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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Morris Day and The Time

Collection of Morris Day and The Time


From their origins as Prince's first pet project to their self-produced funk-rock oeuvre, the Time has been a fascinating and outrageous congregation. Vocalist Morris Day infused his cocky, swaggering personality into dance hits that would make Rufus Thomas envious, and, unlike most of the competition, the band managed to do something unique with Prince's genre-busting innovations. The Time broke up in the late '80s, with Day going on to a somewhat disastrous solo career, Jesse Johnson crafting two dazzling solo albums, and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis becoming one of the most successful production teams this side of Gamble & Huff, working with everyone from Full Force and Janet Jackson to the S.O.S. Band and Human League. The group re-formed in 1990 and released the excellent Pandemonium. Allmusic by John Floyd



Album: The Time (1981)






01. Get It Up
02. Girl
03. After Hi School
04. Cool
05. Oh Baby
06. The Stick



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Album: What Time Is It? (1982)








01. Wild and Loose
02. 777-9311
03. Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody
04. The Walk
05. Gigolos Get Lonely Too
06. I Don't Wanna Leave You



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Album: Ice Cream Castle (1984)







01. Ice Cream Castles
02. My Drawers
03. Chili Sauce
04. Jungle Love
05. If the Kid Can't Make You Come
06. The Bird



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Album: The Color of Success (1985)







01. Color of Success
02. The Character
03. The Oak Tree
04. Love Sign
05. Don't Wait for Me
06. Love Addiction



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Album: Daydreaming (1987)







01. Daydreaming
02. Yo Love
03. Fishnet
04. Mans Pride
05. Standing on the Line
06. Are You Ready
07. Love Is a Game
08. Moonlite (Passionlite)
09. Sally



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Album: Pandemonium (1990)







01. Dreamland
02. Pandemonium
03. Sexy Socialites
04. Jerk Out
05. Yount
06. Blondie
07. Donald Trump
08. Chocolate
09. Cooking Class
10. Skillet
11. It's Your World
12. Sometimes I Get Lonely
13. Data Bank
14. My Summertime Thang
15. Pretty Little Women



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Album: Guaranteed (1992)







01. Gimme What'cha Got
02. Circle of Love
03. Deeper
04. My Special
05. Everlasting
06. Guaranteed
07. Angel Don't
08. Changes
09. Meant to Be Together
10. Who's That Girl



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Album: The Best Of (1997)










01. Cool
02. Get It Up
03. Girl
04. 777-9311
05. Gigolos Get Lonely Too
06. The Walk
07. Wild And Loose
08. Chili Sauce
09. Jungle Love
10. The Bird
11. The Oak Tree




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Album: It's About Time (2004)









01. The Bird
02. Jungle Love
03. Gigolos Get Lonely Too
04. Cool
05. Ice Cream Castles
06. Get It Up 777
07. Girl
08. Fishnet
09. Ain't A Damn Thing Changed
10. In My Ride (Feat. E-40)
11. Two Drink Minimum
12. Last Night




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Album: Condensate (2011)










01. O7ven intro
02. Strawberry Lake
03. O7ven Press Conference
04. Condensate
05. #Trendin
06. If I Was Yo Man
07. Role Play
08. Sick
09. Lifestyle
10. Faithful
11. Cadillac
12. AYDKMN
13. One Step
14. Toast To The Party Girl
15. Hey Yo
16. GoHomeToYoMan




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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Whodini

Collection of Whodini


Coming out of the fertile early-'80s New York rap scene, Whodini were one of the first rap groups to add a straight R&B twist to their music, thus laying the groundwork for the new jack swing movement. The group consisted of rappers Jalil Hutchins and John "Ecstasy" Fletcher, adding legendary DJ Drew "Grandmaster Dee" Carter, known for being able to scratch records with nearly every part of his body, in 1983. Whodini made its name with good-humored songs like "Magic's Wand" (the first rap song to feature an accompanying video), "The Haunted House of Rock" (a rewrite of "Monster Mash"), and "Freaks Come Out at Night," and their live shows were the first rap concerts to feature official dancers (U.T.F.O. members Doctor Ice and Kangol Kid). Following 1987's Open Sesame, Whodini went on hiatus due to problems with their record company, as well as to concentrate on new families. The group attempted a comeback in 1991 with Bag-a-Trix without much success, despite receiving their due as rap innovators. Five years later, Whodini returned with their sixth album, appropriately titled Six. The album disappeared shortly after its release. Allmusic by Steve Huey


