The Dramatics were the soul vocal group during the Watergate years. Stax Records used this uptown R&B act to stay in the music biz as the popularity of their trademark raw sound waned. Starting with "What You See is What You Get," the Dramatics rode the top of the charts until Reagan hit office. Their sound was as sophisticated as a Blue Nunn and Perrier on the rocks. They were too good for the cocaine-fueled '80s.