"Desire" by Roni Griffith - Track of the Week

April 30, 2019

Roni Griffith is a former 1980s disco musician and model from Bloomington, Indiana. She was one of the original Coconuts in the popular 1980s group Kid Creole and the Coconuts. They opened up for The B-52's, Huey Lewis and the News and appeared on Saturday Night Live in 1981. Finding success as a musician the same year she appeared on SNL with Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Griffith decided to go solo, signing a recording contract with Vanguard Records and producer, Bobby Orlando. By the end of 1982 she had a platinum and gold record for her hits "(The Best Part of) Breakin' Up" and "Desire". "(The Best Part of) Breakin' Up" reached #63 in the UK Singles Chart in July 1984. In addition, she was also featured in the first national Clairol commercial shot in 35 mm film for Nice 'n Easy.

 

This week's Aroundtable Track of the Week is "Desire". Check out this vintage performance below:

 

 

 

 

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