May 2, 2011

Published 5/02/2011 by Ad-Vinylrecords with 1 comment

(280) Sammy Davis Jr. - Baretta´s Theme / I Heard A Song (1976)

A - Baretta´s Theme (2:23)
written by: Dave Grusin, Morgan Ames / producer: Mike Curb Productions / Arranged and composed by Dave Grusin
B - I Heard A Song (2:56)
written by: Marty Cooper / producer: Mike Curb and Michael Lloyd

Release: 1976
Label: Philips
Catalog# 6162078

Rhythm Heritage was a American disco-funk band, formed in 1975 by producer Steve Barri and session keyboardist Michael Omartian, and included bassist Scott Edwards and drummer Ed Greene. Other musicians who played on some of their recordings included Ben Benay, Victor Feldman, Jay Graydon, James Jamerson, Ray Parker Jr., Dean Parks, and Bob Walden.
They were best known for their 1976 US #1 single "Theme from "S.W.A.T.".
They also recorded theme music for several other ABC television shows, including "Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow" from Baretta (Baretta´s Theme), sung by Sammy Davis, Jr. and lead vocals by Merry Claytone. Their first LP "Disco-fied" (1976) contains its biggest hit “Theme from SWAT” as well as this slick remake of “Baretta’s Theme (Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow)” which was the second single.