Oriole

Oriole (U.K.) / c. 1931

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Design: Somewhat of a dog's breakfast of shapes, with the logo at the top being a complex representation of speaker cones or electrical impulses radiating sound outward.

History: Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K., who notes: "In view of the very risqué nature of the lyrics, this was probably made for sale inside the Bat Club." The Levy's Sound Studios, showing the LSS logo at the foot and its name and address on the outside, is likely the same Levy music company that issued Levaphone and Oriole records. Regent Street, in central London, was certainly a high-class address.




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