Album: Whodini (1983)










01. The Haunted House Of Rock
02. Nasty Lady
03. Underground
04. It's All In Mr Magic's Wand
05. Magic's Wand
06. Yours For A Night
07. Rap Machine
08. The Haunted House Of Rock (Vocoder Version)




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Album: Escape (1984)










01. Five Minutes Of Funk
02. Freaks Come Out At Night
03. Featuring Grandmaster Dee
04. Big Mouth
05. Escape (I Need A Break)
06. Friends
07. Out Of Control
08. We Are Whodini





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Album: Back In Black (1986)










01. Funky Beat
02. One Love
03. Growing Up
04. I'm A Ho
05. How Dare You
06. Fugitive
07. Echo Scratch
08. Last Night (I had a Long Talk with Myself)
09. The Good Part
10. The Whodini Mega Mix




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Album: Open Sesame (1987)












01. Rock You Again(Again & Again)
02. Be Yourself(Featuring Millie Jackson)
03. Cash Money
04. Hoked On You
05. Early Mother's Day Card
06. Now That Whodini's Inside The Joint
07. Life Is Like A Dance
08. You Brought It On Yourself
09. I'm Def(Jump Back And Kiss Myself)
10. Remember Where You Came From
11. For The Body
12. You Take My Breath Away




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Album: Bag A Trix (1991)











01. The Intro
02. Judy
03. Freaks
04. Smilin' Faces Sometimes
05. Bag A Trix
06. Taste Of Love
07. Inside The Joint
08. Lovers Or Friends
09. The Party Don't Start
10. Day To Day
11. Milk My Cow
12. Nite For Jammin'
13. That's Life
14. Bad Case Of Love




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Album: Six (1996)











01. Brooklyn(Intro)
02. Runnin' Em
03. Be My Lady
04. Here He Comes(Interlude)
05. Can't Get Enough
06. Keep Running Back
07. If You Want It
08. Turn The Whole World Around(Interlude)
09. Let Me Get Some
10. VIP
11. Still Want More
12. NBA(Interlude)
13. Keep Running Back(Remix)





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Album: Funky Beat - The Best Of Whodini (2006)









01. Magic's Wand
02. Haunted House of Rock
03. Five Minutes of Funk
04. Freaks Come Out at Night
05. Big Mouth
06. Escape (I Need a Break)
07. Friends
08. Funky Beat
09. One Love
10. I'm a Ho
11. Be Yourself
12. Rock You Again (Again & Again)
13. Judy
14. Keep Running Back
15. The Whodini Mega Mix




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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Kleeer

Collection of Kleeer



Kleeer was a New York-based disco/funk group headed by drummer, arranger, songwriter, and vocalist Woody Cunningham. The group -- fleshed out by vocalist/percussionist Paul Crutchfield, guitarist Richard Lee, and bassist Norman Durham -- formed in 1972 as the backing group for the Choice 4. Two years later, they broke off on their own and changed their name to the Jam Band. For a brief period, the Jam Band backed up Disco Tex & the Sex-O-Lettes for touring purposes and even appeared with the group on the TV program The Midnight Special.

Another change came in 1975, when the Jam Band changed names again to Pipeline. The switch reflected the quartet's decision to become a hard rock band. A number of major labels balked on signing the group, but Columbia picked them up and released a single ("Gypsy Rider") that didn't fare well commercially.

