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The Dramatics

Band, *1964 US, Detroit
Singer of R&B/Soul
A.k.a. The Dynamics (23)

The Dramatics (formerly The Dynamics) are an American soul music vocal group, formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1964. They are best known for their 1970s hit songs "In the Rain" and "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get", both of which were Top 10 Pop hits, as well as their later 1993 collaboration Doggy Dogg World with Snoop Dogg, a top 20 hit on the Billboard Rhythmic Top 40.

        
Members
PortraitRon Banks
voc 1951-2010 US
PortraitLJ Reynolds
voc, b *1952
PortraitLarry Demps
voc *1949
PortraitWilliam Howard
voc 1950-2000
PortraitWillie Ford
voc *1950
PortraitLenny Mayes
voc 1951-2004 US
Elbert Wilkins
voc
PortraitBarrington Henderson
voc *1956 US
PortraitGary Wiggins
ts, sax, as *1952 US
Popular Tracks   
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get on The Very Best Of The Dramatics by The Dramatics
In The Rain on The Very Best Of The Dramatics by The Dramatics
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get on Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get [Stax Remasters] by The Dramatics
Be My Girl on Joy Ride by The Dramatics
Just Shopping (Not Buying Anything) on Drama V by The Dramatics
Get Up And Get Down - 45 Version on The Best Of The Dramatics by The Dramatics
Hey You! Get Off My Mountain on Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get [Stax Remasters] by The Dramatics
Ocean Of Thoughts And Dreams on Best Of/20th Century by The Dramatics
That's My Favorite Song on Shake It Well: The Best Of The Dramatics 1974 - 1980 by The Dramatics
I Can't Get Over You - Single Version on Joy Ride by The Dramatics

