The Dramatics

The Dramatics

Profile:
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.
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The Dramatics Discography

Albums

The Dramatics Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get (Album) Volt US 1971 Sell This Version
The Dramatics A Dramatic Experience (Album) Volt US 1973 Sell This Version
Ron Banks And The Dramatics Ron Banks And The Dramatics - Dramatically Yours (Album) Volt US 1974 Sell This Version
The Dells / The Dramatics The Dells / The Dramatics - The Dells Vs. The Dramatics (Album) Cadet Records US 1974 Sell This Version
Ron Banks And The Dramatics Ron Banks And The Dramatics - The Dramatic Jackpot (Album) ABC Records Germany 1975 Sell This Version
The Dramatics Drama V (Album) ABC Records 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
The Dramatics Joy Ride (Album) ABC Records US 1976 Sell This Version
The Dramatics Shake It Well (Album) ABC Records US 1977 Sell This Version
The Dramatics Do What You Wanna Do (Album) ABC Records US 1978 Sell This Version
The Dramatics Any Time Any Place (Album) ABC Records US 1979 Sell This Version
The Dramatics 10½ (Album) MCA Records US 1980 Sell This Version
The Dramatics The Dramatic Way (Album) MCA Records Canada 1980 Sell This Version
The Dramatics New Dimension (Album) Capitol Records France 1982 Sell This Version
The Dramatics Somewhere In Time (A Dramatic Reunion) (Album) Fantasy US 1985 Sell This Version
Dramatics* Me And Mrs Jones (Album) MCA RECORDS US 1987 Sell This Version
The Dramatics The Dramatics Live (Album) Stax UK 1988 Sell This Version
The Dramatics Positive State Of Mind (Album) Volt US 1989 Sell This Version
The Dramatics Stone Cold (Album) Volt 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