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The Friends Of Distinction - Grazin' download mp3 album
Performer:
The Friends Of Distinction
Album:
Grazin'
Style:
Soul
Released:
1969
Country:
US
FLAC vers. size:
1668 mb
MP3 vers. size:
1119 mb
WMA vers. size:
1160 mb
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Rating:
4.9 ★
Votes:
105

Grazin is a beautiful album of pop soul tracks, recorded by a group that was once (along with the 5th Dimension) part of the legendary Rex Middleton’s Hi-Fi‘s from LA. The record sports their hit vocal version of Hugh Masekela’s Grazing In The Grass, with the great I can dig it line, plus an excellent reading of a lost cut by funky drummer Roy Porter, entitled Lonesome Mood. In January 1970 the group was chosen as the Best New R&B Group of 1969 by Record World magazine. This a [email protected] rip of my original RCA vinyl. Those who like 5th Dimension will adore them. Jessica Cleaves, Barbara Love, Harry Elston, and Floyd Butler were the Friends of Distinction, Southern California natives who sought to imitate the Fifth Dimension’s success.

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.

This album has an average beat per minute of 125 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 79/199 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Album starts at 127BPM, ends at 199BPM (+72), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by The Friends of Distinction. Get the Tempo of more than 6 Million songs.

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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 )

One Way's two-fer of the Friends of Distinction's Grazin' and Highly Distinct captures the swinging pop-soul group at their prime. This, in fact, contains their greatest hits - "Grazing in the Grass" and "Going in Circles" - along with a lot of other songs that sound like that, including a fair number of covers.

from the album Grazin'. The Friends of Distinction recorded a vocal cover version of the tune in 1969 on RCA Victor, which was also a Top Ten pop and R&B hit, reaching no. 3 on the former and no. 5 on the latter. One of the group's members, Harry Elston, wrote lyrics for the song and sang lead on the Friends Of Distinction's. version of it. Personnel. The Friends of Distinction – vocals. Max Bennett – electric bass. Johnny Guthrie – drums.

Tracklist

A1 Grazing In The Grass 2:58
A2 I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do) 3:34
A3 I Really Hope You Do 4:00
A4 (A) Sweet Young Thing Like You 3:08
A5 Going In Circles 4:28
B1 Eli's Coming 4:19
B2 Help Yourself (To All Of My Lovin') 2:07
B3 Baby I Could Be So Good At Loving You 3:09
B4 And I Love Him 4:17
B5 Peaceful 3:32
B6 Lonesome Mood 4:48

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – RCA Records Pressing Plant, Rockaway

Credits

  • Arranged By – Ray Cork, Jr.
  • Producer – John Florez

Notes

R in runout denotes an RCA Rockaway pressing

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 etched): WPRS - 8347 - 12S A3C R
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 etched): WPRS - 8347 - 12S A2 R

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

Tracklist

A1 Grazing In The Grass 2:58
A2 I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do) 3:34
A3 I Really Hope You Do 4:00
A4 (A) Sweet Young Thing Like You 3:08
A5 Going In Circles 4:28
B1 Eli's Coming 4:19
B2 Help Yourself (To All Of My Lovin') 2:07
B3 Baby I Could Be So Good At Loving You 3:09
B4 And I Love Him 4:17
B5 Peaceful 3:32
B6 Lonesome Mood 4:48

Credits

  • Arranged By – Ray Cork, Jr.
  • Producer – John Florez

Notes

"Jessica Cleaves, Barbara Love, Harry Elston, and Floyd Butler were the Friends of Distinction, Southern California natives who sought to imitate the 5th Dimension's success. They shared similar lineups -- two women, two guys, each dressed differently with no overt attempts to coordinate. "Grazing in the Grass" made them known across America; lyrics were added to Hugh Masekela's clanging, cowbell-driven African tune, and it sold in droves, as radio stations played it, people liked it, and even jazz aficionados dug it. "Going in Circles" duplicated "Grazing"'s success and has been redone by R&B greats; the falsetto lead on the fade should be time-capsuled. Regardless of which female leads "I Really Hope You Do," the sweet, husky soprano will likely never fail to jump-start listeners' hearts; RCA mistakenly relegated it to B-side status. They take Eddie Floyd's "I Ain't Never Found a Girl" out of the country and into the city. Lennon and McCartney's "And I Love Him" is given a soulful, erotic reading by one of the Friends of Distinction women. Roy Porter's somber "Lonesome Mood" shows a desire to do jazzier selections." - Andrew Hamilton & allmusic.com

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Stamped): WPRS 8347 11S H
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Stamped): WPRS 8347 10S H

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