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The Friends Of Distinction - Grazin' flac album

The Friends Of Distinction - Grazin' flac album Performer: The Friends Of Distinction
Title: Grazin'
Style: Soul
Released: 1969
Country: US
MP3 album: 1505 mb
FLAC album: 1853 mb
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Funk

The Friends of Distinction were an American vocal group best known for their late 1960s hits, "Grazing in the Grass", "Love or Let Me Be Lonely", and "Going in Circles". Founded by Harry Elston and Floyd Butler, The Friends of Distinction also included Jessica Cleaves and Barbara Jean Love, who was replaced by Charlene Gibson during her pregnancy

Complete your The Friends Of Distinction collection. After a little-known lackluster LP that really didn't jell, the Friends found their niche with a fantastic album that starts off with five memorable catchy songs that secured their place in musical history, including the classics "Goin' In Circles" and their vocal take on Hugh Masekela's "Grazing In The Grass. As stated, you will also love "Sweet Young Thing Like You" and "I Really Hope You Do" as well

The Friends of Distinction were formed in 1968, by Floyd Butler, Harry Elston, Jessica Cleaves, and Barbara Love. Their first major hit, 'Grazin' in the Grass', was a radical vocal reworking of the hit by Hugh Masekela with lyrics written by Elston. Released in June 1969, this gold record zoomed into the Top 5 on both the Pop and Soul charts in the US, peaking at The Friends were very prolific between 1969 and 1971, releasing five albums, and enjoying numerous Pop and Soul hits. Each "Grazin'" song was hand-picked and "majority rule" voted upon by the group, our talented arranger, Ray Cork, and me - just like the 5th Dimension selected their material. Even the choice of a lead singer for each tune was first individually auditioned and then voted on - an amazing, ego-free democracy.

Album by The Friends of Distinction. Grazing in the Grass. I've Never Found a Girl (Who Loves Me Like You Do). I Really Hope You Do. (A) Sweet Young Thing Like You. Going in Circles. Help Yourself (To All of My Lovin'). Baby I Could Be So Good at Loving You. And I Love Him. Peaceful.

The Friends Of Distinction. Produced by John Florez. Grazing In The Grass Lyrics.

Album: Grazin' (1969). Charted: 3. Get the Sheet Music License This Song. It sure is mellow grazin' in the grass (Grazin' in the grass is a gas, baby can you dig it) What a trip just watchin' as the world goes past (Grazin' in the grass is a gas, baby can you dig it) There are so many good things to see while grazin' in the grass (Grazin' in the grass is a gas, baby )

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Grazing In The Grass
Written-By – Elston*, Hou*
A2 I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do)
Written-By – Isbell*, Jones*, Floyd*
A3 I Really Hope You Do
Written-By – Poree*, Peters*
A4 (A) Sweet Young Thing Like You
Written-By – Ervin*
A5 Going In Circles
Written-By – Poree*, Peters*
B1 Eli's Coming
Written-By – Nyro*
B2 Help Yourself (To All Of My Lovin')
Written-By – Ross*, Barkan*, English*
B3 Baby I Could Be So Good At Loving You
Written-By – Clifford*
B4 And I Love Him
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
B5 Peaceful
Written-By – Rankin*
B6 Lonesome Mood
Written-By – Porter*

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Radio Corporation Of America
  • Copyright (c) – RCA Records
  • Recorded At – RCA's Music Center Of The World
  • Pressed By – RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis


  • Arranged By [Vocals] – Clarence McDonald
  • Arranged By, Conductor – Ray Cork, Jr.
  • Cello – Douglas Davis
  • Congas – King Errisson
  • Design [Album] – Apple Graphics
  • Drums, Percussion – Jim Gordon
  • Electric Bass – Max Bennett
  • Engineer [Recording] – Hank McGill
  • Engineer [Remastering] – Grover Helsley, Hank McGill
  • Flute, Clarinet – Plas Johnson
  • Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Piccolo Flute – Gene Cipriano
  • Flute, Piccolo Flute – William Green
  • Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Jim Horn
  • French Horn – David Duke
  • Guitar – Al Casey , Arthur Wright
  • Harp – Catherine Gotthoffer
  • Liner Notes – Jim Brown
  • Percussion – Gary Coleman, Jack Arnold
  • Performer [The Friends Of Distinction] – Barbara Love, Floyd Butler, Harry Elston, Jessica Cleaves
  • Producer – John Florez
  • Technician – Dennis Smith
  • Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Brad Bauder
  • Trombone – Dick Leith*
  • Trumpet – Bud Brisbois
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Bill Peterson, Buddy Childers, Dalton Smith, John Audino
  • Viola – Garry Nuttycombe*
  • Violin – Harry Bluestone, Jimmy Getzoff*, Paul Shure


Recorded in RCA's Music Center of the World, Hollywood, California

Further thanks to Conn Musical Instrument Corporation for donating the multi-viders used on "Grazing in the Grass"

© 1969, RCA Records

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
LSP-4149 The Friends Of Distinction Grazin' ‎(LP, Album) RCA Victor LSP-4149 US 1969
LSP-4313 The Friends Of Distinction Real Friends ‎(LP, Album, Roc) RCA Victor LSP-4313 US 1970
TP3-1017 The Friends Of Distinction Grazin' ‎(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) RCA Victor TP3-1017 US 1969
P8S 1443 The Friends Of Distinction Grazin' ‎(8-Trk, Album) RCA, RCA Victor P8S 1443 US 1969
SF 8032 The Friends Of Distinction Grazin' ‎(LP, Album) RCA Victor SF 8032 UK 1969