Roulette Album Discography, Part 4
by David Edwards and Mike Callahan
Last update: November 16, 2003





Roulette, over the years, tried just about anything. They started and stopped a number of series of differing musical genre, and these are included here. The labels used for these series were similar to the main labels at the time. For example, the SR-75000 Gold Classic Series of the early 1960s used a variation of the multi-color bar label, except that the bars were all gold, and "ROULETTE GOLD CLASSIC SERIES" was boldly around the label edge.

The 59000 series, released in 1982, was the umpteenth and final series of repackaged Roulette material from the company. A few years later, they redid the series for compact disc, and put out a few greatest hits packages, but that was about it. The compact discs are covered in Part 5.

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 Roulette Records, which we believe is currently owned by Rhino and EMI. Should you want to contact Rhino or EMI, or 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 1998, 1999 by Mike Callahan.



ROULETTE ALBUM DISCOGRAPHY, PART 4

Number - Title - Artist [Release Date] Contents

Birdland 2-LP Series (1958-1961):

SRB-1 - The Count Basie Story - Count Basie [2/58] (2-LP set) Broadway/Down For Double/Lester Leaps In/Topsy/Jumping At The Woodside/Shorty George/Taps Miller/Doggin' Around/Avenue C/Jive At Five/Rock-A-Bye Basie/Swinging The Blues/Sent For You Yesterday/Tickle Toes/Blue And Sentimental/Time Out/920 Special Red Bank Boogie/Every Tub/Texas Shuffle/Dickie's Dream/Out Of The Window/Boogie Woogie

SRB-2 - The Birdland Story - Various Artists [1961] (2-LP set) With John Coltrane, T. Jones, Billy Mitchell, Bud Powell, Stan Getz, Horace Silver, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, J.J. Johnson, Dizzy Gillespie, Harry Bellefonte


10 Original Cast Series (1970):

SROC-11 - Billy Noname (Original Cast) - Sammy Benskin [1970]


100 Demo Series (1958):

SR-100 - Roulette Presents a Demonstration of the New Dimensional Sound of Dynamic Stereo - Various Artists [1958] Sampler and demo record, included with half-price coupon for any Roulette stereo album. Has Anyone Here Seen Basie - Count Basie (S)/The Song From Moulin Rouge - Jimmie Rodgers (S)/Kele Kele - Johnny Richards (S)/I've Only Myself To Blame - Joe Williams (S)/Star Eyes - Joe Newman (S)/Frenzy - Machito & Orchestra (S)//Slide's Dearangement - Maynard Ferguson (S)/Long Gone - Pearl Bailey (S)/Dear Old Southland - Tyree Glenn & Orchestra (S)/Piruli - Tito Rodriguez & Orchestra (S)


100 Echoes Series (1973-?):
It is believed that all these are 2-LP sets.

RE-101 - Echoes of an Era: The Maynard Ferguson Years - Maynard Ferguson [1973]

RE-102 - Echoes of an Era: The Count Basie Years - Count Basie [1973]

RE-103 - Echoes of an Era: The Stan Getz Years - Stan Getz [1973]

RE-104 - Echoes of an Era: The Dinah Washington Years - Dinah Washington [1973]

RE-105 - Echoes of an Era: The Sarah Vaughan Years - Sarah Vaughan [1973]

RE-106 - Echoes of an Era: Diz and Bird - Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker [1973]

RE-107 - Echoes of an Era: Count Basie with Tony Bennett and Sarah Vaughan - Count Basie with Tony Bennett & Sarah Vaughan [1973]

RE-108 - Music to Keep Your Husband Happy - Sonny Lester [1973]

RE-108 - Echoes of an Era: The Louis Armstrong Years - Duke Ellington & Louis Armstrong [1973]

RE-109 - Echoes of an Era: The Maynard Ferguson and Herbie Mann Years - Maynard Ferguson & Herbie Mann [1973]

RE-110 - Echoes of an Era - Jack Tatum, Erroll Garner, Bud Powell & B. Taylor [1973]

