Shrine Records

Shrine Records

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Shrine Records was a Washington DC soul music and R&B record label.

Shrine Records was founded in 1964 by songwriter Eddie Singleton and his wife, Raynoma Liles Gordy/Raynoma Gordy Singleton, also known as "Miss Ray," who had previously cofounded the legendary Motown Records with her first husband, Berry Gordy. Its headquarters was a townhouse at 3 Thomas Circle NW, Washington DC. There were a total of 19 Shrine Records singles released, and about six more completed recordings that were never issued. Eddie Singleton wrote many of the songs himself, and the musicians were primarily local Washington acts. Notable artists involved with Shrine included Ray Pollard (who later released material on Decca), Linda Tate, Eddie Daye & The Four Bars, and The Cavaliers. 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 they are highly sought-after by collectors.

The Shrine Records logo was a line drawing of an eternal flame.

See also Shrine Recordings
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
110 I'll Never Let You Get Away / No More Like Me  album cover Bill Dennis / Ray Pollard Bill Dennis / Ray Pollard - I'll Never Let You Get Away / No More Like Me 110 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CMXBX1423 Keeping The Faith: 40 Years Of Northern Soul Memories & Souvenirs  album cover Various Keeping The Faith: 40 Years Of Northern Soul Memories & Souvenirs(4xCD, Comp) Castle Music, Sanctuary Records CMXBX1423 UK 2007 Sell This Version
HRH 004 Guess Who Loves You / Mystery  album cover Eddie Daye And The Four Bars* / Jimmy Armstrong Eddie Daye And The Four Bars* / Jimmy Armstrong - Guess Who Loves You / Mystery(7", Mono, RE) Horace's Records HRH 004 UK 1990 Sell This Version
HRH 005 This Time / Stop Overlooking Me  album cover Ray Pollard / The Cairos Ray Pollard / The Cairos - This Time / Stop Overlooking Me(7", Single, Mono) Horace's Records HRH 005 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SR0100 Bad Apple  album cover Linda And The Vistas* Bad Apple (Single) SR0100 US 1964 Sell This Version
SR0101 Takin' My Time / I'll Understand   album cover Leroy Taylor And The Four Kays Leroy Taylor And The Four Kays - Takin' My Time / I'll Understand (Single) SR0101 US 1965 Sell This Version
SR101 I Ain't Worried About You / I Believe I'll Love You  album cover Leroy Taylor & The Four Kays / Jimmy Armstrong Leroy Taylor & The Four Kays / Jimmy Armstrong - I Ain't Worried About You / I Believe I'll Love You(7", Single, RE) Shrine Records, Shrine Records SR101 UK Unknown Sell This Version
SR0102 I'm About To Say Goodbye / Mystery  album cover Jimmy Armstrong I'm About To Say Goodbye / Mystery(7", Single) Shrine Records, Shrine Records SR0102 US 1965 Sell This Version
SR 0103 This Time (I'm Gonna Be True)  album cover Ray Pollard This Time (I'm Gonna Be True) (Single) SR 0103 US 1965 Sell This Version
SR 104 Watch Your Step / Is It Right  album cover The Cautions Watch Your Step / Is It Right(7") Shrine Records SR 104 US 1965 Sell This Version
SR-106 Mad At The World / I'm So Devoted  album cover The Epsilons (2) Mad At The World / I'm So Devoted(7", Single) Shrine Records SR-106 US 1966 Sell This Version
SR 107 I Know About Her  album cover The D. C. Blossoms* I Know About Her(7") Shrine Records SR 107 US 1966 Sell This Version
SR 108 I Won't Be Coming Back   album cover J.D. Bryant* I Won't Be Coming Back (7") Shrine Records SR 108 US 1966 Sell This Version
SR 109 The Weekend  / I'm A Lover  album cover Sidney Hall The Weekend / I'm A Lover(7", Single) Shrine Records SR 109 US 1966 Sell This Version
