The Dramatics The Best Of The Dramatics

The Best Of The Dramatics

The Dramatics

Released on January 1, 1986 by Concord Records

Main artist: The Dramatics

Genre: Pop/Rock > Pop

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Album : 1 disk - 16 tracks Total length : 01:00:56

  1. 1 Get Up And Get Down (Album Version)

    Tony Hester, Composer, Author, Producer - The Dramatics, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1971 Stax Records

  2. 2 Thank You For Your Love (Album Version)

    Tony Hester, Composer, Author - The Dramatics, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1971 Stax Records

  3. 3 Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get (Single Version)

    Tony Hester, Composer, Author, Producer - The Dramatics, MainArtist - Johnny Allen, Recording Arranger Copyright : ℗ 1971 Volt Records

  4. 4 In The Rain (Single Version)

    Tony Hester, Composer, Author, Producer - The Dramatics, MainArtist - Johnny Allen, Recording Arranger Copyright : ℗ 1972 Volt Records

  5. 5 Gimme Some (Good Soul Music) (Album Version)

    Tony Hester, Composer, Author - The Dramatics, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1971 Stax Records

  6. 6 Fall In Love, Lady Love (Album Version)

    Tony Hester, Composer, Author - The Dramatics, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1971 Stax Records

  7. 7 The Devil Is Dope (Album Version)

    Tony Hester, Composer, Author - The Dramatics, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1973 Stax Records

  8. 8 You Could Become The Very Heart Of Me (Album Version)

    Tony Hester, Composer, Author - The Dramatics, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1973 Stax Records

  9. 9 Fell For You (Album Version)

    Tony Hester, Producer - The Dramatics, Composer, Author, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1973 Stax Records

  10. 10 Hey You! Get Off My Mountain (Single Version)

    Tony Hester, Composer, Author, Producer, Recording Arranger - Paul Riser, Recording Arranger - The Dramatics, MainArtist - Johnny Allen, Recording Arranger Copyright : ℗ 1973 Volt Records

  11. 11 Beware Of The Man (With The Candy In His Hand) (Album Version)

    Tony Hester, Composer, Author - The Dramatics, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1973 Stax Records

  12. 12 And I Panicked (Album Version)

    Tony Hester, Producer - Jimmy Roach, Composer, Author - The Dramatics, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1974 Stax Records

  13. 13 I Dedicate My Life To You (Album Version)

    The Dramatics, MainArtist - Rodger Hatcher, Composer, Author - Bob Holmes, Composer, Author Copyright : ℗ 1974 Stax Records

  14. 14 I Made Myself Lonely (Album Version)

    Jimmy Roach, Composer, Author - The Dramatics, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1974 Stax Records

  15. 15 Highway To Heaven (Album Version)

    Don Davis, Producer - James Dean, Composer, Author - The Dramatics, MainArtist - Dennis Gilmore, Composer, Author Copyright : ℗ 1974 Stax Records

  16. 16 Toast To The Fool (Album Version)

    Don Davis, Composer, Author - The Dramatics, MainArtist - Arthur Snyder, Composer, Author Copyright : ℗ 1974 Stax Records

About

In the 1960s, Stax Records was best known for raw southern soul that rejected the type of sleekness and pop sensibilities favored by the northern soulsters at Motown. But by the early '70s, Memphis soul was losing its popularity, and Stax's A&R department started to emphasize northern and so-called "uptown" soul in order to stay competitive. One of Stax/Volt's biggest sellers was the Dramatics, a Detroit group that, like the Temptations at Motown and the O'Jays in the Gamble & Huff camp, effectively combined gritty soul belting with a sleek production style. Thanks to major hits ranging from the delightfully funky "Whacha See Is Whacha Get" to slow jams and ballads like "Hey You! Get Off My Mountain," "Toast to the Fool" and the melancholy "In the Rain," the Dramatics were on quite a roll in the early-to-mid-'70s. All of those gems are included on the hour-long CD, The Best of the Dramatics, which offers a fine overview of the quintet's Stax/Volt years. Many Dramatics albums are worth owning, but if a listener were allowed to own only one Dramatics CD, this would be it. ~ Alex Henderson

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