Trammps (album)

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Trammps
Trammps album small.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1, 1975
StudioSigma Sound Studios
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
GenreSoul, disco
LabelGolden Fleece
ProducerRonnie Baker, Norman Harris, Earl Young
The Trammps chronology
The Legendary Zing Album
(1975)
Trammps
(1975)
Where the Happy People Go
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideB+[2]

The Trammps is the second studio album by American soul-disco group, The Trammps, released in 1975 through Golden Fleece Records.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at No. 30 on the R&B albums chart. It also reached No. 159 on the Billboard 200. The album features the singles "Love Epidemic", which peaked at No. 75 on the Hot Soul Singles chart, "Where Do We Go from Here", which charted at No. 44 on the Hot Soul Singles chart, and "Trusting Heart", which reached No. 72 on the Hot Soul Singles chart. "Where Do We Go From Here" was the last song played on closing night of New York's legendary disco Paradise Garage.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Ronnie Baker, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Stop and Think"3:10
2."Trusting Heart" (Melvin Steals, Mervin Steals)3:20
3."Every Dream I Dream Is You"3:57
4."Love Epidemic" (Norman Harris, Leroy Green)4:48
5."Save a Place"5:03
Side two
No.TitleLength
6."Trammps Disco Theme" (Ronnie Baker, Norman Harris, Earl Young)3:25
7."Where Do We Go from Here"3:45
8."Down Three Dark Streets"5:01
9."I Know That Feeling"3:11
10."Shout" (O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley)3:33
2008 remastered reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
11."Oh Waa Hey"2:38
12."Just Say the Word"4:33
13."Love Epidemic" (Extended Version)5:58
14."Promise Me"4:52

Personnel[edit]

  • Dennis Harris – lead guitar
  • Jimmy Ellis – lead vocal
  • Michael Thompson – drums
  • Earl Young – drums, vocal
  • Doc Wade – guitar, vocal
  • Stan Wade – bass, vocal
  • John Hart – organ, vocal
  • Ron Kersey – piano, vocal
  • Roger Stevens – trumpet
  • John Davis – saxophone
  • Fred Jointer – trombone
  • MFSB – music

Charts[edit]

Album

Chart (1975) Peaks
[3]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 159
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 30

Singles

Year Single Peaks
US
[3]
US
R&B

[3]
US
Dan

[3]
1973 "Love Epidemic" 75
1974 "Where Do We Go from Here" 44
"Trusting Heart" 101 72 13
1975 "Stop and Think" 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "Trammps review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: T". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 16, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ a b c d "US Charts > The Trammps". Billboard. Retrieved 25 May 2017.

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