Shrine Northern: The 60s' Rarest Soul Label (LP)

Sale price$19.50



Format: LP 
Label: Kent 
Year: 2023 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 


A1 Eddie Daye & The 4 Bars: Guess Who Loves You
A2 The Cautions: No Other Way
A3 Bobby Reed: Baby Don't Leave Me
A4 Les Chansonettes: Don't Let Him Hurt You
A5 The DC Blossoms: Hey Boy
A6 The Prophets: If I Had (One Gold Piece)
A7 Shirley Edwards: Dream My Heart

B1 The Cairos: Stop Overlooking Me
B2 The Enjoyables: Shame
B3 JD Bryant: I Won't Be Coming Back
B4 The Counts: My Only Love
B5 Little Bobby Parker: I Won't Believe It Till I See It
B6 Leroy Taylor & The Four Kays: Takin' My Time
B7 Ray Pollard: This Time (I'm Gonna Be True)

Shrine Records was an American soul and R&B record label based in Washington, D.C. It was founded in 1964 by its primary songwriter Eddie Singleton and his wife, Raynoma Gordy Singleton (who had also founded Motown Records with her then-husband, Berry Gordy). Its headquarters was a townhouse located at 3 Thomas Circle NW. 

From 1964 to 1967, Shrine released a total of twenty vinyl 45 singles comprising forty different tracks. However, none of the Shrine singles were significant hits, and the label ceased operations in 1967. Shrine's stock of unsold records was destroyed in a warehouse fire in 1968.

As a result, very few Shrine records remain today and are highly sought-after by collectors and DJs, particularly in the UK's Northern Soul club scene. This new collection selects and lovingly restores the musical cream of the label's catalog, so these tracks can be appreciated for their dynamite tunes, arrangements, and performances as much as their status as rare finds.

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