Posted by DjPaulT on 2nd June 2011
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1976
Rhythm Heritage was a 1970s American disco-funk band, best known for their 1976 U.S. #1 single “Theme from “S.W.A.T.” taken from their debut album Disco-Fied, the single sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in February 1976. As the title implies, it was the opening theme music for the 1970s American television series S.W.A.T., though it is a noticeably different recording than the actual TV theme version. Rhythm Heritage also recorded theme music for several other ABC television shows, including Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow from Baretta (sung by Sammy Davis, Jr.). Rhythm Heritage was 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.
The b-side “I Wouldn’t Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me)” did not appear on any of the groups albums and is only available as a b-side track.
Theme From S.W.A.T. 4:07
Written-By – B. DeVorzan*
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint
|1976||Theme From S.W.A.T.||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#1|
|1976||Theme From S.W.A.T.||U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles||#11|
|1976||Theme From S.W.A.T.||U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary||#6|
|1976||Theme From S.W.A.T.||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||#6|
Theme From S.W.A.T. taken from the LP “DISCO-FIED”
Find the 7″ on DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 16bit 44kHz using Adobe batch processing
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi PNG format, resized to JPEG format for posting.
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