The Dynamics

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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.


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

The Dynamics are Still Going Strong with Carnell"Silver" Butler and Fred Williams.


Charting singles[edit]

  • "Misery" (1963) Billboard Hot 100 #44 [4]
  • "Ice Cream Song" (1969) Billboard Hot 100 #59 [5]
  • "Funkey Key" (1973) R&B #49[6]
  • "What a Shame" (1973) R&B #40[6]
  • "She's for Real (Bless You)" R&B #92[6]

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