EXPANDED EDITION (CAROLINE INTL/SOULMUSIC RECORDS)
Caroline International (in association with SoulMusic Records) is proud to present the 2015 reissue of SHAKE IT WELL, the 1977 ABC Records album by legendary soul music group, The Dramatics, an expanded edition including the single edit of the title track, a U.S. R&B top 10 hit and the slow jam classics “My Ship Won’t Sail Without You” and “Ocean Of Thoughts And Dreams” (also a U.S. R&B top 20 charted single). SHAKE IT WELL was fourth album The Dramatics recorded for ABC Records, following five years at Volt Records.
Formed in Detroit in 1966, The Dramatics enjoyed some local success with recordings for Wingate and Sport labels before producer/songwriter brought the group to Stax Records in 1969 where he had been working with Carla Thomas and Johnnie Taylor. While their initial single for the Stax imprint, Volt Records made little impact, a return to the label in 1971 yielded success with the now-classics “Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get” and “In The Rain,” both written and produced by one of Davis’ associates, Tony Hester.