Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps

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Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps
GenresDisco, Pop
Years active1975 - 1978
LabelsWing And A Prayer
Past membersHarold Wheeler
Linda November
Vivian Cherry
Arlene Martell
and Helen Miles

Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps was an American disco group in existence from 1975 to 1978. The assemblage of studio musicians (which, contrary to its name, had no fife players) were 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 US pop album chart and #19 on the R&B Albums chart,[1] due to the success of the single, "Baby Face". It had previously reached #1 for Jan Garber in 1926 and Art Mooney in 1948.[2] The single went to #1 on the US Club Play chart, #6 AC, #32 US Billboard R&B Singles, and #14 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3] The single also reached #12 in the UK Singles Chart.[4]


  • 1976, Babyface
  • 1977, Babyface Strikes Back


  1. ^ Billboard,
  2. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000
  3. ^ Billboard Singles,
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 607. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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