Una Valli

Why Don't I Run Away From You / Try To Understand

Philips : SSP 940 Rhodesia

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  • Artist: Una Valli
  • A Side: Why Don't I Run Away From You
  • B Side: Try To Understand
  • Label: Philips
  • Format: 7"

Condition

Condition

  • Vinyl Condition: E+
  • Label Condition: E+
  • Sleeve Condition: E+

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Description


Description

A Great Find!! A killer version of Tami Lynn's timeless Northern Soul classic from Rhodesia. With an equally enthralling rendition of Little Hank's "Try To Understand" on the flipside. Two clean labels, tri-centre intact, strong gloss on vinyl revealing a few fine sleeve contact hairlines under light, still housed in its birth sleeve, a heart-stopping thing of beauty, a vista those of you entangled in the search for "foreign" Northern Soul "impossibles".

But this 45 is so much more than just a pretty face, I'm of the mind this reworking of Bert Berns's "I'm Gonna Run Away From You" brilliantly subtle, as multi-talented South African Grahame Beggs constructs a production to compliment this timeless song. With it's softened undertones woven into a really captivating change of pace, with a more rounded silkier vocal. Relentless bopping girl-group support, with the horn propelled brass instrumental breaks allowing Una Valli to express herself.

Listen this is seriously good, seriously rare and stunningly attractive. I envisage NS DJ's like Ginger Taylor, Sean Chapman or Nige Brown wallowing in the satisfaction of dropping this onto an unsuspecting weekender crowd; it would certainly cause a buzz in the bar afterwards.

But now, let's move onto the flipside another standout Pamela Sawyer & Lori Burton composition, recorded by Cindy Malone, Little Hank & Lulu. Una Valli's version is ever note as impressive, with Grahame Beggs again upping the game with a fabulous piano interlude 1/2 way through.

A super-rare double helping of two reworked Northern Soul beauties, deconstructed, rebuilt and not diminished in a jot from being recorded in the middle of Africa in January 1967.

SO RARE like we suggested earlier, I'd love to see this dropped upon a full weekender dancefloor and witness the reaction..


Condition Report

Two clean labels, tri-centre intact, strong gloss on vinyl revealing a few fine sleeve contact hairlines under light, still housed in its birth sleeve.

A Side

  • Title: Why Don't I Run Away From You

    B Side

  • Title: Try To Understand
  • Year: January 1967
  • City: Rhodesia

    Tracklisting