1. You're Fooling You
2. She's A Rainmaker
3. I Was The Life Of The Party
4. Things Are Changing
5. I'm Gonna Love You To The Max
6. Dramatic Theme / Treat Me Like A Man
7. Just Shopping (Not Buying Anything)
8. Come Out Of Your Thing
9. I'll Make It So Good
10. You're Fooling You (US ABC single)
• The Detroit-based Dramatics (originally formed in 1962) had hit their stride by the time they recorded DRAMA V,
their sixth overall album (and second for ABC Records) in 1975, a follow-up to LP, “The Dramatic Jackpot.”
The quintet (which had experienced a number of personnel changes over the preceding years) had established themselves in the premier league of black male vocal groups thanks to early ‘70s hits such as the classics, “Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get” and “In The Rain” for Volt Records.
• Working with producer Don Davis, songwriter Tony Hester and key musician/songwriter Michael Henderson – the team who had been responsible for their breakthrough Volt hits – among others, The Dramatics (L.J. Reynolds, Willie Ford, Ron Banks, Larry “Squirrell” Demps and Lenny Mayes) scored a US Top 10 R&B charted album with DRAMA V, thanks to standout tracks such as “Just Shopping (Not Buying Anything),” “Dramatic Theme/Treat Me Like A Man” (both penned by Henderson) and “I Was The Life Of The Party.”
• Making its worldwide CD debut, this SoulMusic Records’ reissue includes one bonus track, the Top 10 US R&B single version of “You’re Fooling You” along with liner notes by renowned US writer Quentin Harrison with 2013 quotes from Michael Henderson.
About the Writer
David Nathan is the founder and CEO of SoulMusic.com and began his writing career in 1965; beginning in 1967, he was a regular contributor to Blues & Soul magazine in London before relocating to the U.S. in 1975 where he served as U.S. editor for the publication for several decades and began being known as 'The British Ambassador Of Soul.' From 1988 to 2004, he wrote prolifically for Billboard, has penned bios, produced and written liner notes for box sets and reissue CDs for over a thousand projects. He returned to London in 2009 where he has helped create SoulMusic.com Records as a leading reissue label.