Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get (song)

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"Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get"
Single by The Dramatics
from the album Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
Released 1971
Genre R&B, soul
Length 3:34
Label Volt Records
Writer(s) Tony Hester

Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get is a 1971 single by The Dramatics. The song was a #1 hit on the Billboard R&B charts, and broke into the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #9.[1]

The song has been covered by British pop group The Beautiful South on their 1990 album Choke, the American experimental rock band When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water on their 1994 album Bill Kennedy's Showtime, and the American rock and soul group Hall & Oates on their 2004 album Our Kind of Soul as "What You See Is What You Get".

In popular culture[edit]

  • The original recording by The Dramatics is heard in the opening of the 1973 documentary, "Wattstax".

External links[edit]

Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get on AllMusic


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 172.