Forum (2)

Forum (2)

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The Forum label (From 1959 to early-to-mid 1960s) was a budget reissue label, usually marketed in grocery store racks and similar non-record store outlets. Forum was always either a division of Roulette or not far out of their control, there are several different attributions on the various Forum labels, and there seem to be three distinct phases through which the label went.

The 16000 series seems to be the earliest of the issues, probably dating about 1960. The stereo label was black with gold print, the forum logo above the center hole. The attribution curving around the top of the label said, "Forum Records/A Division of Roulette Records, Inc." The Forum logo on the front cover also incorporates "A Division of Roulette Records, Inc." into the logo.

The 9000 series was next, probably 1961-63, and was largely a vehicle for straight budget-price reissues of the Roulette and Tico albums previously available. Almost all the 9000 series items were reissues, with very little in the way of studio work required to compile new albums. In fact, the stampers used for these issues were the same ones used for the original Roulette, Tico, or Forum 16000 series albums, as they had the original master numbers scratched into the trailoff grooves. The 9000 series label was maroon for mono and dark red for stereo (stereo jazz issues used a royal blue label with silver print), and some stated, "Forum Records/A Division of Jaymo Products Inc." around the top of the label. All mention of Roulette was removed, including on the cover logos.

In the third phase, in 1964, the label name was changed to Forum Circle, although the change in the logo was minor and it was obviously the same label. On the Forum Circle records, the notation of the jacket and label states, "Mfg. by Connoisseur Record Corp., 160 Passaic Avenue, Kearny, New Jersey." The label colors changed to yellow for stereo and light blue for mono.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
F 9002 Barrelhouse  album cover Moe Wechsler Barrelhouse(LP, Album) Forum (2) F 9002 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-9004 Polka  album cover Ted Tyle And His International Award Winning Polka Champions* Polka(LP, Album) Forum (2) F-9004 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-9006 Pajama Party  album cover Various Pajama Party(LP, Comp) Forum (2) F-9006 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9007 Accordion In Hi-Fi  album cover Jo Ann Castle Accordion In Hi-Fi (Album) F 9007 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9009 Let's Dance With Tony Pastor  album cover Tony Pastor And His Orchestra Let's Dance With Tony Pastor (Album) F 9009 US 1961 Sell This Version
F 9010 Oriental Delight  album cover Hank Mardigian Sextet Featuring George Mgrdichian Hank Mardigian Sextet Featuring George Mgrdichian - Oriental Delight(LP, Album, Mono) Forum (2) F 9010 US 1960 Sell This Version
F 9011 Dixieland At Carnegie Hall (25 Top Stars)  album cover Jimmy McPartland, Wild Bill Davison / Pee Wee Russell, Vic Dickenson, George Wettling Jimmy McPartland, Wild Bill Davison / Pee Wee Russell, Vic Dickenson, George Wettling - Dixieland At Carnegie Hall (25 Top Stars)(LP, Mono) Forum (2) F 9011 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9012 At Play With The Playmates  album cover The Playmates At Play With The Playmates(LP, Album, Mono, Hig) Forum (2), Forum (2) F 9012 US 1958 Sell This Version
F 9013 Noro Morales & His Orchestra At The Harvest Moon Ball  album cover Noro Morales And His Orchestra* Noro Morales & His Orchestra At The Harvest Moon Ball (Album) F 9013 US 1958 Sell This Version
