Dramatics

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

10 1/2
New - LP - 3196
Sealed 1980 Original, Small Saw Notch. more
A Dramatic Experience
Used - LP - VOS 6019
1973 Gatefold Original. Vinyl Appears Unplayed. Light Rubbing On Cover Corners. “1973's A Dramatic Experience Seems To Split The Difference Between A Concept Album Dealing With The Evils Of Drugs And Polished, Well-Arranged Ballads And Dance Tracks. Quiet As It Was Kept, This Album Has Two Different Lineups And As William Howard And Elbert Wilkins Departed, L.J. Reynolds And Lenny Mayes Replaced Them. The Majority Of The Concept Side Of A Dramatic Experience Is Marred By A Heavy Hand. "The Devil Is Dope" Has Lead Singer William "Wee Gee" Howard's David Ruffin-Derived Vocals Coming This Close To Parody. The Slightly Humorous "Jim, What's Wrong With Him?" Does Attain The Eerie Nature Of Drug Abuse And Has Powerful Production Values. "Beware Of The Man (With The Candy In His Hand)" Has Its Odd Monster/Pusher Sentiment Only Redeemed By Tony Hester's Great And Innovative Production. The Non-Concept Tracks Work Best Here. "Now You've Got My Loving You" Has A Pitch-Perfect Falsetto Vocal From Ron Banks And Particularly Strong Harmony From The Group. The Romantic And Melodic "Beautiful People" Has Lead Vocals And From Banks, The Newly Arrived Reynolds, And Great Group Chemistry. Songs Featuring The Howard Era Group, The Rock-Based "Stand Up And Clap Your Hands" And "Hum A Song (From Your Heart)" Close The Effort. A Dramatic Experience Isn't Ranked As A Great Concept Effort, But The Romantic Ballads Make This A Necessity To Lovers Of '70s R&B.” – Jason Elias, AMG more
A Dramatic Experience
New - LP - VOS 6019
Sealed 1973 Gatefold Original. Tiny Saw Notch. “1973's A Dramatic Experience Seems To Split The Difference Between A Concept Album Dealing With The Evils Of Drugs And Polished, Well-Arranged Ballads And Dance Tracks. Quiet As It Was Kept, This Album Has Two Different Lineups And As William Howard And Elbert Wilkins Departed, L.J. Reynolds And Lenny Mayes Replaced Them. The Majority Of The Concept Side Of A Dramatic Experience Is Marred By A Heavy Hand. "The Devil Is Dope" Has Lead Singer William "Wee Gee" Howard's David Ruffin-Derived Vocals Coming This Close To Parody. The Slightly Humorous "Jim, What's Wrong With Him?" Does Attain The Eerie Nature Of Drug Abuse And Has Powerful Production Values. "Beware Of The Man (With The Candy In His Hand)" Has Its Odd Monster/Pusher Sentiment Only Redeemed By Tony Hester's Great And Innovative Production. The Non-Concept Tracks Work Best Here. "Now You've Got My Loving You" Has A Pitch-Perfect Falsetto Vocal From Ron Banks And Particularly Strong Harmony From The Group. The Romantic And Melodic "Beautiful People" Has Lead Vocals And From Banks, The Newly Arrived Reynolds, And Great Group Chemistry. Songs Featuring The Howard Era Group, The Rock-Based "Stand Up And Clap Your Hands" And "Hum A Song (From Your Heart)" Close The Effort. A Dramatic Experience Isn't Ranked As A Great Concept Effort, But The Romantic Ballads Make This A Necessity To Lovers Of '70s R&B.” – Jason Elias, AMG. more
Any Time Any Place
New - LP - AA 1125
Sealed 1979 Original, Small Saw Cut. more
Best Of The Dramatics
New - LP - VOS 9506
Sealed 1974 First Issue. Corner Creases. Includes "Watcha See Is Watcha Get," "In The Rain," "Get Up And Get Down" And More. more
Do What You Wanna Do
New - LP - AA 1072
Sealed 1978 Original With CC. more
Do What You Wanna Do
New - LP - AA 1072
Sealed 1978 Original. more
Drama V
New - LP - ABCD 916
