The Dramatics

The Dramatics

Soul vocal group

Originally formed in 1964 in Detroit, Michigan.
One of their first releases was Bingo on the Wingate label, a division of Golden World owned by Eddie Wingate, but due to a misprint on the first pressing, they were referred to as 'The Dynamics'.
The group's fortunes flourished when Detroit producers Don Davis and Tony Hestor took command of their career and the group signed to the Memphis-based Stax Records in 1971.
US hits with the label included ‘Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get’ (R&B number 3 and pop number 9, 1971), ‘In The Rain’ (R&B number 1 and pop number 5, 1972) and ‘Hey You! Get Off My Mountain’ (R&B number 5 and pop number 43, 1973).
Through constant line up changes they recorded 20 albums between 1972 - 2002.
In 1974, they released an album along with The Dells.
In the 70's they recorded at Volt and ABC Records.
In the 80's they went through MCA Records, Capitol Records andFantasy.

Consisted of (at various stages):
Ron Banks, Larry Reed (lead singer), LJ Reynolds (lead singer), Rob Davis, Elbert Wilkins, William "Weegee Howard" Howard(lead singer), Willie Ford , Robert Ellington, Larry Demps, Leonard Cornell Mayes, Winzell Kelly.

The Dramatics Discography


VOS-6018 The Dramatics Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get (Album) Volt VOS-6018 US 1971 Sell This Version
VOS-6019 The Dramatics A Dramatic Experience (Album) Volt VOS-6019 US 1973 Sell This Version
VOS-9501 Ron Banks And The Dramatics Ron Banks And The Dramatics - Dramatically Yours (Album) Volt VOS-9501 US 1974 Sell This Version
CA 60027 The Dells / The Dramatics The Dells / The Dramatics - The Dells Vs. The Dramatics (Album) Cadet Records CA 60027 US 1974 Sell This Version
1C 062-96 689 Ron Banks And The Dramatics Ron Banks And The Dramatics - The Dramatic Jackpot (Album) ABC Records 1C 062-96 689 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
ABCL 5150, 89 756 XOT The Dramatics Drama V (Album) ABC Records ABCL 5150, 89 756 XOT UK 1975 Sell This Version
73294 The Dramatics With Host Lou Rawls The Dramatics With Host Lou Rawls - Sailing With Soul(2xLP, Album) Naval Recruiting Command 73294 US 1975 Sell This Version
ABCD-955, ABCD 955 The Dramatics Joy Ride (Album) ABC Records ABCD-955, ABCD 955 US 1976 Sell This Version
AB 1010 The Dramatics Shake It Well (Album) ABC Records AB 1010 US 1977 Sell This Version
AA-1072 The Dramatics Do What You Wanna Do (Album) ABC Records AA-1072 US 1978 Sell This Version
AA-1125 The Dramatics Any Time Any Place (Album) ABC Records AA-1125 US 1979 Sell This Version
MCA 3196 The Dramatics 10½ (Album) MCA Records MCA 3196 US 1980 Sell This Version
MCA-5146 The Dramatics The Dramatic Way (Album) MCA Records MCA-5146 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
2C 068-400.092 The Dramatics New Dimension (Album) Capitol Records 2C 068-400.092 France 1982 Sell This Version
F-9642 The Dramatics Somewhere In Time (A Dramatic Reunion) (Album) Fantasy F-9642 US 1985 Sell This Version
MCAC-20384 Dramatics* Me And Mrs Jones (Album) MCA RECORDS MCAC-20384 US 1987 Sell This Version
SX 018 The Dramatics The Dramatics Live (Album) Stax SX 018 UK 1988 Sell This Version
V-3402 The Dramatics Positive State Of Mind (Album) Volt V-3402 US 1989 Sell This Version
V-3407 The Dramatics Stone Cold (Album) Volt V-3407 US 1990 Sell This Version
GV-CD 1025 The Dramatics Mellow Drama(CD) GROOVESVILLE GV-CD 1025 US 1994 Sell This Version
LR-78003-1 The Dramatics 2 Of A Kind(LP) Life Records LR-78003-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
FCD-9680-2 The Dramatics A Dramatic Christmas (The Very Best Christmas Of All)(CD, Album) Fantasy FCD-9680-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
VCD-3414-2 The Dramatics If You Come Back To Me(CD, Album) Volt VCD-3414-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
TD 35486 The Dramatics Look Inside(CD, Album) Northcoast Investments, LLC TD 35486 US 2001 Sell This Version
SCD-7502-2 The Dramatics Greatest Hits Live(CD, Album) Stax SCD-7502-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version