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Dramatic Christmas - Various - Grain: A Compilation Of 99 Short Tracks Dramatics are an American soul music vocal groupformed in DetroitMichiganin ByMotown had absorbed the entire Golden World Records operation.
The Dramatics then moved to another local Detroit label, Sport Records, where they garnered their first minor hit single"All Because of You. They broke through with their first release recorded with Hester, " Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get Guerriers De Mars, Part. 2 - Djamajal & Various - Djamajal Et La Famille, which Hester offered them after seeing the group perform in a Detroit nightclub.
Their members at this time were Ron Banks who died of a heart attack on March 4,at the age of 58 William "Wee Gee" Howard who died of a heart attack on February 22,at the age of 49Elbert Wilkins who died of a heart attack on December 13,at the age of 45Willie Ford who died May 28,at the age of 68and Larry Demps. These five members are often referred to as the original Dramatics, as they partially are different members to the founding members, two of which were not part of the group's breakthrough with a large audience.
These five singers are the five singers that the larger audience first got to know as The Dramatics. Shortly after the success of their first albumHoward and Wilkins left the group and formed their own version of The Dramatics, recording the single "No Rebate On Love" on Mainstream Records.
They were replaced by Larry James "L. These two groups toured the concert circuit for four years before Banks' group won a court battle, when Insoluble Maze (Dreams In The Blindness) - Jorn - Life On Death Road bought Howard and Wilkins out and gained full access to the name.
Banks, Demps and Ford then had the trademark rights to the name, and then extended that right to Mayes and Reynolds. The group recorded for Don Davis' Groovesville and later Great Lakes music production companies during the s, although the recordings appeared on several labels. The group moved from Volt in after three albums, releasing one album on Chess Records ' subsidiary Cadet, sharing tracks with The Dells, who were also being produced by Davis at the time.
Many of the Dramatics' songs initially were written and produced by Tony Hester, including all the tracks on the first two Volt albums. Davis, then Banks and Reynolds took over production later in the s and the early s.
Inthe group moved to Capitol Records and made their first album without Don Davis, with Banks acting as producer. Only Banks, Ford and Mayes remained in the group.
Reynolds left to go solo in and Larry Demps decided to go into teaching and spend more time with his family, after having joined the group's original line-up in with Banks. When Ron Banks also decided to try a solo career, the group disbanded for a few years, but re-formed in the mids, with Howard returning to join Reynolds, Mayes, Ford and Banks to record for Fantasy Records.
From there were two groups of The Dramatics. One group was led by L. The Dramatics Featuring Willie Ford focused on staying true to The Dramatics' original and easily recognizable concept of five part harmonies and five dynamic lead voices in the group, at Dramatic Christmas - Various - Grain: A Compilation Of 99 Short Tracks shows.
Reynolds' Dramatics massively featured the singing-talents of Mr. Dramatic Christmas - Various - Grain: A Compilation Of 99 Short Tracks and also included music from Reynolds' solo career at their shows. On September 24, L. Reynolds legally took the trademark rights to the name The Dramatics. The Dramatics are depicted centrally in theKathryn Bigelow film Detroita dramatization of the Algiers Motel incident.
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