Coliseum Album Discography
By David Edwards, Patrice Eyries, Mike Callahan, Randy Watts and Tim Neely
Last update: June 18, 2012

Coliseum Records was an LA-based label distributed by London Records. They issued one album per year from 1965-1969, then became inactive. The label was owned by Salvadore "Tutti" Camarata, who owned the Sunset Sound Studios in LA and worked with the Disney empire. Camarata also owned Palomar Records, another label distributed by London.

The last album issued is the most collectible. The rock group Touch featured Jeff Hawks (vocals), Don Gallucci (keyboards, vocals), Joey Newman (guitar, vocals), Bruce Hauser (bass, vocals), and John Bordonaro (drums, vocals). Gallucci had been in the Kingsmen at the age of 15, and it indeed Gallucci we hear playing the opening riff on the hit "Louie, Louie." When the group began to tour, the underage keyboardist had to drop out of the group. He later formed Don and the Goodtimes. The Touch album was recorded at Sunset Sound and featured many unique sounds. The group decided they could not reproduce the sounds live, so never toured.

The Coliseum label was black with a multicolor spectral field above the center hole. The Coliseum logo was at the top, with "Distributed by London Records" in small print under the logo. At the bottom of the spectral field was "20-20 SOUND".

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Coliseum or London Records. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (which are all out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 2012 by Mike Callahan.



Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

Coliseum D 41000 (mono)/DS 51000 (stereo) Series:

D 41001/DS 51001 - Think Young - Camarata & His Orchestra Featuring Tutti's Trombones [1965] It's Not Unusual/For Your Love/I'll Never Find Another You/A Ticket To Ride/All Day And All Of The Night/(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction//Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows/Little Things/(I Think I'm) Goin' Out Of My Head/Cast Your Fate To The Wind/Tired Of Waiting/Ferry 'Cross The Mersey/What's New Pussycat?

D 41002/DS 51002 - Jungle Adventure In Music And Sound - Don Randi Trio, Curtis Amy & The Exotic Strings [1966] Also issued on Ampex stereo tape as Coliseum CLM 93003. Tropical Safari/Ceremonial Rain Dance/Sleepy Lagoon/Similau/Passion Flower/Baby Elephant Walk//Tarzan/Sunrise, Sunset/Sacred Idol/In The Still Of The Night/Jungle Adventure

D 41003/DS 51003 - Count Basie Captures Walt Disney's The Happiest Millionaire - Count Basie [1967] Detroit/Strengthen The Dwelling/I'll Always Be Irish/Bye-Yum Pum Pum/Valentine Candy//Watch Your Footwork/What's Wrong With That!/Let's Have A Drink On It/Are We Dancing?/Fortuosity

Note: At this point, issues become stereo-only.

DS 51004 - Touch - Touch [1969] Gatefold cover opens in the center. We Feel Fine/Friendly Birds/Miss Teach/The Spiritual Death Of Howard Greer//Down At Circes Place/Alesha And Others/Seventy-Five

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