A Los Angeles studio group that keyboardist Michael Omartian
and producer Steve Barri
assembled in the mid-'70s, Rhythm Heritage
had a pair of television theme hits before fading into obscurity. "Theme From S.W.A.T." topped the pop charts in 1975 and peaked at number 11 R&B, while "Baretta's Theme (Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow)" was a Top 20 R&B and pop single in 1976. Oren
and Luther Waters
served as group vocalists, but they couldn't keep things going with subsequent follow-ups.