Pipeline was confronted with the bizarre opportunity to become the Universal Robot Band in 1976. Patrick Adams and Greg Carmichael, underground disco legends with skills in all departments of record-making, had released a single under that name -- but there really was no proper band. Pipeline decided to become the Universal Robot Band and recorded and toured under that name until 1978. The quartet's desire to become self-sufficient again resulted in their defection.

Re-named Kleeer, Cunningham, Crutchfield, Lee, and Durham became a funk band with dance floor leanings. The first song they cut as Kleeer, "Keeep Your Body Workin'," was liked by Atlantic enough to be included on a compilation. The response from DJs was overwhelmingly positive and resulted in a recording contract. (Ironically, Atlantic had rejected the group when they were Pipeline.) Between 1979 and 1985, the group released seven albums for the label and frequented the R&B charts with a series of minor hits. Three songs cracked the Top 40 -- 1979's "Tonight's the Night (Good Time)" (#33), 1980's "Winners" (#23), and 1981's "Get Tough" (#15). Nine others entered the R&B chart. Despite never becoming major players in the U.S., they were able to cultivate a rabid cult following in the U.K.

Kleeer disappeeered after the 1985 album Seeekret; Atlantic capped off the group's prolific run the following year with Kleeer Winners: The Best of Kleeer. The group re-appeared briefly in the ‘90s; most members remained active session musicians long after the group's dissolution, and Cunningham went on to record into the 2000s as a solo artist. Kleeer's recordings have long since become a source for several rap hits, including 2Pac's "California Love," and DJ Quik's "Tonight."




Album: I Love To Dance (1979)








01. Tonight's The Night (Good Time)
02. Keeep Your Body Workin'
03. Happy Me
04. I Love To Dance
05. It's Magic
06. To Groove You
07. Amour
08. Kleeer Sailin'



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Album: Winners (1979)









01. Winners
02. I Still Love You
03. Your Way
04. Close To You
05. Rollin' On
06. Nothin' Said
07. Hunger For Your Love
08. Open Your Mind



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Album: License to Dream (1981)










01. De Kleeer Ting
02. Running Back To You
03. Sippin' & Kissin'
04. Hypnotized
05. License to Dream
06. Get Tough
07. Say You Love Me
08. Where Would I Be




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Album: Get Ready (1982)









01. Get Ready
02. Pritty Things
03. Slidin' & Glidin'
04. Stonseee
05. She Said She Loves Me
06. Say You'll Stay
07. Your Love Is What I Need




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Album: Taste The Music (1982)









01. Taste The Music
02. I've Had Enough
03. De Ting Continues
04. Wall To Wall
05. I Shall Get Over
06. Fella
07. Swann
08. Affirmative Mood




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Album: Intimate Connection (1984)









01. Ride It
02. You Did It Again
03. Go For It
04. Intimate Connection
05. Next Time It's For Real
06. Break
07. Tonight
08. Do You Want To




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Album: Seeekret (1985)









01. Take Your Heart Away
02. You Got Me Rockin'
03. Lay Ya Down Ez
04. Seeekret
05. Do Not Lie To Me
06. Never Cry Again
07. Call My Name
08. Groove With You




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Album: The Very Best Of Kleeer (1998)










01. Tonight's The Night(Good Time)
02. Keeep Your Body Workin'
03. Winners
04. Open Your Mind
05. Get Tough
06. Running Back To You
07. Taste The Music
08. De Ting Continues
09. She Said She Loves Me(single version)
10. Next Time It's For Real(single version)
11. Intimate Connection
12. Tonight
13. Take Your Heart Away(new edit)





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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Soul II Soul

Collection of Soul II Soul

Led by producer/vocalist/songwriter Jazzie B., Soul II Soul were one of the most innovative dance/R&B outfits of the late '80s, creating a seductive, deep R&B that borrowed from Philly soul, disco, reggae, and '80s hip-hop. Originally featuring Jazzie B., producer/arranger Nellee Hooper, and instrumentalist Philip "Daddae" Harvey, the musical collective came together in the late '80s. The group had a residency at the Africa Centre in London's Covent Garden, which led to a record contract with 10, a subsidiary of Virgin. Two singles, "Fairplay" and "Feel Free," began to attract attention both in clubs and in the press.

