<< Imprimatur: MOYSES E. KILEY, Archeipiscorpus Milwaukinesis, Milwakiae, die 2 Julii, 1946.">>
This is the imprimatur (or "stamp of approval") from the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Milwaukee, (via the archbishop at the time, Moyses E. Keley) that the content conforms to the teachings and dogma of the RC Church. Interestingly, I've seen imprimaturs for text publications, but never for a sound recording. My guess is that the date is the day on which the imprimatur was signed.
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Chicago's Oriole Records #110
As part of the scanning I've been doing of my Wisconsin collection
since January, I just did the above 78.
"Imprimatur: MOYSES E. KILEY, Archeipiscorpus Milwaukinesis, Milwakiae, die
2 Julii, 1946."
Can anyone translate this? Is this the recording date, the release
date, or something else? The 78 and its jacket have no other date on
them. The jacket is not cardboard, but a heavy paper sleeve with a back
flap that was probably originally tucked in and not glued. There is no
sign that the flap was originally outside and sealed with tape.
Oriole Records Corporation, 2134 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago 17, IL
St. Joseph Convent Choir recorded at Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI,
with narration on side 1 by Jim Ameche
Queen of Our Country / Our Lady of the Rosary
110-A / 110-B, E1-QB-13152 / E1-QB-13153
A Google search for "Oriole Records Corporation" results only in an
ad on p. 36 of the Google book for the 9-23-1950, Vol. 62, No. 38 issue of
"The Billboard". That's where I found its street address.
However, an "Oriole Records" search finds Wikipedia pages for labels in
the US and in the UK, but not the one in Chicago. The "Jack Staulcup
Orchestra" page mentions "Oriole Records in Chicago", but Wikipedia has no
page for it. What were the founded and closed dates for this third label
with the same name.
I have been told that every 78 that ever existed has been documented
somewhere on-line and/or in print. I can't find it on the Web. Where in
print is the discography that lists this 78, and hopefully every other
recording ever made at Alverno College? The only other one I have is
Mag-Na-Craft M80P-9177/8, "Organ Noel", an undated LP by Sister M.
Theophane, O.S.F., Director of Music at Alverno.
PS: A work in progress, neither of these titles are installed on my site yet.
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