Roulette

Roulette

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Labelcode: LC 00332
Record label.

Roulette was formed by Morris Levy, George Goldner, Joe Kolsky and Phil Khals in New York during 1956, 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.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1C 038-7 93632 1 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 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 Ronnie Hawkins Forty Days(7") Pye Records International 7N 25763 UK 1978 Sell This Version
12RTLE 1 Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall In Love(12", Single, Mono) Roulette 12RTLE 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(LP, Album) Roulette 25 S Spain 1980 Sell This Version
30CY-1435 Count Basie & His Orchestra* Basie(CD, Album, RE) Roulette 30CY-1435 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
31 Sigge Fürst Trumslagarens Paradmarsch(Shellac, 10") Roulette 31 Sweden 1953 Sell This Version
33SX 1083 Specs Powell And Co.* Movin' In(LP, Mono) Columbia Records 33SX 1083 UK 1957 Sell This Version
33SX 1264 Count Basie And His Orchestra* Dance Along With Basie(LP, Mono) Columbia, Roulette 33SX 1264 India 1960 Sell This Version
45. R. 130 Trini Lopez If I Had A Hammer / Elenore(7", Single) Roulette 45. R. 130 France 1978 Sell This Version
45.R.1170 The Chips Rubber Biscuit / Oh, My Darlin'(7", RE) Roulette 45.R.1170 France 1973 Sell This Version
45.R.3034 Ismael Rivera Y Sus Cachimbos El Pañuelito(7", Mono) Roulette 45.R.3034 France 1973 Sell This Version
45.R.3035 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 La Lupe El Buey(7", Single) Roulette 45. R. 3036 France 1973 Sell This Version
45.R.3041 P. P. Mavins Finders Keepers / Lialah(7") Roulette, Disques Vogue 45.R.3041 France 1974 Sell This Version
45. R. 3069 The Three Degrees There's So Much Love All Around Me / You're The One(7", Single) Roulette, Vogue 45. R. 3069 France 1974 Sell This Version
45. R. 3096 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 Ecstasy, Passion & Pain Ask Me / Good Things Don't Last Forever (Single) 45. R. 3144 France 1974 Sell This Version
45. R. 4052 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 Orlando Marin (2) La Casa / Esta De Bala(7", Single) Roulette 45 R. 4053 France 1972 Sell This Version
45 R 4055 Alegre All-Stars* Peanut Vendor / El Sapon(7") Roulette, Roulette 45 R 4055 France 1972 Sell This Version
45. R. 4059 The Joe Cuba Sextet* Pud-Da-Din(7", Single) Roulette 45. R. 4059 France 1972 Sell This Version
45. R. 4173 Tommy James Celebration / The Last One To Go(7") Roulette 45. R. 4173 France 1972 Sell This Version
45.R.4189 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.4246 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 Truth (4) I Can't Go On(7", Single) Roulette, Roulette 45. R. 12 027 France 1975 Sell This Version
45. R. 12050 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 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. 12084 Tommy James & The Shondells Hanky Panky / Crimson & Clover(7", Single) Roulette 45. R. 12084 France 1975 Sell This Version
45. R. 12 099 The Moment Of Truth* Helplessly (Part. 1 & 2)(7", Single) Roulette, Roulette 45. R. 12 099 France 1975 Sell This Version
45. R. 12104 Joe Jones (2) You Talk Too Much / California Sun 45. R. 12104 France 1975 Sell This Version
45.R.12105 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 Lee Dorsey Do Re Mi / Ya Ya(7", Single) Roulette 45. R. 12106 France 1975 Sell This Version
45.R.12117 Truth (4) See You Later Alligator / Holiday(7") Roulette 45.R.12117 France 1975 Sell This Version
45.R.12119 Funky People (3) Everybody Hustle(7") Roulette 45.R.12119 France 1975 Sell This Version
45.R.12137 Cook E. Jarr And His Krums* Ain't No Use(7", Single) Roulette 45.R.12137 France 1975 Sell This Version
45. R. 12153 Ann Cole Don't Stop The Wedding (7", Single) Roulette, Roulette 45. R. 12153 France 1975 Sell This Version
45. R. 12154 Love Childs Afro Cuban Blues Band Life And Death In G & A / Bang Bang (Single) 45. R. 12154 France 1975 Sell This Version
45.R.12.179 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 Poison Let Me Lay My Funk On You(7") Roulette 45.R.14002 France 1975 Sell This Version
45.R. 14003 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 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 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 Joe Cuba's Latin Hustle / Ataca De Nuevo(7") Roulette 45.R.14117 France 1975 Sell This Version
45 R 140144 Whirlwind Full Time Thing (Between Dusk And Dawn)(7") Roulette 45 R 140144 France 1976 Sell This Version
45. R. 140 172 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 Marilyn Chambers Benihana(7", Single) Roulette, Roulette 45. R. 140213 France 1977 Sell This Version
45. R. 140364 Herman's Hermits Heart Get Ready For Love(7", Single) Roulette 45. R. 140364 France 1978 Sell This Version
45 R-G. 180 004 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 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
45 VR. 4009 Tommy James Draggin' The Line(7", Single) Roulette, Roulette 45 VR. 4009 France 1971 Sell This Version
45. VR. 4012 Louis Armstrong "Satchmo"* Solitude / Mood Indigo(7") Roulette 45. VR. 4012 France 1971 Sell This Version
45 VR.195004 Joe Jones (2) California Sun / Here's What You Gotta Do(7") Roulette 45 VR.195004 France 1961 Sell This Version
45.VR.195005 Willie Bobo Bobo! Do That Thing / Chickadee(7", Single) Roulette 45.VR.195005 France Unknown Sell This Version
45 VR.195006 The Hullaballoos Party Doll / I'm Gonna Love You Too(7") Roulette 45 VR.195006 France Unknown Sell This Version
45 VR 195007 Shawn Elliott Shame And Scandal In The Family / My Girl (Single) 45 VR 195007 Italy 1965 Sell This Version
45 VR 195008 Derek Martin You Better Go / You Know(7", Single) Roulette 45 VR 195008 France Unknown Sell This Version
45 VR 195009 Shawn Elliott The Joker / Little Bird(7") Roulette 45 VR 195009 France 1964 Sell This Version
45.VR.195010 The Gomidas Band Tamara / Armenian Caucasian Dance (7", Single) Roulette 45.VR.195010 France Unknown Sell This Version
45 VR. 195013 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 Johnny Adams Going To The City / I'm Grateful(7", Single) Roulette 45 VR. 195014 France 1965 Sell This Version
45.VR.195017 Lou Christie Outside The Gates Of Heaven(7", Single) Roulette 45.VR.195017 France 1966 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195018 Tommy James And The Shondells* Hanky Panky(7", Jukebox) Roulette 45 VR. 195018 France 1966 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195019 Dave "Baby" Cortez Summertime / Countdown(7", Single) Roulette 45 VR. 195019 France 1966 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195020 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 Dave "Baby" Cortez Sticks And Stones / Do Any Dance(7", Single) Roulette 45. VR. 195021 France Unknown Sell This Version
45 VR. 195023 The Joe Cuba Sextet* The New Bang! Bang!(7") Roulette 45 VR. 195023 France 1966 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195024 Sam And Dave* I Got A Thing Going On(7") Roulette 45 VR. 195024 France Unknown Sell This Version
45VR. 195026 The Joe Cuba Sextet* Oh Yeah! / Sock It To Me(7") Roulette 45VR. 195026 France 1966 Sell This Version
45 VR.195028 Tommy James And The Shondells* Mirage(7") Roulette 45 VR.195028 France 1967 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195029 Tommy James And The Shondells* Gettin' Together (Single) 45 VR. 195029 France 1967 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195030 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 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 Chuck Wood Seven Days Too Long(7") Roulette 45 VR. 195032 France 1967 Sell This Version
45 VR.195033 The Impossibles (9) I Wanna Know(7", Single) Roulette 45 VR.195033 France 1967 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195034 The Royalettes River Of Tears(7") Roulette 45 VR. 195034 France 1967 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195035 Tommy James And The Shondells* Out Of The Blue(7") Roulette 45 VR. 195035 France 1967 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195 036 Tommy James And The Shondells* Mony Mony(7", Single) Roulette, Roulette 45 VR. 195 036 France 1968 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195037 Tommy James And The Shondells* Somebody Cares / Do Unto Me(7", Single) Roulette 45 VR. 195037 France 1968 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195038 Ricardo Ray Nitty Gritty / Mony Mony(7", Single) Roulette, Roulette 45 VR. 195038 France 1968 Sell This Version
45 VR 195 039 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 Tommy James And The Shondells* Do Something To Me(7", Single) Roulette 45 VR. 195040 France 1968 Sell This Version
45. VR. 195041 Pacheco Y Su Charanga Cha Cha Cha(7") Roulette, Roulette 45. VR. 195041 France Unknown Sell This Version
45.VR.195 043 Ricardo Ray Orchestra California Sun(7") Roulette 45.VR.195 043 France 1968 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195044 Tommy James And The Shondells* Crimson And Clover (Single) 45 VR. 195044 France 1969 Sell This Version
45. VR. 195 045 Shadow Mann Come Live With Me / One By One(7", Single) Roulette 45. VR. 195 045 France 1969 Sell This Version
45 VR 195047 Richard Marks Funky Four Corners(7", Single) Roulette 45 VR 195047 France 1969 Sell This Version
45 VR 195048 Tommy James And The Shondells* Sweet Cherry Wine (7", Single) Roulette 45 VR 195048 France 1969 Sell This Version
45. VR. 195049 Pete Rodriguez Y Su Conjunto* Bobby/Let's Get Together(7", Single, Mono) Roulette, Roulette 45. VR. 195049 France 1968 Sell This Version
45.VR. 195050 Ismael Rivera Con Cortijo Y Su Combo Ismael Rivera Con Cortijo Y Su Combo - Arrecotin Arrecotan / Bamba Cure(7", Single) Roulette, Roulette 45.VR. 195050 France 1969 Sell This Version
45 VR 195052 La Lupe Seacabo (Once We Loved)(7", Single) Roulette, Roulette 45 VR 195052 France 1966 Sell This Version
45 VR 195053 Harry Batchelor And The Mighty Crowns Just A Few More Minutes / Soul Soul Feeling(7", Single) Roulette 45 VR 195053 France Unknown Sell This Version
45. VR. 195054 Quick Brown Fox Come On Down To New Orleans / Workin' On My Thing(7") Roulette 45. VR. 195054 France 1969 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195055 David Clayton Thomas* No, No, No, / Monoply(7", Single) Roulette 45 VR. 195055 France Unknown Sell This Version
45 VR.195056 Tommy James And The Shondells* Crystal Blue Persuasion(7", Single) Roulette, Roulette 45 VR.195056 France 1969 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195057 Freddie Scott (2) Sugar On Sunday (7", Single) Roulette 45 VR. 195057 France 1969 Sell This Version
45 VR. 195058 Tommy James And The Shondells* Ball Of Fire(7", Single) Roulette, Roulette, Disques Vogue 45 VR. 195058 France 1969 Sell This Version
45. VR. 195 059 Tommy James & The Shondells She (7", Single) Roulette, Roulette 45. VR. 195 059 France 1970 Sell This Version
45 VR.195060 Geraldine Hunt Never, Never Leave Me(7") Roulette, Roulette 45 VR.195060 France 1970 Sell This Version