Featuring the vocals of Caron Wheeler, Soul II Soul's third single, "Keep on Movin'," reached the U.K. Top Ten in March of 1989. Released in the summer of 1989, "Back to Life" also featured Wheeler and became another Top Ten hit. Soul II Soul released their debut album, Club Classics, Vol. 1, shortly afterward. The album was released in America under the title Keep on Movin'; both "Keep on Movin'" and "Get a Life" became substantial hits, propelling the album to double platinum status.

Wheeler left the group before the recording of the group's second album, Vol. II: 1990 - A New Decade. The album debuted at number one in the U.K., yet it caught the group in a holding pattern. Hooper soon left the collective, leaving Jazzie B. to soldier on alone. Hooper went on to work with several of the most influential and popular acts of the early '90s, including Massive Attack (Blue Lines), Björk (Debut and Post), Madonna (Bedtime Stories), and U2 ("Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me"). In 1992, Soul II Soul released Vol. III: Just Right, to both lukewarm reviews and sales. After the compilation Vol. IV: The Classic Singles, the group's next studio album, Vol. V: Believe, appeared in 1995.


Album: Vol.1 Club Classics (1989)









01. Keep On Movin' (feat. Caron Wheeler)
02. Fairplay (feat. Rose Windross)
03. Holdin' On (Bambelela)
04. Feeling Free (Live Rap)
05. African Dance
06. Dance
07. Feel Free (feat. Do 'Reen)
08. Happiness (Dub)
09. Back To Life (Accapella)
10. Jazzie's Groove
11. Back To Life (Single Edit) (Bonus Track)




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Album: Vol.2 A New Decade (1990)









01. Get A Life
02. Love Come Through
03. People
04. Missing You
05. Courtney Blows
06. 1990 A New Decade
07. A Dream's A Dream
08. Time
09. In The Heat Of The Night
10. Our Time Has Now Come




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Album: Vol.3 Just Right (1992)









01. Joy
02. Take Me Higher
03. Storm
04. Direction
05. Just Right
06. Move Me No Mountain
07. Intelligence
08. Future
09. Mood
10. Everywhere




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Album: Vol.4 The Classic Singles 1988-1993 (1993)









01. Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)
02. Keep on Movin'
03. Get a Life
04. A Dream's a Dream
05. Missing You
06. Just Right
07. Move Me No Mountain
08. People
09. Fairplay
10. Jazzie's Groove
11. Wish
12. Joy
13. Keep on Movin' [Mafia and Fluxy Mix]
14. Fairplay [Ethnic Boys Mix]
15. Back to Life [Bonus Beats]




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Album: Vol.5 Believe (1995)









01. Love Enuff
02. Ride On
03. How Long
04. Feeling
05. Universal Love
06. Be A Man
07. Zion
08. Don't You Dream
09. Game Dunn
10. Sunday
11. Pride
12. I Care (Soul II Soul)
13. B Groove




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Album: Vol.6 Time For A Change (1997)










01. Camdino Soul
02. Pleasure Dome
03. Thank You
04. Dare to Differ
05. Get Away
06. I Feel Love
07 Trains
08. Time for Change
09. Party on the Cliffs
10. Limit Is the Sky




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Album: The Club Mix Hits (1998)










01. A Dreams A Dream (Club Dub)
02. Fairplay (Freestyle Horns)
03. Get A Life (Club Mix)
04. Jazzie's Groove (New Version)
05. I Care (Soul II Soul) (12' Master)
06. Joy (Club Mix - 7' Edit)
07. Just Right (Club Mix)
08. Love Enuff (Todd Terry House Mix Edit)
09. Move Me No Mountain (Club Mix)
10. Wish (Juni Mix)
11. Missing You (The Healer Mix)
12. Feel Free (12')
13. Back To Life (Accapella)




