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Typical cross-section of late 1950s music
on 11 October 2014
During the mid 1950s- early 1960s, I bought hundreds and hundreds of records, but precisely NONE issued by the Oriole label. Although I quite liked some of their output, I always found other records issued by other labels to be of more appeal. Very little in the way of solid rock & roll, dreamy doowop, etc., ever seemed to come from this label, but they did have a number of Chart entries at the time (notably from Maureen Evans, Russ Hamilton, Domenico Modugno, Chas McDevitt/ Nancy Whiskey and others), and as one would expect, many of the hits are here. The great "Hey Mae" by Rusty & Doug appears also, as does the original "Do You Love Me" by The Contours.
All in all, I would say that this is not one of my favourite "One-Day" releases, but nevertheless I have enjoyed listening to it, and do not regret having purchased it. It also epitomises the varied types of music which fought to get into the Hit Parades of that period.