Roost

Roost

Profile:
The Roost label was founded in 1949 by Arthur Faden, Bill Faden, Monty Kay and Ralph Watkins in New York City as an offshoot of the famous Royal Roost jazz club,

Shortly after founding the label, Jack Hooke and Sammy Kaye acquired the label from the founders. From 1950 until 1958 the label was run by Jack Hooke and Teddy Reig The output of the label was almost entirely jazz with heavy emphasis on artists such as Stan Getz and Bud Powell

The label was called both Roost and Royal Roost - the names were used interchangeably on album artwork. In August 1958, Morris Levy purchased the label and it was combined with Roulette Jazz. The Roost name continued to be used by Roulette for some period of time, but eventually the Roost artists were transferred to the Roulette label

The Roost and Royal Roost label was first green, then blue, with silver print. "ROOST" (or 'ROYAL ROOST") was on the perimeter of the label above the center hole. Green labels were used for the first press runs (perhaps 250-400 copies) on the original 400 series of 10" releases at least up until RLP-421. Later runs used the blue labels.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
10 Piano Magic  album cover Erroll Garner Piano Magic(10") Roost 10 US Unknown Sell This Version
500 Bop City / Wallington’s Godchild  album cover Kai Winding And His Sextet* Bop City / Wallington’s Godchild(10") Roost 500 US 1949 Sell This Version
501 Lean On Me / Recognition  album cover Harry Belafonte Lean On Me / Recognition(Shellac, 10", Single) Roost 501 US 1949 Sell This Version
502 Cubop City  album cover Howard McGee And His Afro Cuboppers* Cubop City(Shellac, 10") Roost 502 US 1949 Sell This Version
510 T'aint No Use / Sinbad The Tailor  album cover Herbie Steward Quintet T'aint No Use / Sinbad The Tailor(10") Roost 510 US 1950 Sell This Version
512 Yesterdays / Sweetie Pie  album cover The Stan Getz Quartet* Yesterdays / Sweetie Pie(10") Roost 512 US 1950 Sell This Version
601 Cubop City  album cover Howard Mc Gee And His Afro Cuboppers* Cubop City(Shellac, 10", RE) Roost 601 US 1950 Sell This Version
602 Somebody Loves Me / Bud's Bubble  album cover The Bud Powell Trio Somebody Loves Me / Bud's Bubble(Shellac, 10") Roost 602 US Unknown Sell This Version
603 I'll Close My Eyes / Why Do You Cry  album cover Little Jimmy Scott* I'll Close My Eyes / Why Do You Cry(Shellac, 10") Roost 603 US 1950 Sell This Version
605 After I'm Gone / Dearest Darling   album cover Jimmy Scott After I'm Gone / Dearest Darling (Shellac, 10") Roost 605 US Unknown Sell This Version
606 What Is This Thing Called Love / No Moon  album cover Erroll Garner What Is This Thing Called Love / No Moon(Shellac, 10") Roost 606 US 1950 Sell This Version
609 Scatterbrain / Bonnie Boy  album cover Erroll Garner Scatterbrain / Bonnie Boy(Shellac, 10") Roost 609 US 1950 Sell This Version
610 Again / Cologne  album cover Erroll Garner Again / Cologne(Shellac, 10") Roost 610 US Unknown Sell This Version
612 Rain In My Eyes / Anytime, Any Day, Anywhere  album cover Little Jimmy Scott* Rain In My Eyes / Anytime, Any Day, Anywhere(Shellac, 10") Roost 612 US 1950 Sell This Version
613 The Loneliest House On The Street / It's The Talk Of The Town  album cover Jimmy Scott The Loneliest House On The Street / It's The Talk Of The Town(Shellac, 10") Roost 613 US 1950 Sell This Version
614 Lazy River / Tippin' Out With Erroll  album cover Erroll Garner Lazy River / Tippin' Out With Erroll(Shellac, 10") Roost 614 US 1951 Sell This Version