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Album: Club Classics Vol. 1 - 10th Anniversary Edition (1999)









01. Keep On Movin' [Featuring Caron Wheeler]
02. Fairplay [Featuring Rose Windross]
03. Holdin' On [Bambelela]
04. Feeling Free [Live Rap]
05. African Dance
06. Dance
07. Feel Free [Featuring Do'reen]
08. Happiness [Dub]
09. Back To Life [Acapella]
10. Jazzie's Groove
11. Ambition Rap
12. Keep On Movin' [Big Beat A Capella]
13. Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)
14. Jazzie's Groove [Piano Version] [M Beat Bonus Mix]
15. Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) [One World Remix]
16. Keep On Movin' [M Beat Bonus Mix]




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Lillo Thomas

Collection of Lillo Thomas

Lillo Thomas was a world-class sprinter at 16, setting the world record for the 200 meters at 20.8 seconds. But an automobile accident in Brazil prevented him from appearing in the 1984 Olympics, for which he had qualified. Thomas left athletics behind for music, and toured with comedian Eddie Murphy in 1985. He became a successful session vocalist, doing vocals on releases by Evelyn "Champagne" King, Kashif, James Ingram, George Benson, and Melba Moore, among others, while also writing "Mind Up Tonight" for Moore. He landed his own solo deal with Capitol, and began getting singles on the charts. "Your Love's Got a Hold on Me" was his first Top 20 R&B single in 1984, and Thomas enjoyed his biggest year in 1987 with three Top Ten R&B hits. "I'm in Love" reached number two and remains his most successful single. Thomas collaborated with Paul Laurence on songs recorded by Freddie Jackson and Moore. He has also successfully acted and painted.


Album: Let Me Be Yours (1983)










01. I Love It
02. Trust Me
03. Who Do You Think You Are
04. Just My Imagination
05. Hot Love
06. (You're A) Good Girl
07. Joy Of Your Love
08. Let Me Be Yours




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Album: All Of You (1984)










01. Your Love's Got A Hold On Me
02. Holding On
03. Show Me
04. Settle Down
05. All Of You
06. My Girl
07. Never Give You Up
08. I Like Your Style





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Album: Lillo (1987)











01. I'm In Love
02. Her Love
03. Sweet Surrender
04. That Guy (Could Have Been Me)
05. Sexy Girl
06. Wanna Make Love
07. I've Been Loving You For Too Long (To Stop Now)
08. Down Town
09. Put your Foot Down




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Album: The Very Best of Lillo Thomas (2001)









01. I'm in Love
02. My Girl
03. Sweet Surrender
04. (You're A) Good Girl
05. (Can't Take Half) All of You
06. Wanna Make Love (All Night Long)
07. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
08. That Guy (Could of Been Me)
09. Holding On
10. Am I to Blame
11. Sexy Girl
12. That's How Love Can Go
13. Downtown
14. I've Been Loving You Too Long




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Karyn White

Collection of Karyn White




Contemporary pop/R&B singer Karyn White was born in Los Angeles, where her father played trumpet and her mother was a church choir director. White gained experience singing in choir and also in local talent shows and beauty pageants. She sang with local band Legacy and then toured with R&B vocalist O'Bryan in 1984. A lead vocal on instrumentalist Jeff Lorber's "Facts of Life" led to Warner Bros. signing her. The self-titled debut, released in 1988, featured "The Way You Love Me," "Love Saw It," and "Superwoman"; the album sold two million copies. Her gold follow-up, Ritual of Love (1991), featured production by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Karyn White later married Lewis and together they had a daughter, Ashley. Jam & Lewis also contributed production help on 1994's Make Him Do Right. Allmusic by John Bush




Album: Karyn White (1987)









01. The Way You Love Me
02. Secret Rendezvous
03. Slow Down
04. Superwoman
05. Family Man
06. Love Saw It
07. Don't Mess With Me
08. Tell Me Tomorrow
09. One Wish




