 100-2-6
Compilation featuring tracks from early 1943 Argentina Session along with tracks by Inti-Sumaj 1997 Columbia
catalog no: EMI-RE-020 428
Contains early 1943 Argentina Session material, along with later Capitol Records tracks 1996 Perú
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: 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
catalog no: FE 020537
Contains early 1943 Argentina Session material, along with later Capitol Records tracks 1996 Perú
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