Annotation

Founded in 1956 by: George Goldner, Joe Kolsky, Morris Levy & Phil Khals
Catalog sold in 1989 to consortium of Rhino (non jazz catalog for the US) and EMI (jazz catalog for the US, all catalog in the rest world) - EMI jazz part certainly managed by Blue Note
Top parent company: EMI Music Group ?
Distributed by: probably Blue Note ?
Catalog reissued by: probably Blue Note, with or without the name "Roulette" or "Roulette Jazz", and Rhino as well.

Note: Roulette is not a subsidiary, and before linking it to EMI Music Group, please investigate EMI history at the time of the deal.
Additional confusion: note that EMI has the rights on the brand Roulette, and lately Blue Note decided to revive it to reissue the historical catalog under that imprint.

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The Roulette/(Royal) Roost jazz catalog is now managed by Blue Note (since circa post-1989, with recent CD reissues appearing under the "Roulette Jazz" imprint). The Roulette pop and R&B catalog is now managed by Rhino Records in North America*, and elsewhere by EMI, which owns the "Roulette" name and logos.

* Warner Music Group now has the rights to the Roulette pop/R&B catalogue in North America, while EMI has the rights in the rest of the world. EMI has the global rights to the jazz catalogue and the "Roulette" name.

Annotation last modified on 2012-02-12 06:55 UTC.

