Roulette

Roulette

Profile:
Roulette was a record label formed by Morris Levy, George Goldner, Joe Kolsky and Phil Khals in New York in 1957, with producers Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore as its A&R men. Goldner sold his part of the label to Levy one year later along with his own Rama, Tico Records, Gone Records, End and Gee labels. Roulette also had a large jazz roster (built up by recording jazz musicians who frequented Levy's Birdland jazz club), which it further expanded in 1958 by buying Roost Records.

Pop chart success came with Buddy Knox, Jimmie Rodgers (2), The Playmates and Jimmy Bowen in the late 1950s along with best selling LPs by Count Basie and Pearl Bailey. Success continued in the Sixties with Joey Dee and The Starlighters, The Essex, Al Caiola and Tommy James And The Shondells. In the late Sixties, Roulette also released a number of now very collectible psych-rock records. By the late 1970s, the label was very much in limbo and released only some reissues and compilations.
After severe legal problems (Levy was convicted for extortion) Levy sold the label to an EMI/Rhino Records (2) consortium in 1989 which started a series of Roulette-branded reissue CD's.

The Roulette/(Royal) Roost jazz catalog is now managed by Blue Note Records (with recent CD reissues appearing under the Roulette Jazz imprint). The Roulette pop and R&B catalog is now managed by Rhino Records (2) in North America and EMI, which owns the Roulette name and logos, elsewhere.

Labelcode: LC 00332
Sublabels
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Contact Info:
1957-1960: 659 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10036, U.S.A.
1960-1968: 1631 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, U.S.A.
1968-1977: 17 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023, U.S.A.
1978-1986: 1790 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, U.S.A.
(Contact info now obsolete)
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1C 038-7 93632 1 Rev Up - The Best Of Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels  album cover Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels Rev Up - The Best Of Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels(LP, Comp, RE) Roulette, EMI 1C 038-7 93632 1 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
2LP RE 702 Frame For The Blues  album cover Various Frame For The Blues(2xLP, Comp) Roulette 2LP RE 702 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
7N 25714 The Playmates Beep Beep / What Is Love?(7", Single, Pus) Pye Records 7N 25714 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7N 25763 Forty Days  album cover Ronnie Hawkins Forty Days(7") Pye International 7N 25763 UK 1978 Sell This Version
8T-25210 Golden Goodies - Vol. 2  album cover Various Golden Goodies - Vol. 2(8-Trk, Album, Comp) Roulette 8T-25210 US 1963 Sell This Version
12RLTE 1 Why Do Fools Fall In Love  album cover Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall In Love(12", Single, Mono, RE) Roulette 12RLTE 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
25 S Art Blakey, Charlie Persip, Elvin Jones, "Philly" Joe Jones Art Blakey, Charlie Persip, Elvin Jones, "Philly" Joe Jones - Drum Night At Birdland Vol 1 And 2(2xLP, Comp) Roulette 25 S Spain 1980 Sell This Version
30CY-1435 Basie  album cover Count Basie & His Orchestra* Basie(CD, Album, RE) Roulette 30CY-1435 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
30CY-1437 Sonny Stitt Plays Arrangements From The Pen Of Quincy Jones  album cover Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt Plays Arrangements From The Pen Of Quincy Jones(CD, Album, RE) Roulette 30CY-1437 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
33SX 1083 Specs Powell And Co.* Movin' In(LP, Mono) Columbia Records 33SX 1083 UK 1957 Sell This Version
