Coverafbeelding The Trammps - (The Night The Lights Went Out In) New York City

The Trammps

(The Night The Lights Went Out In) New York City

  • Statistieken
  •   9 weken
  •   15 piekpositie
  •   160 punten
  •   1978

Artiestinformatie

Land   Verenigde Staten

De band uit Philadelphia is ontstaan uit de Volcanos en Moods die in de jaren 60 optraden en soulmuziek speelden. De bezetting bestond toen uit: Gene Faith (leadzanger), Earl Young (enig vast lid), Jimmy Ellis, Dennis Harris, Ron Kersey, John Hart, Stanley Wade en Michael Thomas.



Begin jaren 70 waren zij een van de eerste discogroepen. De band bestond toen nog uit Jimmy Ellis, Harold Doc Wade, Stanley Wade en Earl Young. De eerste opname van The Trammps, Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart, dateert uit 1972 en is oorspronkelijk een oud nummer uit 1943, destijds gezongen door Judy Garland. Het nummer werd pas een Top 40 hit in 1975.
De eerste grote hit waarmee The Trammps definitief doorbraken in Nederland was Love Epidemic uit 1973. Zeer bekend werd de muziek toen grotere hits als Shout, Hold Back the Night en Disco Inferno volgden. De laatstgenoemde hit uit 1976 kwam een jaar later voor in de soundtrack van de film Saturday Night Fever. In 1977 brachten The Trammps The Night the Lights Went Out uit, een lied waarin de grote stroomuitval in New York op 13 juli van dat jaar bezongen werd.

Op 8 maart 2012 overleed Jimmy Ellis, die in 2010 voor het laatst meezong in de band.

Songtekst

Where were you when those planes crashed down in New York City?
(I wanna know, I wanna know)
Where were you when those planes crashed down in New York City?

Don’t you know that I was doing math?
(He was doing math)

I remember on that warm September day,
The teacher told us ‘bout the flames in the sky.
New York and Washington were struck by some terrorists,
And nobody really knew the reason why.

Ooh, many folks called to check their friends and family (And family),
There was chaos & confusion across the country (the country),
But when it was all over, we stood up
And we swore to rebuild, rebuild, rebuild!

Where were you when those planes crashed down in New York City?
(And Washington, too)
Where were you when those planes crashed down in New York City?

Don’t you know that I was doing math?
(He was doing math)
Ooh, studying math.
(He was doing math)

Central Park saw clouds very dark,
Innocent folks perished in the blaze.
Where’s the nation gonna go in ten years or so?
How could this have happened in our land?

Everybody said it was a pity (A pity),
But those bad guys could not shut down the city (The city),
And when it was all over, we stood up
And we swore to rebuild, rebuild, rebuild!

Where were you when those planes crashed down in New York City?
(I wanna know, yeah)
Where were you when those planes crashed down in New York City?

Don’t you know that I was doing math?
(He was doing math)
Ooh, studying math.
(He was doing math)

Do you remember what you did
On that sad and fateful day?
Eight million people in the city
Had their lives changed.
Whoa!

(Do you remember)
Where were you when those planes crashed down in New York City?
(I wanna know, yeah)
Where were you (where were you) when those planes crashed down in New York City?

Don’t you know that I was doing math?
(He was doing math)
Ooh, studying math.
(He was doing math)
I wanna know.
(He was doing math)
Stand up and rebuild!
(He was doing math)
We will not fall, no we won’t!

Where were you in this whole tragedy?
During that fateful moment?
Where were you?
On the way to work?
Where were you?
Taking the train?
Where were you?
Watching a ball game?
Or maybe, just on vacation?
I wanna know, yeah!
I was doing math, yes I was!
Or maybe at Ground Zero?

[chaos break]

Ooh, many folks checked on their friends and family,
There was chaos & confusion across the country.
Where’s the nation gonna go in ten years or so?
How could this have happened in our land?
Oh, everybody said it was a pity,
But those bad guys could not shut down the city…

[fade]

Songinformatie

ArtiestThe Trammps
 A-kant
Titel (The Night the Lights Went Out In) New York City
Lengte 03:24
Componist(en) Allan Felder; Norman Harris; Ron Tyson
Producer(s) Norman Harris
 B-kant
Titel Life Ain't Been Easy
Lengte 03:12
Componist(en) Ron Baker; Ron Tyson
Producer(s) Ron Baker
 
Platenlabel Atlantic
Catalogusnr ATL 11039
Album The Trammps III


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