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Joy Ride: Expanded Edition

The Dramatics Audio CD

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When superstar rapper Snoop Dogg wanted to incorporate the '70s vocal vibe into a track on what would be his massively-successful Doggystyle album in 1993, he called on The Dramatics. It's no wonder--The Dramatics are one of the greatest vocal groups of R&B. In the group's more than three decades, The Dramatics have contributed more to the art of ensemble soul singing than ... Read more in Amazon's The Dramatics Store

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8. Say The Word
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12. Sundown Is Coming (Hold Back The Night) (Us Abc Single Edit)

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The quintet (by 1976, consisting of L.J. Reynolds, Willie Ford, Ron Banks, Larry Squirrell Demps and Lenny Mayes) had established themselves as hitmakers with classics such as Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get and In The Rain for Volt Records. The three primary producers on JOY RIDE had been key players in the group s previous success - Don Davis, songwriter Tony Hester and key musician/artist in his own right Michael Henderson. In addition, two members of the group Ron Banks and L.J. Reynolds - stepped up with each producing one track while longtime arranger Jimmy Roach wrote and produced another standout cut, I Get Carried Away. Henderson s Be My Girl quickly became one of the album s highlights (with his own version competing with the group s for US airplay) propelling JOY RIDE into the US Top 20 R&B Albums chart. This SoulMusic Records reissue includes two bonus tracks, single versions of Be My Girl and Sundown Is Coming along with liner notes by renowned US writer Janine Coveney with 2013 quotes from Michael

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5.0 out of 5 stars The REAL "Joy Ride".....!! 17 Jan 2014
By mark twain - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Music listeners who remember and love the originally conceived version of the 1976 Album by Detroit's great Dramatics can finally have the correct program that for decades was not available in CD form. I held on to the vinyl version all these years and was disappointed over the MCA CD that lifted the title from the original ABC Records release but chopped up the song sequence and substituted a few tracks from several of their other albums into the track lineup. Now......this outstanding reissue version is what it really was all about .....and still is!
4.0 out of 5 stars it was what i expected 5 Mar 2013
By larocast - Published on Amazon.com
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i knew half of the songs and since those songs are hard to find, i bought this. the songs brought back sad, good and fun memories, simultaneously.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Them 2 Jun 2009
By Big Sistah Patty - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I simple love the Dramatics. I recently rediscovered them. They are a full range group. All their members can sing and generally several of them share leads in same song. I like it like that. Their vocals are simply beautiful.
4.0 out of 5 stars Their best album from their years at ABC Records. 10 April 2007
By Justo Roteta - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Of the several LPs that The Dramatics recorded for ABC Records during the mid-to-late'70s "Joy Ride" remains a personal favorite. The crushingly-soulful ballad "The Coldest Day Of My Life" and the easygoing "Say The Word" rank right up there with the group's finest Stax recordings but the disco numbers were unfit for a group of The Dramatics' soulful delivery and style. This CD reissue contains two bonus tracks and (at its price) is quite a bargain.
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4.0 out of 5 stars RARE JOY 9 Sep 2001
By Marcos B. Santos - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
JOY RIDE isn't one of the best records of The Dramatics but it brings out "Be My Girl" (one of the best single from the group), "I Just Get Carried Away" a curious song with a curious musical measure, it has "Say the word" and very specially, it has "I can't get over you" sung by Banks with all the strength of his voice! I have the vinyl version, double cover, with photos entire-body of the group's members... Once in a while, I put it to play in the old pick-up that I still keep beside the cd-player. Once in a while... At last, I intend to hear that songs for many years, yet.
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