33SX 1247 Pearl Bailey More Songs For Adults Only(LP, Album) Columbia 33SX 1247 1960 Sell This Version
33SX 1264 Dance Along With Basie  album cover Count Basie And His Orchestra* Dance Along With Basie(LP, Mono) Columbia, Roulette 33SX 1264 India 1960 Sell This Version
33SX 1406 Doin' The Twist At The Peppermint Lounge  album cover Joey Dee And The Starliters* Doin' The Twist At The Peppermint Lounge(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia 33SX 1406 UK Unknown Sell This Version
35C38-7217 Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt Plays Arrangements From The Pen Of Quincy Jones(CD, Album, RE, RM) Roulette 35C38-7217 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
35C38-7219 Basie  album cover Count Basie & His Orchestra* Basie(CD, Album, RE) Roulette 35C38-7219 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
35C38-7220 At The Village Gate  album cover Chris Connor At The Village Gate(CD, Album, RE) Roulette 35C38-7220 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
45-I-229 El Coquero / Ay, Ay, Ay  album cover Celia Cruz El Coquero / Ay, Ay, Ay(7", Single, Promo) Roulette 45-I-229 Mexico 1971 Sell This Version
45-I-246 Nada Que Ocultar = Nothing To Hide  album cover Tommy James Nada Que Ocultar = Nothing To Hide(7", Single, Promo) Roulette 45-I-246 Mexico 1971 Sell This Version
45. R. 130 If I Had A Hammer / Elenore  album cover Trini Lopez If I Had A Hammer / Elenore(7", Single) Roulette 45. R. 130 France 1978 Sell This Version
45.R.1170 Rubber Biscuit / Oh, My Darlin'  album cover The Chips Rubber Biscuit / Oh, My Darlin'(7", RE) Roulette 45.R.1170 France 1973 Sell This Version
45.R.3034 El Pañuelito  album cover Ismael Rivera Y Sus Cachimbos El Pañuelito(7", Mono) Roulette 45.R.3034 France 1973 Sell This Version
45.R.3035 Llora Como Yo / Para Mi Gente  album cover Hector Rivera Y Su Orquesta* Llora Como Yo / Para Mi Gente(7", Single) Roulette 45.R.3035 France 1973 Sell This Version
45. R. 3036 El Buey  album cover La Lupe El Buey(7", Single) Roulette 45. R. 3036 France 1973 Sell This Version
45.R.3041 Finders Keepers / Lialah  album cover P. P. Mavins Finders Keepers / Lialah(7") Roulette, Disques Vogue 45.R.3041 France 1974 Sell This Version
45. R. 3069 There's So Much Love All Around Me / You're The One  album cover The Three Degrees There's So Much Love All Around Me / You're The One(7", Single) Roulette 45. R. 3069 France 1974 Sell This Version
45. R. 3096 I Wouldn't Give You Up / Don't Burn Your Bridges Behind You  album cover Ecstasy, Passion & Pain I Wouldn't Give You Up / Don't Burn Your Bridges Behind You(7", Single) Roulette 45. R. 3096 France 1974 Sell This Version
45. R. 3144 Ask Me / Good Things Don't Last Forever  album cover Ecstasy, Passion & Pain Ask Me / Good Things Don't Last Forever (Single) 45. R. 3144 France 1974 Sell This Version
45. R. 4052 Espiritu Burlon  album cover Pacheco Y Su Charanga, Elliot Romero, Rudy Calzado Pacheco Y Su Charanga, Elliot Romero, Rudy Calzado - Espiritu Burlon(7", Single) Roulette 45. R. 4052 France 1972 Sell This Version
45 R. 4053 La Casa / Esta De Bala  album cover Orlando Marin (2) La Casa / Esta De Bala(7", Single) Roulette 45 R. 4053 France 1972 Sell This Version
45 R 4055 Peanut Vendor / El Sapon  album cover Alegre All-Stars* Peanut Vendor / El Sapon(7") Roulette, Roulette 45 R 4055 France 1972 Sell This Version
45 R. 4056 Iqui Con Iqui  album cover Ricardo Ray Iqui Con Iqui(7", Single) Roulette 45 R. 4056 France 1972 Sell This Version
45. R. 4059 Pud-Da-Din  album cover The Joe Cuba Sextet* Pud-Da-Din(7", Single) Roulette 45. R. 4059 France 1972 Sell This Version
45. R. 4173 Celebration / The Last One To Go  album cover Tommy James Celebration / The Last One To Go(7") Roulette 45. R. 4173 France 1972 Sell This Version
