On 8/26/2010 10:48 AM, Doug Henkle wrote:

>      I have been told that every 78 that ever existed has been 
> documented somewhere on-line and/or in print.

WOW!!  Who told you that lie????

>   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?

Probably nowhere.

> 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.

Not undated.  The date is right there in the RCA prefix.  M is 1961.  
The rest of the prefix means  8 is Custom Re-recorded from client's 
source material.  O is Phonograph, and P is 12-inch fine groove.  From 
the looks of the high serial number, it probably is close to the end of 
the year.

>      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?

This might be a photograph credit from its placement on the sleeve.

> The 78 and its jacket have no other date on them. 

Yes it does have another date, right on the label in the RCA prefix.  E1 
is 1951.  The rest of the prefix means  Q -- Custom, lacquer furnished 
to RCA, B is 10-inch 78, standard groove.  A 5 digit serial number also 
would probably date it near the end of the year.

> 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.

A flap on sleeves like this was common at that time.  It would NOT have 
been tucked in, nor sealed.  Its purpose is to keep dust out, and 
tucking it in would defeat that purpose.

Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]

> 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.

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