Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Dezire: Don't Run Away (Karousell Records, 1996)

Rare northern soul from Richmond, Virginia by this super obscure, local trio. I can't say if it spawned any singles or not but they did release a split 12" EP with another modern soul group The Joneses about three years before. Mainly a selection of great soul tracks with some disco, dance, hip hop and even reggae/ska thrown in.

I Wanna Be Your Girl 4:07
Don't Run Away Part 1 4:32
Try It 3:53
Central Park 5:17
Strive For The Better 4:12
Pledging my Love 2:59
Summer Groove 4:30
Break Your Promises 5:01
It Ain't Gonna Last 3:13
This Time Around 3:49
Don't Run Away 4:32*
I Wanna Be Your Girl 4:14*

*Instrumental versions