Wing & a Prayer Album Discography
By Patrice Eyries, Dave Edwards, and Mike Callahan
Last update: May 10, 2007

The Wing & A Prayer label was a short-lived Atlantic disco subsidiary based in New York City. They issued six singles (plus a couple of unique promos) and two albums during the 1975-76 period when disco was just catching on. The label was probably a vehicle for Harold Wheeler, who worked on the Broadway play The Wiz, from whence the label's first hit, "Ease on Down the Road" came. Wheeler was also co-producer for the Wing & A Prayer Fife & Drum Corps, the only other hit group on the label. Both of these groups were studio groups put together by Wheeler. The vocals on "Ease on Down the Road" were done by Frank Floyd, who in fact was a pit singer from the Wiz Broadway musical. Singers on "Babyface" were Vivian Cherry, Arlene Martell, Helen Miles, and Linda November.

The Wing & A Prayer album label (not shown) was black with "WING & A PRAYER" written in pale blue letters across a pink moon at the top of the label. The label logo consists of a black and white flying bird with a stylized mouse perched on one of its wings on the right of the label. The following text is written in white lettering in the form of an arc at the bottom of the label: "DIST. BY ATLANTIC RECORDING CORP. 75 ROCKEFELLER PLAZA N.Y., N.Y. - A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY." The regular issue 45 label (far left) was gold with black print, while the promotional label (near left) was blue with black print.

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Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] (Chart) Contents

HS 3025 - Babyface - Wing & A Prayer Fife & Drum Corps. [1976] Produced by Stephen Scheaffer and Harold Wheeler. Just An Old Fashioned Medley (Swanee-Toot, Toot, Tootsie! (Good-Bye)-Oh! You Beautiful Doll-The Best Things In Life Are Free-Blue Skies-I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover)/Eleanor Rigby/I Hear A Symphony//Show Medley (There's No Business Like Show Business-Hooray For Hollywood-Give My Regards To Broadway-Somewhere)/Charleston/Those Were The Days/Baby Face

HS 3026 - Babyface Strikes Back - Wing & A Prayer Fife & Drum Corps. [1976] I'm Popeye The Sailor Man/Hernando's Hideaway/On The Good Ship Lollypop//Disco Disney: Zip-A Dee- Doo-Dah-Whistle While You Work-Heigh-Ho Heigh Ho-A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes-When You Wish Upon A Star/Yes We Have No Bananas/Rhapsody In Blue



HS-101 - Consumer Rapport - Ease On Down The Road (3-75, #1 Disco, #42 Pop)/Go On With Your Bad Self
HS-102 - Consumer Rapport - Everybody Join Hands/Love Takes Tears
HS-103 - Wing & A Prayer Fife And Drum Corps - Babyface (3:34 Edit) (11-75, #14 Pop)/Babyface (6:38) (12" version on W&P 62 with the 6:38 version on both sides made #2 Disco)
HS-103 DJ - Wing & A Prayer Fife And Drum Corps - Babyface (3:15 Edit)/Babyface (3:15 Edit)

The following was released in December, 1975, as a promo-only 45:

HS 75 - Consumer Rapport & Wing & A Prayer Fife & Drum Corps - A Holiday Gift/A Holiday Gift


HS-104 - Wing & A Prayer Fife And Drum Corps - Eleanor Rigby (3-76, #17 Disco)/Charleston
HS-105 - Wing & A Prayer Fife And Drum Corps - I'm Popeye The Sailor Man/?
HS-106 - Pumpkin Delivery - The Creeper, Part 1/The Creeper, Part 2

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