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The Trammps is a band from the American Philadelphia. The band originated from the Volcanos and Moods that occurred in the 1960s and played soul music. The occupation consisted of: Gene Faith (lead vocals), Earl Young, Jimmy Ellis, Dennis Harris, Ron Kersey, John Hart, Stanley Wade and Michael Thomas.

Early ' 70s they were one of the first disco groups. The band existed when Jimmy Ellis, Harold Doc Wade, Stanley Wade and Earl Young. The first recording of The Trammps dates from 1972, "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart", originally an old song from 1943, at the time, sung by Judy Garland. The first big hit that finally The Trammps breakthroughs in Netherlands was "Love epidemic" from 1973. The music was then larger well known hits such as "Shout", "Hold Back The Night" and "Disco Inferno" followed. The latter hit from 1976 came a year later in the soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever. In 1977, The Trammps released "The Night The Lights Went Out", a song in which the big power failure in New York on 13 July of that year was sung.

In 2000 a later band member, Jerry Mills Collins, accused of beating his wife on Valentine's day when he had accused her of adultery. He got a sentence of 12 to 35 years. On 19 september 2005 signed the Group Disco Inferno plate in the Dance Music Hall of Fame in New York. The band performs internationally and still exists in 2012 from the following members: Doc Wade, Stan Wade, Robert Upchurch and Dave Dixon.

They have in May 2008 at the Toppers in Concert series three concerts as guest artists.

Jimmy Ellis, who died on 8 March 2012 in 2010 for the last to sing with us in the band, in Rock Hill, South Carolina..

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Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
The legendary zing album 1975 -
The best of The Trammps 1975 15-02-1975 16 9 Compilation album
Trammps 07-1975 -
Where the happy people go 15-04-1976 -
Disco inferno 29-12-1976 -
The Trammps III 10-11-1977 -
The whole world's dancing 1979 -
Earn friends it up 1980 -
Slipping out 1980 -
The very best of the Trammps 1991 02-11-1991 38 12 Compilation album

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Love epidemic 1974 13-04-1974 11 7 No. 11 in the Single Top 100 / Alarm drive
Where do we go from here 1974 29-06-1974 tip5 -
Shout 1974 04-01-1975 5 12 No. 5 in the Single Top 100
Trusting heart 1975 03-05-1975 31 2
Save a place 1975 06-09-1975 36 3
Hooked for life 1975 25-10-1975 22 6 No. 28 in the Single Top 100
Zing went the strings of my heart 1975 06-12-1975 11 9 No. 5 in the Single Top 100
Hold back the night 1976 28-02-1976 12 7 No. 11 in the Single Top 100
That's where the happy people go 1976 01-05-1976 25 4
Disco party (Dance people dance) 1976 31-07-1976 tip4 -
Sixty minute man 1976 09-10-1976 tip16 -
Disco inferno 1977 09-04-1977 tip6 -
(The night the lights went out in) New York City 1978 11-03-1978 15 9 No. 10 in the Single Top 100
Move 1984 19-05-1984 34 3 No. 37 in the Single Top 100
Single (s) with chart positions

in the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Love epidemic 1974 - No. 7 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Where do we go from here 1974 - No. 30 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Shout 1974 - No. 7 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Save a place 1975 - No. 25 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Hooked for life 1975 - No. 12 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Zing went the strings of my heart 1975 - No. 8 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Hold back the night 1976 - No. 21 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Stop and think 1976 - No. 29 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Disco party (Dance people dance) 1976 - No. 24 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Disco inferno 1977 - No. 24 in the Radio 2 Top 30
(The night the lights went out in) New York City 1978 - No. 9 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Move 1984 - No. 26 in the Radio 2 Top 30

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Disco inferno 1158 1096 944 816 1310 1109 1452 802 1122 1023 904 867 1073 862 710
Shout 941 1224 903 913 857 908 985 935 976 924 1250 1012 1196 1202 1280
Zing went the strings of my heart 1832 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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