45.R.4189 Les Secrets Du Sphinx (Bande Sonore Originale Du Film T.V.)  album cover Sonny Lester Et Son Orchestre* Les Secrets Du Sphinx (Bande Sonore Originale Du Film T.V.)(7") Roulette 45.R.4189 France 1972 Sell This Version
45 R. 4214 Boo, Boo, Don't 'Cha Be Blue  album cover Tommy James Boo, Boo, Don't 'Cha Be Blue(7", Single) Roulette 45 R. 4214 France 1973 Sell This Version
45.R.4246 Last Tango In Paris / Ah ! Ah !  album cover Tito Puente And His Orchestra Last Tango In Paris / Ah ! Ah !(7") Roulette 45.R.4246 France 1973 Sell This Version
45. R. 12 027 I Can't Go On  album cover Truth (4) I Can't Go On(7", Single) Roulette, Roulette 45. R. 12 027 France 1975 Sell This Version
45. R. 12050 Footsee / 7 Days Too Long  album cover Wigan's Chosen Few, Chuck Wood Wigan's Chosen Few, Chuck Wood - Footsee / 7 Days Too Long(7", Single) Roulette 45. R. 12050 France 1975 Sell This Version
45. R. 12 069 One Beautiful Day / Try To Believe Me  album cover Ecstasy, Passion & Pain One Beautiful Day / Try To Believe Me(7", Mono) Roulette, Roulette 45. R. 12 069 France 1975 Sell This Version
45 R 12081 Shame And Scandal In The Family / Josephine  album cover Shawn Elliott Shame And Scandal In The Family / Josephine(7", Single) Roulette 45 R 12081 France Unknown Sell This Version
45. R. 12084 Hanky Panky / Crimson & Clover  album cover Tommy James & The Shondells Hanky Panky / Crimson & Clover(7", Single) Roulette 45. R. 12084 France 1975 Sell This Version
45. R. 12 099 Helplessly (Part. 1 & 2)  album cover The Moment Of Truth* Helplessly (Part. 1 & 2)(7", Single) Roulette, Roulette 45. R. 12 099 France 1975 Sell This Version
45. R. 12104 You Talk Too Much / California Sun  album cover Joe Jones (2) You Talk Too Much / California Sun 45. R. 12104 France 1975 Sell This Version
45.R.12105 Party Doll / Rock Your Little Baby To Sleep  album cover Buddy Knox Party Doll / Rock Your Little Baby To Sleep(7", Single, RE) Roulette 45.R.12105 France 1975 Sell This Version
45. R. 12106 Do Re Mi / Ya Ya  album cover Lee Dorsey Do Re Mi / Ya Ya(7", Single) Roulette 45. R. 12106 France 1975 Sell This Version
45.R.12117 See You Later Alligator / Holiday  album cover Truth (4) See You Later Alligator / Holiday(7") Roulette 45.R.12117 France 1975 Sell This Version
45.R.12119 Everybody Hustle  album cover Funky People (3) Everybody Hustle(7") Roulette 45.R.12119 France 1975 Sell This Version
45.R.12137 Ain't No Use  album cover Cook E. Jarr And His Krums* Ain't No Use(7", Single) Roulette 45.R.12137 France 1975 Sell This Version
45. R. 12153 Don't Stop The Wedding   album cover Ann Cole Don't Stop The Wedding (7", Single) Roulette, Roulette 45. R. 12153 France 1975 Sell This Version
45. R. 12154 Life And Death In G & A / Bang Bang  album cover Love Childs Afro Cuban Blues Band Life And Death In G & A / Bang Bang(7") Roulette, Disques Vogue 45. R. 12154 France 1975 Sell This Version
45.R.12.179 Oh Baby  album cover Wayne Miran* And Rush Release Wayne Miran* And Rush Release - Oh Baby(7", Single) Roulette 45.R.12.179 France 1975 Sell This Version
45.R.14002 Let Me Lay My Funk On You  album cover Poison Let Me Lay My Funk On You(7") Roulette 45.R.14002 France 1975 Sell This Version
45.R. 14003 Highway 56 / All We Need Is Love , You And Me  album cover Lonnie Mack Highway 56 / All We Need Is Love , You And Me(7") Roulette 45.R. 14003 France 1975 Sell This Version
45.R. 14 005 Too Late To Worry, Too Blue To Cry / Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You  album cover Esther Phillips Too Late To Worry, Too Blue To Cry / Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You(7") Roulette 45.R. 14 005 France 1975 Sell This Version
45 R 14093 Touch And Go  album cover Ecstasy, Passion & Pain Featuring Barbara Roy Ecstasy, Passion & Pain Featuring Barbara Roy - Touch And Go (Single) 45 R 14093 France 1976 Sell This Version
45.R.14117 Joe Cuba's Latin Hustle / Ataca De Nuevo  album cover Joe Cuba Joe Cuba's Latin Hustle / Ataca De Nuevo(7") Roulette 45.R.14117 France 1975 Sell This Version
