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The Dramatics

The Sensations (members Larry Reed, Rob Davis, Elbert Wilkins, Robert Ellington, Larry "Squirrel" Demps and Ronald Banks) Detroit group 1964 line-up.  

The Theatrics (members Elbert Wilkins, .................................)  

V. R. 4003 - I Gotcha (Where I Want You) / We Got Love - ?

The Dynamics (members Larry Reed, Rob Davis, Elbert Wilkens, Robert Ellington,
Larry Demps and Ron Banks)

Wingate 018 - Bingo / Somewhere 1966
Wingate 022 - Inky Dinky Wang Dang Do / Baby I Need You 1966

The Dramatics (members
Larry Reed, Rob Davis, Elbert Wilkins, Larry "Squirrel" Demps and Ronald Banks)

Sport 101 - If You Haven't Got Love / All Because Of You - 1967

The Dramatics (members William "Wee Gee" Howard (died ?-February-2000 in New York -- cause: ?), Willie Ford former member of The Capitols (born 10-July-1950), Elbert Wilkins (died 13-December-1992 -- cause: heart attack), Larry Demps (born 23-February-1949) and Ronald Banks (born 10-May-1951 in Detroit, Michigan died 4th March, 2010 in Detroit))

Bell 5 - Toy Soldier / Hello Summer 1968
Crackerjack 4015 - Toy Soldier / Hello Summer 1968
Volt 4029 - Your Love Was Strange / Since I've Been In Love - 1969
Volt 4058 - Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get* / Thankful For You Love - 1971 *an "answer" song to this track was recorded in 1972 titled "What You See You Can't Get" by Pam Kellum on A&B 7171.
Volt 4071 - Get Up And Get Down / Fall In Love, Lady Love 1971
Volt 4075 - In The Rain / (Gimme Some) Good Soul Music - 1972
Volt 4082 - Toast To The Fool / Your Love Was Strange 1972
Volt 4090 - Hey You! Get Off My Mountain / The Devil Is Dope - 1973

The Dramatics (members L. J. Reynolds (born 1953 in Saginaw, Michigan) former member of Chocolate Syrup, Willie Ford (born 10-July-1950), Lenny Mayes (born Leonard Cornell Mayes on 5-April-1951 in Detroit, Michigan --- died 4:30 a.m. 7-November-2004 in Southfield, Michigan --- cause: heart failure), Larry Demps and Ronald Banks)

Volt 4099 - Fell For You / Now You Got Me Loving You - 1973

Volt 4105 - And I Panicked / Beware Of The Man (With Candy In His Hand) - 1974

Ron Banks & The Dramatics 

Cadet 5704 - Door To Your Heart / Choosing Up On You  1974

The Dramatics

Volt 4108 - Highway To Heaven / I Made Myself Lonely 1974
Cadet 5706 - Don't Make Me No Promises / Tune Up 1974

Ron Banks & The Dramatics 

ABC 12090 - Me And Mrs. Jones / I Cried All The Way Home 1975

The Dells & The Dramatics

Cadet 5710 - Love Is Missing From Our Lives / I'm In Love 1975

Ron Banks & The Dramatics

ABC 12125 - (I'm Going By) The Stars In Your Eyes / Trying To Get Over Losing You 1975

The Dramatics

ABC 12150 - You're Fooling You / I'll Make It So Good - 1975
ABC 12180 - Treat Me Like A Man / I Was The Life Of The Party 1976
ABC 12220 - Finger Fever / Say The Word 1976
ABC 12235 - Be My Girl / The Richest Man Alive 1976
Mainstream 5571 - No Rebate On Love / Feel It 1976
ABC 12258 - Sundown Is Coming (Hold Back The Night) / I Can't Get Over You 1977
ABC 12299 - Shake It Well / That Heaven Kind Of Feeling 1977
ABC Dm-4 - Shake It Well (5:51) / Shake It Well (5:51) - 1977  (12" Release)
ABC 12331 - Ocean Of Thoughts And Dreams / Come Inside 1978
ABC 12372 - Stop Your Weeping / California Sunshine 1978
ABC 12400 - Do What You Want To Do / Jane - 1978
ABC12429 - Why Do You Want Me To Do Wrong / Yo' Love (Can Only Bring Me Happiness) 1978
ABC12460 - I Just Wanna Dance With You / I've Got A Schoolboy Crush 1979
MCA 41017 - I Just Wanna Dance With You / I've Got A Schoolboy Crush 1979
MCA 41056 - That's My Favourite Song / Bottom Line Woman - 1979
MCA 41178 - Welcome Back Home / A Marriage On Paper Only 1980

The Dramatics (Members Craig Jones, Willie Ford, Lenny Mayes, Larry Demps And Ronald Banks)

