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The Trammps are an extremely hip and soulful funk/disco group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band started out in the 60s as the Volcanos and the Moods before settling on the name the Trammps in the early 70s. The original members were: Gene Faith (lead vocals), Norman Harris (vocals/guitar), Earl Young (vocals/drums), Dennis Harris (guitar), Ron Kersey (keyboards), John Hart (organ), Stanley Wade (bass), Jimmy Ellis (vocals), and Michael Thomas (drums). The Trammps scored a #17 R&B radio hit with a lively cover of Judy Garland's 40s tune "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart" in 1972. They had three more Top 10 R&B radio hits from 1972 to 1978. The Trammps released their self-titled debut album in 1975. The group had their greatest crossover smash success with "Disco Inferno" in 1977. With its intense groove, pulsating bass, soaring vocals, and pumping incessant beat, "Disco Inferno" went to #9 on the R&B radio charts and registered at #11 on the Billboard pop radio charts. Moreover, the song was featured on the hit soundtrack to "Saturday Night Fever" and even won a Grammy Award in 1979. Not surprisingly, "Disco Inferno" has been featured on the soundtracks of numerous films and TV shows throughout the years. "Disco Inferno" was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in New York City on September 9, 2005. The Trammps still continue to perform in concert all over the world.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders

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