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Album: Ritual of Love (1991)









01. Romantic
02. Ritual Of Love
03. The Way I Feel About You
04. Hooked On You
05. Walkin' The Dog
06. Love That's Mine
07. How I Want You
08. One Heart
09. Tears Of Joy
10. Beside You
11. Do Unto Me
12. Hard To Say Goodbye




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Album: Make Him Do Right (1994)









01. Hungah
02. Can I Stay With You
03. Weakness
04. Nobody But My Baby
05. Here Comes The Pain Again
06. I'd Rather Be Alone
07. Make Him Do Right
08. Simple Pleasures
09. I'm Your Woman
10. Thinkin' 'bout Love
11. One Minute




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Album: Superwoman - The Best Of (2007)









01. The Way You Love Me
02. Romantic
03. Superwoman
04. The Way I Feel About You
05. Facts Of Life (Feat. Jeff Lorber)
06. Love Saw It (Feat. Babyface)
07. All I Do
08. Hungah
09. Secret Rendezvous
10. Tears Of Joy
11. Can I Stay With You
12. Here Comes The Pain Again
13. Disconnected
14. I'd Rather Be Alone




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Album: Carpe Diem (2012)











01. Sista Sista
02. Dance Floor
03. This Hot
04. Sooo Weak
05. Unbreakable
06. Interlude (Costine & Lee)07. My Heart Cries
08. True Colors
09. Carpe Diem (Seize The Day)
10. Heaven
11. Sista Sista (Acoustic)




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Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Dramatics

Collection of The Dramatics

Before assuming the name the Dramatics, the vocal sextet comprised of Rob Davis, Ron Banks, Larry Reed, Robert Ellington, Larry "Squirrel" Demps, and Elbert Wilkens initially released two singles as the Dynamics on the Wingate imprint that saw no chart action. The group became a quintet upon Ellington's exit, and also changed their name to the Dramatics. They migrated to the Sport label and in 1967 released their first single to hit the charts, "All Because of You," which peaked at number 42 on the R&B charts. However, in spite of the exposure and limited record sales, some group members became discouraged, which facilitated a major personnel change. William "Wee Gee" Howard replaced lead singer Reed, and Willie Ford of the Capitols replaced bass Rob Davis. Also during this time, the Dramatics had signed with producer Don Davis' production company.

Even though the group managed to stay together, the ensuing years were unproductive for chart action and sales. Between 1967 and 1971, the Dramatics made very little noise on the national scene. By the end of 1971, Davis summoned the group to the studio to record producer/songwriter Tony Hester's "Watcha See Is Watcha Get." The single was the Dramatics' first major national hit, peaking at number three on the R&B charts, and sustaining chart action for 15 weeks. That single was followed by the R&B Top Ten single "Get Up and Get Down."

The following year the Dramatics released "In the Rain," which was also penned by Hester. The single torpedoed its way to the number one spot on the R&B charts, maintaining that position for four consecutive weeks; the single also peaked at number five on the pop charts. Ironically, in spite of the national attention the group was receiving, another personnel shuffle was simmering.

Larry "L.J." Reynolds, who had been a member of Chocolate Syrup and was pursuing a solo career during this time, met Dramatics member Banks at the Apollo following a performance by the group. It just so happened that Howard was absent that night. Reynolds auditioned for Banks backstage; it was not too long afterwards that Reynolds, who was also signed to Don Davis' production company, began to occasionally sit in with the Dramatics during Howard's absences.

In 1973, Howard's decision to leave the group opened the door for Reynolds' entrance; Reynolds' vocal presence and permanent entry into the group was manifested with the release of the R&B Top Ten single "Hey You! Get Off My Mountain." And while Reynolds was replacing Howard, Lenny Mayes was replacing Wilkens, which spelled out identity problems for the remainder of the group. Wilkens formed his own version of the Dramatics and began touring. During this time and pending legal procedures, the name of the group was changed to Ron Banks & the Dramatics.

