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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Michael "D" Angelo: Because Of You (Promo Cassette) (G.C.C. Records, 1992)

Rare music from Michael Williams, who was formally one third of Motown funk/soul trio Curio in the early 90s. Influenced somewhat by the group's sound, both this New Jack banger and a further single "Got To Have Your Love" (as Michael Howard) were released independently on small local Carolina labels between 1992-1993. The above song in particular only ever seemed to be released on vinyl and on Williams' own label G.C.C. Records (there was a small business card inside listing him as the CEO.) As far as I know, the b-side track - a synth-driven slice of early 90s modern soul - seems to be exclusive to this promo cassette only. This may have meant that it was intended for a wider release on CD but I don't know for exact certain.

Because Of You (Radio Mix) 3:49
Because Of You (Extended Mix) 4:19
My One And Only 4:44