Ray Pollard

This Time ( I'm Gonna Be True ) / No More Like Me

Shrine : SR0103

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  • Artist: Ray Pollard
  • A Side: This Time ( I'm Gonna Be True )
  • B Side: No More Like Me
  • Label: Shrine
  • Format: 45s



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

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Eddie Singleton and Raynoma Liles Gordy craft not one, but two pilgrimages deep into BEAT BALLAD HEAVEN and beyond.

The only problem I have is which side to play first?

"This Time" has been a Northern Soul masterpiece for near 4 decades now. As the fusion of Ray's bludgeoning voice is caressed by highly charged male vocal-group "Wee Ooo's" a tapestry of falsetto squeals and booming bass wov en together by razored strings.

Flip it over Ray drifts into cultured Soul giving up one of finest mid-tempo recordings ever committed to vinyl. A slick, silky, highly polished, velvet-voiced testament to connoisseur Sunday chill-out supremacy.

Two sides to die for, condition to strive for, a record live by....

Condition Report

Breathtaking, heart-stopping, knee-trembling CONDITION! It was like being stun-gunned when I gingerly slip this disc from it;s birth sleeve. The label electric blue and the rich red flame had already indicated to me this was gonna be a special experience. But nothing could have prepared me for the rapid-pulse inducing flawlessness of this 45. I had to angle and re-angle in direct light to pick up even the lightest a sleeve contact brushes from a lifetime being cocooned in a non-believers collection. Maybe it got play onc e when found, but this direct from the USA has certainly never met a dedicated enthusiastic Soul collector before, let alone a discerning DJ.

I will never encounter a finer copy, as expect this disc plays utterly PERFECT.

A Side

  • Title: This Time ( I'm Gonna Be True )

    B Side

  • Title: No More Like Me
  • Year: 1966
  • City: Washington, d.c.