Interesting. The matrix numbers of both cited items indicate RCA custom
Though it's not likely, is it possible that the RCA custom correspondence
files still exist? It would have data on a host of small companies that
pressed with them.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Henkle" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 10:48 AM
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
> Doug Henkle - mailto:[log in to unmask]
> P.O. Box 1447, Oshkosh, WI 54903-1447
> All Labelographies created so far: