The Dramatics L.J. Reynolds Settles Dispute With The Estate Of Ronald Dean Banks
The Dramatics, L.J. Reynolds and Sandra Banks, wife and Estate representative of deceased group member Ronald Dean Banks mutually agree that the Estate of Ronald Dean Banks shall receive a fee from each concert performed by The Dramatics featuring L.J. Reynolds. Banks was a founding member of The Dramatics and he passed in 2010 after almost 50 years of hit songs and sold-out tours. Reynolds is the lead singer of the group and handles their business affairs.
Their timeless music soared in the ’70’s with their classics including “Whatcha See is Whatcha Get,” “Get Up and Get Down,” “In the Rain,” “Be My Girl” and more totaling 40 Top Ten singles.
Snoop Dogg introduced The Dramatics to Generation X when he collaborated with them on “Doggy Dogg World” and they later recorded “Ballin’.”
Reynolds’ current solo album, Get To This features the hit single, “Come Get to This/Stepping OutTonight,” which peaked at No. 24 on Mediabase’s Urban Adult Contemporary chart. Other chart toppers include “Cheating on Me,” and “You Sure Love to Ball,” each song has an accompanying video on YouTube.
Reynolds’ ninth solo album is scheduled for a 2017 release during the second quarter. He has recorded and produced a remake of Marvin Gaye’s classic, “Mercy, Mercy Me/Stop The War, Save The World” (I Just Can’t Stop Dancing). He also re-recorded a brand new version of his ’70s hit classic, “Key To The World,” now retitled “Giving All My Love, Key To The World.” He rededicates this song to his lifelong fans. The album will also feature “Bad Girl,” featuring The Dramatics.