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Splendid both sides...prime quality Detroit Soul :hatsoff2:

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Artist of the Week takes another look at the music of The Dramatics

 

 

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For me the 45 mix is stronger than the LP version. Possibly my favorite Dramatics song

Cheers Paul 

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The "New Dimension" LP on Capitol 1982 is my favourite Dramatics LP. I see it's also been reissued on Expansion CD.

Here's the best 4 tracks IMO all with BPM shown [as played it so many times], just in case you have it and are thinking of working the tracks into a set. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjVRJrz6-6I I Don't Want To Lose Your Love [66.7]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgWycYwEEBg Treat me Right [78.3]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf8Gy5UAgGc I Believe In You [106.8]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncUn2ot5dj8 My Kind Of Girl [107.5 Mostly]

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Scrolled much of this thread and could not see mention of their inclusion into the film ‘Detroit ‘ Which used part of their early days as a story within the film, notably the Algiers Motel incident during The 1967 12th Street Riot. 

Brilliant film and well worth watching if you haven’t seen it yet....  

 

 

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Algiers Motel incident also covered in Stuart Cosgroves excellent book.

Not seen the film yet Mal C will look out for it 👍

Cheers Paul

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THE DRAMATICS!!!!

One of my all time favorite vocal groups (the two others are The Chi-lites and The O'Jays; of course there are dozens of others - Tempts, Blue Notes, Miracles, Four Tops, Blue Magic,…- but no one like these three I have spend so many time herding their music and buying their 45's, LP's and CD's).

I was aged around 15 years-old when I purchased the vynil by Stax-Volt VV.AA. titled "Takin' You There" on wich was included "In The Rain" (and some gems as "I've Been Lonely For So Long" by Frederik Knight or Carla Thomas' "Love Means"!). Little after I was a Dramatic's fan when I purchased The Dells Vs. The Dramatics album on Chess-Cadet (the fantastic mid-tempos "Don't Make Me Promises" and "Tune Up") and my all-time favorite Dramatic album, "Drama V" on ABC. IMHO, this album is the one you can play completely side A and side B one time and another without tired of.

I also likes a lot the complete "Joy Ride" LP also on ABC with (album?) cuts like Stand Up and Move,… some tracks from "10 1/2"… I found the Stax "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" LP in a second hand store,… Firsty, the "Dramatic Way" album deceived me the electronic and synthesizer sound but there are 3 incredible mellow ballads ("You're The Best Ting In My Life", "loving Time" and "Share You Love With Me"…

By the last years the only track I enjoy is "For Your Love", with a great vocal performance by LJ Reynolds who re-reunited with the group again in the "Mello Drama" CD.

https://youtu.be/NFAcO4geSQA

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toss up between this and Your Love Was Strange, got both from Beatin' Rhythm record shop donkeys years ago - great soul music

 

 

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On 29/04/2019 at 19:14, Soul Shrews said:

Algiers Motel incident also covered in Stuart Cosgroves excellent book.

Not seen the film yet Mal C will look out for it 👍

Cheers Paul

think still avail via netflix

hang on 

yep seems its still on uk wise at least...

https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80187062

 

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A nice 2-step groove from 1996 - Try Love Again (think that Ron Banks and Wee Gee Howard are present on this recording).

 

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