Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Satisfaction from South Africa's first lady of soul

I had my first earful of Una Valli's Satisfaction while sifting around and about Spitalfields Market last year. Thumbing through the odds, ends and trendy titbits - the tail end of this tune boomed out like a funky foghorn calling me towards the record stall tiptoed and nose-first like Tom and Jerry reeled in by a steak on a clothes line....

It turned out to be just one nugg' from She's a Heartbreaker - UK floor fillers Volume 4. Luckily I managed to the grab the last CD on the stall. Since then Satisfaction has been on perma-repeat without losing any of it's first play potency and for my Krugerrands is an even bigger belter than last Friday's Barry St John tune

Una Valli - Satisfaction




Compiled by Friday's guest blogger Nick Saloman

8 comments:

marmiteboy said...

Cracking choon Mondo. She looks like some dodgy working men's club singer but she can certainly belt it out.

Good post.

davy h said...

I have a 'Satisfaction' version aversion - don't know why. Maybe I just don't like the song. She can belt though, I'll give her that.

Ishouldbeworking said...

Cracking pair of lungs, though she DID look like a Mile End Road stripper from 1970.

Mondo said...

Marm/ISB - I'd say there's more of Fenella Fielding/Tina Charles vibe about Una's look - than the seafront/Shoreditch entertainer?

Have you tried Illya Kuryakin's versh of Satisfaction Davy? Quite Northern/Tamla

John Medd said...

It's got to be up there with Yesterday as the most covered tune on the planet. I always liked Devo's version - they didn't use the riff once.

Tiffany Jewelry said...

Music is more than a language, it is the language of languages. Music can move the soul.It can be said that of all the arts,there is none other that more powerfully moves and changes the consciousness.Music can move the soul. It can be a very strong influence.

Mondo said...

Otis Redding versh is another walloper J - check out his performance at Montery, and watch for Duck Dunn on bass - storming!

ally. said...

hot damn

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