1970 The Friends Of Distinction – Whatever

Whatever is the fourth studio album by R&B group The Friends Of Distinction, released in 1970 on the RCA Victor label.

The album peaked at No. 42 on the R&B albums chart. It also reached No. 179 on the Billboard 200. The album features the single, “Time Waits for No One”, which peaked at No. 60 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 37 on the Hot Soul Singles chart.

Tracks

1  You And I (Greg Poree; Jerry Peters) 05:11
2  New Mother Nature (Burton Cummings) 03:45
3  Soulful Anthem (David Bryant) 07:23
Time Waits For No One (Howard Greenfield; Neil Sedaka) 03:24
5  People Talkin’ And Sayin’ Nothin’ (Ken Williams; Wilma Classon) 04:59
6  Check It Out (Billy Osborne; Floyd Butler) 03:02
7  Didn’t We (Jimmy Webb) 05:42
8  Great Day (Barbara Love; Terry Evans) 03:47
9  Willa Faye (Greg Poree; Jerry Peters) 04:40
10  Bring Us A Better Day (John Hurley; Ronnie Wilkins) 02:46

Musicians

1 You And I

BassWilton Felder
DrumsToxey French
GuitarGreg Poree
GuitarLouie Shelton
KeyboardsJoe Sample
KeyboardsJerry Peters
KeyboardsRay Cork
HornDick Nash
TromboneDick Nash
TrumpetRay Cork
WoodwindsPlas Johnson
WoodwindsWilliam Green
CongasKing Errisson
PercussionGary Coleman
VocalsCharlene Gibson


2 New Mother Nature

BassWilton Felder
DrumsToxey French
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarGreg Poree
KeyboardsJoe Sample
KeyboardsJerry Peters
KeyboardsRay Cork
SaxJay Migliori
TromboneDick Nash
TrumpetJohn Audino
TrumpetPaul Hubinon
WoodwindsPlas Johnson
CongasKing Errisson
PercussionGary Coleman
VocalsThe Friends Of Distinction


3 Soulful Anthem

BassWilton Felder
DrumsToxey French
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarGreg Poree
KeyboardsJoe Sample
KeyboardsJerry Peters
SaxJay Migliori
TromboneDick Nash
TrumpetJohn Audino
TrumpetPaul Hubinon
WoodwindsPlas Johnson
CongasKing Errisson
PercussionGary Coleman
VocalsHarry Elston


4 Time Waits For No One

BassWilton Felder
DrumsToxey French
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarGreg Poree
KeyboardsJoe Sample
KeyboardsJerry Peters
KeyboardsRay Cork
SaxJay Migliori
TromboneDick Nash
TrumpetJohn Audino
TrumpetPaul Hubinon
WoodwindsPlas Johnson
CongasKing Errisson
PercussionGary Coleman
VocalsThe Friends Of Distinction


5 People Talkin’ And Sayin’ Nothin’

BassWilton Felder
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarGreg Poree
KeyboardsJoe Sample
KeyboardsJerry Peters
TromboneDick Nash
TrumpetJohn Audino
TrumpetPaul Hubinon
WoodwindsPlas Johnson
WoodwindsWilliam Green
CongasKing Errisson
PercussionGary Coleman
PercussionRay Cork
VocalsFloyd Butler


6 Check It Out

BassWilton Felder
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarGreg Poree
KeyboardsJoe Sample
KeyboardsJerry Peters
SaxJay Migliori
TromboneDick Nash
TrumpetJohn Audino
TrumpetPaul Hubinon
WoodwindsPlas Johnson
CongasKing Errisson
PercussionGary Coleman
VocalsFloyd Butler


7 Didn’t We

BassWilton Felder
DrumsToxey French
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarGreg Poree
KeyboardsJoe Sample
KeyboardsJerry Peters
TromboneDick Nash
TrumpetJohn Audino
TrumpetPaul Hubinon
WoodwindsPlas Johnson
WoodwindsWilliam Green
CongasKing Errisson
PercussionGary Coleman
VocalsBarbara Love


8 Great Day

BassWilton Felder
DrumsToxey French
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarGreg Poree
KeyboardsJoe Sample
KeyboardsJerry Peters
FlugelhornJohn Audino
FlugelhornPaul Hubinon
TromboneDick Nash
WoodwindsPlas Johnson
WoodwindsWilliam Green
CongasKing Errisson
PercussionGary Coleman
VocalsBarbara Love
VocalsHarry Elston


9 Willa Faye

BassWilton Felder
DrumsToxey French
GuitarDavid T Walker
GuitarGreg Poree
KeyboardsJoe Sample
KeyboardsJerry Peters
FlugelhornJohn Audino
FlugelhornPaul Hubinon
TromboneDick Nash
WoodwindsPlas Johnson
WoodwindsWilliam Green
CongasKing Errisson
PercussionKen Watson
MusicianFloyd Butler


10 Bring Us A Better Day

BassWilton Felder
DrumsToxey French
GuitarDavid T Walker
GuitarGreg Poree
KeyboardsJoe Sample
KeyboardsJerry Peters
TrumpetRay Cork
CongasKing Errisson
PercussionKen Watson
VocalsBarbara Love

Liner Notes

Producer – Ray Cork
Arranged By (Horns) – Bob Harris (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9)
Arranged By (Horns) – Ray Cork (Tracks 7, 10)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Jerry Peters (Tracks 1, 5, 6, 9)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Ray Cork (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10)
Arranged By (Strings) – Bob Harris(Tracks 1, 4, 6, 8, 9)
Arranged By (Strings) – Ray Cork (Tracks 7)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Jerry Peters
Engineer (Recording, Mixdown) – Hank McGill
Technician (Recording) – Dennis Smith
Technician (Recording) – Steve Francisco (Tracks 1, 4, 6, 9, 10)

Design, Photography – Dennis Del

Recorded At RCA Victor’s Music Center Of The World
Copyright (c) RCA Records