RE-111 - Echoes of a Rock Era: The Early Years - Various Artists [1973] (2-LP set) Disc 1: Crying In The Chapel - Sonny Til & Orioles (E)/Shake A Hand - Faye Adams (E)/Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (E)/Earth Angel - Penguins (E)/Maybellene - Chuck Berry (E)//Sincerely - Moonglows (E)/Story Untold - Nutmegs (E)/Goodnight My Love - Jesse Belvin (E)/Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry (E)/Speedoo - Cadillacs (E); Disc 2: A Thousand Miles Away - Heartbeats (E)/Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon & Teenagers (E)/Gee - Crows (E)/School Day - Chuck Berry (E)/C.C. Rider - Chuck Willis (E)//Happy Happy Birthday Baby - Tune Weavers (E)/Honeycomb - Jimmie Rodgers (E)/Silhouettes - Rays (E)/Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Jimmie Rodgers (E)/Party Doll - Buddy Knox (E)

RE-112 - Echoes of a Rock Era: The Middle Years - Various Artists [1973] (2-LP set) Disc 1: Book Of Love - Monotones (E)/Get A Job - Silhouettes (E)/Maybe - Chantels (E)/Secretly - Jimmie Rodgers (E)/Tears On My Pillow - Little Anthony & Imperials (E)//Ten Commandments Of Love - Moonglows (E)/Charlie Brown - Coasters (E)/Hey Little Girl - Dee Clark (E)/I Only Have Eyes For You - Flamingos (E)/Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison (E); Disc 2: Poison Ivy - Coasters (E)/Red River Rock - Johnny & Hurricanes (E)/Sixteen Candles - Crests (E)/So Fine - Fiestas (E)/Let The Little Girl Dance - Billy Bland (E)//Stay - Maurice Williams & Zodiacs (E)/You Talk Too Much - Joe Jones (E)/Funny - Maxine Brown (E)/Bristol Stomp - Dovells (E)/Peppermint Twist, Part 1 - Joey Dee & Starliters (E)

RE-113 - Echoes of a Rock Era: The Later Years - Various Artists [1973] (2-LP set) Disc 1: All In My Mind - Maxine Brown (E)/Dedicated To The One I Love - Shirelles (E)/The Fly - Chubby Checker (E)/Gee Whiz - Carla Thomas (E)/Heart And Soul - Cleftones (E)//Look In My Eyes - Chantels (E)/Tossin' And Turnin' - Bobby Lewis (E)/Wheels - String-A-Longs (E)/When We Get Married - Dreamlovers (E)/Ya Ya - Lee Dorsey (E); Disc 2: Soul Twist - King Curtis (E)/Baby It's You - Spaniels (E)/Don't Play That Song (I Lied) - Ben E. King (E)/The Loco-Motion - Little Eva (E)/Rinky Dink - Dave "Baby" Cortez (E)//Shout - Joey Dee & Starliters (E)/Snap Your Fingers - Joe Henderson (E)/Two faces Have I - Lou Christie (E)/Easier Said Than Done - Essex (E)/My Guy - Mary Wells (E)

RE-114 - Echoes of a Rock Era: The Groups - Various Artists [1973] (2-LP set) Disc 1, The Crows: Perfidia (E)/Seven Lonely Days (E)/I Love You So (E)/Gee (E)/Heartbreaker (E)/Call A Doctor (E)//Untrue (E)/Baby (E)/Miss You (E)/I Really Really Love You (E)/Mambo Shevitz (E)/Sweet Sue Just You (E); Disc 2, The Harptones: Sunday Kind Of Love (E)/My Memories Of You (E)/Life Is But A Dream (E)/Three Wishes (E)/That's The Way It Goes (E)/On Sunday Afternoon (E)//The Masquerade Is Over (E)/Shrine Of St. Cecilia (E)/Cry Like I Cried (E)/So Good So Fine You're Mine (E)/Until The Real Thing Comes Along (E)/What Did I Do Wrong (E)

RE-115 - Echoes of a Rock Era - Various Artists [1973]

RE-116 - Echoes of an Era: Message From Newport/Newport Suite - Maynard Ferguson [1973]

RE-117 - Echoes of an Era: Queen of the Blues - Dinah Washington [1973]

RE-118 - Echoes of an Era: The Best of Count Basie - Count Basie [1973]

RE-119 - Echoes of an Era: The Best of Stan Getz - Stan Getz [1973]

RE-120 - Echoes of an Era: The Best of Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker [1973]

RE-121 - Echoes of an Era - Johnny Dankworth & Billy Strayhorn

RE-122 - Echoes of an Era: Maynard Ferguson '61/Si! Si! M.F. - Maynard Ferguson

RE-123 - Echoes of an Era - Stan Getz & Sonny Stitt

RE-124 - Echoes of an Era: Kansas City Suite/Easin' It - Count Basie

RE-125 - Echoes of an Era: The Immortal Dinah Washington - Dinah Washington

RE-126 - Echoes of an Era - Count Basie, Stan Getz & Sarah Vaughan

RE-127 - Echoes of an Era: Birdland Live at Carnegie Hall - Various Artists

RE-128 - Echoes of an Era - Newman/Simms/Draper/Coltraine

RE-129 - Echoes of an Era - J. McLean Sextet/Quintet

RE-130 - Echoes of an Era: Bantu Afrika - Randy Weston

RE-131 - Echoes of an Era - Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers

RE-132 - Echoes of an Era: Vernacular - John Handy


500 Comedy Series:

?R-501 - Saloon Society - Bill Manville [196?]