F 9014 Steve Allen At The Roundtable  album cover Steve Allen (3) Steve Allen At The Roundtable(LP, Album, RE) Forum (2) F 9014 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9015 Hello Nice People  album cover Henry Jerome And His Orchestra Hello Nice People(LP, Mono, RE) Forum (2) F 9015 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9016 At The Roundtable  album cover Woody Herman Sextet At The Roundtable(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Forum (2) F 9016 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9017 At The Roundtable  album cover Turk Murphy And His Jazz Band At The Roundtable(LP, Album, Mono, RE, RP) Forum (2), Forum (2) F 9017 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-9018 It Seems Like Only Yesterday  album cover Hal McIntyre And His Orchestra It Seems Like Only Yesterday(LP, Album, Mono) Forum (2) F-9018 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9019 Dixieland At The Roundtable  album cover Salt City Six Dixieland At The Roundtable(LP, Mono) Forum (2) F 9019 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9020 On The Sunny Side  album cover Julius La Rosa With Nick Perito's Orchestra* Julius La Rosa With Nick Perito's Orchestra* - On The Sunny Side (Album) F 9020 US 1959 Sell This Version
F 9021 Broadway Show Stoppers  album cover The Playmates Broadway Show Stoppers(LP, Album) Forum (2) F 9021 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9022 Buddy Johnson And His Orchestra Go Ahead & Rock Rock Rock(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Forum (2) F 9022 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9024 Pearl Bailey Sings Porgy & Bess And Other Gershwin Melodies  album cover Pearl Bailey Pearl Bailey Sings Porgy & Bess And Other Gershwin Melodies(LP, Mono, RE) Forum (2), Forum (2) F 9024 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-9025 At Home With Jimmie Rodgers - An Evening Of Folk Songs  album cover Jimmie Rodgers (2) At Home With Jimmie Rodgers - An Evening Of Folk Songs(LP, Mono, RE) Forum (2) F-9025 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-9025 At Home With Jimmie Rodgers - An Evening Of Folk Songs  album cover Jimmie Rodgers (2) At Home With Jimmie Rodgers - An Evening Of Folk Songs(LP, Mono, RE) Forum (2) F-9025 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-9027 Once More With Feeling  album cover Billy Eckstine Once More With Feeling(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Forum (2) F-9027 US 1960 Sell This Version
F9028 Curtain Going Up  album cover The Dukes Of Dixieland Curtain Going Up (Album) F9028 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9029 Sing Along With Emmett Kelly  album cover Emmett Kelly (2) Sing Along With Emmett Kelly(LP, Album, Mono) Forum (2) F 9029 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9030 Jeri Southern Meets Johnny Smith  album cover Jeri Southern, Johnny Smith Jeri Southern, Johnny Smith - Jeri Southern Meets Johnny Smith F 9030 US 1958 Sell This Version
F-9031 Jazz Mission To Moscow  album cover The Mitchell-Ruff Duo Jazz Mission To Moscow(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Forum (2) F-9031 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-9032 Kansas City Suite - The Music Of Benny Carter  album cover Count Basie & His Orchestra* Kansas City Suite - The Music Of Benny Carter(LP, Album, Mono) Forum (2) F-9032 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9033 With Songs About "That Kind Of Woman"  album cover Joe Williams With Songs About "That Kind Of Woman"(LP, Album, RE) Forum (2) F 9033 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-9034 Dreamy  album cover Sarah Vaughan Dreamy(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Forum (2) F-9034 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9035 Maynard Ferguson Plays Jazz For Dancing  album cover Maynard Ferguson Maynard Ferguson Plays Jazz For Dancing(LP, Album, RE) Forum (2) F 9035 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9036 Honeymoon In Acapulco  album cover Ismael Diaz And His Orchestra Honeymoon In Acapulco(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Forum (2) F 9036 US 1961 Sell This Version