615 I'll Be Seeing You / I Won't Cry Anymore  album cover Little Jimmy Scott* I'll Be Seeing You / I Won't Cry Anymore(Shellac, 10") Roost 615 US 1951 Sell This Version
617 Give A Broken Heart A Break / When Your Lover Has Gone  album cover Little Jimmy Scott* Give A Broken Heart A Break / When Your Lover Has Gone(Shellac, 10", Single) Roost 617 US 1951 Sell This Version
668 El Mundo De Charlie Parker  album cover Charlie Parker El Mundo De Charlie Parker(LP, Comp, Mono) Roost 668 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
2213 Giants Of The Piano  album cover Art Tatum, Erroll Garner Art Tatum, Erroll Garner - Giants Of The Piano(LP, Album, Mono, Ltd, RE) Roulette, Roost 2213 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
12863882 The New Johnny Smith Quartet  album cover Johnny Smith The New Johnny Smith Quartet(CD, Album, RE) Fresh Sound Records, Roost 12863882 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
7243 8 57456 2 1 And I Thought About You  album cover Johnny Hartman And I Thought About You(CD, Album, RE) Roost 7243 8 57456 2 1 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 59622 2 6 The Complete Roost Recordings  album cover Stan Getz The Complete Roost Recordings(3xCD, Comp) Roost, Blue Note, EMI 7243 8 59622 2 6 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
BLP 2201 Johnny Smith Plays Jimmy Van Heusen  album cover Johnny Smith Johnny Smith Plays Jimmy Van Heusen(LP, Mono) Roost BLP 2201 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 557061 Diz 'N Bird At Carnegie Hall  album cover Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Diz 'N Bird At Carnegie Hall(CD, Album, Club) Roost CDP 557061 US 1997 Sell This Version
CDP 7243 8 57061 2 7 Diz 'N Bird At Carnegie Hall  album cover Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Diz 'N Bird At Carnegie Hall (Album) CDP 7243 8 57061 2 7 US 1997 Sell This Version
CDP 7243 8 57456 2 1 And I Thought About You  album cover Johnny Hartman And I Thought About You(CD, Album) Roost CDP 7243 8 57456 2 1 US 1997 Sell This Version
CDP 7243 8 59622 2 6 The Complete Roost Recordings  album cover Stan Getz The Complete Roost Recordings(3xCD, Comp) Roost, Blue Note CDP 7243 8 59622 2 6 US 1997 Sell This Version
DISK JOCKEY SAMPLE Rock, Rock, Rock  album cover Various Rock, Rock, Rock(LP, Comp, Mono, Promo) Roost DISK JOCKEY SAMPLE US 1956 Sell This Version
DP. 28 Play Piano Play  album cover Erroll Garner Play Piano Play (Comp) DP. 28 France 1974 Sell This Version
EP 307 Volume 1  album cover Georgie Auld Quintet* Volume 1(7", EP) Roost, Royal Roost EP 307 US Unknown Sell This Version
EP 310 Johnny Smith Quintet Featuring Stan Getz Vol. 3  album cover Johnny Smith, Stan Getz Johnny Smith, Stan Getz - Johnny Smith Quintet Featuring Stan Getz Vol. 3(7", EP, Mono) Roost EP 310 US Unknown Sell This Version
EPL 7180 Bud Powell Trio - Vol .1  album cover Bud Powell Bud Powell Trio - Vol .1(7", EP) Vogue, Vogue, Vogue Productions EPL 7180 France Unknown Sell This Version
EPL. 7182 Bud Powell Trio - Vol. 2  album cover Bud Powell Bud Powell Trio - Vol. 2(7", EP) Vogue, Vogue, Vogue Productions EPL. 7182 France Unknown Sell This Version
FSR-588 Seldon Powell Sextet Featuring Jimmy Cleveland  album cover The Seldon Powell Sextet* Featuring Jimmy Cleveland The Seldon Powell Sextet* Featuring Jimmy Cleveland - Seldon Powell Sextet Featuring Jimmy Cleveland(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Roost, Royal Roost FSR-588 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