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Music From The Film DetroitThe Roots, The Dramatics2017Single
Stax ClassicsThe Dramatics2017Compil.
Ain't That (Mellow, Mellow) / Ocean Of Thoughts And DreamsWillie Hutch / The Dramatics2016Single
Greatest Slow JamsThe Dramatics2014Compil.
The Very Best Of The DramaticsThe Dramatics2007Compil.
The Best Of The DramaticsThe Dramatics2005Compil.
Greatest Hits LiveThe Dramatics2002Album
Look InsideThe Dramatics2001Album
Ultimate CollectionThe Dramatics2000Compil.
If You Come Back To MeThe Dramatics1999Album
Shake It Well - The Best Of The Dramatics 1974-1980The Dramatics1998Compil.
Be My Girl: Their Greatest Love SongsThe Dramatics1998Compil.
A Dramatic Christmas (The Very Best Christmas Of All)The Dramatics1997Album
Tribute Songs To The Filmmaker Fred WilliamsonThe Dells, The Dramatics, Code Blue, Rio And Rilonda Appling1996Single
Try Love AgainThe Dramatics1996Album
Extra Dramatic: The Best Of The DramaticsThe Dramatics1996Compil.
The Abc Years 1974-1980The Dramatics1995Compil.
Try Love AgainThe Dramatics1995Single
Mellow DramaThe Dramatics1994Album
Joy RideThe Dramatics1994Compil.
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get / A Dramatic ExperienceThe Dramatics1991Compil.
Stone ColdThe Dramatics1990Album
The Dramatics LiveThe Dramatics1990Album
Stone ColdThe Dramatics1990Album
Ready 4 Love / Just A Little BitThe Dramatics1990Album
Positive State Of MindThe Dramatics1989Album
Bridge Over Troubled Water / Please Say You'll Be MineThe Dramatics1989Album
The Dramatics LiveThe Dramatics1988Album
Born To Be WildThe Dramatics1988Single
Luv's CallingThe Dramatics1986Single
When Love Is OverThe Dramatics1986Single
One Love AgoThe Dramatics1986Single
Somewhere In Time (A Dramatic Reunion)The Dramatics1985Album
The Best Of The DramaticsThe Dramatics1984Compil.
Hey You! Get Off My Mountain / Fell For YouThe Dramatics1984Single
Live It UpThe Dramatics1982Album
Treat Me Right / Night LifeThe Dramatics1982Single
New DimensionThe Dramatics1982Album
I Can't Stand ItThe Dramatics1982Album
Starting All Over Again / In The RainMel & Tim / The Dramatics1981Single
Get ItThe Dramatics1980Single
You're The Best Thing In My LifeThe Dramatics1980Single
Welcome Back HomeThe Dramatics1980Single
Be With The One You LoveThe Dramatics1980Single
Thankful For Your Love / The Devil Is DopeThe Dramatics1980Single
Welcome Back Home / A Marriage On Paper OnlyThe Dramatics1980Single
The Dramatic WayThe Dramatics1980Album
10½The Dramatics1980Album
I Just Wanna Dance With YouThe Dramatics1979Single
Any Time Any PlaceThe Dramatics1979Album
That's My Favorite Song / Bottom Line WomanThe Dramatics1979Single
Their Greatest RecordingsThe Dramatics1978Compil.
Do What You Want To Do / JaneThe Dramatics1978Single
Stop Your Weeping / California SunshineThe Dramatics1978Single
Do What You Wanna DoThe Dramatics1978Album
Why Do You Want To Do Me WrongThe Dramatics1978Single
Shake It WellThe Dramatics1977Album
Be My Girl / Say The Word / I Can't Get Over You / Sing And Dance Your Troubles AwayThe Dramatics1977Single
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get / Get Up And Get DownThe Dramatics1977Single
Ocean Of Thoughts And Dreams / Come InsideThe Dramatics1977Single
In The Rain / Toast To The FoolThe Dramatics1977Single
Shake It WellThe Dramatics1977Album
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get / Now You Got Me Loving YouThe Dramatics1976Single
Joy RideThe Dramatics1976Album
Finger Fever / Say The WordThe Dramatics1976Single
I Can't Get Over YouThe Dramatics1976Single
Be My Girl / Richest Man AliveThe Dramatics1976Single
Come Out Of Your Thing / Things Are ChangingThe Dramatics1976Single
The Dramatic JackpotRon Banks And The Dramatics1975Album
You're Fooling You / I'll Make It So GoodThe Dramatics1975Single
Me And Mrs. Jones / I Cried All The Way HomeRon Banks And The Dramatics1975Single
Sailing With SoulThe Dramatics With Host Lou Rawls1975Album
Treat Me Like A Man / I Was The Life Of The PartyThe Dramatics1975Single
(I'm Going By) The Stars In Your Eyes / Me Myself And IRon Banks & The Dramatics1975Single
Love Is Missing From Our Lives / I'm In LoveThe Dells / The Dramatics1975Single
(I'm Going By) The Stars In Your EyesRon Banks And The Dramatics1975Single
No Rebate On LoveThe Dramatics1975Single
Drama VThe Dramatics1975Album
Trying To Get Over Losing You / How Do You FeelThe Dramatics1975Single
Choosing Up On You / Door To Your HeartThe Dramatics1974Single
Highway To Heaven / I Made Myself LonelyThe Dramatics1974Single
The Best Of The DramaticsThe Dramatics1974Compil.
And I Panicked / Beware Of The Man (With The Candy In His Hand)The Dramatics1974Single
The Dells Vs. The DramaticsThe Dells / The Dramatics1974Album
Don't Make Me No Promises / Tune UpThe Dramatics1974Single
Dramatically YoursRon Banks And The Dramatics1974Album
Hey You! Get Off My Mountain / The Devil Is DopeThe Dramatics1973Single
Hey You! Get Off My MountainThe Dramatics1973Single
Fell For You / Now You Got Me Loving YouThe Dramatics1973Single
A Dramatic ExperienceThe Dramatics1973Album
The Devil Is Dope / Fell For You / Hey You! Get Off My MountainThe Dramatics1973Single
In The Rain / Whatcha See Is Whatcha GetThe Dramatics1972Single
Toast To The FoolThe Dramatics1972Single
In The Rain / (Gimme Some) Good Soul MusicThe Dramatics1972Single
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get / Thankful For Your LoveThe Dramatics1971Single
Whatcha See Is Whatcha GetThe Dramatics1971Album
Get Up And Get DownThe Dramatics1971Single
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get / Thankful for your loveThe Dramatics1971Single
Your Love Was StrangeThe Dramatics1969Single
If You Haven't Got Love / All Because Of YouThe Dramatics1967Single
Inky Dinky Wang Dang Doo / Baby I Need YouThe Dramatics1966Single
BingoThe Dramatics1965Single
UntitledThe DramaticsAlbum
Hey You! Get Off My MountainThe DramaticsSingle
If You Haven't Got LoveThe DramaticsSingle
Me And Mrs. JonesThe DramaticsAlbum
I Can't Get Over You / Finger FeverThe DramaticsSingle
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