45 R 140144 Full Time Thing (Between Dusk And Dawn)  album cover Whirlwind Full Time Thing (Between Dusk And Dawn)(7") Roulette 45 R 140144 France 1976 Sell This Version
45. R. 140 172 Passion / There's So Much Love All Arround Me  album cover Ecstasy, Passion & Pain Passion / There's So Much Love All Arround Me(7", Single) Roulette 45. R. 140 172 France 1976 Sell This Version
45. R. 140213 Benihana  album cover Marilyn Chambers Benihana(7", Single) Roulette, Roulette 45. R. 140213 France 1977 Sell This Version
45. R. 140364 Heart Get Ready For Love  album cover Herman's Hermits Heart Get Ready For Love(7", Single) Roulette 45. R. 140364 France 1978 Sell This Version
45 R-G. 180 004 I Got Your Love / Do What You Wanna Do  album cover Stratavarious Featuring Lady (2) / Poison Stratavarious Featuring Lady (2) / Poison - I Got Your Love / Do What You Wanna Do(12") Roulette 45 R-G. 180 004 France 1976 Sell This Version
45. R-G. 180 010 You've Got The Power / ....Like Her !  album cover Camouflage (5) / Gentlemen And Their Lady* Camouflage (5) / Gentlemen And Their Lady* - You've Got The Power / ....Like Her !(12") Roulette 45. R-G. 180 010 France 1976 Sell This Version
45ROL 797 The Gypsy Cried  album cover Lou Christie The Gypsy Cried(7") Roulette 45ROL 797 South Africa 1963 Sell This Version
45ROL 800 Easier Said Than Done / Are You Going My Way?  album cover The Essex Easier Said Than Done / Are You Going My Way?(7", Single) Roulette 45ROL 800 Rhodesia 1963 Sell This Version
45 VR. 4009 Draggin' The Line  album cover Tommy James Draggin' The Line(7", Single) Roulette, Roulette 45 VR. 4009 France 1971 Sell This Version
45. VR. 4012 Solitude / Mood Indigo  album cover Louis Armstrong "Satchmo"* Solitude / Mood Indigo(7") Roulette 45. VR. 4012 France 1971 Sell This Version
45 VR.195004 California Sun /  Here's What You Gotta Do  album cover Joe Jones (2) California Sun / Here's What You Gotta Do(7") Roulette 45 VR.195004 France 1961 Sell This Version
45.VR.195005 Bobo! Do That Thing / Chickadee  album cover Willie Bobo Bobo! Do That Thing / Chickadee(7", Single) Roulette 45.VR.195005 France Unknown Sell This Version
45 VR.195006 Party Doll / I'm Gonna Love You Too  album cover The Hullaballoos Party Doll / I'm Gonna Love You Too(7") Roulette 45 VR.195006 France Unknown Sell This Version
45 VR 195007 Shame And Scandal In The Family / My Girl  album cover Shawn Elliott Shame And Scandal In The Family / My Girl (Single) 45 VR 195007 Italy 1965 Sell This Version
45 VR 195 007 On The Banks Of The Ohio / Lowlands  album cover Joan Baez On The Banks Of The Ohio / Lowlands(7") Roulette 45 VR 195 007 France Unknown Sell This Version
45 VR 195008 You Better Go / You Know  album cover Derek Martin You Better Go / You Know(7", Single) Roulette 45 VR 195008 France Unknown Sell This Version
45 VR 195009 The Joker / Little Bird  album cover Shawn Elliott The Joker / Little Bird(7") Roulette 45 VR 195009 France 1964 Sell This Version
45.VR.195010 Tamara / Armenian Caucasian Dance   album cover The Gomidas Band Tamara / Armenian Caucasian Dance (7", Single) Roulette 45.VR.195010 France Unknown Sell This Version
45. VR. 195011 Shawn Elliott The Girl In Bell Bottom Trousers / Josephine(7", Single, Jukebox) Roulette 45. VR. 195011 France Unknown Sell This Version
45 VR. 195012 I Won't Cry Anymore  album cover Derek Martin I Won't Cry Anymore(7", Single) Roulette 45 VR. 195012 France 1965 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195013 Mama's Got A Bag Of Her Own / Sally ‎  album cover Anna King Mama's Got A Bag Of Her Own / Sally ‎(7", Single) Roulette 45 VR. 195013 France Unknown Sell This Version
45 VR. 195014 Going To The City / I'm Grateful  album cover Johnny Adams Going To The City / I'm Grateful(7", Single) Roulette 45 VR. 195014 France 1965 Sell This Version