F 9037 Tito Rodriguez And His Orchestra* Señor Tito Rodriguez (Album) F 9037 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9038 Mi Amigo, Machito  album cover Machito And His Orchestra Mi Amigo, Machito(LP, Mono, RE, Hig) Forum (2), Forum (2) F 9038 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-9039 Leroy Anderson In Latin America  album cover Marco Rizo, His Piano And Orchestra* Leroy Anderson In Latin America(LP, Album) Forum (2) F-9039 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9040 Irving Berlin In Latin America  album cover Machito And His Orchestra Irving Berlin In Latin America(LP, Album, RE) Forum (2) F 9040 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-9041 Cole Porter In Latin America  album cover Pete Terrace And His Orchestra Cole Porter In Latin America (Album) F-9041 US 1962 Sell This Version
F-9042 That Latin Touch  album cover Marco Rizo That Latin Touch(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Forum (2) F-9042 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9043 Asia Minor Cha Cha Cha  album cover Machito And His Orchestra Asia Minor Cha Cha Cha(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Forum (2) F 9043 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-9045 West Side Story (Original English Cast)  album cover Leonard Bernstein West Side Story (Original English Cast)(LP, Mono) Forum (2) F-9045 US 1963 Sell This Version
F 9046 Symphonic Suite, Op. 35 Scheherazade  album cover Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Symphonic Suite, Op. 35 Scheherazade(LP, Album, Mono) Forum (2) F 9046 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9048 Bonnie Alden The Roaring 20's Featuring Bonnie Alden(LP, Mono) Forum (2) F 9048 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9049 Just For You  album cover Jimmie Rodgers (2) Just For You(LP, Mono) Forum (2) F 9049 US 1961 Sell This Version
F 9051 Cha Cha Cha Carnival Featuring The Kings Of The Cha Cha  album cover Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, Caney*, Machito, Pete Terrace, Neil Lewis (3), Joe Lustig Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, Caney*, Machito, Pete Terrace, Neil Lewis (3), Joe Lustig - Cha Cha Cha Carnival Featuring The Kings Of The Cha Cha (Comp) F 9051 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-9052 Hawaii  album cover William Kealoha And His Orchestra Hawaii(LP, Album) Forum (2) F-9052 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-9053 Memories Of Hal Kemp  album cover Henry Jerome And His Orchestra Memories Of Hal Kemp(LP, Album, RP) Forum (2), Forum (2) F-9053 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9055 Italia Con Pier Angeli  album cover Pier Angeli Italia Con Pier Angeli (Album) F 9055 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-9056 Lullabies Of Birdland  album cover Various Lullabies Of Birdland(LP, Comp, Mono) Forum (2) F-9056 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-9057 12 Million Sellers  album cover Various 12 Million Sellers(LP, Comp, Mono) Forum (2) F-9057 US 1963 Sell This Version
F 9058 St. Louis Blues  album cover Pearl Bailey St. Louis Blues(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Forum (2) F 9058 US 1964 Sell This Version
F-9059 Jimmie Rodgers (2) With Hugo Peretti And His Orchestra* Jimmie Rodgers (2) With Hugo Peretti And His Orchestra* - Jimmie Rodgers Sings Folk Songs(LP, Album, RE) Forum (2) F-9059 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9060 One More Time  album cover Count Basie Orchestra One More Time (Album) F 9060 US 1963 Sell This Version
F-9061 Great American Waltzes  album cover Joe Reisman And His Orchestra Great American Waltzes(LP, Album, Mono) Forum (2) F-9061 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9062 Accent Italiano!  album cover The Di Mara Sisters Accent Italiano!(LP, Album, Mono) Forum (2) F 9062 Australia 1960 Sell This Version
F 9063 Not Now, I'll Tell You When  album cover Count Basie & His Orchestra* Not Now, I'll Tell You When (Album) F 9063 US 1963 Sell This Version
F 9065 It Happened One Night  album cover Dorothy Donegan It Happened One Night(LP, Mono) Forum (2) F 9065 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
