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The Dramatics Jackpot  

Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get: Ron Banks/The Dramatics (Part Three)

From: Howard Burchette
Series: The Funk Show
Length: 57:47

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Interview with the late RON BANKS, founder of the R&B vocal group THE DRAMATICS. Ron talks with HOWARD BURCHETTE about all of their hits, GEORGE CLINTON, THE DELLS, and DETROIT, The Music business, public education and family life. This will be a DRAMATIC EXPERIENCE! (This is part three of a three part series)

Dramatics_jackpot_small Ron Banks founder and one of the lead singers talks about the history of the Dramatics plus his solo career.

The Dramatics
garnered their first minor hit single, "All Because of You." However, the group did not break through until their 1971 single, "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get," which broke into the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #9. Their first million selling disc "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" was awarded gold disc status by the R.I.A.A. in December 1971. Their members at this time were Ron Banks, William "Wee Gee" Howard, Elbert Wilkins, Willie Ford, Larry Demps and keyboardist James Mack Brown. Through the 1970s, the group appeared on Soul Train and continued to have hits, including the #1 R&B hit, "In the Rain", "Toast to the Fool", "Me and Mrs. Jones" "I'm Going By The Stars In Your Eyes" and "Be My Girl."

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Ron Banks founder and one of the lead singers talks about the history of the Dramatics plus his solo career.

The Dramatics
garnered their first minor hit single, "All Because of You." However, the group did not break through until their 1971 single, "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get," which broke into the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #9. Their first million selling disc "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" was awarded gold disc status by the R.I.A.A. in December 1971. Their members at this time were Ron Banks, William "Wee Gee" Howard, Elbert Wilkins, Willie Ford, Larry Demps and keyboardist James Mack Brown. Through the 1970s, the group appeared on Soul Train and continued to have hits, including the #1 R&B hit, "In the Rain", "Toast to the Fool", "Me and Mrs. Jones" "I'm Going By The Stars In Your Eyes" and "Be My Girl."

Broadcast History

October 2009

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Be My Girl The Dramatics Be My Girl Their Greatest Love Songs.. Hip-O Records 1998 03:00
Jim, What's Wrong With Him The Dramatics The Best of the Dramatics.. Fantasy 1986 03:00
In The Rain The Dramatics The Best of the Dramatics.. Fantasy 1986 03:00
Me & Mrs. Jones The Dramatics The Best of the Dramatics.. Fantasy 1986 03:00
Love Is Missing From Our Lives The Dramatics The Dells Vs. The Dramatics . Mca Special Products 1996 04:15
And I Panicked The Dramatics The Best of the Dramatics.. Fantasy 1986 03:00
Use To Be My Girl The O'Jays Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia.. Sony Legacy 2008 03:00
(Olivia) Lost & Turned Out The Whispers Headlights . Sola 2006 03:00
Breakup To Make Up The Stylistics Stylistics-Best Of.. AMHERST RECORDS 1975 03:18
Fell For You The Dramatics The Best of the Dramatics.. Fantasy 1986 03:00
You're the Best Thing In My Life The Dramatics Be My Girl Their Greatest Love Songs.. Hip-O Records 1988 03:00

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