The Legendary Zing Album

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The Legendary Zing Album
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Studio album by The Trammps
Released February 14, 1975
Studio Sigma Sound Studios
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Genre Soul, disco
Length 34:08
Label Buddah
Producer Ronnie Baker, Norman Harris, Earl Young
The Trammps chronology
The Legendary Zing Album
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars [1]
Robert ChristgauB+ [2]

The Legendary Zing Album is the debut studio album by American soul-disco group, The Trammps, released in 1975 through Buddah Records.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album consists of tracks recorded in the early 1970s with the Philadelphia Soul sound. The album features the singles "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart", which peaked at No. 17 on the Hot Soul Singles chart and No. 64 on the Billboard Hot 100, "Pray All You Sinners", which peaked at #34 on the Hot Soul Singles chart, and "Hold Back the Night", which peaked at No. 10 on the Hot Soul Singles chart and No. 35 on the Billboard Hot 100.


The track "Rubber Band" was 30 years later sampled and used by rap-artist The Game for his 2005 hit "Hate It Or Love It", and again the same year by Mary J. Blige on her song MJB Da MVP, which actually sampled "Hate It Or Love It".

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."Penguin at the Big Apple" / "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart" (Medley)Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker, Earl Young / James F. Hanley4:52
2."Pray All You Sinners"Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker5:24
3."Sixty Minute Man"Billy Ward, Rose Marks4:54
4."Scruboard"Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker, Earl Young3:12
Side two
5."Tom's Song"Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker, Earl Young3:14
6."Rubber Band"Ronnie Baker, Allan Felder, Norman Harris5:14
7."Hold Back the Night"Ronnie Baker, Norman Harris, Allan Felder, Earl Young3:54
8."Penguin at the Big Apple"Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker, Earl Young3:24



Year Single Peaks

1972 "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" 64 17
"Sixty Minute Man" 108
1973 "Pray All You Sinners" 34
1975 "Hold Back the Night" 35 10


  1. ^ Hamilton, Andrew. "The Legendary Zing Album review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Legendary Zing Album review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
  3. ^ a b "US Charts > The Trammps". Billboard. Retrieved 25 May 2017.

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