The producer, musician, and arranger is famous for helping Al Green find his sound on the Hi Records sessions and shaping Memphis soul. He also worked as a trumpet player and bandleader with minor R&B hits like “Soul Serenade” before Hi Records. 1. Willie Mitchell [youtube]tQh-_llN_UY[/youtube] Drummer and baritone forContinue Reading

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Ron’s group gave him an appropriate send-off in song. Of course LJ Reynolds speaks on his best friend and singing buddy. Some of you remember seeing The Dramatics in Snoop Dogg’s “Doggy Dogg World” video from 1994. And others may remember 9th Wonder’s sampling of “Oceans Of Thought And Dreams”Continue Reading

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Here is Anita Baker giving a wonderful acapella performance at Ron Banks’s memorial service at Greater Grace Temple on March 13th in Detroit. She also shares her memories of him from her Chapter 8 days. Related posts: The Dramatics At Ron Bank’s Memorial Service R.I.P. Ron Banks Mary J. BligeContinue Reading

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Ron Banks of The Dramatics passed this morning at his home in Detroit. Banks lead the Old School group known for its smooth soulful R&B that spawned such classics as “In The Rain,” “Watcha See Is Watcha Get,” “Hey You! Get Off My Mountain,” “Door To Your Heart,” “Oceans OfContinue Reading

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