Shrine: The Rarest Soul Label, Volume 1 (CD)


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Format: CD 
Label: Kent Records UK 
Year: 1998 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS: 

1 The Cairos - Stop Overlooking Me 
2 Eddie Daye & The 4 Bars - Guess Who Loves You 
3 Les Chansonettes - Don't Let Him Hurt You 
4 Little Bobby Parker - I Won't Believe It Till I See It 
5 The Cautions - Watch Your Step 
6 The Epsilons - I'm So Devoted 
7 The Prophets - Huh Baby 
8 Tippie & The Wisemen - Wait Till I Get There 
9 J D Bryant - I Won't Be Coming Back 
10 The Epsilons - Mind In A Bind 
11 Cavaliers - Do What I Want 
12 Bill Dennis - I'll Never Let You Get Away 
13 The Enjoyables - I'll Take You Back 
14 Ray Pollard - No More Like Me 
15 Traci - Take It From Me 
16 The DC Blossoms - I Know About Her 
17 Shirley Edwards - Dream My Heart 
18 The Counts - My Only Love 
19 The Cautions - Fall Guy 
20 Jimmy Armstrong - Mystery 
21 Sidney Hall - The Weekend 
22 Leroy Taylor & The Four Kays - I'll Understand 
23 Linda & The Vistas - She Went Away 
24 Tippie & The Wisemen - Let Me Walk Away 

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 with her then-husband, Berry Gordy). Its headquarters was a townhouse located at 3 Thomas Circle NW in Washington, D.C. 

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 the 1968 King assassination riots. As a result, very few Shrine records remain today and are highly sought-after by collectors. 

This first of two CD volumes collects both originally released and previously unreleased Shrine material. 

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