Soul Treats! - Soul music blog by Soulville UA

Soul Treats! - Soul music blog by Soulville UA

What it is.

Soultreats is Soulville U-A´s music blog. It´s updated several times a week with a new soulful record. It is our chance to spotlight the artists and record labels that made the music but rarely the charts.
It´s a celebration!

The legacy.
If you are, know or have any information about the artists, labels or musicians etc. that are mentioned in these pages, please share it with us by sending an email to: info@soultreats.se

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Martin

The Epsilons-Mad At The World-Shrine

60s SoulPosted by Martin Wed, February 04, 2009 11:27:49

By Martin:

Just learning that the man who founded Shrine records, Mr. Eddie Singleton had passed, I dug out my only release on the famed lable. Usually quoted as the "worlds rarest soul label". All the relases are tricky, to say the least, to get a hold of. This though is one of the more common ones of the Shrine releases.

The reason for the labels rarity is that no release was pressed in more than 2500 copies, and most of them were destroyed in a fire in the warehouse were they were stored. The name Shrine was thought up as a tribute to J.F.K., and the label is well documented on two CD´s releases by reissue company Ace records.

The Epsilons consisted of three guys, James DuVall, Ronald Williams and Gregory Thomas. "Mad At The World" was their first of two releases (the other one is on HEM records) both which were released in ´66. The group is not to be confused the one on Atco and Stax, containing both McFadden & Whitehead.

Even though none of the releases Mr. Singleton put out made any charts, nor money we can still today appreciate the special sound he had going in his Washington D.C. enterprise.

R.I.P.

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