During the late 1960’s to the early 1970’s, soulful R&B groups like the Stylistics, Chi-lits, and the Delfonics were all the rage. Many during this time were compared to Motown counterparts like the Temptations because of their layered harmonies and precision choreography. One breakout group, The Dramatics, came up in mid 60s and emerged as one of the most beloved groups of their time. With classic material like “Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get,” “In The Rain” and “Hey You! Get Off My Mountain,” these smooth brothers from Detroit have created an impressive legacy that have entertained everyone at the Summer BBQ from grandpa to Uncle Ray Ray to your play cousin Donnell. Not only did they rock the dance floor and bedroom during their heyday, but they are consistently being sampled (>300 times) and even collaborated with Snoop Dogg on his debut album’s funky single “Doggy Dogg World.”
So once we heard there was going to be an Unsung episode featuring the group for the series’ 11th season, we were excited to see what TVOne had in store. Like other amazing installations, The Dramatics ep, which aired this past Sunday, delivered and then some. Although we knew a lot about them, we learned a ton and wanted to share a few nuggets that we found intriguing.
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Check out the full episode below: