The Trammps - Disco Inferno (Long Version)

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Track information:'Disco Inferno' is a 1976 song by The Trammps from the album of the same name. With two other cuts by the group it reached number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in early 1977, but had limited mainstream success in the U.S. until 1978, after being included on the soundtrack to the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever, when a re-release hit number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100.It was also notably covered by Cyndi Lauper on the A Night at the Roxbury soundtrack and Tina Turner on the What's Love Got to Do with It soundtrack.The refrain is not to be confused with the saying 'Burn, Baby, Burn' which was used to refer to the Watts Riots.The Trammps information:The Trammps was an American disco band, who were based in Philadelphia and were one of the first disco bands. The band's first major success was with their 1972 cover version of 'Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart'. The first disco track they released was 'Love Epidemic' in 1973. However, they are best known for their 1976 Grammy winning song, 'Disco Inferno'. The music journalist, Ron Wynn, noted 'the Trammps' prowess can't be measured by chart popularity; Ellis' booming, joyous vocals brilliantly championed the celebratory fervor and atmosphere that made disco both loved and hated among music fans.'