Wing And A Prayer

This US studio ensemble was formed to capitalize on the disco craze of the late 70s. One of the aggregation’s singles, a remake of the old standard ‘Baby Face’, reached number 14 in 1976 and became…
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This US studio ensemble was formed to capitalize on the disco craze of the late 70s. One of the aggregation’s singles, a remake of the old standard ‘Baby Face’, reached number 14 in 1976 and became the Corps’ only hit. The group of session musicians was assembled by Stephen Scheaffer and Harold Wheeler, who had launched their own Wing & Prayer record label. A crew of top vocalists (which included Linda November, Helen Miles, Arlene Martell and Vivian Cherry) and musicians were called in to a New York studio and cut ‘Baby Face’ in addition to disco versions of the Beatles’ ‘Eleanor Rigby’ and five other numbers for an album. Only ‘Baby Face’, written by Benny Davis and Harry Akst in 1926, charted, however, and after a second album the project was disbanded.