Oriole Records

Oriole was a label originally owned by McCrory Stores, one of the major five-and-dime chains of the era. The very earliest releases were recorded and pressed by Cameo, using special material not released on the latter's label. Soon though, masters were instead leased from a wide variety of sources such as Plaza, Emerson, Grey Gull, Paramount, Pathé and Regal. Pressings were made by the Scranton Button Company. It retailed for 25¢ for the life of the label and was exclusive to McCrory's until 1929, when the American Record Corporation acquired the rights and took it to other venues. Issues therefore share masters with Plaza-ARC's other labels, save for some take numbers. The resulting discs also suffer from the same problems of shellac quality and, after late 1925, Plaza's electrical recording system of unknown manufacture. An unsuccessful five-minute disc format was introduced in 1931. ARC discontinued the label in 1938 and was itself bought out by the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS Radio) later that year.

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Mean to Me Pa's Old Hat
The Yankee Ten Orchestra (pseudonym for Lou Gold and His Orchestra) Dixie Jazz Band (pseudonym for unknown dance orchestra)
Oriole 1536-A Oriole 1536-B
Matrix# 2160-2^2, Take 2 Matrix# 2172-1^1, Take 1
March 22, 1929 March 12, 1929
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Extremely worn. Note: Extremely worn.

Chant of the Jungle Will You Think Of Me As I Think Of You?
Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra Dubin's Dandies (pseudonym for Adrian Schubert's Salon Orchestra)
Oriole 1768-A Oriole 1768-B
Matrix# 19129-4^3, Take 4 Matrix# 19116-2^2, Take 2
November 8, 1929 October 29, 1929
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Worn. Take 2 issued here on Pathé. Note: Worn.

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