R-502 - Prose from the Cons - Jackie Kannon & Convicts of Southern Michigan Prison [1960] Original pressing has white label with color stripes. Introduction - Jackie Kannon/Running The "Ups" Down - Duke McKinney/Jackie Kannon - Jackie Kannon/The Complainers - Herb Wilson, Buzz Dillon, Duke McKinney & Jackie Kannon/Inside The License Plate Factory - Buzz Dillon & Jackie Kannon//Rehabilitation - Herb Wilson/Happy Inmate - Jackie Kannon & Eli Basse/Hip Musician - Buzz Dillon & Jackie Kannon/Insurance - Marvin Noth

?R-503 -

?R-504 -

SR-505 - Live! - Jackie Kannon [196?]

?R-506 - Let's Play Strike! - Transit Strike Interviews [196?]

?R-507 - Truth About the Green Hornet - Marty Allen & Steve Rossi [1965]


800 Soundtrack Series (1966):

OSS-801 - A Study in Terror (Soundtrack) - John Scott [1966]

OSS-802 - The Russian Adventure (Soundtrack) - Aleksandr Lokshin & Orchestras [1966]

OSS-803 - Sleeping Beauty (Soundtrack) - Boris Khaikin [1966]

OSS-804 - Peach Thief (Soundtrack) - Simeon Pirankov [1966]

OSS-805 - Four in the Morning (Soundtrack) - John Barry [1966]


9000 African Recorded Series:

SR-9001 - Songs of New Nations - The De Paur Chorus [1972] Ose Yie!/Ake/Ye Ke Omo Mi/Kufidi M'Pala Bituta/Obi Ji La Kwelegi//Alexander/Kro Kro, Hinh Hinh!/Kowe, Kyere Meni No/Eh Onchiri, Oya Eh!/Kwagyansa Menna Bio

SR-9002 - Life in the Bush - Various Artists [1972] Ele Ele Mamiami/Male Kulipopo/Mwana Nkento/Imbie Imbie/Ya Ngo, Ya Ngo/Ukwenda-Tukwenda/Eh Mbisis Eto/Nkanda Ukambulula/Nguba zi Mama/Ankak-Ankak Petsom/Tata Mitondue//Mama Butidi Bana Bole/Ngudi Tsimba/Tutu-Tutu/Ayi Komema/Mono Kivonga/Meli Bamutoba/Tse-Tse Kadinga/O Matika/E Yambole/Nzeka Nzenzele

SR-9003 - Music of West Africa - Various Artists [1972]

SR-9004 - Dahomey Guinee - Various Artists [1972] Musique du Roi de Porto- Novo/Zangbeto, Musique Des Veilleurs De Nuit/Flute Et Choeur Des Dossou-Yovo/Chant Satirique Accompagne De Cifhare//Deux Tambours, Rythme de Mosso Bara/Tambour d'eau Et Choeur, Danse de Femmes/Moriba Niansa, Nusique Votive/Chant De Chasseurs/Berceuse, Chantee/Solo De Harpe- Luth/Chanson de Siraba


32000 Spoken Word Series:

R-32001 - Nuremberg War Criminal Trials - Documentary


59000 Original Rock N' Roll Hits Series (1982):

59001 - Original Rock 'N Roll Hits of the 50's, Volume 1 - Various Artists [1982] At The Hop - Danny & Juniors/I Only Have Eyes For You - Flamingos/Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry/Happy Happy Birthday baby - Tune Weavers/Stay - Maurice Williams & Zodiacs/Little Girl Of Mine - Cleftones/Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon & Teenagers/Gee-Crows/Little Star - Elegants/Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko Bop - Little Anthony & Imperials/He's Gone - Chantels