Releases

Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
Buddy Knox Buddy Knox with The Rhythm Orchids 12" Vinyl 11 R-25003 [none]
Honeycomb / Their Hearts Were Full of Spring Jimmie Rodgers 7" Vinyl 2 R-4015
Jimmie Rodgers Jimmie Rodgers 12" Vinyl 12 R-25020
Kay Martin and Her Body Guards Kay Martin and Her Body Guards 12" Vinyl 12 R-25014
Songs My Mother Loved Milton Berle Vinyl 12 R-25018
The Long, Hot Summer Alex North Vinyl 10 R 25026
Rock 'n' Roll Frankie Lymon Vinyl 12 R-25036 [none]
His Golden Year Jimmie Rodgers, Hugo Peretti Orchestra 12" Vinyl 12 R-25057
Beep Beep / Your Love The Playmates 7" Vinyl 2 R-4115
Basie Count Basie 12" Vinyl 11 R 52003
The Rites of Diablo Johnny Richards 12" Vinyl 6 R-52008
Locking Horns Joe Newman/Zoot Sims 12" Vinyl 10 R-52009
Basie Plays Hefti Count Basie 12" Vinyl 11 R 52011
Sing Along With Basie Joe Williams, Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross Plus The Basie Band 12" Vinyl 10 R-52018
Sweet Talk Kitty White 12" Vinyl 12 R-52020 [none]
Jimmie Rodgers Jimmie Rodgers Vinyl 12 SR-25020
Woo-Hoo The Rock-A-Teens 12" Vinyl 12 SR 25109
Kenya: Afro-Cuban Jazz Machito 12" Vinyl 12 SR-52006
Monday Night at Birdland Hank Mobley 12" Vinyl 4 SR-52015
Jeri Southern Meets Johnny Smith Jeri Southern & Johnny Smith 12" Vinyl 12 SR-52016 [none]
In the Vernacular John Handy 12" Vinyl 8 SR 52042 [none]
A Message From Newport Maynard Ferguson Vinyl 7
I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself / To Be With You Buddy Knox 7" Vinyl 2 R-4140
Count Basie and His Orchestra Swings, Tony Bennett Sings Count Basie & Tony Bennett 12" Vinyl 11 R 25072
Themes From the Hip Bud Wattles & His Orchestra Vinyl 12 R-25073
Ronnie Hawkins Ronnie Hawkins 12" Vinyl 12 R-25078
Twangy The Rock-A-Teens 7" Vinyl 2 R-4217 [none]
Breakfast Dance and Barbecue Count Basie & The Count Basie Orchestra feat. Joe Williams 12" Vinyl 8 R 52028
Piano Portraits By Phineas Newborn Phineas NewbornTrio 12" Vinyl 10 R 52031
Everyday I Have the Blues Joe Williams with Count Basie & His Orchestra 12" Vinyl 10 R-52033
At The Roundtable Woody Herman (unknown) 12 SR 25067
Strike Up the Band Bennett & Basie 12" Vinyl 11 SR 25231 [none]
Basie & Eckstine Incorporated Count Basie & Billy Eckstine 12" Vinyl 11 SR 52029
Christmas for Moderns Maynard Ferguson 7" Vinyl 2 R-4317 [none]
England's Ambassador of Jazz Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra 12" Vinyl 11 R 52040
Newport Suite Maynard Ferguson Vinyl 7 R-52047
No Cover, No Minimum (mono release) Billy Eckstine 12" Vinyl 11 R-52052 [none]
Newport Suite Maynard Ferguson Vinyl 7 SR-52047
No Cover, No Minimum Billy Eckstine 12" Vinyl 11 SR 52052
California Sun / Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone Joe Jones Vinyl 2 4344
Peppermint Twist Joey Dee & The Starliters 7" Vinyl 2 GG-28
Doin' the Twist Joey Dee and His Starliters 12" Vinyl 10 R-25166
No Coast Jazz John Handy 12" Vinyl 6 SR 52058
Recording Together for the First Time Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 12" Vinyl 10 SR52074
Doin' the Twist Live at the Peppermint Lounge Joey Dee & The Starliters Vinyl 17 25166
In Love (The original 12-track album) Dinah Washington 12" Vinyl 12 R 25180
Conga Soul Candido 12" Vinyl 10 SR 52078
Bo Diddley / Who Do You Love Ronnie Hawkins 7" Vinyl 2 R-4483
Tears Bring Heartaches/No, No, No The Standards 7" Vinyl 2 4487
The Great Reunion Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington Vinyl 7 R 52103
How to Strip for Your Husband Sonny Lester & His Orchestra 12" Vinyl 12 SR 25186 [none]
Back to the Blues Dinah Washington 12" Vinyl 12 SR 25189 [none]
How to Strip for Your Husband, Volume 2 Sonny Lester & His Orchestra Vinyl 12 25224
Big Band Scene '65 Count Basie & Maynard Ferguson 12" Vinyl 11 R 52117 [none]
Sarah + 2 Sarah Vaughan 12" Vinyl 11 SR-52118 [none]
Hanky Panky Tommy James and the Shondells 12" Vinyl 12 SR-25336
It's Cold Outside / I'm Going Home The Choir 7" Vinyl 2 R-4738
I Think We're Alone Now Tommy James & the Shondells Vinyl 12 25353
Dance, Dance, Dance / There's Something About This Girl The Casualeers 7" Vinyl 2 R-4722
I'm Five Years Ahead of My Time / Rainbow Life The Third Bardo 7" Vinyl 2 R-4742 [none]
The Sun Lights Up the Shadows of Your Mind / Spend Your Life First Crow to the Moon 7" Vinyl 2 R 4774
Mony Mony Tommy James and the Shondells Vinyl 12 25012
The Rabble The Rabble 12" Vinyl 10 SR 42010 [none]
Crimson & Clover Tommy James & the Shondells Vinyl 9 SR-42023
It's a Long Way Down The Fallen Angels 12" Vinyl 12
Cellophane Symphony Tommy James and the Shondells 12" Vinyl 10 RS 42030
The Best of Tommy James & The Shondells Tommy James & the Shondells Cartridge 10 7045-42040 H
Crystal Blue Persuasion Tommy James & the Shondells 7" Vinyl 2 RO 507
Morning Dew The Morning Dew 12" Vinyl 10 SR-42049
Maybe / Collage The Three Degrees 7" Vinyl 2 R-7079
Thundertree Thundertree 12" Vinyl 11 SR-42038
Travelin' Tommy James and The Shondells 12" Vinyl 10 SR 42044 [none]
Maybe The Three Degrees 12" Vinyl 10 SR-42050 [none]
Alive 'n Kickin' Alive 'n Kickin' 12" Vinyl 12 SR 42052
Ilmo Smokehouse Ilmo Smokehouse 12" Vinyl 8 SR-3002
Harlem River Drive Harlem River Drive 12" Vinyl 5 SR 3004
Draggin' the Line Tommy James & the Shondells Vinyl 1
"The Divine" Sarah Vaughan 2×12" Vinyl 12 + 12 DP 09
Celebration / The Last One to Know Tommy James 7" Vinyl 2 R-7135 [none]
Count Basie + Voices Count Basie 12" Vinyl 24
Maybe The Three Degrees 12" Vinyl 12 YQ-7002-RO [none]
Night of the Wolf Al Foster Band 7" Vinyl 2 R-7162
Out Among 'em Love Childs Afro Cuban Band 12" Vinyl 10 SR-3016
Touch and Go Ecstasy, Passion & Pain 7" Vinyl 2 R-7182 [none]
Gypsy Folk Tales Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 12" Vinyl 8 SR 5008
The Queen Of The Blues Dinah Washington 2×12" Vinyl 10 + 10 RE 20 S [none]
The Best of Basie Count Basie & His Orchestra CD 18 600040 3072666000400
An Historic Recording Event Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington CD 10 CDOR 8929
A Man Ain’t Supposed to Cry (Different track sequence) Joe Williams CD 12 RCD 59023 [none]
Greatest Hits Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels CD 11 038576805804
Rock 'n Roll Hits of the 60's, Volume I Various Artists CD 16 RCD-58003 085913800329
The Original Rock 'n' Roll Hits of the 50's, Volume 3 Various Artists CD 16 RCD 58005
American Rock 'N' Roll Classics, Volume 4 Various Artists CD 15 RCD-58012 085913801227
Moonlight in Vermont Johnny Smith Quintet CD 16 RCD 59063 085913906328
After Hours Sarah Vaughan CD 11 CDP 7 93271 2 077779327126
Anthology Tommy James & the Shondells Vinyl 20 ROU 5004 0077779363513
Rev Up: The Best of Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels CD 20 0077779363223
No Cover, No Minimum Billy Eckstine CD 21 077779858323
After Hours Sarah Vaughan CD 11 CDP 7243 8 55468 2 2 724385546822
Harlem River Drive Harlem River Drive CD 5 SR 3004 030636300427