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Best of
Friends of Distinction
Best of
Genres: Pop, R&B, Classic Rock
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CD Details

All Artists: Friends of Distinction
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 11/26/1996
Release Date: 11/26/1996
Genres: Pop, R&B, Classic Rock
Styles: Oldies, Soul, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 078636690629, 078636690643

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Eddie Landsberg | Tokyo, Japan | 05/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You'll probably recognize GRAZING IN THE GRASS as the backround music from that TV commercial with the Chinese-American lady from the View. I forget whether its for khakis or golf, and I most certainly don't watch the View, but this is great music. - - You might remember Issac Hayes making fun of the million mile an hour "I can dig it" conjugations in "I'm Gonna Get You Sucka" - -My point is, they're songs like KUNG FU FIGHTING and a lot of tunes in those GAP commercials... you may not have actually bought the album or even know the words (personally, I have a sealed copy of Kung Fu), but if you're a certain age, you you're bound to remember them or perk up when you hear them. I tend to think of this group as kind of a slightly more soulful take off on the Fifth Dimension. When I'm in the mood I like both groups. They are cheery yet soulful at the same time. While Grazing was their big hit, I'd have to say the winner for me is LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY... especially the way it starts out all slow and dramatic then goes into that brassy uptempo part. - - Anyway, these songs make great listening (and sometimes backround music) for the key of life. For sure they were definitely the "Have a Nice Day/*smile*" side of the '70s. I would definitely reccomend exploring them."
Karen Hodge | 06/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD reminds me of the good times "back in the day". I remember when "Grazing In the Grass" was first played on the radio. It was The Jam. Then, I turned it over to the flip side, and there was "Going In Circles." To this day, "Going in Circles" is one of my favorite songs. "Check it Out", "Great Day" and "I Really Hope You Do" -- all classics. The only song missing is "Willa Faye.""
They were magnificent...
Edward G. Robinson | Signal Hill,CA | 05/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Friends of Distinction were one of the Best Soul Groups of the 60's and early 70's. You actually cannot put them in just one category, because they delved into Pop music and some of the more soulful R&B ballads with expertise that was unsurpassed in that era. "Grazin In the Grass" was a monster hit and you could not help but sing along every time you heard the song("and the bir-hir-hir-hirrrrrds dartin'... in and out of the trees!!!")...PERIOD. It was a fun song to listen to and to sing. My favorite for this group of all time is the very blusey "I Really Hope You Do" and "You Got Me Going In Circles" which in my estimation riveled some other soul groups like The Delfonics and the The Temptations with it's silky smooth delivery. Mannnn!!! I could listen to that a million times. I also liked "Love or Let Me Be Lonely" which was a great pop smash hit in it's own right(the horn and string arrangements were simply fabulous). They were absolutely... "the BOMB.""