<< 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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