FSR 596 Ruth Price Sings With The Johnny Smith Quartet  album cover Ruth Price Sings With The Johnny Smith Quartet* Ruth Price Sings With The Johnny Smith Quartet* - Ruth Price Sings With The Johnny Smith Quartet(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Roost, Royal Roost FSR 596 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
FSR-CD 35 And I Thought About You  album cover Johnny Hartman And I Thought About You(CD, Album, RE) Fresh Sound Records, Roost FSR-CD 35 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
FSR-CD93 Seldon Powell Sextet Featuring Jimmy Cleveland  album cover Seldon Powell Sextet Featuring Jimmy Cleveland Seldon Powell Sextet Featuring Jimmy Cleveland - Seldon Powell Sextet Featuring Jimmy Cleveland(CD, Album, RE) Fresh Sound Records, Roost FSR-CD93 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
GSD-9601~04 Definitive Modern Jazz Collection (モダンジャズ名曲名演大全集)  album cover Various Definitive Modern Jazz Collection (モダンジャズ名曲名演大全集)(4xCD, Comp, Mono, Club + Box) Blue Note, Bethlehem Records, Pacific Jazz, Liberty, Somethin' Else, Capitol Records, Roulette, Roost GSD-9601~04 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
K-106 Diz 'n' Bird, The Beginning  album cover Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker - Diz 'n' Bird, The Beginning(2xLP, Comp, Mono + Box) Roost, Roulette K-106 US Unknown Sell This Version
LP 422 Goodies From Eddie Davis  album cover Eddie Davis* Goodies From Eddie Davis(10", Album, Mono) Roost LP 422 US 1954 Sell This Version
LP 424 In A Sentimental Mood  album cover Johnny Smith In A Sentimental Mood LP 424 US 1954 Sell This Version
LP 1201 Roost 5th Anniversary Album - Volume 1  album cover Various Roost 5th Anniversary Album - Volume 1(LP, Comp, Mono, Blu) Roost, Royal Roost LP 1201 US 1958 Sell This Version
LP 1203 The Battle Of Birdland  album cover Sonny Stitt - Eddie Davis* Sonny Stitt - Eddie Davis* - The Battle Of Birdland(LP, Album, Mono) Roost, Royal Roost LP 1203 US 1955 Sell This Version
LP2201 Plays Jimmy Van Heusen  album cover Johnny Smith Plays Jimmy Van Heusen (Album) LP2201 US 1955 Sell This Version
LP2203 The Johnny Smith Quartet  album cover The Johnny Smith Quartet* The Johnny Smith Quartet (Album) LP2203 US 1955 Sell This Version
LP 2204 Sonny Stitt Plays Arrangements From The Pen Of Quincy Jones  album cover Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt Plays Arrangements From The Pen Of Quincy Jones (Album) LP 2204 US 1956 Sell This Version
LP 2205 Seldon Powell Plays  album cover Seldon Powell Seldon Powell Plays(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Roost, Royal Roost LP 2205 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
LP 2206 Sings For Johnny Smith  album cover Beverly Kenney, Johnny Smith Beverly Kenney, Johnny Smith - Sings For Johnny Smith(LP, Album, RE) Roost LP 2206 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
LP 2208 Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt  album cover Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt(LP, Album, Mono, RP) Roost, Royal Roost LP 2208 US 1958 Sell This Version
LP 2209 At Storyville  album cover Stan Getz At Storyville (Comp) LP 2209 US 1956 Sell This Version
LP 2210 All Star Sextet  album cover Charlie Parker All Star Sextet (Comp) LP 2210 US 1958 Sell This Version
LP 2211 Moonlight In Vermont  album cover Johnny Smith Quintet Featuring Stan Getz Johnny Smith Quintet Featuring Stan Getz - Moonlight In Vermont (Album, Comp) LP 2211 US 1956 Sell This Version
LP 2213 Giants Of The Piano  album cover Art Tatum / Erroll Garner Art Tatum / Erroll Garner - Giants Of The Piano (Comp) LP 2213 US 1956 Sell This Version
LP 2215 Moods  album cover Johnny Smith Moods (Album) LP 2215 US 1961 Sell This Version
