Audio fidelity of Oriole Records is somewhat below average for the era.
The Oriole label first appeared in 1921, selling for 25 cents a per disc record. Most of the masters were leasted from other lables, early on mostly Emerson and Grey Gull, later from Plaza Music, Banner, and from 1932 on from the American Record Corporation. The label was discontinued about 1938.
British Oriole Records was founded in 1927 by the London based Levy Company, with a record company subsidiary called "Levaphone". It recorded popular music in England, and also issued masters from United States Vocalion Records. The label was discontinued in 1935. Levy Company revived the Oriole label in 1950; it lasted a few years.