Annotation

Founded in 1956 by: George Goldner, Joe Kolsky, Morris Levy & Phil Khals
Catalog sold in 1989 to consortium of Rhino (non jazz catalog for the US) and EMI (jazz catalog for the US, all catalog in the rest world) - EMI jazz part certainly managed by Blue Note
Top parent company: EMI Music Group ?
Distributed by: probably Blue Note ?
Catalog reissued by: probably Blue Note, with or without the name "Roulette" or "Roulette Jazz", and Rhino as well.

Note: Roulette is not a subsidiary, and before linking it to EMI Music Group, please investigate EMI history at the time of the deal.
Additional confusion: note that EMI has the rights on the brand Roulette, and lately Blue Note decided to revive it to reissue the historical catalog under that imprint.

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The Roulette/(Royal) Roost jazz catalog is now managed by Blue Note (since circa post-1989, with recent CD reissues appearing under the "Roulette Jazz" imprint). The Roulette pop and R&B catalog is now managed by Rhino Records in North America*, and elsewhere by EMI, which owns the "Roulette" name and logos.

* Warner Music Group now has the rights to the Roulette pop/R&B catalogue in North America, while EMI has the rights in the rest of the world. EMI has the global rights to the jazz catalogue and the "Roulette" name.

Annotation last modified on 2012-02-12 06:55 .

