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Thread started 08/08/17 6:10pm

LittleBLUECorv
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One vote for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Dramatics or Delfonics!

You're on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame board, and the ball is in your court. It's down to one vote for either the Delfonics or the Dramatics to make it to Ohio. Who are you goin' with? And why?

Both groups are from the midwest (is Philly midwest, lol.) Both got their start in the mid-60s with the Dramatics taking of first with a charting record but they stalled for 3 years. In those 3 years the Delfonics took of.

Both groups have 2 top 10 Pop singles. Delfonics with La La Means I Love You and Didn’t I Blow Your Mind. The Dramatics with Watcha See Watha Get and In The Rain.

Have fun. lol

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Reply #1 posted 08/08/17 6:15pm

SoulAlive

The Delfonics
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Reply #2 posted 08/08/17 6:21pm

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SoulAlive said:

The Delfonics

Why?

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Reply #3 posted 08/08/17 6:36pm

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LittleBLUECorvette said:



SoulAlive said:


The Delfonics

Why?



They are my favorite male vocal group.Notably,a young Michael Jackson said that they are his favorite vocal group,too.There is just something really special and mesmerizing about their Thom Bell-produced songs....lush,string-laden classics with amazing vocal harmonies."Hey Love" has got to be the sexiest slow jam ever!
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Reply #4 posted 08/08/17 6:52pm

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For me, I would choose The Dramatics. WYSIWYG and In The Rain have an extra strong serving of depth to them as opposed to The Delfonics wonderful doo wop songs which would work as the calming effect on the hype Fuck Yeah of WYSIWYG.
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Reply #5 posted 08/08/17 6:53pm

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Ann & Nancy Wilson from Heart put out a book a few years ago. Ann said in the early 1970s one of the members of The Delfonics tried to hit on her for a date.

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Reply #6 posted 08/09/17 10:50am

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This is tough, I have to go with the Delfonics. The Dramatics are great too but arguably the Delfonics had more success outside of the US. Interestingly both groups had a similar trajectory. Maybe they should make a Delfonics vs Dramatics album like the one the Drams did with the Dells back in the day.
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Reply #7 posted 08/10/17 12:02pm

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Both bands are great but I got to go with the Delfoniccs. They had more classics and their harmonies and productions were unique.
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Both groups are in my top 5 from that era, but I would have to go with the Dramatics. They can do more IMO. The Dramatics could have recorded Didn't I Blow Your Mind but I can't see the Delfonics doin Watcha See. They have 5 lead singers.

Delfonics were probably more influential. In the Rain does not happen if not for Delfonics
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Reply #9 posted 08/10/17 2:30pm

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They both had their vocal strengths but I couldn't see the Dramatics singing a song like Didn't I Blow Your Mind which is a song meant for tenors or sopranos. The Delfinics had a more polished and angelic vocal sound that went well with those Philly soul productions
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Reply #10 posted 08/10/17 4:26pm

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mjscarousal said:

They both had their vocal strengths but I couldn't see the Dramatics singing a song like Didn't I Blow Your Mind which is a song meant for tenors or sopranos. The Delfinics had a more polished and angelic vocal sound that went well with those Philly soul productions

Ron Banks can handle that.
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Reply #11 posted 08/10/17 4:39pm

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the Delfonics have been very influential."Ready Or Not" was re-made by the Fugees and even Prince covered them ("La La Means I Love You").I also remember the Jackson Five covering "Can You Remember".Another Delfonics song that's been covered a lot: "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time".
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Reply #12 posted 08/10/17 4:41pm

SoulAlive

I love the Dramatics too ("In The Rain" is one of the finest R&B songs ever) music
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Reply #13 posted 08/10/17 5:49pm

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DRAMATICS!!!!

cool cool cool cool cool

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Reply #14 posted 08/10/17 6:35pm

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SoulAlive said:

the Delfonics have been very influential."Ready Or Not" was re-made by the Fugees and even Prince covered them ("La La Means I Love You").I also remember the Jackson Five covering "Can You Remember".Another Delfonics song that's been covered a lot: "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time".



J5 covered La La La means I love you and Ready or Not Here I Come too
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Reply #15 posted 08/10/17 8:12pm

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...... Deftones! biggrin

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Cerebus said:

..... Deftones! biggrin


Def Leppard.
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Reply #17 posted 08/10/17 9:28pm

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

Cerebus said:

...... Deftones! biggrin

Def Leppard.

Def Jef

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Reply #18 posted 08/11/17 2:29am

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mjscarousal said:

SoulAlive said:
the Delfonics have been very influential."Ready Or Not" was re-made by the Fugees and even Prince covered them ("La La Means I Love You").I also remember the Jackson Five covering "Can You Remember".Another Delfonics song that's been covered a lot: "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time".
J5 covered La La La means I love you and Ready or Not Here I Come too

really? Wow...seems like Michael truly loved this group.

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SoulAlive said:



mjscarousal said:


SoulAlive said:
the Delfonics have been very influential."Ready Or Not" was re-made by the Fugees and even Prince covered them ("La La Means I Love You").I also remember the Jackson Five covering "Can You Remember".Another Delfonics song that's been covered a lot: "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time".

J5 covered La La La means I love you and Ready or Not Here I Come too


really? Wow...seems like Michael truly loved this group.


Delfonics used to let J5 use their dressing room when they used to perform at Regal and Capital Theater in Chicago. Jackie did a cover also on his 73 debut.
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Reply #20 posted 08/11/17 8:46am

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LittleBLUECorvette said:....

..... In the Rain does not happen if not for Delfonics

oR the 1968 TEMPTATIONS hit song by a similar name about a similar thing... almost in a similar style.


>......DELFONICS by a mile. Better Original songs, better albums,... i'VE NEVER HIT "SKIP" on any Delfonics album

But LITTLE BLUE CORVETTE... you're absolutely right... DRAMATICS could do some that the Delfonics could likely not.

Hmm... guess it's apples n oranges

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Reply #21 posted 08/11/17 10:07am

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Delfonics. Wooh those vocals. There was something special to them just like The Moments. IMO they are one in the same almost underground giants of the Soul Sound. Dramatics were cool, but something was just more genuine and intimate with the Delfonics.

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Reply #22 posted 08/11/17 11:34am

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Both are legendary groups... but I'm partial to the Delfonics because they laid the foundation for just about everyone else. But the Dramatics have some serious hits too!

Lady Cab Driver is one of the greatest songs ever!
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Reply #23 posted 08/14/17 1:05pm

RJOrion

delfonics

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Reply #24 posted 08/14/17 3:30pm

ReddBlitz

Both! Throw in the Chi-Lites too!!!
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Reply #25 posted 08/14/17 4:32pm

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ReddBlitz said:

Both! Throw in the Chi-Lites too!!!

I got the Chi-Lite right below Dramatcs and Delfonics along with Intruders, Archie Bell and Drells, and the Moments.
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Reply #26 posted 08/14/17 5:26pm

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Stylistics also rank high for soul vocal groups
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RJOrion said:

Stylistics also rank high for soul vocal groups

They're rigtht along with Delfonics and Dramatics and the Dells. I'm not sure where I'd rank the Spinners though. At that top tier level with Temps, Tops and O'Jays or a tier right below with Delfonics and Dramatcs???

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Reply #28 posted 08/14/17 6:17pm

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Dramatics.
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