[REMOVE ADS]




Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1

    The dynamics - ice cream song (rare clip 1969)

    Sorry slight tape interference towards the middle of tune but thought some would still like to see it


  2. #2
    Oh I remember this one. A Detroit classic!

  3. #3
    First time that I've heard this song. I like it! It's got a Smokey Robinson feel to it.

  4. #4
    My name is Ernest Fudge and I am and have been the lead singer of the Dynamics since 1974. I was sweating the old days they called the Dynamics utility man. Which meant that I sub for anybody in the group vocals when needed. We were all friends when the Dynamics will call the Monarch's. Myself and Sam Stevenson are the only members left, but Sam is a preacher now he quit it 69. I am putting the group back together with some younger guys in their 40s to 60s. And what I would like to do is start some dialogue about the knowledge I had concerning the Dynamics. Hopefully that will help get our name back out there. If you like to help me do this I would really appreciate it.

  5. #5
    Ernest, welcome to Soulful Detroit! It is great to hear that you are reforming the Dynamics. Were you guys originally out of Philly?

  6. #6
    I don't remember hearing that before. Why oh why did they stop making records that sounded that good?

  7. #7
    I have the 45 on Cotillion, it was a big hit in Orlando.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    Ernest, welcome to Soulful Detroit! It is great to hear that you are reforming the Dynamics. Were you guys originally out of Philly?
    Name:  av-5.jpg
Views: 143
Size:  21.1 KB
    As far as I know, The original Dynamics were from Detroit. They were in high school when they first got together. They first recorded for Ernie Stratton, as I remember.

    Were all their replacement members from Philadelphia? I don't know much about their career after 1970.

    There WAS a Dynamics group in Philadelphia during the early-to-mid 1960s. But they were unrelated to the Detroit group, as far as I know. I don't recall any two groups from far-away different cities, whose members joined up together later in their careers, keeping the same group name. That would be an interesting trivia question.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by robb_k View Post
    Name:  av-5.jpg
Views: 143
Size:  21.1 KB
    As far as I know, The original Dynamics were from Detroit. They were in high school when they first got together. They first recorded for Ernie Stratton, as I remember.

    Were all their replacement members from Philadelphia? I don't know much about their career after 1970.

    There WAS a Dynamics group in Philadelphia during the early-to-mid 1960s. But they were unrelated to the Detroit group, as far as I know. I don't recall any two groups from far-away different cities, whose members joined up together later in their careers, keeping the same group name. That would be an interesting trivia question.
    Robb, what would we ever do without YOU? Thank you! I did get confused a bit because the recorded posted here was so strongly popular in Detroit at the time, but years later I lived in Philly and I am sure I heard about them on the various oldies shows there.

  10. #10
    Name:  av-5.jpg
Views: 131
Size:  21.1 KB

    Dynamics' members:

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

    As far as I know these members were all from Detroit.
    Their first producer, Detroiter, Ernie Stratton, leased their productions to New York's Big Top Records(1963-65, and later, put them out on his own, Detroit-based, Top Ten Records(1966). After that(1967-69) they were produced by Detroit producer, Jack Ashford's Pied Piper Productions, leased to RCA. Then, (1969-71) they were managed by Aretha Franklin's husband Ted White, who had Aretha with Atlantic. So White got them a deal with Atlantic's Cotillion Records. After that, White got them a deal with Detroit's own Black Gold Records (1973-75). All their production companies were Detroit based (even though they recorded in Memphis for Cotillion. I'm sure that they kept their residences in Detroit during that whole period.

  11. #11
    Hi!

    According to the book "Soul Harmony Singles 1960-1990", there were six different Dynamics that have released records. The information in that book isn't always very accurate, because it was based on the information that was available at the point of the release of the book.

    Bob McGrath's "Soul Discography" lists three groups, including the ones that recorded in Nashville and New York.

    Best regards
    Heikki

  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by heikki View Post
    Hi!

    According to the book "Soul Harmony Singles 1960-1990", there were six different Dynamics that have released records. The information in that book isn't always very accurate, because it was based on the information that was available at the point of the release of the book.

    Bob McGrath's "Soul Discography" lists three groups, including the ones that recorded in Nashville and New York.

    Best regards
    Heikki
    Name:  av-5.jpg
Views: 127
Size:  21.1 KB
    There was also The Dynamics from Philadelphia, and the L.A. group on Em Jay Records. There was also a guitar instrumental group on a small Texas label.

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by 144man View Post
    I don't remember hearing that before. Why oh why did they stop making records that sounded that good?
    It's on their first album on Cotillion. The main lead singer is Isaac "Zeke" Harris but on this Temptations' cover it's Fred Baker :


  14. #14
    there was a group called Emory & the Dynamics that I saw on a package show but I can't recall their record. I think they were based out of Atlanta.

  15. #15
    Hi!

    Soul Harmony Singles lists:
    - The Dynamics on the Brainstorm label
    - the group on Dynamics/Reprise/Big Rop /RCA/Cotillion/Better/Black Gold and Columbia
    - on Fortune
    - on SAA-Ce
    - on Top Ten; and here they also refer to the Dramatics, which is a mistake

    Also:
    - Jules Johnson & the Dynamics
    - Jay P. Robinson & the Dynamics
    - Emory & the Dynamics (on Peachtree, William Bell's label, and later as the Four Dynamics)
    - Freddie & the Dynamics
    - Jake & the Dynamics

    Best regards
    Heikki

  16. #16
    Wow,very nice,sounds like something the temps would've done back in the day with david on lead.

  17. #17
    I found a 45 of "The Ice Cream" song at my grandparents house in the 90s. I liked both sides of the single a lot and played them both quite a bit. I still have it. It's great to see this performance!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

[REMOVE ADS]

Ralph Terrana
MODERATOR

Welcome to Soulful Detroit! Kindly Consider Turning Off Your Ad BlockingX
Soulful Detroit is a free service that relies on revenue from ad display [regrettably] and donations. We notice that you are using an ad-blocking program that prevents us from earning revenue during your visit.
Ads are REMOVED for Members who donate to Soulful Detroit. [You must be logged in for ads to disappear]
DONATE HERE »
And have Ads removed.