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Covered

by Don Pollard

His guitar sounds like an orchestra. This is R & B with a contemporary edge.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Blue-Eyed Soul
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1. Baby Don't You Do It
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2. Cajun Moon
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3. (Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
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4. Dark End of the Street
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5. Short Prayer
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6. Talk to Me
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7. She's No Lady
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8. I'll Be Doggone
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9. Whenever You Come Around
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10. Looking for a Love to Call My Own
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11. Choice of Colors
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12. I Feel Like Breakin' Up Somebody's Home Tonight
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13. Never Make Your Move Too Soon
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14. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Bonus Track)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The late great Don Pollard hails from Richmond, Virginia from a musical family. His father and two of his brothers played and sang. He started in local bands as a teen-ager and at just 17 years of age, left home with a road band. He has played professionally since.
When he was young, he performed with soul artists such as Joe Tex, Johnny C, and Gladys Knight. He came to Louisville in 1982 and joined with Jill Thorp and the Beat Boys, among other local groups. In 1992, he became guitarist and band director of the Hall of Fame group The Impressions. With them, he toured all over the world. He directed the band until 2002, when he returned to Louisville. He has worked in local clubs since with groups such as Robbie Bartlett, and Jerry Greene. He has been fortunate to connect with John Hayes and Mark Richardson and re-connect with Jerry Holiday, and he enjoys working with them immensely every Tuesday at Lisa’s Oak Street Lounge.
An interesting side story: When Don was 21 (back in 1971), he and his band mates took up a collection to help unknown Bruce Springsteen get enough gasoline to get Bruce back to his home in New Jersey.
On August 4th, 2007, the music critic Jeffrey Lee Puckett of the Louisville Courier-Journal reviewed this CD and stated that "Pollard . . . has an unmistakable tenor that's the Southern gentleman version of blue-eyed soul. It's supple, tender and deceptively strong... His guitar playing is even better ... " He further stated, "...the highlight is Curtis Mayfield's "Choice of Colors," which Pollard sings with a graceful elegance and a whole lot of soul."


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Ann

Covered
This is the most amazing guy ever. He loved life so much. He embraced new experiences like no one I have ever known. He loved his daughter and family with all his heart. He will be missed always. He was my best friend.

john solomon

you are loved.
I just met donnie pollard about 3 months ago at lisa,s oak street lounge to hear his band play.To say the least i was impressed.This also transferred over to his cd.I will miss you even though i did not know you that well.Rest in peace big daddy.

-Edy-

GO DON gooooooooooo
ABSOFRIGGENLUTLEY Fantabulously bitchen!!

Laura Shine, WFPK Radio Louisville

Don is a top notch musician and his new album kicks butt!
Covered by Don Pollard is an album of cover tunes, some well known, some more obscure songs and a couple of originals. It would be a gutsy if not presumptious move on any player to think they could breathe the kind of life and energy that these songs have in their original form and not fail to live up to those versions. But Don surpasses that expectation time and time again on this record, making these songs totally his own. He's an original in a world of phony wannabes. Don's record is the real deal and I highly recommend you give it a try. You'll love it.

Randy Powell

Long Overdue
I just ordered this CD, and just listening to the samples gave me chills. Don is the ultimate musician when it comes to arranging material vocally and horn sections. I miss hearing horns on this CD, but Don was the BEST musical arranger that I have EVER been on stage with. I played bass with Don in his early years in VA. He has never strayed from his love of classic soul music. Some 30 years later, I later had the honor of working with Don once again on stage with the IMPRESSIONS. Don directed a fabulous band behind this World Famous group. What a 'dream come true' for me....BUY THIS CD, YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED.
Randy eventspr@aol.com

Allen Maricle

Just unbelievable
Knowing Big Daddy for a few years and played with him for couple. You will really enjoy this CD. To Bad that he did not sing "Lets get it on" and "Use Me" on this alubum. He sang these songs also and are just unbelievable. I do have these songs and others such as Brick House and many others on a Live show done at Uncle Pleasants with the DAT Band. This man could Sing Mississippi Blues and go to Motown in a Note. This is what was reviewed by the Louisville Magazine around 2003 or 2004. Big Daddy I will miss you and we all have losted because of your passing. Your little brother from Savannah

Allen Maricle

Just unbelievable Muscian and friend
Knowing Big Daddy for a few years and played with him for couple. You will really enjoy this CD. To Bad that he did not sing "Lets get it on" and "Use Me" on this alubum. He sang these songs also and are just unbelievable. I do have these songs and others such as Brick House and many others on a Live show done at Uncle Pleasants with the DAT Band. This man could Sing Mississippi Blues and go to Motown in a Note. This is what was reviewed by the Louisville Magazine around 2003 or 2004. Big Daddy I will miss you and we all have losted because of your passing. Your little brother from Savannah

Marky

Gift
My Brother: I miss you and I love you. Thanks for leaving this beautiful piece of your soul behind for all of us to enjoy forever. You will ALWAYS be missed and you will NEVER be forgotten.

Penny Lane & Eddy V

best friends forever
I must say I love Don Pollard. You became my dads best friend in a matter of minutes and loved him like a brother. I will remember you always for caring for him as much as I. I feel comfort in the fact that when it is his time, his best friend is waitng for him. I have been blessed to know you and hear you play-you will forever be in my heart, and Eddy V's (don't worry Donnie, I will take care of him).

Jeffrey Lee

Blue-eyed soul
Don Pollard has been playing soul and rhythm & blues music since he was a teenager and it shows on "Covered," an album dedicated to Pollard singing some of his favorite songs. Highlights include Marvin Gaye's "Baby Don't Do It," using the arrangement favored by The Band, and Curtis Mayfield's "Choice of Colors," which Pollard sings with an aching tenderness.
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