The Friends Of Distinction

The Friends Of Distinction

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Vocal harmony soul quartet.

Formed in 1966 after the demise of [Invalid Artist], 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

LPVS-1016 The Friends Of Distinction Highly Distinct (Album) RCA Victor LPVS-1016 Venezuela 1969 Sell This Version
LSP-4149 The Friends Of Distinction Grazin' (Album) RCA Victor LSP-4149 US 1969 Sell This Version
LSP-4313 The Friends Of Distinction Real Friends (Album) RCA Victor LSP-4313 US 1970 Sell This Version
LSP-4408 The Friends Of Distinction Whatever (Album) RCA Victor LSP-4408 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
LSP-4829 The Friends Of Distinction Love Can Make It Easier (Album) RCA Victor LSP-4829 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 1976 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

74-0107 The Friends Of Distinction Grazing In The Grass / I Really Hope You Do (Single) RCA Victor 74-0107 US 1969 Sell This Version
3-10461 The Friends Of Distinction Going In Circles / Let Yourself Go (Single) RCA Victor 3-10461 Spain 1969 Sell This Version
LC16212 The Friends Of Distinction Let Yourself Go / Going In Circles(7", Single) RCA Victor LC16212 Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
74-0416 The Friends Of Distinction Check It Out / I Need You (Single) RCA Victor 74-0416 US 1969 Sell This Version
74-0385 The Friends Of Distinction Time Waits For No One / New Mother Nature (Single) RCA Victor 74-0385 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
3-10527 The Friends Of Distinction Love Or Let Me Be Lonely (Single) RCA Victor 3-10527 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
74-0562 The Friends Of Distinction Let Me Be / Long Time Comin' My Way (Single) RCA Victor 74-0562 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
74-0787 The Friends Of Distinction Now Is The Time / Thumb Tripping (Single) Jugoton, RCA Victor 74-0787 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
SPS-45-305 The Friends Of Distinction Love Is The Way Of Life (The Humble Stranger)(7", Promo) RCA Victor SPS-45-305 US 1972 Sell This Version
74-0888 The Friends Of Distinction Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got) / Easy Evil RCA Victor 74-0888 US 1973 Sell This Version
JH-10197 The Friends Of Distinction, Weldon Irvine & Blood Hollins* The Friends Of Distinction, Weldon Irvine & Blood Hollins* - Honey Baby Theme RCA JH-10197 US 1975 Sell This Version
JH-10220 The Friends Of Distinction Love Shack (Opened Up A Shop) Part 1(7", Promo) RCA JH-10220 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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