SR 110 I'll Never Let You Get Away / No More Like Me  album cover Bill Dennis / Ray Pollard Bill Dennis / Ray Pollard - I'll Never Let You Get Away / No More Like Me(7", RE, Din) Shrine Records SR 110 UK Unknown Sell This Version
SR 110 It's Your Love  album cover Shirley Edwards It's Your Love(7") Shrine Records SR 110 US 1966 Sell This Version
SR 111 Don't Fight It / Stop Overlooking Me  album cover The Cairos Don't Fight It / Stop Overlooking Me(7", Single) Shrine Records SR 111 US 1966 Sell This Version
SR-112 Guess Who Loves You  album cover Eddie Daye & 4 Bars* Eddie Daye & 4 Bars* - Guess Who Loves You(7") Shrine Records SR-112 US 1966 Sell This Version
SR 113 I'll Never Let You Get Away  album cover Bill Dennis I'll Never Let You Get Away(7") Shrine Records SR 113 US 1966 Sell This Version
SR 114 Deeper   album cover Les Chansonettes Deeper (7") Shrine Records SR 114 US 1966 Sell This Version
SR 115 No Other Way / Fall Guy  album cover The Cautions No Other Way / Fall Guy(7", RE) Shrine Records SR 115 Unknown Sell This Version
SR 115 No Other Way   album cover The Cautions No Other Way (7") Shrine Records SR 115 US 1966 Sell This Version
SR 116 Huh Baby  album cover The Prophets (18) Huh Baby(7") Shrine Records SR 116 US 1966 Sell This Version
SR 117 Peaches Baby  album cover The Counts (15) Peaches Baby(7") Shrine Records SR 117 US 1966 Sell This Version
SR 118 Shame / I'll Take You Back  album cover The Enjoyables Shame / I'll Take You Back(7", Single, Styrene) Shrine Records SR 118 US 1966 Sell This Version
SR-119 Do What I Want  album cover Cavaliers (7) Do What I Want(7", Mono, Styrene) Shrine Records SR-119 US 1967 Sell This Version
SRG 101 Stop Overlooking Me / Don't Fight It  album cover The Cairos Stop Overlooking Me / Don't Fight It (Single) SRG 101 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SRG 102 Guess Who Loves You  album cover Eddie Daye & The Four Bars* Eddie Daye & The Four Bars* - Guess Who Loves You (Single) SRG 102 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SRG 103 I Won't Be Coming Back   album cover J.D. Bryant* I Won't Be Coming Back (7", Ltd, RE) Shrine Records SRG 103 UK Unknown Sell This Version
SRG 104 No Other Way / Fall Guy  album cover The Cautions No Other Way / Fall Guy(7", Single) Shrine Records SRG 104 UK 2009 Sell This Version
SRG 105 Don't Let Him Hurt You / Deeper  album cover Les Chansonettes Don't Let Him Hurt You / Deeper SRG 105 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SRG 106 This Time (I'm Gonna Be True) / Dream My Heart  album cover Ray Pollard / Shirley Edwards Ray Pollard / Shirley Edwards - This Time (I'm Gonna Be True) / Dream My Heart(7", RE) Shrine Records SRG 106 UK 2007 Sell This Version
SRG 107 I Won't Believe It Til I See It / Shame  album cover Little Bobby Parker / The Enjoyables Little Bobby Parker / The Enjoyables - I Won't Believe It Til I See It / Shame(7", Single, RE) Shrine Records SRG 107 Unknown Sell This Version
SRG 107 Hey Boy / Walk On In  album cover D.C. Blossoms* / J.D. Bryant* D.C. Blossoms* / J.D. Bryant* - Hey Boy / Walk On In(7", Single, RE) Shrine Records, Goldmine Soul Supply SRG 107 UK Unknown Sell This Version
SRG 108 Hey Boy  album cover The D. C. Blossoms* Hey Boy (Single) SRG 108 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SRG 109 (If I Had) One Gold Piece / You're My Only Love  album cover The Prophets (18) / The Counts (15) The Prophets (18) / The Counts (15) - (If I Had) One Gold Piece / You're My Only Love(7", RE) Shrine Records SRG 109 UK 2007 Sell This Version
SRG 114 Caldonia Brown / Baby Don't Leave Me  album cover Bobby Reed Caldonia Brown / Baby Don't Leave Me (Single) SRG 114 UK 2003 Sell This Version
XXX Get It  album cover The Cairos Get It(7", Single) Shrine Records XXX US Unknown Sell This Version