By 1982, Jamil Williams had married Wanda Howard Williams, and his brother Robert had left Mississippi to join him in Chicago. MC2 formed around Wanda and Maria “Maya” Tate on lead vocals and Robert on trumpet, plus Eric Venable on bass, Spencer Daniels on guitar and his brother Michael Daniels on keyboards. Tony Miller on drums, and a dancer named Joy Gonzales. Cover material culled from the catalog of the S.O.S. Band and Heart featured Wanda and Maya singing in unison, as did much of MC2’s original material, including “Blow Me Away”.

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