1975 Rhythm Heritage – Disco-Fied

Rhythm Heritage was a 1970s American disco-funk band, best known for their 1976 US #1 single “Theme From S.W.A.T.”. It sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in February 1976. They also recorded theme music for several other ABC television shows, including “Baretta’s Theme (Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow),” also from 1976, 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.


1  Disco-fied (Michael Omartian, Michael Price) 3:52
2  Caravan (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol) 3:20
Baretta’s Theme (Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow) (Dave Grusin) 5:09
Theme From S.W.A.T. (Barry De Vorzon) 3:23
5  Blockbuster (Victor Thomas) 4:50
6  My Cherie Amour (Henry Cosby, Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy) 3:42
7  (It’s Time To) Boogie Down (Michael Omartian, Michael Price) 3:31
8  Three Days Of The Condor (Dave Grusin) 3:13
9  Disco-fied (Reprise) (Michael Omartian, Michael Price) 1:52


BassScott Edwards
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarBen Benay
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarRay Parker Jr
GuitarLee Ritenour
KeyboardsMichael Omartian
HornDavid Duke
HornGale Robinson
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetPaul Hubinon
TrumpetTony Terran
PercussionVictor Feldman
Background VocalsLuther Waters
Background VocalsMichael Omartian
Background VocalsMichael Price
Background VocalsOren Waters

Liner Notes

Producer – Michael Omartian, Steve Barri
Arranged By – Michael Omartian
Concertmaster – Sidney Sharp
Engineer (Assistant) – Howard Gale
Engineer (Recording) – Phil Kaye
Mastered By – Lanky Linstrot, Phil Cross

Art Direction – Tom Wilkes
Design (Album) – Earl Klasky, Tom Wilkes
Photography By – Ken Marcus

Recorded At – ABC Recording Studios
Mastered At – ABC Recording Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) – ABC Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – ABC Records, Inc.