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The Best of the Dramatics ()


In the 1960s, Stax Records was best known for raw southern soul that rejected the type of sleekness and pop sensibilities favored by the northern soulsters at Motown. But by the early '70s, Memphis soul was losing its popularity, and Stax's A&R department started to emphasize northern and so-called "uptown" soul in order to stay competitive. One of Stax/Volt's biggest sellers was the Dramatics, a Detroit group that, like the Temptations at Motown and the O'Jays in the Gamble & Huff camp, effectively combined gritty soul ...

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  1. Get up and Get Down
  2. Thank You for Your Love
  3. Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
  4. In the Rain
  5. (Gimme Gimme Some (Good Soul Music)
  6. Fall in Love, Lady Love
  7. The Devil Is Dope
  8. You Could Become the Very Heart of Me
  9. 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 Dedicated My Life to You
  14. I Made Myself Lonely
  15. Highway to Heaven
  16. Toast to the Fool
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