Disco Inferno (album)

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Disco Inferno
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Studio album by The Trammps
Released December 29, 1976
Studio Sigma Sound Studios
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Genre Disco
Length 42:24
Label Atlantic
Producer Norman Harris, Ronald Baker, Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey, Earl Young
The Trammps chronology
Where the Happy People Go
(1976)Where the Happy People Go1976
Disco Inferno
The Trammps III
(1977)The Trammps III1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert ChristgauB [2]

Disco Inferno is the fourth studio album by American soul-disco group, The Trammps, released in 1976 through Atlantic Records.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at No. 16 on the R&B albums chart. It also reached No. 46 on the Billboard 200. The album features the title track, which peaked at No. 9 on the Hot Soul Singles chart, No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, and No. 1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart, and "I Feel Like I've Been Livin' (On the Dark Side of the Moon)", which charted at No. 52 on the Hot Soul Singles chart.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."Body Contact Contract"Norman Harris, Bruce Gray, Jimmy Hendricks6:55
2."Starvin'"Allan Felder, Ronald Tyson, Norman Harris, Earl Young7:05
3."I Feel Like I've Been Livin' (On the Dark Side of the Moon)"Ronald Baker6:59
Side two
4."Disco Inferno"Leroy Green, Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey10:54
5."Don't Burn No Bridges"Allan Felder, Ronald Tyson, T.G. Conway6:00
6."You Touch My Hot Line"Jerry Akins, Johnny Bellmon, Victor Drayton, Reginald Turner4:23


The Trammps
  • Jimmy Ellis – lead vocal
  • Robert Upchurch – lead and baritone vocal
  • Earl Young – bass vocal
  • Harold Wade – first tenor
  • Stanley Wade – second tenor
Additional Personnel
  • Ronald Baker – bass
  • Earl Young – drums
  • Norman Harris, Bobby Eli, T.J. Tindall – guitars
  • Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey, T.G. Conway, Bruce Gray, Carlton Kent – keyboards
  • Larry Washington, Robert Cupit – congas
  • Allen Felder, Ronald Tyson – tambourines
  • Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson, Evette Benton – background vocals
  • Don Renaldo and His Strings and Horns
  • Flash Wilson – The Trammps' M.C.



Chart (1976) Peaks
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 46
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 16


Year Single Peaks


1976 "Disco Inferno" 53 9 1
"Body Contact Contract"
1977 "I Feel Like I've Been Livin' (On the Dark Side of the Moon)" 105 52
1978 "Disco Inferno" (re-release) 11


  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Disco Inferno review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Disco Inferno review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 
  3. ^ a b c d "US Charts > The Trammps". Billboard. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 

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