The Friends Of Distinction

The Friends Of Distinction

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Vocal harmony soul quartet.

Formed in 1966 after the demise of The Hi-Fi's (2), backing band of Ray Charles by their members Harry Elston and Floyd Butler, adding two female singers with some changes through the years.
Collaborated extensively with John Florez, Ray Cork, Jr. and Jerry Peters production wise.
Released six albums between 1969 - 1973.
Disbanded in 1975 due to lack of furthermore commercial success.
Their biggest hits are Hugh Masekela's "Grazing In The Grass" and "Going In Circles".
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The Friends Of Distinction Discography

Albums

The Friends Of Distinction Highly Distinct (Album) RCA Victor US 1969 Sell This Version
The Friends Of Distinction Grazin' (Album) RCA Victor Argentina 1969 Sell This Version
The Friends Of Distinction Real Friends (Album) RCA Victor US 1970 Sell This Version
The Friends Of Distinction Whatever (Album) RCA Victor Germany 1970 Sell This Version
LSP-4492 The Friends Of Distinction Friends & People(LP, Album, Dyn) RCA Victor LSP-4492 US 1971 Sell This Version
The Friends Of Distinction Love Can Make It Easier (Album) RCA Victor US 1973 Sell This Version
APL1-0994 Michael Tschudin / Friends Of Distinction*, Blood Hollins*, Weldon Irvine And Zulema Michael Tschudin / Friends Of Distinction*, Blood Hollins*, Weldon Irvine And Zulema - Honey Baby, Honey Baby(LP, Album) RCA Victor APL1-0994 US 1975 Sell This Version
ANL1-0905 The Friends Of Distinction Reviviscence Live To Light Again(LP, Album) RCA Victor ANL1-0905 US 1975 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Friends Of Distinction Grazing In The Grass / I Really Hope You Do (Single) RCA Victor US 1969 Sell This Version
The Friends Of Distinction Going In Circles / Let Yourself Go (Single) RCA Victor Spain 1969 Sell This Version
The Friends Of Distinction Check It Out (Single) RCA Victor US 1969 Sell This Version
The Friends Of Distinction Time Waits For No One / New Mother Nature (Single) RCA Victor Germany 1970 Sell This Version
The Friends Of Distinction Love Or Let Me Be Lonely (Single) RCA Victor Spain 1970 Sell This Version
74-0956 The Friends Of Distinction Check It Out(7", Single) RCA Victor 74-0956 US 1970 Sell This Version
TP-555 The Friends Of Distinction Real Friends(7", EP) RCA Victor TP-555 Portugal 1970 Sell This Version
74-0385 The Friends Of Distinction Time Waits For No One / New Mother Nature(7", Single) RCA Victor 74-0385 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
The Friends Of Distinction Let Me Be / Long Time Comin' My Way (Single) RCA Victor US 1971 Sell This Version
3-10591 The Friends Of Distinction I Need You / Time Waits For No One(7", Single) RCA Victor 3-10591 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
The Friends Of Distinction Love Is The Way Of Life (The Humble Stranger) RCA Victor Japan 1972 Sell This Version
The Friends Of Distinction Now Is The Time / Thumb Tripping (Single) Jugoton, RCA Victor US 1972 Sell This Version
74-0679 The Friends Of Distinction Jenny Wannts To Know(7", Single) RCA Victor 74-0679 US 1972 Sell This Version
The Friends Of Distinction Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got) / Easy Evil RCA Victor US 1973 Sell This Version
The Friends Of Distinction Love Shack (Opened Up A Shop) Part 1 & 2 RCA US 1975 Sell This Version
The Friends Of Distinction, Weldon Irvine & Blood Hollins* The Friends Of Distinction, Weldon Irvine & Blood Hollins* - Honey Baby Theme RCA US 1975 Sell This Version
URC-1176 Johnny Restivo / Friends Of Distinction* Johnny Restivo / Friends Of Distinction* - The Shape I'm In / Love Or Let Me Be Lonely(7") RCA Special Products URC-1176 Canada 1988 Sell This Version

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