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Review, Analysis and Recordings Containing
Pariwana
Pariwana Monophonic
Indian Song from 1943 Argentina Session.  (trad. arr. Moisés Vivanco - 3:38)
Recorded in 1943

Review and Analysis of Pariwana 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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Parawana is an authentic Cancion India.  Yma's singing offers some startling high floating notes.  In definite sections, however, the piece is too fragmented to be completely successful for North American listeners but Yma obviously relishes demonstrating her high E flats.  (One attempt at an F misfires.)  One notices in this piece - as in a number of the others recorded at this time - that Yma's pulls her voice back to such a pianissimo that it is barely audible.  This was a balance error that would be corrected by the time she came to record again.
Pariwana  is included on the following releases
catalog no: B 71186
Due to the spelling of Yma Sumac's name, this pressing was likely made circa 1950. Before that, it was spelled "Imma Sumack." This Italian pressing on the Parlophon was made in the '50s and has pink with yellow labels while other nearly identical pressings from Italy had purple labels. 1950 Italy
catalog no: B 71186
78 rpm single from Yma Sumac's earliest recordings from 1943. This Italian pressing on the Parlophon was made in the '50s and has purple labels while other nearly identical pressings from Italy had pink labels.. 1950 Italy
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
78 rpm single from earliest recording session, paired with one of the other tracks from this session. Can anyone help us match it to its mate and supply a catalog number or a copy for the Archives? 1943 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: 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: 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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