F 9067 Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Billy Eckstine, Harry "Sweets" Edison*, Joe Williams, Bill Russo, Maynard Ferguson, Cora Lee Day Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Billy Eckstine, Harry "Sweets" Edison*, Joe Williams, Bill Russo, Maynard Ferguson, Cora Lee Day - "The Most" Vol. II(LP, Comp) Forum (2) F 9067 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9068 At The Embers  album cover Tyree Glenn At The Embers F 9068 US 1958 Sell This Version
F 9069 Gospel Songs  album cover Stamps-Baxter Quartet / Stamps-Baxter Mixed Quartet Stamps-Baxter Quartet / Stamps-Baxter Mixed Quartet - Gospel Songs(LP, Album) Forum (2) F 9069 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9071 Coffee, Cigarettes & Memories  album cover Jeri Southern Coffee, Cigarettes & Memories(LP, Mono) Forum (2) F 9071 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-9073 Hugo And Luigi With Their Family Singers When Good Fellows Get Together(LP) Forum (2) F-9073 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9074 Appearing Nightly  album cover The Mitchell-Ruff Duo Appearing Nightly(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Forum (2) F 9074 US 1964 Sell This Version
F 9075 Bonnemere* The Sound Of Memory(LP, Mono) Forum (2) F 9075 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 9077 Dixieland  album cover The Mound City Six Dixieland(LP, Mono) Forum (2), Forum (2) F 9077 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 16001 Visit The West Indies  album cover Donny, Morey And Chic Playmates* Visit The West Indies (Album) F 16001 US 1960 Sell This Version
F-16004 Just For You  album cover Jimmie Rodgers (2) Just For You F-16004 US 1961 Sell This Version
F 16005 Let's Dance With Johnny Long & His Orch.  album cover Johnny Long And His Orchestra Let's Dance With Johnny Long & His Orch.(LP, Album, Mono) Forum (2), Forum (2) F 16005 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
F-16009 Hawaii  album cover William Kealoha And His Orchestra Hawaii(LP, Album, Mono) Forum (2) F-16009 US 1960 Sell This Version
F16010 Hollywood Themes  album cover Jack Shaindlin And His Orchestra Hollywood Themes(LP, Album) Forum (2) F16010 US 1960 Sell This Version
F 16013 Let's All Sing With The Hugo & Luigi Family Singers  album cover Hugo & Luigi Family Singers* Let's All Sing With The Hugo & Luigi Family Singers(LP, Album) Forum (2) F 16013 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 70004 Harpsichord Concertos Number 3 and Number 4  album cover Bach*, Goldsbrough Orchestra, Lawrence Leonard, Christopher Wood Bach*, Goldsbrough Orchestra, Lawrence Leonard, Christopher Wood - Harpsichord Concertos Number 3 and Number 4(LP, Mono, RE) Forum (2) F 70004 US Unknown Sell This Version
F 70006 Violin Concerto I D Major, Op. 61  album cover Beethoven*, Alan Loveday, The Royal Danish Orchestra*, George Hurst Beethoven*, Alan Loveday, The Royal Danish Orchestra*, George Hurst - Violin Concerto I D Major, Op. 61(LP, Mono) Forum (2) F 70006 US 1959 Sell This Version
F 70007 Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op. 54 / Carnaval, Op. 9  album cover Schumann*, Sergio Fiorentino Schumann*, Sergio Fiorentino - Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op. 54 / Carnaval, Op. 9(LP, RE) Forum (2), Forum (2) F 70007 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-70010 Eight Mozart Overtures  album cover The Hamburg Pro Musica, Mozart* The Hamburg Pro Musica, Mozart* - Eight Mozart Overtures(LP, Album) Forum (2) F-70010 US 1959 Sell This Version
F-70016 Tchaikovsky*, Hamburg Pro Musica*George HurstSergio Fiorentino Tchaikovsky*, Hamburg Pro Musica*George HurstSergio Fiorentino - Concerto No. 1(LP) Forum (2) F-70016 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
FCS-9094 Dixieland At Carnegie Hall (25 Top Stars)  album cover Various Dixieland At Carnegie Hall (25 Top Stars)(LP, Mono) Forum (2) FCS-9094 US Unknown Sell This Version
FORUM 1003 Les Rois De L'Accordéon  album cover Various Les Rois De L'Accordéon(Box + 5xLP) Forum (2) FORUM 1003 France Unknown Sell This Version
FS 9007 Jo Ann Castle Accordion In Hi-Fi(LP, Album, RE) Forum (2), Forum (2) FS 9007 US Unknown Sell This Version
