Caption: The Dramatics (with Ron Banks bottom left)
The Dramatics (with Ron Banks bottom left) 

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

From: Howard Burchette
Series: The Funk Show
Length: 55:22

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Interview with 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! Read the full description.

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This is one of three parts of a three hour show about the life of the late Ron Banks, who was one of the lead singers of the world famous Dramatics.

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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Piece Description

This is one of three parts of a three hour show about the life of the late Ron Banks, who was one of the lead singers of the world famous Dramatics.

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
Thank You for Your Love The Dramatics The Best of the Dramatics.. Fantasy 1986 04:24
Flashlight Parliament Parliament’s Greatest Hits.. Casablanca 1984 04:28
The Ice Cream Song The Dynamics First Landing.. HACKTONE RECORDS 2007 03:00
(I'm Going By) The Stars In Your Eyes The Dramatics Be My Girl Their Greatest Love Songs.. Hip-O Records 1989 03:00
Get Up and Get Down The Dramatics The Best of the Dramatics.. Fantasy 1986 03:10
Devil Is Dope The Dramatics The Best of the Dramatics.. Fantasy 1986 03:00
Beware of the Man (With the Candy in His Hand) The Dramatics The Best of the Dramatics.. Fantasy 1986 02:56
Dramatic Theme. The Dramatics Drama V . ABC 1975 03:00
Black Jack Funk Brother Jack Ashford & His Funk Brothers Jack Ashford & His Funk Brothers.. Jack Ashford 2007 03:00
Just Want To Love You E-Life It's Time.. Dele Music LLC 2008 03:00
Toast to the Fool The Dramatics. The Best of the Dramatics.. Fantasy 1986 03:00

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