LP 2216 The New Johnny Smith Quartet  album cover Johnny Smith The New Johnny Smith Quartet (Album) LP 2216 US 1956 Sell This Version
LP 2217 Ruth Price Sings With The Johnny Smith Quartet  album cover Ruth Price Sings With The Johnny Smith Quartet* Ruth Price Sings With The Johnny Smith Quartet* - Ruth Price Sings With The Johnny Smith Quartet (Album) LP 2217 US 1956 Sell This Version
LP 2218 Sings With Jimmy Jones And "The Basie-Ites"  album cover Beverly Kenney Sings With Jimmy Jones And "The Basie-Ites"(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Roost, Roost LP 2218 US Unknown Sell This Version
LP 2219 37 Minutes And 48 Seconds  album cover Sonny Stitt 37 Minutes And 48 Seconds (Album) LP 2219 US 1957 Sell This Version
LP 2220 Seldon Powell Sextet Featuring Jimmy Cleveland  album cover Seldon Powell Sextet Featuring Jimmy Cleveland Seldon Powell Sextet Featuring Jimmy Cleveland - Seldon Powell Sextet Featuring Jimmy Cleveland (Album) LP 2220 US 1956 Sell This Version
LP 2222 Taylor Made Piano  album cover The Billy Taylor Trio* Taylor Made Piano(LP, Comp, Mono) Roost, Royal Roost LP 2222 US 1957 Sell This Version
LP 2223 The Johnny Smith Foursome  album cover Johnny Smith The Johnny Smith Foursome (Album) LP 2223 US 1956 Sell This Version
LP 2224 Bud  album cover Bud Powell Trio* Featuring Max Roach Bud Powell Trio* Featuring Max Roach - Bud (Album, Comp) LP 2224 US 1958 Sell This Version
LP 2225 At Storyville - Vol. 2  album cover Stan Getz At Storyville - Vol. 2 (Comp, Album) LP 2225 US 1957 Sell This Version
LP 2226 Sonny Stitt With The New Yorkers  album cover Sonny Stitt With The New Yorkers (4) Sonny Stitt With The New Yorkers (4) - Sonny Stitt With The New Yorkers (Album) LP 2226 US 1957 Sell This Version
LP-2228 The "Johnny Smith" Foursome Volume II  album cover The "Johnny Smith" Foursome* The "Johnny Smith" Foursome Volume II (Album) LP-2228 US 1957 Sell This Version
LP-2229 3 Bones And A Quill  album cover Gene Quill 3 Bones And A Quill (Album) LP-2229 Spain 1959 Sell This Version
LP 2230 The Saxophones Of Sonny Stitt  album cover Sonny Stitt The Saxophones Of Sonny Stitt(LP, Album) Roost, Royal Roost LP 2230 US 1958 Sell This Version
LP 2230 The Saxophones Of Sonny Stitt  album cover Sonny Stitt The Saxophones Of Sonny Stitt(LP, Album) Roost, Royal Roost LP 2230 US 1958 Sell This Version
LP 2234 Diz 'N' Bird In Concert  album cover Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker - Diz 'N' Bird In Concert (Album, Comp) LP 2234 US 1959 Sell This Version
LP 2235 A Little Bit Of Stitt  album cover Sonny Stitt A Little Bit Of Stitt(LP, Album, Mono) Roost, Royal Roost LP 2235 US 1959 Sell This Version
LP 2237 Johnny Smith Favorites  album cover Johnny Smith Trio Johnny Smith Favorites(LP, Album, Mono) Roost, Royal Roost LP 2237 US 1959 Sell This Version
LP 2238 Designed For You  album cover Johnny Smith Trio Designed For You (Album) LP 2238 US 1960 Sell This Version
LP 2239 My Dear Little Sweetheart  album cover Johnny Smith My Dear Little Sweetheart(LP, Album, Mono) Roost, Royal Roost LP 2239 US 1960 Sell This Version
LP 2240 The Sonny Side Of Stitt  album cover Sonny Stitt The Sonny Side Of Stitt(LP, Album, Mono) Roost LP 2240 US 1960 Sell This Version
LP 2241 The Sound Of Memory  album cover Bonnemere* The Sound Of Memory(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) Roost, Royal Roost LP 2241 US 1960 Sell This Version
LP 2243 Plus The Trio  album cover Johnny Smith Plus The Trio(LP, Album, Mono) Roost, Royal Roost LP 2243 US 1960 Sell This Version
LP 2244 Stittsville  album cover Sonny Stitt Stittsville(LP, Album, Mono) Roost, Royal Roost LP 2244 US 1960 Sell This Version