MCA 41241 - Be With The One You Love / If You Feel Like You Wanna Dance, Dance 1980
MCA 51003 - Get It / Share Your Love With Me 1980
MCA? - Get It (Long Version) / Get It (Short Version) - 1980 (12" Release)
MCA 51041 - You're The Best Thing In My Life / (We Need More) Loving Time 1981
Capitol 5103 - Live It Up / She's My Kind Of Girl 1982
Capitol 5140 - Treat Me Right / Nightlife 1982

Ron Banks (Born 10-May-1951 In Detroit, Michigan)

CBS 04142 - Truly Bad / Truly Bad 1983
CBS 4z904143 - Truly Bad (6:06) / Truly Bad (Instrumental) (6:25) - 1983 
(12" Release)
CBS 04242 - Make It Easy On Yourself / You And Me 1983
CBS 4z904243 - Make It Easy On Yourself / You And Me - 1983
(12" Release)
CBS 04401 - Let Love Flow / This Love Is For Real 1984

The Dramatics
(Members William "Wee Gee" Howard, Ron Banks, Lenny Mayes, Willie Ford, And L.J. Reynolds) 

Fantasy 966 - Luv's Callin' / Dream Lady 1986
Fantasy 967 - One Love Ago / Dream Lady 1986
Striped Horse 1214 - Born To Be Wild / (Instrumental) 1988
Striped Horse Sh1214 - Born To Be Wild (Extended Version) /// Born To Be Wild (Radio Edit) / Born To Be Wild (Instrumental) - 1988 (12" Release)

Thomas Hearns & The Dramatics

Round-5  100 - We Are The Champions (Part 1) / We Are The Champions (Part 2) - 1988 (With Tommy Hearns the boxer out of Detroit covering the 1977 recording by Queen On Elektra 45441)

The Dramatics (Members Ron Banks, L.J. Reynolds, William Howard, Willie Ford, And Lenny Mayes) 

Volt 302 - Bridge Over Troubled Water / Please Say You'll Be Mine 1989
Volt 1602 - Bridge Over Troubled Water / Please Say You'll Be Mine - 1989 (12" Release)
Fantasy / Volt 1612 - Ready 4 Love - 1990  (12" Release)
Bellmark 745301 - Try Love Again (Six Mixes) - 1996  (12" Release)
Bell Mark 7 - Try Love Again (Lp Version) (4:54) / Try Love Again (Short Remix Radio) (4:10) / Try Love Again (Short Instrumental) (4:10) / Try Love Again (Long Remix) - 1996  (Cd Single Release)
Fantasy ? - Golden Horn / All I Want For Christmas Is My Baby - 1997 (Cd Single Release)


LPs

The Dramatics

Volt 6018 - Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get - 1971
Tracks: Get Up And Get Down / Thank You For Your Love / Hot Pants In The Summertime / Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get // In The Rain / Gimme Some (Good Soul Music) / Fall In Love, Lady Love / Mary Don'tcha Wanna

Volt 6019 - A Dramatic Experience - 1973
Tracks: The Devil Is Dope / You Could Become The Very Heart Of Me / Now You Got Me Loving You / Fell For You // Jim, What's Wrong With Him? / Hey You! Get Off My Mountain / Beautiful People / Beware Of The Man (With The Candy In His Hand)

Ron Banks & The Dramatics

Volt 9501 - Dramatically Yours - 1974
Tracks: And I Panicked / I Dedicate My Life To You / You've Got Me Going Through A Thing / I Pray She'll Never Go Away // I Made Myself Lonely / Highway To Heaven / Beautiful Feeling / Toast To The Fool / It's So Hard Trying To Get Over You

The Dramatics

Volt 9506 - The Best Of The Dramatics - 1974
Tracks: Whatca See Is Whatca Get / In The Rain / The Devil Is Dope / And I Panicked / Hey You! Get Off My Mountain // Toast To The Fool / Now You Got Me Loving You / Highway To Heaven / Get Up And Get Down

The Dells & The Dramatics

Cadet 60027 - The Dells Vs. The Dramatics - 1974
Love Is Missing From Our Lives - The Dells / I'm In Love - The Dells / Choosing Up On You - The Dramatics / Strung Out Over You - The Dells) // Playin' The Love Game - The Dells / Door To Your Heart - The Dramatics / Don't Make Me No Promises - The Dramatics / Tune Up - The Dramatics / I Wish It Was Me You Loved - The Dells

Ron Banks & The Dramatics

ABC 867 - The Dramatic Jackpot - 1975
Tracks: I'm Going By) The Stars In Your Eyes / Good Things Don't Come Easy / Trying To Get Over Losing You / I Cried All The Way Home / Never Let You Go // A Thousand Shades Of Blue / Me Myself And I / I Dig Your Music / Me And Mrs. Jones / How Do You Feel

