Whatever (The Friends of Distinction album)

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Studio album by The Friends of Distinction
Released 1970
Studio RCA's Music Center of the World
(Hollywood, California)
Genre Soul
Length 46:45
Label RCA
Producer Ray Cork, Jr.
The Friends of Distinction chronology
Real Friends
Friends & People

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

Commercial performance[edit]

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.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You and I" Greg Poree, Jerry Peters 4:65
2. "New Mother Nature" Burton Cummings 3:41
3. "Soulful Anthem" David Bryant 6:77
4. "Time Waits for No One" Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield 3:20
5. "People Talkin' and Sayin' Nothin'" Wilma Classon, Ken Williams 5:53
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Check It Out" Floyd Butler, Billy Osborne 2:58
7. "Didn't We" Jimmy Webb 5:90
8. "Great Day" Barbara Love, Terry Evans 3:41
9. "Willa Faye" Greg Poree, Jerry Peters 4:37
10. "Bring Us a Better Day" John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins 3:43


  • Floyd Butler, Barbara Jean Love, Charlene Gibson, Harry Elston – vocals
  • Jerry Peters, Joe Sample – keyboards
  • Ray Cork, Jr. – keyboards, percussion, trumpet
  • Louie Shelton, Greg Poree, David T. Walker – guitar
  • Wilton Felder – electric bass
  • Gary Coleman, Kenneth Watson – percussion
  • King Errison – congas
  • Toxey French, Edward Greene – drums
  • Jimmy Getzoff – violin, concertmaster
  • Nathan Ross – violin
  • Samuel Boghossian – viola
  • Armand Kaproff – cello
  • Plas Johnson, William Green – woodwinds
  • Jay Migliori – baritone saxophone
  • Paul Hubinon, John Audino – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Richard Nash – trombone, baritone horn



Chart (1970) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 179
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 42


Year Single Peaks

1970 "Time Waits for No One" 60 37


  1. ^ a b c d "US Charts > The Friends of Distinction". Billboard. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 

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