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.|
Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] (Chart) Contents
HS 3025 - Babyface - Wing & A Prayer Fife & Drum Corps.  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.  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