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The Dramatics

Before assuming the name the Dramatics, the vocal sextet comprised of Rob Davis, Ron Banks, Larry Reed, Robert Ellington, Larry "Squirrel" Demps, and Elbert Wilkens initially released two singles as the Dynamics on the Wingate imprint that saw no chart action. The group became a quintet upon Ellington's exit, and also changed their name to the Dramatics. They migrated to the Sport label and in 1967 released their first single to hit the charts, "All Because of You," which peaked at number 42 on the R&B charts. However, in spite of the exposure and limited record sales, some groupmembers became discouraged, which facilitated a major personnel change. William "Wee Gee" Howard replaced lead singer Reed, and Willie Ford of the Capitols replaced bass Rob Davis. Also during this time, the Dramatics had signed with producer Don Davis' production company.

Even though the group managed to stay together, the ensuing years were unproductive for chart action and sales. Between 1967 and 1971, the Dramatics made very little noise on the national scene. By the end of 1971, Davis summoned the group to the studio to record producer/songwriter Tony Hester's "Watcha See Is Watcha Get." The single was the Dramatics' first major national hit, peaking at number three on the R&B charts, and sustaining chart action for 15 weeks. That single was followed by the R&B Top Ten single "Get Up and Get Down."

The following year the Dramatics released "In the Rain," which was also penned by Hester. The single torpedoed its way to the number one spot on the R&B charts, maintaining that position for four consecutive weeks; the single also peaked at number five on the pop charts. Ironically, in spite of the national attention the group was receiving, another personnel shuffle was simmering.

Larry "L.J." Reynolds, who had been a member of Chocolate Syrup and was pursuing a solo career during this time, met Dramatics member Banks at the Apollo following a performance by the group. It just so happened that Howard was absent that night. Reynolds auditioned for Banks backstage; it was not too long afterwards that Reynolds, who was also signed to Don Davis' production company, began to occasionally sit in with the Dramatics during Howard's absences.

In 1973, Howard's decision to leave the group opened the door for Reynolds' entrance; Reynolds' vocal presence and permanent entry into the group was manifested with the release of the R&B Top Ten single "Hey You! Get Off My Mountain." And while Reynolds was replacing Howard, Lenny Mayes was replacing Wilkens, which spelled out identity problems for the remainder of the group. Wilkens formed his own version of the Dramatics and began touring. During this time and pending legal procedures, the name of the group was changed to Ron Banks & the Dramatics.

The Dramatics' success continued with mainly R&B Top 20 hits during the heyday of disco, cracking the R&B Top Ten just once more with "Welcome Back Home" in 1980. In 1981, Reynolds went solo; the group disband after Banks went solo in 1983. The group managed to stay active, reuniting to record new material every three or four years since the early '80s. They occasionally reunite for concert events. ~ Craig Lytle, Rovi
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Dramatics puttin it down oh yes hooah!
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Classic from the Dramatics all the way to the Keith Sweat version!
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nrivers16
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Dang.....thi s is deep. .real....
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Man it just doesn't get any better than this. Pure classic....
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a_tellez00
Kids stop fighting with mom an dad ... Believe it mom is going to be your best friend and dad I wish my dad was here to fight with ...these are the best years of your life...I guess this song is taking me back ...ahead is debt... Kids who are going to treat you the same way you treated your parents...an d cheating husbands... Enjoy
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ANOTHER GEM. : )
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nrivers16
Ugggggh go and play some where else
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You Been There!
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Grown Folk Truths
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Me and mrs jones! Omg! That song slays me. The leads vocals and harmonies are so on point. They look so sexy in the video.
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Off the chain oldie
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What you see is what you get is the epitome of me both literally & figuratively .
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There's nothing like the oldies!
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Sugar sugar sugar would ya would ya would ya!!!
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josephflewel l e n
Teddy tTeddy,
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Vocals on Whatcha See are like buttah!
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nancyweissbe i n
Hey get off my mountain, I love this song brings back memories! It's good to go back in time ❤️❤️
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Ron Banks was a beast!!! LJ was a beast!!! Luv the Dramatics from the D like me!!!
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I let you go baby! :"(
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R.I.p. Humberto Casas +++++ :'( love you!
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hlnrlms
I remember 1967 cool in with my dad love that song
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Cold Blooded music!
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sondbird2
A great group of singers who should always be remembered love all their songs even the ones that didn't get AirPlay thanks for memories
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I want to go outside in the rain
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This will always be a great soulful classic
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j2walsh2002
Can you see me with your head stuck in a cloud, can't you see that I'm in love with you lol Gone Dramatics, yall singing it :-) You could touch me if you would just put out your hand :-)
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oh ho oh ho all was not lost today...
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To my vato:Humbert o Casas (rip) +++++ mizz u baby, he said to listen to this rola :'(
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Time may come and go, but I will always, thank you baby, thank you for love
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I love this song yessss
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The Dramatics in the rain one of my favorite from them damn this is the s**t... I want to go outside in the rain it might sound crazy ;)
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krobin34
my all-time favorite group!! Listen to them every day!! #detroitsfin e s t
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I Luv The Dramatics
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Want to hear from you guys
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These gentlemen put their heart and soul in bringing the true meaning of "Slow Songs" back in the day, for those of us who enjoyed those blue light parties in the basement, those were the days of Bali Hi
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Be MY GIRL....a gem of a song...ooooo
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I wanna go outside in the rain♥MY SOOONNNGGG ♥♥♥♥
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Wish i could turn back time .....
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Classic walking music
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Am so In love with this group
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Sure can't...u r like that flower. .today n tomorrow
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They just could never make a terrible song with their voices.
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Ever time I hear this dynamic group, I just tremble.This dramatic theme will last a lifetime.
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Rick, today's music is very unique to music from other eras. There is no comparasion and no one genre is better or worse, music flows along according to the times and to its cultures. Our music then was very unique and still is!
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This song put my antenas up about people in general while still in junior college, thanks Dramatics.
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RJ Reynolds I remember when he was with chocolate syrup his #1 was Let One Hurt Do I love this song the man can sing I'm happy he's with the Dramatics!!! ! ! !
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All was not lost today.......
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Today's music doesn't have any soul like this group reflected. Where's the love, the romance?. These men could do it flawlessly!
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Love it
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