Sealed 1975 Recording In A Gatefold Cover. “Settled Into Their Own Groove, The Dramatics Were Burning On All Cylinders. Their Group Harmonies Were As Solid As Ever, And They Demonstrated Their Vocal Versatility By Rotating Lead On Most Of The Tracks, Including The Bass Of Willie Ford. This Album Featured Two Singles, The First Being The Sanguine Top Ten R&B Hit "You're Fooling You." The Follow-Up Was "Dramatic Theme/Treat Me Like A Man," Fueled By A Full Orchestra And A Mid-Tempo Groove. Ford's Commanding Bass Opens The Lyric, Followed By Other Group Members.” - Craig Lytle, AMG more
Dramatic Way
New - LP - 5146
Sealed 1980 Original, Saw-Cut. Small Crease And Rub Wear On Bottom Right Corner. more
Dramatic Way
New - LP - 5146
Factory Sealed 1980 Original, Small Saw Cut. more
Dramatically Yours
New - LP - VOS-9501
Sealed 1974 Original. more
Joy Ride
New - LP - ABCD 955
Sealed 1976 Gatefold Original. Cut Corner (Not Shown). Unable To Confirm Pressing Info. more
Live
Used - LP - MPS 8545
Hard To Find 1988 Original Featuring Previously Unreleased Live Recordings From 1972 & 1973 Recorded At The Whisky-A-G0-Go And The Summit. more
Live
New - LP - MPS 8545
Sealed, Hard To Find 1988 Original Featuring Previously Unreleased Live Recordings From 1972 & 1973 Recorded At The Whisky-A-G0-Go And The Summit. more
New Dimension
New - LP - ST 12205
Sealed 1982 Vinyl. more
New Dimension
New - LP - ST 12205
Sealed 1982 Original. Clean Cut Out Hole. more
Positive State Of Mind
New - LP - V 3402
First Copy We Have Ever Seen Of This Factory Sealed 1989 Vinyl Rarity. more
Somewhere In Time (A Dramatic Reunion)
New - LP - F 9642
Sealed, Hard To Find 1986 Original. more
Stone Cold
New - LP - V 3407
Sealed 1990 Vinyl Rarity. Cut Corner. more
Stone Cold
New - LP - V 3407
Sealed 1990 Vinyl Rarity. more
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
New - LP - VOS 6018
Sealed 1972 Heavy-Duty Gatefold Original. Cut Out Hole. An Ultimate, All-Time Soul Classic. more
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
Used - LP - VOS 6018
Beautiful Copy Of This 1972 Gatefold Original. An All-Time Classic! more
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
New - LP - VOS-6018
Sealed 2011 Reissue. "This Is Known As The Best Temptations Rip Ever. Although Saying So Is To Minimize The Group And Producer, But It's The Truth. As This Was Released, The Dramatics Were An Anomaly, A Detroit Act Signed To Music's Preeminent Southern Label. This Was Recorded In Detroit And Was Produced And Written By Tony Hester. The Potent Production And Execution Of This Makes This Track Stand Out Among The Best R&b/pop Songs Of The Early '70s. The Beginning Was Fine If Not A Little Anonymous, Singers Trading Lines Like The Temptations Did For Their Norman Whitfield Productions. Then Comes That Other Voice That Shouted, "And Baby/i'm For Real/i'm As Real, As Real Can Get." Enough Said. The Singer Who Did That Famous Line Was William "Wee Gee" Howard Who Sounded So Much Like David Ruffin It Probably Stunned The Genuine Article. Throughout This Track The Dramatics Attain The Energy And Drama Of The Best R&b With Howard Flawlessly Wailing, Potentially Endangering His Vocal Chords With His Unbelievable Precision. The Group Immediately Made A Name For Themselves And Later Proved A Harder-edged Alternative To The Often "Too Nice" Temptations. This Also Seemed To Be A Bright Beginning For Howard Who Was Much More Than A Ruffin Ringer, But He Left The Group By 1973, L.j. Reynolds Replacing Him. In 1972, "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" Zoomed Up The R&b Charts Going All The Way To Number Three; The Pop Audience Liked This As Well As It Cracked The Top Ten. This Is The Personification Of Instant Classic And Was The First Big Hit From An Often Underrated Group." Song Review By Jason Elias. more

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