Releases

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksDateCountryCatalog#Barcode
Buddy KnoxBuddy Knox with The Rhythm Orchids12" Vinyl11R-25003[none]
Honeycomb / Their Hearts Were Full of SpringJimmie Rodgers7" Vinyl2R-4015
Jimmie RodgersJimmie Rodgers12" Vinyl12R-25020
Kay Martin and Her Body GuardsKay Martin and Her Body Guards12" Vinyl12R-25014
Songs My Mother LovedMilton BerleVinyl12R-25018
The Long, Hot SummerAlex NorthVinyl10R 25026
Rock 'n' RollFrankie LymonVinyl12R-25036[none]
His Golden YearJimmie Rodgers, Hugo Peretti Orchestra12" Vinyl12R-25057
Beep Beep / Your LoveThe Playmates7" Vinyl2R-4115
BasieCount Basie12" Vinyl11R 52003
The Rites of DiabloJohnny Richards12" Vinyl6R-52008
Locking HornsJoe Newman/Zoot Sims12" Vinyl10R-52009
Basie Plays HeftiCount Basie12" Vinyl11R 52011
Sing Along With BasieJoe Williams, Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross Plus The Basie Band12" Vinyl10R-52018
Sweet TalkKitty White12" Vinyl12R-52020[none]
Jimmie RodgersJimmie RodgersVinyl12SR-25020
Woo-HooThe Rock-A-Teens12" Vinyl12SR 25109
Kenya: Afro-Cuban JazzMachito12" Vinyl12SR-52006
Monday Night at BirdlandHank Mobley12" Vinyl4SR-52015
Jeri Southern Meets Johnny SmithJeri Southern & Johnny Smith12" Vinyl12SR-52016[none]
In the VernacularJohn Handy12" Vinyl8SR 52042[none]
A Message From NewportMaynard FergusonVinyl7
I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself / To Be With YouBuddy Knox7" Vinyl2R-4140
Count Basie and His Orchestra Swings, Tony Bennett SingsCount Basie & Tony Bennett12" Vinyl11R 25072
Themes From the HipBud Wattles & His OrchestraVinyl12R-25073
Ronnie HawkinsRonnie Hawkins12" Vinyl12R-25078
TwangyThe Rock-A-Teens7" Vinyl2R-4217[none]
Breakfast Dance and BarbecueCount Basie & The Count Basie Orchestra feat. Joe Williams12" Vinyl8R 52028
Piano Portraits By Phineas NewbornPhineas NewbornTrio12" Vinyl10R 52031
Everyday I Have the BluesJoe Williams with Count Basie & His Orchestra12" Vinyl10R-52033
At The RoundtableWoody Herman(unknown)12SR 25067
Strike Up the BandBennett & Basie12" Vinyl11SR 25231[none]
Basie & Eckstine IncorporatedCount Basie & Billy Eckstine12" Vinyl11SR 52029
Christmas for ModernsMaynard Ferguson7" Vinyl2R-4317[none]
England's Ambassador of JazzJohnny Dankworth and his Orchestra12" Vinyl11R 52040
Newport SuiteMaynard FergusonVinyl7R-52047
No Cover, No Minimum (mono release)Billy Eckstine12" Vinyl11R-52052[none]
Newport SuiteMaynard FergusonVinyl7SR-52047
No Cover, No MinimumBilly Eckstine12" Vinyl11SR 52052
California Sun / Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm GoneJoe Jones7" Vinyl2R 4344[none]
Peppermint TwistJoey Dee & The Starliters7" Vinyl2GG-28
Doin' the TwistJoey Dee and His Starliters12" Vinyl10R-25166
No Coast JazzJohn Handy12" Vinyl6SR 52058
Recording Together for the First TimeLouis Armstrong & Duke Ellington12" Vinyl10SR52074
Doin' the Twist Live at the Peppermint LoungeJoey Dee & The StarlitersVinyl1725166
In Love (The original 12-track album)Dinah Washington12" Vinyl12R 25180
Conga SoulCandido12" Vinyl10SR 52078
Bo Diddley / Who Do You LoveRonnie Hawkins7" Vinyl2R-4483
Tears Bring Heartaches/No, No, NoThe Standards7" Vinyl24487
The Great ReunionLouis Armstrong & Duke EllingtonVinyl7R 52103
How to Strip for Your HusbandSonny Lester & His Orchestra12" Vinyl12SR 25186[none]
Back to the BluesDinah Washington12" Vinyl12SR 25189[none]
How to Strip for Your Husband, Volume 2Sonny Lester & His OrchestraVinyl1225224
Big Band Scene '65Count Basie & Maynard Ferguson12" Vinyl11R 52117[none]
Sarah + 2Sarah Vaughan12" Vinyl11SR-52118[none]
Hanky PankyTommy James and the Shondells12" Vinyl12SR-25336
It's Cold Outside / I'm Going HomeThe Choir7" Vinyl2R-4738
I Think We're Alone NowTommy James & The ShondellsVinyl1225353
Dance, Dance, Dance / There's Something About This GirlThe Casualeers7" Vinyl2R-4722
I'm Five Years Ahead of My Time / Rainbow LifeThe Third Bardo7" Vinyl2R-4742[none]
The Sun Lights Up the Shadows of Your Mind / Spend Your LifeFirst Crow to the Moon7" Vinyl2R 4774
Mony MonyTommy James and the ShondellsVinyl1225012
The RabbleThe Rabble12" Vinyl10SR 42010[none]
Crimson & CloverTommy James & The ShondellsVinyl9SR-42023
It's a Long Way DownThe Fallen Angels12" Vinyl12
Cellophane SymphonyTommy James and the Shondells12" Vinyl10RS 42030
The Best of Tommy James & The ShondellsTommy James & The ShondellsCartridge107045-42040 H
The Best of Tommy James & The ShondellsTommy James & The Shondells(unknown)10R 42040
Crystal Blue PersuasionTommy James & The Shondells7" Vinyl2RO 507
Morning DewThe Morning Dew12" Vinyl10SR-42049
Maybe / CollageThe Three Degrees7" Vinyl2R-7079
ThundertreeThundertree12" Vinyl11SR-42038
Travelin'Tommy James and The Shondells12" Vinyl10SR 42044[none]
MaybeThe Three Degrees12" Vinyl10SR-42050[none]
Alive 'n Kickin'Alive 'n Kickin'12" Vinyl12SR 42052
Ilmo SmokehouseIlmo Smokehouse12" Vinyl8SR-3002
Harlem River DriveHarlem River Drive12" Vinyl5SR 3004
Draggin' the LineTommy James & The ShondellsVinyl1
"The Divine"Sarah Vaughan2×12" Vinyl12 + 12DP 09
Celebration / The Last One to KnowTommy James7" Vinyl2R-7135[none]
Count Basie + VoicesCount Basie12" Vinyl24
MaybeThe Three Degrees12" Vinyl12YQ-7002-RO[none]
Night of the WolfAl Foster Band7" Vinyl2R-7162
Out Among 'emLove Childs Afro Cuban Band12" Vinyl10SR-3016
Touch and GoEcstasy, Passion & Pain7" Vinyl2R-7182[none]
Gypsy Folk TalesArt Blakey & The Jazz Messengers12" Vinyl8SR 5008
The Queen of the BluesDinah Washington2×12" Vinyl10 + 10RE 20 S[none]
The Best of BasieCount Basie & His OrchestraCD186000403072666000400
An Historic Recording EventLouis Armstrong & Duke EllingtonCD10CDOR 8929
A Man Ain’t Supposed to Cry (Different track sequence)Joe WilliamsCD12RCD 59023[none]
Greatest HitsMitch Ryder & The Detroit WheelsCD11038576805804
Rock 'n Roll Hits of the 60's, Volume IVarious ArtistsCD16RCD-58003085913800329
The Original Rock 'n' Roll Hits of the 50's, Volume 3Various ArtistsCD16RCD 58005
American Rock 'N' Roll Classics, Volume 4Various ArtistsCD15RCD-58012085913801227
Moonlight in VermontJohnny Smith QuintetCD16RCD 59063085913906328
After HoursSarah VaughanCD11CDP 7 93271 2077779327126
AnthologyTommy James & The ShondellsVinyl20ROU 50040077779363513
Rev Up: The Best of Mitch Ryder and the Detroit WheelsMitch Ryder & The Detroit WheelsCD200077779363223
No Cover, No MinimumBilly EckstineCD21077779858323
After HoursSarah VaughanCD11CDP 7243 8 55468 2 2724385546822