Man, fuck matching suits. It pisses me off when I think about how many bands and vocal groups I've ignored over the years because I couldn't get past their matching outfits. It's bad when it's suits, or jumpsuits. Worse when it's tuxes. Yikes. How are you supposed to relate to that? So, that photo up there? That's the best photo I could find of the Dramatics without matching outfits. And I had to post "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" because it had been ages since I heard it and when it popped up at the beginning of Wattstax I was reminded how insanely thick it is, in terms of shit going on in it..
I wouldn't blame you for taking a pass on this type of seventies soul. I did, for years. It wasn't until a friend gave me five mixes heavy on that sort of stuff that it started seeping in. Still not quite one of those go-to things, but once it starts, I let it ride.
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Listen:The Dramatics - Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get mp3 at Evil Vince (?)
The Dramatics - Hot Pants In the Summertime mp3 at Sweet Too (?)
Wattstax - Full movie at YouTube with Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, the Staple Singers, the Bar Kays and more.