The first track on the absolutely incredible first album Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get from The Dramatics is this stormer. Pure slice of heavy Detroit flavoured funk. Big breaks, massive basslines and a twangy lead guitar may well be a staple of the genre but hardly ever carried with as much panache as this offering. Often imitated, almost never bettered, Get Up & Get Down is a seminal piece of Soul Funk. Buy the album. Its amazing.
R & B vocal group formed in Detroit in 1964 as the Sensations. Changed their name to the Dramatics in 1965 and still performing.
Consisted of (at various stages): Ron Banks, Larry Reed (lead singer), LJ Reynolds (lead singer), Rob Davis, Elbert Wilkins, William “Weegee Howard” Howard(lead singer), Willie Ford , Robert Ellington, Larry Demps, Leonard Cornell Mayes, Winzell Kelly.