Friday, December 10, 2010
Wing and A Prayer Fife and Drum Corps - Babyface 1975
Disco version of the 1926 song written by Henry Akst and Benny Davis; reached #14 Pop in the USA in March 1976.
Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps was an American disco group. The "fife and drum corps" was actually an assemblage of studio musicians put together by Harold Wheeler; the group's vocalists were Linda November, Vivian Cherry, Arlene Martell, and Helen Miles.
Their 1976 album, Babyface, hit #47 on the U.S. pop album chart and #19 on the Black Albums chart, due to the success of the single, "Baby Face", which had previously reached #1 for Jan Garber in 1926 and Art Mooney in 1948. The single went to #1 on the U.S. Club Play chart, #6 AC, #32 Black Singles, and #14 on the Top 40.,the single also reached number 12 in the UK singles chart.