Tuesday, 25 August 2009

The Trammps ”Disco Inferno”

The Trammps

Disco Inferno
( LP Atlantic Records, 1976 )
Catalog # SD 18211

A1 Body Contact Contract (6:55)
Producer, Arranged By, Written-By – Norman Harris
Written-By – Bruce Gray, Jimmy Hendricks
A2 Starvin’ (7:05)
Producer, Arranged By, Written-By – Norman Harris
Written-By – Allan Felder, Earl Young, Ronald Tyson
A3 I Feel Like I’ve Been Livin’ (On The Dark Side Of The Moon) (6:59)
Producer, Arranged By, Written-By – Ronald Baker
B1 Disco Inferno (10:54)
Producer, Arranged By, Written-By – Ron “Have Mercy” Kersey
Written-By – Leroy Green
B2 Don’t Burn No Bridges (6:00)
Producer – Norman Harris
Written-By – Allan Felder, Ronald Tyson
Written-By, Arranged By – T. G. Conway
B3 You Touch My Hot Line (4:23)
Arranged By – T. G. Conway
Producer – Earl Young
Written-By – Jerry Akins, Johnny Bellmon, Reginald Turner, Victor Drayton

Personnel & Credits:
Backing Vocals – Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson,
Don Renaldo And His Strings And Horns, Evette Benton
Bass – Ronald Baker
Bass Vocals, Drums – Earl Young
Congas – Larry Washington, Robert Cupit
Engineer [Assistant] – Arthur Stoppe,
Carla Bandini, Peter Humphreys
Guitar – Bobby Eli, Norman Harris, T. J. Tindall
Keyboards – Bruce Gray, Carlton Kent,
Ron “Have Mercy” Kersey, T. G. Conway
Lead Vocals – Jimmy Ellis
Lead Vocals, Baritone Vocals – Robert Upchurch
Mastered By – José Rodriguez
Mixed By – Tom Moulton
Producer – Baker-Harris-Young
Recorded By – Carl Paruolo, Dirk Devlin
Remix – Jay Mark
Tambourine – Allan Felder, Ronald Tyson
Tenor Vocals [First Tenor] – Harold Wade
Tenor Vocals [Second Tenor] – Stanley Wade

Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pa.
Mastered at Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs, New York, N.Y.
This edition is from the 1976 original issue. There is also c. 1977-1978 reissue nearly identical to this one, but with a Saturday Night Fever sticker on the cover and different matrix IDs (notably, “RI” instead of “MO” printed on the labels).
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album

The success of the title track, featured in Saturday Night Fever, likely overshadowed the remainder of the album. Disco Inferno, the second full-length the Trammps released in 1976, features five other cuts, all of which are laced with the kind of Philly soul-rooted elegance heard on the group’s biggest hit, with the likes of Norman Harris, Allan Felder, Ron Kersey, and Ron Tyson involved with the songwriting, arranging, and production. “I Feel Like I’ve Been Livin’ (On the Dark Side of the Moon)” was the only other charting single, but at least two others — especially the opening “Body Contact Contract” — deserved regular rotation.
By Andy Kellman (AMG)

By Pier

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