The Dramatics' success continued with mainly R&B Top 20 hits during the heyday of disco, cracking the R&B Top Ten just once more with "Welcome Back Home" in 1980. In 1981, Reynolds went solo; the group disband after Banks went solo in 1983. The group managed to stay active, reuniting to record new material every three or four years since the early '80s. They occasionally reunite for concert events.


Album: Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get (1972)









01. Get Up And Get Down
02. Thank You For Your Love
03. Hot Pants In The Summertime
04. Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
05. In The Rain
06. Gimme Me Some (Good Soul Music)
07. Fall In Love, Lady Love
08. Mary Don't Cha Wanna




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Album: A Dramatic Experience (1973)









01. The Devil Is A Dope
02. You Could Become The Very Heart Of Me
03. Now You Got Me Loving You
04. Fell For You
05. Jim, What's Wrong With Him?
06. Hey You! Get Off My Mountain
07. Beautiful People
08. Beware Of The Man (With The Candy In His Hand)
09. Stand Up And Clap Your Hands




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Album: Dramatically Yours (1974)









01. And I Panicked
02. I Dedicate My Life To You
03. You've Got Me Going Through A Thing
04. I Pray She'll Never Go Away
05. I Made Myself Lonely
06. Highway To Heaven
07. Beautiful Feeling
08. Toast To The Fool
09. It's So Hard Trying To Get Over You




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Album: The Dramatic Jackpot (1975)









01. (I'm Going By) The Stars In Your Eyes
02. Good Things Don't Come Easy
03. Trying To Get Over Losing You
04. I Cried All The Way Home
05. Never Let You Go
06. A Thousand Shades Of Blue
07. Me Myself And I
08. I Dig Your Music
09. Me and Mrs. Jones
10. How Do You Feel




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Album: Drama V (1975)










01. You're Fooling You
02. She's A Rainmaker
03. I Was The Life Of The Party
04. Things Are Changing
05. I'm Gonna Love You To The Max
06. Treat Me Like A Man
07. Just Shopping (Not Buying Anything)
08. Come Out Of Your Thing
09. I'll Make It So Good




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Album: Joy Ride (1976)










01. Finger Fever
02. Richest Man Alive
03. Stand Up And Move
04. Sing And Dance Your Troubles Away
05. I Get Carried Away
06. Be My Girl
07. After This Dance
08. Say The Word
09. I Can't Get Over You
10. Sundown Is Coming (Hold Back The Night)




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Album: Shake It Well (1977)









01. Shake It Well
02. You Make The Music (I Just Dance Along)
03. My Ship Won't Sail Without You
04. Come Inside
05. Spaced Out Over You
06. That Heaven Kind of Feelin
07. (I Like) Makin' You So Happy
08. Oceans of Thoughts and Dreams
09. Music Is Forever




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Album: Do What You Want To Do (1978)









01. Why Do You Want To Do Me Wrong
02. Do What You Want To Do
03. Disco Dance Contest
04. California Sunshine
05. Jane
06. Stop Your Weeping
07. I Want You
08. Yo' Love (Can Only Bring Me Happiness)




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Album: Anytime, Anyplace (1979)










01. I Just Wanna Dance With You
02. Bottom Line Woman
03. That's My Favorite Song
04. I Think About You
05. Get With the Band and Dance
06. Life is Just a Playground
07. I'm Hooked on You
08. Stranger (In My Life)
09. Love Birds
10. A Marriage On Paper Only




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Album: 10 1/2









01. Music Is The People's Choice
02. Welcome Back Home
03. Runnin' From My Love
04. Love Is Here
05. I Just Wanna Dance the Night Away
06. If You Feel Like You Wanna Dance
07. It Ain't Rainin' (On Nobody's House But Mine)
08. Be With The One You Love




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Album: The Dramatic Way (1980)









01. Get It
02. Given' Up My Love
03. You're The Best Thing In My Life
04. (We Need More) Loving Time
05. Turn On The Music
06. You Promised To Be My Girl
07. How Can I Be Sure
08. Share Your Love With Me