LP 2246 The Sound Of The Johnny Smith Guitar  album cover Johnny Smith The Sound Of The Johnny Smith Guitar (Album) LP 2246 US 1961 Sell This Version
LP 2248 The Man With The Blue Guitar  album cover Johnny Smith The Man With The Blue Guitar (Album) LP 2248 US 1962 Sell This Version
LP 2249 The Greatest Of Stan Getz  album cover Stan Getz The Greatest Of Stan Getz (Comp) LP 2249 US 1963 Sell This Version
LP-2251 Moonlight In Vermont  album cover Johnny Smith And Stan Getz Johnny Smith And Stan Getz - Moonlight In Vermont (Album) LP-2251 US 1963 Sell This Version
LP 2252 Stitt In Orbit  album cover Sonny Stitt Stitt In Orbit(LP, Album, Mono) Roost LP 2252 US 1963 Sell This Version
LP 2253 Stitt Goes Latin  album cover Sonny Stitt Featuring Willie Bobo, Thad Jones, Patato*, Chick Corea, Chihuahua (5) Sonny Stitt Featuring Willie Bobo, Thad Jones, Patato*, Chick Corea, Chihuahua (5) - Stitt Goes Latin (Album) LP 2253 Spain 1963 Sell This Version
LP 2254 The Guitar World Of Johnny Smith  album cover Johnny Smith The Guitar World Of Johnny Smith(LP, Comp) Roost LP 2254 US 1963 Sell This Version
LP 2258 The Getz Age  album cover Stan Getz The Getz Age(LP, Comp, Mono) Roost, Royal Roost LP 2258 US 1964 Sell This Version
LP-2259 Reminiscing  album cover Johnny Smith Reminiscing(LP, Album, Mono) Roost LP-2259 US 1965 Sell This Version
LP-2260 El Latino!  album cover Terry Gibbs El Latino!(LP, Album) Roost LP-2260 US 1964 Sell This Version
LP-2261 Primitivo  album cover Arsenio Rodriguez Primitivo(LP, Album, Mono) Roost, Royal Roost LP-2261 US 1965 Sell This Version
LP No. 2226 Sonny Stitt With The New Yorkers  album cover Sonny Stitt, Shadow Wilson, Wendell Marshall, Hank Jones Sonny Stitt, Shadow Wilson, Wendell Marshall, Hank Jones - Sonny Stitt With The New Yorkers(LP, Album, Mono, Ltd, RE) Roulette, Roost LP No. 2226 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
RLP 406 Jazz At Storyville Volume 2  album cover Billy Taylor Trio Jazz At Storyville Volume 2 (Album) RLP 406 US 1953 Sell This Version
RLP 410 Jazz At NBC  album cover Johnny Smith Quintet Jazz At NBC(10") Royal Roost, Roost RLP 410 US 1953 Sell This Version
rlp 410 Moonlight In Vermont  album cover The Johnny Smith Quintet* Moonlight In Vermont (Album) rlp 410 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
RLP 412 The Amazing Bud Powell  album cover The Bud Powell Trio The Amazing Bud Powell(10", Mono) Roost RLP 412 US 1953 Sell This Version
RLP 415 Playing Arrangements From The Pen Of Johnny Richards  album cover Sonny Stitt Playing Arrangements From The Pen Of Johnny Richards(10", Album, Mono) Roost RLP 415 US 1953 Sell This Version
RLP 418 Jazz At The Hi-Hat  album cover Sonny Stitt Jazz At The Hi-Hat(10", Album, Mono) Roost RLP 418 US 1954 Sell This Version
RLP 2206 Sings For Johnny Smith  album cover Beverly Kenney, Johnny Smith Beverly Kenney, Johnny Smith - Sings For Johnny Smith (Album) RLP 2206 US 1956 Sell This Version
RLP 2211 Moonlight In Vermont  album cover Johnny Smith Quintet Featuring Stan Getz Johnny Smith Quintet Featuring Stan Getz - Moonlight In Vermont(LP, Album, Comp, Mono, RP) Roost RLP 2211 US 1958 Sell This Version
RLP 2212 Come Swing With Me  album cover Beverly Kenney With Ralph Burns' Orchestra* Beverly Kenney With Ralph Burns' Orchestra* - Come Swing With Me(LP, Album, Mono) Roost RLP 2212 US 1956 Sell This Version
RLP 2218 Sings With Jimmy Jones And "The Basie-Ites"  album cover Beverly Kenney Sings With Jimmy Jones And "The Basie-Ites"(LP, Album, Mono) Roost RLP 2218 US 1957 Sell This Version