- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Atlantic 18172 (1976)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Where the Happy People Go was an instant success for The Trammps. Originally released in 1976, the album originally scored on two Billboard charts and features the hit singles "Soul Searchin' Time," "Hooked for Life" and the #1 hit "That's Where the Happy People Go."
- 1.Soul Searchin' Time
- 2.That's Where The Happy People Go
- 3.Can We Come Together
- 4.Disco Party
- 5.Ninety-Nine And A Half
- 6.Hooked For Life
- 7.Love Is A Funky Thing
Personnel: Harold Wade, Stanley Wade (vocals, tenor); Robert Upchurch (vocals, baritone); Earl Young (vocals, bass voice, drums); Jimmy Ellis (vocals); Norman Harris, Bobby Eli (guitar); Bruce Gray (piano, grand piano); T.G. Conway (keyboards, keyboard bass); Ron Kersey (keyboards); Michael Foreman, Ron Baker (bass guitar); Larry Washington (congas).
Audio Mixer: Jay Mark.
Liner Note Authors: Anita Wexler; Tom Moulton.
Recording information: Sigma Sound Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Photographer: Jerry Abramowitz.
Arrangers: T.G. Conway; Norman Harris; Ron Baker; Ron Kersey.
Though the Trammps had success with dance-floor favorites like "Disco Inferno" and "Hold Back the Night," they remain one of the best-kept secrets of the 1970s Philly Sound era. This late-period '70s release (the band continued in different configurations well into the 21st century) showcases their blend of sophisticated dance music, innovative arrangements, and street-friendly entertainment. Highlights include the inventive circular bass line on the extended title track, their disco version of Wilson Pickett's "Ninety-nine and a Half," and the cover art, which features the band camped out in what appears to be a riverside hobo jungle.