The Dynamics

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For the soul music vocal group formerly known as the Dynamics, see The Dramatics.

The Dynamics were an American R&B group from Detroit, Michigan.

The Dynamics were formed in the early 1960s. Their first hit was 1963's "Misery", which formed the basis for the Who's first record, Zoot Suit.[1]

In the late 1960s the group was managed by Ted White, who married Aretha Franklin.[2] The group released two full-length albums and charted three hits on the U.S. R&B charts in 1973-74.

Their first album was recorded in Memphis and featured a number of Memphis session musicians - Reggie Young on guitar, Bobby Emmons on organ, Bobby Wood on piano, Mick Leach on bass, and Gene Chrisman on drums.

Members[edit]

  • Isaac "Zeke" Harris
  • George White
  • Fred Baker
  • Samuel Stevenson
  • Zerben R. Hicks

The Dynamics are still going strong with their second re-release of First Landing and their new album Dynamic Rebirth. The present members are:

  • Fred Williams
  • Carnell "Silver" Butler Sr
  • Leon "Sonny" James
  • Gregory"Blu"Roberts

Discography[edit]

Charting singles[edit]

  • "Misery" (1963) Billboard Hot 100 #44 [4]
  • "Funkey Key" (1973) R&B #49[5]
  • "What a Shame" (1973) R&B #40[5]
  • "She's for Real (Bless You)" R&B #92[5]

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