Based in Washington, D.C., the Shrine label was around for a couple of years in the mid-'60s without landing any hits, but holds fascination for soul collectors for a couple of reasons. It was co-run (with husband Eddie Singleton) by Raynoma Singleton, who, as Berry Gordy's second wife, had been instrumental in helping Motown get off the ground in the late '50s and early '60s. In addition, its releases, as the title of this compilation indicates, are really hard to find, in part because they didn't sell well, and in part because much of the remaining stock copies were destroyed. (All Music Guide)Shrine Records was an American soul and R&B record label based in Washington, D.C. The label was cofounded in 1964 by the label's primary songwriter Eddie Singleton along with wife, Raynoma Gordy Singleton (who also previously cofounded the legendary Motown Records label with ex-husband, Berry Gordy). Its headquarters was a townhouse located at 3 Thomas Circle NW within 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 Martin Luther King riots. As a result, very few Shrine records remain today and are highly sought-after by collectors.
In addition to the released material, a small catalog of tracks from various artists was recorded by Shrine but never issued. Fortunately, much of this previously unreleased material has been rediscovered and released on various modern-era labels such as Goldmine Records, Horace's Records, Kent Records, and Ace Records. Notable artists involved with Shrine included Ray Pollard (who later released material on Decca), Linda Tate, Eddie Daye & The Four Bars, and The Cavaliers. The Shrine Records logo was a line drawing of an eternal flame. (Soul Supply)

1. Stop Overlooking Me - The Cairos 2. Guess Who Loves You - Eddie Daye & The 4 Bars 3. Don't Let Him Hurt You - Les Chansonettes 4. I Won't Believe It 'Till I See It - Little Bobby Parker 5. Watch Your Step - The Cautions 6. I Won' Be Coming Back - J.D.Bryant 7. Mind In A Bind - The Epsilons 8. I'll Never Let You Get Away - Bill Dennis 9. Dream My Heart - Shirley Edwards 10. My Only Love - The Counts 11. Fall Guy - The Cautions 12. Mystery - Jimmy Armstrong 13. If I Had (One Gold Piece) - The Prophets 14. Caledonia Brown - Bobby Reed 15. Shame - The Enjoyables 16. Hey Boy - The DC Blossoms 17. Baby Don't Leave Me - Bobby Reed 18. No Other Way - The Cautions 19. This Time (I'm Gonna Be True) - Ray Pollard 20. Mad At The World - The Epsilons 21. I Ain't Worried About You - Leroy Taylor & The Four Kings 22. I Believe I'll Love You - Jimmy Armstrong 23. Don't Fight It - The Cairos 24. Take A Look At Your Baby - The Cautions 25. Walk On It - J.D.Bryant 26. It's All Right - The Epsilons 27. Is It Right - The Cautions 28. Deeper - Les Chansonettes 29. Peaches Baby - The Counts 30. Wait 'Til I Get There - Tippi & The Wisemen
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