Ray Pollard

It's A Sad Thing / All The Things You Are + autographed label

United Artists : UA 50012

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  • Artist: Ray Pollard
  • A Side: It's A Sad Thing
  • B Side: All The Things You Are + autographed label
  • Label: United Artists
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: E+
  • Label Condition: dol
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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A special Northern Soul icon with one of his greatest recordings, in fine condition, complete with his autograph on the a-side label. Signed after his legendary Wednesday Night 100 Club appearance, then a few days later appearing at the Cleethorpes Weekender. Giving the British Soul fan an unforgettable first hand experience of a seasoned Soul crooner at the very top of his game.

NOthing I can say will elevate the love & respect this man commands within tye Northern Soul community. Ray delivered a vocal that sent shivers through you, emotions only a truly great voice can trigger. A show-stopping vocal of mammoth proportions, with his seemingly effortless manipulation of the Big City Sound.. a Northern Soul legend indeed.

Here's a song that has lived in the shadows of "The Drifter" for arguably far too long. Listen to Mr. Pollard stroll through the opening bars, then as Jerry Granahan & Arnold Goland signal a quickening of the pace, an amplification of the horns. Ray's vocal responds in a heartbeat; just like the thoroughbred he is, instant acceleration of delivery and not an ounce of power dropped, as he tears into another Big City Beast Ballad.

Without question "The Drifter" is a masterpiece, but also undeniable is the quality that seeps from the grooves of this 1965 follow up to his greatest moment..

No forgetting an everlasting "Ray Pollard" autograph to cherish..

Condition Report

Date on label 4-8-66 + Ray Pollard autograph from his Cleethorpes appearance. Vinyl reveals only the merest surface blemish under direct light. All neatly housed in a birth sleeve

A Side

  • Title: It's A Sad Thing

    B Side

  • Title: All The Things You Are + autographed label
  • Year: March 1966
  • City: New York, N.Y.