59002 - Original Rock 'N Roll Hits of the 50's, Volume 2 - Various Artists [1982] Honeycomb - Jimmie Rodgers/I'm Stickin' With You - Jimmy Bowen/You Can't Catch Me - Chuck Berry/Short Shorts - Royal Teens/I'll Be Home - Flamingos/Sealed With A Kiss - Brian Hyland/Party Doll - Buddy Knox/Who Put The Bomp - Barry Mann/Black Slacks - Joe Bennett & Sparkletones/Walkin' With Mr. Lee - Lee Allen/And That Reminds Me - Della Reese

59003 - Original Rock 'N Roll Hits of the 50's, Volume 3 - Various Artists [1982] Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry/I Want You To Be My Girl - Frankie Lymon & Teenagers/Do You Want To Dance - Bobby Freeman/So Far Away - Pastels/Sincerely - Moonglows/Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley/Dance With Me Henry [Wallflower] - Etta James/I'm Gonna Get Married - Lloyd Price/Book Of Love - Monotones/Stranded In The Jungle - Cadets/Goodnight My Love - Jesse Belvin

59004 - Original Rock 'N Roll Hits of the 50's, Volume 4 - Various Artists [1982] Crying In The Chapel - Sonny Til & Orioles/Speedoo - Cadillacs/Get A Job - Silhouettes/For Sentimental Reasons - Cleftones/So Fine - Fiestas/Poor Boy - Royaltones/Rock & Roll Is Here To Stay - Danny & Juniors/Maybellene - Chuck Berry/Shrine Of St. Cecelia - Harptones/Why Don't You Write Me - Jacks/A Thousand Miles Away - Heartbeats

59005 - Original Rock 'N Roll Hits of the 50's, Volume 5 - Various Artists [1982] Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Jimmie Rodgers/Forty days - Ronnie Hawkins/Goody Goody - Frankie Lymon/Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison/See Saw - Moonglows/A Rose And A Baby Ruth - George Hamilton IV/Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price/Sweet Little Sixteen - Chuck Berry/A Sunday Kind Of Love - Harptones/Let's Start All Over Again - Paragons/Swingin' Shepherd Blues - Moe Koffman

59006 - Original Rock 'N Roll Hits of the 50's, Volume 6 - Various Artists [1982] School Day - Chuck Berry/To The Aisle - Five Satins/Chapel Of Dreams - Dubs/Daddy's Home - Shep & Limelights/I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent - Frankie Lymon & Teenagers/Life Is But A Dream - Harptones/Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite - Spaniels/Most Of All - Moonglows/Darling Listen To The Words Of This Song - Ruth McFadden/Five Hundred Miles To Go - Heartbeats/Maybe - Chantels

59007 - Original Rock 'N Roll Hits of the 50's, Volume 7 - Various Artists [1982] Ten Commandments Of Love - Harvey & Moonglows/Mary Lou - Ronnie Hawkins/It's Too Soon To Know - Orioles/Never Let Go - Chantels/Tonight Kathleen - Valentines/Rock And Roll Music - Chuck Berry/Beep Beep - Playmates/Secretly - Jimmie Rodgers/Story Untold - Nutmegs/The Closer You Are - Channels/Just Because - Lloyd Price

59008 - Original Rock 'N Roll Hits of the 50's, Volume 8 - Various Artists [1982] Oh Oh I'm Falling In Love Again - Jimmie Rodgers/In The Still Of The Nite - Five Satins/Let's Pony Again - Vibrations/Priscilla - Eddie Cooley/Could This Be Magic - Dubs/Personality - Lloyd Price/We Go Together - Moonglows/Rama Lama Ding Dong - Edsels/Ship Of Love - Nutmegs/Been So Long - Pastels/Congratulations - Chantels

59009 - Original Rock 'N Roll Hits of the 50's, Volume 9 - Various Artists [1982] Tears On My Pillow - Little Anthony & Imperials/When You Dance - Turbans/Rip Van Winkle - Devotions/Darling How Long - Heartbeats/Don't Say Goodnight - Valentines/Wedding Bells - Tiny Tim & Hits/Long Lonely Nights - Lee Andrews & Hearts/Out In The Cold Again - Frankie Lymon & Teenagers/The Masquerade Is Over - Harptones/My Girlfriend - Cadillacs/There's Our Song Again - Chantels

59010 - Original Rock 'N Roll Hits of the 60's, Volume 10 - Various Artists [1982] Are You Really Mine - Jimmie Rodgers/Lovers Never Say Goodbye - Flamingos/Zoom - Cadillacs/Two People In The World - Little Anthony & Imperials/Altar Of Love - Channels/People Are Talking - Heartbeats/Ram-Bunk-Shush - Joey Dee & Starliters/In My Diary - Moonglows/Cry Like I Cried - Harptones/I'm Confessin' - Chantels/Don't Ask Me To Be Lonely - Dubs

