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There are multiple bands named ‘The Dynamics’. If you are looking for the band called ’Dynamics’ their artist page is here

1.) The Original “The Dynamics”

In 1969 The Dynamics released First Landing, their first album on Cotillion Records. A smooth slice of soul called “Ice Cream Song” garnered substantial airplay on R&B radio stations, but almost as quickly as the band appeared on the scene, they evaporated into the patchouli haze of psychedelic soul that dominated the airwaves towards the end of the ‘60s. Though a second album, What a Shame, briefly placed the Dynamics back on the radar of soul music fans in 1973, the legacy of the group was relegated to cult status. Thanks to David Gorman and Michael Nieves at Hacktone, First Landing has been lovingly unearthed so that a contemporary audience can savor a long forgotten entry in the canon of ‘60s soul music.

The Dynamics were Zeke Harris, George White, Fred Baker, and Samuel Stevenson: four vocalists from Detroit whose different vocal styles blended into one lustrous whole. Under the management of Ted White, who had escorted his wife Aretha Franklin from Detroit down to Muscle Shoals for her legendary Atlantic recording sessions, The Dynamics were similarly transplanted to American Studios in Memphis to catch some of the magic that catapulted Franklin to “Queen of Soul”. Shaping the group’s sound were producers Tommy Cogbill and Chips Moman, a team whose Midas touch spun pop gold on records by Elvis Presley (“Suspicious Minds”), Wilson Pickett (“I’m in Love”), the Box Tops (“Cry Like a Baby”), and Neil Diamond (“Sweet Caroline”).


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  • Sr_RoX

    Muito bommmmm :D

    18 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Hunter_Zombie

    I've just stumbled across the website of a Canadian "The Dynamics". That makes 6 so far, at least 3 of which have actually had recording contracts (Detroit, French and South African). What a mess!

    24 Jan 2012 Reply
  • SunMan24

    хороши ребята

    11 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Hunter_Zombie

    @lovespam: You are welcome to have a go at tidying it up. Just make sure all 5 or more bands are still mentioned seperately. It was in even more of a mess before I had a go at it, if you can believe it! I just made sure there were separate sections for all the different [i]The Dynamics[/i] I knew of and could locate on Google

    18 Dec 2011 Reply
  • lovespam

    everywhere the same mess!!!! the dynamics from france, lyon only did two records: version excursion and 180000miles, the rest is remasterstuff from the detroiter dynamics. update, please,! see wiki for detroiter dynamics or for the french guys i love their led zeppelin cover whole lotta love...:)

    10 Nov 2011 Reply
  • djostria

    good band!

    14 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Hunter_Zombie

    This REALLY seems to be a popular name for a band!

    6 Nov 2010 Reply
  • timriddim

    they are by far not the first Band who picked a name from a already existing Band - so what's the fuss - be proud that you now know another Band who share thier name.

    17 Sep 2010 Reply
  • PrisRoux

    "The Dynamics" I listen to is not this one formed in 2003... I hate when these things happen on LastFM...

    5 Dec 2009 Reply
  • wahit

    Wtf?! The Dynamics are a funk/r&b band from the 60s. Wtf is this? Are these guys clever enough to figure out an original name? Geeezzzzzzz!

    28 May 2009 Reply
  • Drudenfusz

    Have heard their 7 Nation Army some time ago in the radio, now I found the band!

    24 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Self-Ish

    thanks to Jamane fom SABA Records who introduced me to this awesome band! :)

    19 Jan 2009 Reply
  • mr_maxis

    It sounds great..

    27 Oct 2008 Reply
  • jorgequental : )

    17 Sep 2008 Reply
  • BooyakaA

    Agree. They are barely better known in France. They come from Lyon.

    22 Aug 2008 Reply
  • sweetchild1984

    i am totally confused by this. i thought this was the northern soul group's page? whatever. "i need your love" is one of the best northern soul trax eva

    19 Jun 2008 Reply
  • drhelmutsoul1

    love this band

    26 Apr 2008 Reply
  • SwayFray

    this band is - unfortunately - completely underrated!

    3 Jan 2008 Reply
  • SwayFray

    totally cool and great! :D

    2 Jan 2008 Reply
  • BooyakaA

    New album Version Excursions is great.

    22 Nov 2007 Reply
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