Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get (song)

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"Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get"
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get - The Dramatics.jpg
Single by The Dramatics
from the album Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
B-side "Thankful for Your Love"
Released June 1971
Genre R&B, soul
Length 3:34
Label Volt/Stax
Songwriter(s) Tony Hester
The Dramatics singles chronology
"Your Love Was Strange"
(1969)
"Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get"
(1971)
"Get Up and Get Down"
(1972)

"Your Love Was Strange"
(1969)
"Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get"
(1971)
"Get Up and Get Down"
(1972)

Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get is a 1971 single by The Dramatics. The song was a #3 hit on the Billboard R&B charts, and broke into the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #9.[1] The song is noted for its scatting by the lead singer Banks, and for the bass singer saying "Look at me".

The song has been covered by British pop group The Beautiful South on their 1990 album Choke, American singer and drag queen RuPaul on the 1993 soundtrack album Addams Family Values: Music from the Motion Picture, 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".

The song was featured in the second season of the FX series Fargo, in the episode "The Gift of the Magi".

References[edit]

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

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