59011 - Original Rock 'N Roll Hits of the 60's, Volume 11 - Various Artists [1982] Will You Love Me Tomorrow - Shirelles/Any Day Now - Chuck Jackson/No Particular Place To Go - Chuck Berry/I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - B.J. Thomas & Triumphs/Amen - Impressions/There's A Moon Out Tonight - Capris/Walk On By - Dionne Warwick/Lady Luck - Lloyd Price/Hanky Panky - Tommy James & Shondells/We're Gonna Make It - Little Milton/Sweet Pea - Tommy Roe

59012 - Original Rock 'N Roll Hits of the 60's, Volume 12 - Various Artists [1982] Tonight's The Night - Shirelles/Don't Make Me Over - Dionne Warwick/Let The Little Girl Dance - Billy Bland/Heart And Soul - Cleftones/Mony Mony - Tommy James & Shondells/Jam Up & Jelly Tight - Tommy Roe/Hooked On A Feeling - B.J. Thomas/Jolly Green Giant - Kingsmen/Barbara Ann - Regents/California Dreamin' - Mamas & Papas/It's All Right - Impressions

59013 - Original Rock 'N Roll Hits of the 60's, Volume 13 - Various Artists [1982] Louie Louie - Kingsmen/Mama Said - Shirelles/You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry/Message To Michael - Dionne Warwick/Keep On Pushing - Impressions/Remember Then - Earls/Dizzy - Tommy Roe/Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James & Shondells/Peppermint Twist, Part 1 - Joey Dee & Starliters/Easier Said Than Done - Essex/The Gypsy Cried - Lou Christie

59014 - Original Rock 'N Roll Hits of the 60's, Volume 14 - Various Artists [1982] Soldier Boy - Shirelles/Blue Moon - Marcels/I Say A Little Prayer - Dionne Warwick/Hooray For hazel - Tommy Roe/People Get Ready - Impressions/You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It) - Ral Donner/Sweet Cherry Wine - Tommy James & Shondells/Don't Say Nothin' Bad - Cookies/Mama - B.J. Thomas/A Walking Miracle - Essex/Shout - Joey Dee & Starliters

59015 - Original Rock 'N Roll Hits of the 60's, Volume 15 - Various Artists [1982] Crimson & Clover - Tommy James & Shondells/Two Faces Have I - Lou Christie/The Loco-Motion - Little Eva/Girl Of My Best Friend - Ral Donner/Everybody - Tommy Roe/What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am) - Tams/Baby It's You - Shirelles/Sock It To Me Baby - Mitch Ryder & Detroit Wheels/Gypsy Woman - Impressions/Dedicated To The One I Love - Mamas & Papas/You Talk Too Much - Joe Jones

59016 - Original Rock 'N Roll Hits of the 60's, Volume 16 - Various Artists [1982] Monday Monday - Mamas & Papas/Reach Out For Me - Dionne Warwick/I Think We're Alone Now - Tommy James & Shondells/Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf/Midnight Confessions - Grass Roots/Everybody Loves A Lover - Shirelles/Jenny Take A Ride - Mitch Ryder & Detroit Wheels/Sheila - Tommy Roe/Girl Watcher - O'Kaysions/We're A Winner - Impressions/Chains - Cookies


65000 International Series (1961-1962):

SR-65001 - Uhuru Afrika - Randy Weston [1961] Introduction/Uhuru Kwanza/African Lady/Bantu/Kucheza Blues

SR-65002 - Around the World in Percussion - Louis Bellson [1962] Oriental Sppice/Toreadors/Frere Jacques/Brazil/Bar Mitzvah Special/Night Train/African Dance/Sabre Dance/Liebestraum/Loch Lomond/Jazz Dance/O Sole Mio


75000 Classical Series (1960-?):

SR-75001 - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos No. 1 & 2 - Harry Newstone & Hamburger Kammerorchester [1960]

SR-75002 - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos No. 3 & 4 - Harry Newstone & Hamburger Kammerorchester [1960]

SR-75003 - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos No. 5 & 6 - Harry Newstone & Hamburger Kammerorchester [1960]


80000Original Cast Series (1961):

SR-80001 - Showgirl: Carol Channing Live (Original Cast) - Carol Channing [1961]



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