The Dramatics

ABC 916 - Drama V - 1975
Tracks: You're Fooling You / She's A Rainmaker / I Was The Life Of The Party / Things Are Changing / I'm Gonna Love You To The Max // Dramatic Theme & Treat Me Like A Man / Just Shopping (Not Buying Anything) / Come Out Of Your Thing / I'll Make It So Good

ABC 955 - Joy Ride - 1976
Tracks: Finger Fever / Richest Man Alive / Stand Up And Move / Sing And Dance Your Troubles Away / I Get Carried Away // Be My Girl / After This Dance / Say The Word / I Can't Get Over You / Sundown Is Coming (Hold Back The Night)

ABC 1010 - Shake It Well - 1977
Tracks: Shake It Well / You Make The Music (I Just Dance Along) / My Ship Won't Sail Without You / Come Inside // Spaced Out Over You / That Heaven Kind Of Feeling / (I Like) Makin' You So Happy / Ocean Of Thoughts And Dreams / Music Is Forever

ABC 1072 - Do What You Wanna Do - 1978
Tracks: Why Do You Want To Do Me Wrong / Do What You Want To Do / Disco Dance Contest / California Sunshine // Jane / Stop Your Weeping / I Want You / Yo' Love (Can Only Bring Me Happiness)

ABC 1125 - Any Time, Any Place - 1979
Tracks: I Just Wanna Dance With You / Bottom Line Woman / That's My Favorite Song / I Think About You / Get With The Band And Dance // Life Is Just A Playground / I'm Hooked On You / Stranger (In My Life) / Love Birds / A Marriage On Paper Only

MCA 3196 - 10 1/2 - 1980
Tracks: Music Is The Peoples Choice / Welcome Back Home / Runnin' From My Love / Love Is Here // I Just Wanna Dance The Night Away / If You Feel Like You Wanna Dance, Dance / It Ain't Rainin' (On Nobody's House But Mine) / Be With The One You Love

MCA 5146 - The Dramatic Way - 1980
Tracks: Get It / Givin' Up My Love / You're The Best Thing In My Life / (We Need More) Loving Time // (Station W-Music) Turn On The Music / You Promised To Be My Girl / How Can I Be Sure / Share Your Love With Me

Capitol 12205 - New Dimension - 1982
Tracks: Live It Up / Treat Me Right / I Can't Stand It / She's My Kind Of Girl // It's Dramatic Music / I Don't Want To Lose Your Love / I Believe In You / Night Life

Fantasy 9642 - Somewhere In Time (A Dramatic Reunion) - 1986
Tracks: Dream Lady / Razor Blade / One Love Ago / Show Me What You Got / When Love Is Over // Somewhere In Time & In The Rain & Fell For You & Hey You, Get Off My Mountain & Girl, Stop Your Weeping & Be My Girl / Days Of Yea And Ney / Luv's Calling / She's Wild

Stax 8545 - Live - 1988
Tracks: Intro / Get Up And Get Down / Thankful For Your Love / This Guy's In Love With You / Respect Yourself // That's The Way I Feel About Cha / Toast To The Fool / In The Rain / Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get

Volt 3402 - Positive State Of Mind - 1990
Tracks: Positive State Of Mind / Live Your Life / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Blame It On New York City // Please Say You'll Be Mine / Give Me Some Attention Tonight / Come On And Stay / Bridge Over Troubled Water (Instrumental)

Stone Cold (Volt 3407; '90)
If U Really Luv Me / She's Stone Cold / Just A Little Bit / If You Love Me // Let's Make Luv 4-Ever / Get On Up / Candy / Ready 4 Love / No Place To Live

Ron Banks & L J Reynolds

Life 78003 - 2 Of A Kind - 1994
Tracks: Aces / If You Come Back To Me / I Wish That You Were Here With Me (Tracy's Song) / Maddy (Album Version) / Our Day Will Come / Smooth Sailin' / For Realities Sake / Finishing Touch / Lady In Red / Maddy (Gut Bucket Mix) / Blessings (A Tribute To Alvertis Isbell)

The Dramatics

Groovesville 1025 - Mellow Drama 1994
Tracks: One Monkey Don't Stop No Show / Hurt By Love / Sexy Devil / Cloud Nine / Paradise / Space Ace - May Day Mix / Everything Reminds Me Of You / For Your Love / Mother Nature / Key To The World / Space Ace - Jam Mix

Fantasy 9680 - A Dramatic Christmas - 1997
Tracks: The Very Best Christmas / The Days Before Christmas / This Christmas / The Christmas Song / It's Christmas Time / A Holiday Thought / Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / All I Want For Christmas Is My Baby / Here Comes Christmas Love / Christmas Just Ain't Christmas (Without The One You Love) / The Golden Horn

Volt 3414 - If You Come Back To Me - 2000
Tracks: Maddy / If You Come Back To Me / Seduction / Scarborough Faire / Lady In Red / For Reality's Sake / Hello Love / We Haven't Got There Yet / Maddy (Revisited)

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