Ray Pollard

The Drifter / Let Him Go ( And Let Me Love You)

United Artists : UA 916

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  • Artist: Ray Pollard
  • A Side: The Drifter
  • B Side: Let Him Go ( And Let Me Love You)
  • Label: United Artists
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: VG
  • Label Condition: VG
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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Here is an opportunity to own one of Northern Soul greatest anthem at an affordable price - has this copy reveals label storage wear and multiple surface hairline to the vinyl but plays magnificently well.

The highly regarded writing / producing gifts, of the trio Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein & Richard Gottehrer knew no boundaries. The 3 collectively known as The Strangeloves "Cara-Lin" "I Want Candy" "Night Time" etc. step into the world of BIg City Beat Ballad and write arguably the greatest of them all. Guided by two other greats of the New York 60's scene, Gerry Granahan & Arnold Goland, five blue-eyed maestros enlisting one of the most potent black voices available on the east coast at the time; The "Wanderers" lead voice - Ray Pollard.

Together this unlikely gathering crafted one of the greatest Northern Soul strollers of them all, today considered the quintessential Northern Soul "last record"

Almighty vibes mingle into controlled droning horns, opening the gates for Ray's charismatic voice, to do this monumental production, real justice. Bring in the percussion, crank up the strings, let those ladies loose on the chorus, ratchet up every verse.. then repeat.. the vibes sending shivers through anyone who hears it, as Ray takes his vocal to unparalleled heights...

Can you think of a more powerful performance of Soul...? no neither can we.

This is the other-side Northern Soul - searing power, mood-changing lyrics, that together embrace greatness..

No wonder "Rugby Ben Hall" the most-authentic Northern Soul All-nighter on Planet Earth, ends every exhausting night with the thundering tones of Ray Pollard - The Drifter -

Condition Report

Light wear to the labels, see images. Vinyl surface carries multiple light surface scuffing, but plays two grades above it's visual state.

A Side

  • Title: The Drifter

    B Side

  • Title: Let Him Go ( And Let Me Love You)
  • Year: 1965
  • City: New York, N.Y.