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Album: New Dimension (1982)









01. The Devil Is A Dope
02. You Could Become The Very Heart Of Me
03. Now You Got Me Loving You
04. Fell For You
05. Jim, What's Wrong With Him?
06. Hey You! Get Off My Mountain
07. Beautiful People
08. Beware Of The Man (With The Candy In His Hand)
09. Stand Up And Clap Your Hands




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Album: Somewhere In Time (1986)










01. Dream Lady
02. Razor Blade
03. One Love Ago
04. Show Me What You Got
05. When Love Is Over
06. Medley Somewhere In Time
07. Days Of Yea And Ney
08. Luv's Callin'
09. She's Wild




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Album: Positive State Of Mind (1989)










01. Positive State of Mind
02. Live Your Life
03. Bridge Over Troubled Water
04. Blame It On New York City
05. Please Say You'll Be Mine
06. Give Me Some Attention Tonight
07. Come On and Stay
08. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Instrumental)




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Album: Stone Cold (1990)









01. If U Really Luv Me
02. She's Stone Cold
03. Just a Little Bit
04. If You Love Me
05. Let's Make Luv 4-Ever
06. Get on Up
07. Candy
08. Ready 4 Love
09. No Place to Live




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Album: The Best of The Dramatics (1991)









01. Get Up and Get Down
02. Thank You For Your Love
03. Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
04. In The Rain
05. (Gimme Some) Good Soul Music
06. Fall In Love, Lady Love
07. The Devil Is a Dope
08. You Could Become the Very Heart of Me
09. Fell For You
10. Hey You! Get Off My Mountain
11. Beware of the Man (With the Candy in His Hand)
12. And I Panicked
13. I Dedicate My Life To You
14. I Made Myself Lonely
15. Highway to Heaven
16. Toast to the Fool




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Album: Me & Mrs. Jones (1994)









01. Me And Mrs. Jones
02. Be My Girl
03. Shake It Well
04. You're Fooling You
05. Never Let You Go
06. Say The Word
07. I'm Hooked On You
08. (I'm Going By) The Stars In Your Eyes
09. Welcome Back Home
10. I Just Wanna Dance With You




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Album: Mellow Drama (1994)









01. One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
02. Hurt By Love
03. Sexy Devil
04. Cloud Nine
05. Paradise
06. Space Age (May Day Mix)
07. Everything Reminds Me Of You
08. For Your Love
09. Mother Nature
10. Key To The World
11. Space Age (Jam Mix)




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Album: Shake It Well-The Best of the Dramatics 1974-1980 (1998)









01. Shake It Well
02. Be My Girl
03. You're Fooling You
04. Me and Mrs. Jones
05. Don't Make Me No Promises
06. Love Is Missing from Our Lives
07. Door to Your Heart
08. (I'm Going by) The Stars in Your Eyes
09. Finger Fever
10. I Can't Get Over You
11. Do What You Want, Be What You Are
12. Jane
13. Welcome Back Home
14. That's My Favorite Song
15. You're the Best Thing in My Life
16. Stop Your Weeping




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Album: Look Inside 2002)










01. Look Inside
02. Looks Like Rain
03. Got My Pride
04. Pushin' Up On Ya
05. What Must I Do
06. Baby Boo
07. Right In the Middle of Heaven
08. Special Lady
09. I'm So Alone
10. Better Love As Friends




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Album: The Very Best Of Dramatics (2007)









01. Your Love Was Strange
02. Watcha See Is Whatcha Get
03. Get Up And Get Down
04. In The Rain
05. Toast To The Fool
06. The Devil Is Dope
07. Hey You! Get Off My Mountain
08. Fell For You
09. And I Panicked
10. Highway To Heaven
11. Bridge Over Troubled Water
12. Thank You For Your Love
13. Gimme Some (Good Soul Music)
14. Fall In Love, Lady Love
15. You Could Become The Very Heart Of Me




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