The Dynamics

Summary

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]

The Dynamics

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 musiciansReggie Young on guitar, Bobby Emmons on organ, Bobby Wood on piano, Mike Leech on bass, and Gene Chrisman on drums.

Members

  • 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.

Discography

  • First Landing (Cotillion Records, 1969)
  • What a Shame (Black Gold Records, 1973) U.S. R&B Albums #52[3]
  • Last Landing (HackTone Records, 1975) - reissue

Charting singles

  • "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]

External links

  • MySpace

References

  1. ^ "Misery - The Who Plagiarized Michigan Artists"., at Michigan Rock and Roll Legends
  2. ^ The Dynamics at Allmusic
  3. ^ Billboard, Allmusic.com
  4. ^ "Billboard Hot 100, 14 December 1963".
  5. ^ "Billboard Hot 100, 19 April 1969".
  6. ^ a b c Billboard Singles, Allmusic.com