FTB-601 Eight Mozart Overtures  album cover The Hamburg Pro Musica, Harry Newstone The Hamburg Pro Musica, Harry Newstone - Eight Mozart Overtures(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Forum (2) FTB-601 US Unknown Sell This Version
GLS-4304 Berlioz - Four Overtures  album cover Orchestre Des Concerts Lamoureux, Jean Martinon Orchestre Des Concerts Lamoureux, Jean Martinon - Berlioz - Four Overtures(12") Forum (2) GLS-4304 Unknown Sell This Version
MDINT 9160 Not Now, I'll Tell You When  album cover Count Basie & His Orchestra* Not Now, I'll Tell You When(LP, Album, Mono) Disques Vogue MDINT 9160 France 1963 Sell This Version
none Nuremberg War Criminals Trial (The Official Recording Of Nazi Germany's Day Of Judgement)  album cover Various Nuremberg War Criminals Trial (The Official Recording Of Nazi Germany's Day Of Judgement)(LP, Mono) Forum (2) none US 1960 Sell This Version
RSD-122 A/B Jazz Mission To Moscow  album cover The Mitchell-Ruff Duo Jazz Mission To Moscow(LP, Album) Roulette, Forum (2) RSD-122 A/B US Unknown Sell This Version
SF-9001 Roulette Presents A Demonstration Of The New Dimensional Sound Of Dynamic Stereo  album cover Various Roulette Presents A Demonstration Of The New Dimensional Sound Of Dynamic Stereo (Comp) SF-9001 US 1958 Sell This Version
SF 9002 Barrelhouse  album cover Moe Wechsler Barrelhouse(LP, Album) Forum (2) SF 9002 US Unknown Sell This Version
SF 9003 At The Embers  album cover Dorothy Donegan At The Embers(LP, RE) Forum (2), Roulette SF 9003 US Unknown Sell This Version
SF 9005 Songs My Mother Loved  album cover Milton Berle Songs My Mother Loved(LP, Mono) Forum (2) SF 9005 US 1957 Sell This Version
SF-9006 Pajama Party  album cover Various Pajama Party(LP, Comp, RE) Forum (2) SF-9006 US Unknown Sell This Version
SF 9007 Jo Ann Castle Accordion In Hi-Fi(LP, Album, RE) Forum (2) SF 9007 US Unknown Sell This Version
SF 9008 Musical Themes Hollywood U.S.A.  album cover Symphony Of The Air Conducted By Jack Shaindlin Symphony Of The Air Conducted By Jack Shaindlin - Musical Themes Hollywood U.S.A.(LP, Album, RE) Forum (2) SF 9008 US Unknown Sell This Version
SF 9009 Let's Dance With  album cover Tony Pastor And His Orchestra Let's Dance With(LP, Album, RE) Forum (2) SF 9009 US 1961 Sell This Version
SF 9010 Oriental Delight  album cover Hank Mardigian Sextet Featuring George Mgrdichian Hank Mardigian Sextet Featuring George Mgrdichian - Oriental Delight (Album) SF 9010 US 1960 Sell This Version
SF 9011 Dixieland At Carnegie Hall (25 Top Stars)  album cover Jimmy McPartland, Wild Bill Davison / Pee Wee Russell, Vic Dickenson, George Wettling Jimmy McPartland, Wild Bill Davison / Pee Wee Russell, Vic Dickenson, George Wettling - Dixieland At Carnegie Hall (25 Top Stars)(LP, Album) Forum (2) SF 9011 US Unknown Sell This Version
SF 9012 At Play With The Playmates  album cover The Playmates At Play With The Playmates(LP) Forum (2), Forum (2) SF 9012 US 1958 Sell This Version
SF-9013 Noro Morales & His Orchestra At The Harvest Moon Ball  album cover Noro Morales And His Orchestra* Noro Morales & His Orchestra At The Harvest Moon Ball (Album) SF-9013 US 1959 Sell This Version
SF 9015 Hello Nice People  album cover Henry Jerome And His Orchestra Hello Nice People(LP, RE) Forum (2) SF 9015 US Unknown Sell This Version
SF 9016 At The Roundtable  album cover Woody Herman Sextet At The Roundtable(LP, Album, RE) Forum (2) SF 9016 US Unknown Sell This Version
SF 9017 At The Roundtable  album cover Turk Murphy And His Jazz Band At The Roundtable(LP) Forum (2) SF 9017 US Unknown Sell This Version
SF-9018 It Seems Like Only Yesterday  album cover Hal McIntyre And His Orchestra, Jeanne McManus Hal McIntyre And His Orchestra, Jeanne McManus - It Seems Like Only Yesterday(LP, Album) Forum (2) SF-9018 US Unknown Sell This Version
SF 9019 Dixieland At The Roundtable  album cover Salt City Six Dixieland At The Roundtable(LP) Forum (2), Forum (2) SF 9019 US Unknown Sell This Version
SF-9020 On The Sunny Side  album cover Julius La Rosa With Nick Perito's Orchestra* Julius La Rosa With Nick Perito's Orchestra* - On The Sunny Side(LP, Album) Forum (2) SF-9020 US 1960 Sell This Version