45.VR.195017 Outside The Gates Of Heaven  album cover Lou Christie Outside The Gates Of Heaven(7", Single) Roulette 45.VR.195017 France 1966 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195018 Hanky Panky  album cover Tommy James And The Shondells* Hanky Panky(7", Single, Jukebox) Roulette 45 VR. 195018 France 1966 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195019 Summertime / Countdown  album cover Dave "Baby" Cortez Summertime / Countdown(7", Single) Roulette 45 VR. 195019 France 1966 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195020 Say I Am (What I Am)  album cover Tommy James And The Shondells* Say I Am (What I Am)(7", Single) Roulette 45 VR. 195020 France 1966 Sell This Version
45. VR. 195021 Sticks And Stones / Do Any Dance  album cover Dave "Baby" Cortez Sticks And Stones / Do Any Dance(7", Single) Roulette 45. VR. 195021 France Unknown Sell This Version
45 VR. 195023 The New Bang! Bang!  album cover The Joe Cuba Sextet* The New Bang! Bang!(7") Roulette 45 VR. 195023 France 1966 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195024 I Got  A Thing Going On  album cover Sam And Dave* I Got A Thing Going On(7") Roulette 45 VR. 195024 France Unknown Sell This Version
45VR. 195026 Oh Yeah! / Sock It To Me  album cover The Joe Cuba Sextet* Oh Yeah! / Sock It To Me(7") Roulette 45VR. 195026 France 1966 Sell This Version
45 VR.195028 Mirage  album cover Tommy James And The Shondells* Mirage(7") Roulette 45 VR.195028 France 1967 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195029 Gettin' Together  album cover Tommy James And The Shondells* Gettin' Together (Single) 45 VR. 195029 France 1967 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195030 No Time To Rhyme / Man Enough For You Baby  album cover The Spirit (4) No Time To Rhyme / Man Enough For You Baby(7", Single) Roulette 45 VR. 195030 France 1967 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195031 Shoop Shoop / Come Back (To Lonely Me)  album cover Dave "Baby" Cortez Shoop Shoop / Come Back (To Lonely Me)(7", Single) Roulette, Roulette 45 VR. 195031 France 1967 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195032 Seven Days Too Long  album cover Chuck Wood Seven Days Too Long(7") Roulette 45 VR. 195032 France 1967 Sell This Version
45 VR.195033 I Wanna Know  album cover The Impossibles (9) I Wanna Know(7", Single) Roulette 45 VR.195033 France 1967 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195034 River Of Tears  album cover The Royalettes River Of Tears(7") Roulette 45 VR. 195034 France 1967 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195035 Out Of The Blue  album cover Tommy James And The Shondells* Out Of The Blue(7") Roulette 45 VR. 195035 France 1967 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195 036 Mony Mony  album cover Tommy James And The Shondells* Mony Mony(7", Single) Roulette, Roulette 45 VR. 195 036 France 1968 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195037 Somebody Cares / Do Unto Me  album cover Tommy James And The Shondells* Somebody Cares / Do Unto Me(7", Single) Roulette 45 VR. 195037 France 1968 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195038 Nitty Gritty / Mony Mony  album cover Ricardo Ray Nitty Gritty / Mony Mony(7", Single) Roulette, Roulette 45 VR. 195038 France 1968 Sell This Version
45 VR 195 039 Together We're In Love  album cover The One Eyed Jacks Together We're In Love(7") Roulette, Roulette, Roulette 45 VR 195 039 France 1968 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195040 Do Something To Me  album cover Tommy James And The Shondells* Do Something To Me(7", Single) Roulette 45 VR. 195040 France 1968 Sell This Version
45. VR. 195041 Chuki-Luki / Suav'ito  album cover Pacheco Y Su Charanga Chuki-Luki / Suav'ito(7", Single) Roulette, Roulette 45. VR. 195041 France Unknown Sell This Version