Rondo Album Discography, Part 3:
Rondo-lette 12" Mono Album Discography

By Mike Callahan, David Edwards, and Patrice Eyries
Last update: November 13, 2003

Rondo-lette was a companion label to Rondo, started in 1958 after Record Corporation of America bought the original Rondo Records of Chicago. The original mono 12-inch album series started with Rondo-lette A-1 and ran through A-40, after which it jumped to Rondo-lette 841. This series is covered on this page. The Rondo-lette SA-41 series, as well as the Rondo-lette 91 Series of 10-inch stereo albums are covered on other pages. The 12" Rondo-lette albums used a light blue label with black print. The design was quite similar to the yellow label used for the Rondo issues.

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Rondo or Rondolette Records. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (all of which are out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 2002 by Mike Callahan.



Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

Rondo-lette A-1/841 Monaural 12-inch LP Series:

A1 - Ken Griffin at the Organ - Ken Griffin [1958] You Can't Be True Dear/Cuckoo Waltz/Donkey Serenade/(others)

A2 - Dixieland - Pee Wee Hunt/Pee Wee Russell [1958] California Here I Come/(others)

A3 - Them There Eyes - Kay Starr [1958] The photo used here was also used on Rondo- lette 930. Them There Eyes/I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm/(others)

A4 - Show Music in Hi-Fi - Johnny Gregory & His London Orchestra [1958] If I Loved You/Out Of My Dreams/(others)

A5 - Gordon MacRae - Gordon MacRae [1958] They Say It's Wonderful/Prisoner Of Love/(others)

A6 - My Fair Lady/Pal Joey - Various Artists [1958]

A7 - Duke Ellington and Orchestra - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra [1958] Overture To A Jam Session/(others)

A8 - Offenbach: Gaite Parisienne - Manuel Rosenthal & the Rias Orchestra [1958]

A9 - In All His Moods - Louis Prima & His Orchestra [1958] Sing Sing Sing/Angelina/(others)

A10 - Organ in Pop Dance Tempos - Don Baker [1958] Minute Waltz/Melodie In F/(others)

A11 - Dizzie Gillespie - Dizzie Gillespie [1958] Blues 'N' Boogie/Groovin' High/(others)

A12 - Alice in Wonderland: Alice through the Looking Glass - All Star Cast [1958]

A13 - Jaye P. Morgan - Jaye P. Morgan [1958] Just A Gigolo/Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries/Wasted Tears/I Ain't Got The Man/Baby Don't Do It/Nobody Met The Train/Life Was Made For Living/It Gets You/Operator 299/Don't Tell Him/Ring Telephone Ring

A14 - Twilight Time - Three Suns [1958] Star Dust/Girl Of My Dreams/(others)

A15 - Erroll Garner - Erroll Garner [7/58] Stormy Weather/I Surrender Dear/(others)

A16 - Vienna in 3/4 Time - Charles Vanberg [1958]

A17 - Ken Griffin - Ken Griffin [1958] My Blue Heaven/Sentimental Me/(others)

A18 - The Blues and Dixie - Jack Teagarden & His Orchestra [1958] The Blues/Aunt Hager's Blues/Royal Garden Blues/Basin Street Blues/Shine/King Porter Stomp/Boogie Woogie/Mighty Lak A Rose/East Of The Sun/China Boy/Hindustan

A19 - Lonely Hearts - Paul Baron & His Orchestra [1958] Lonely Hearts/Dark Eyes/(others)

A20 - Lawrence Welk Plays for Dancing - Lawrence Welk [1958] Doll Dance/Josephine/(others)

A21 - Frankie Laine Sings "That's My Desire" - Frankie Laine [1958] That's My Desire/Old Fashioned Love/All Of Me/(others)

A22 - Gilbert & Sullivan's Mikado - Martyn Green [1958]

A23 - Percy Faith & His Orchestra Play - Percy Faith & His Orchestra [1958] Temptation/Dancing In The Dark/(others)

A24 - Sidney Bichet & Muggsy Spanier in a Jam Session - Sidney Bichet & Muggsy Spanier [1958] Sweet Lorraine/Lazy River/China Boy/Four Or Five Times/That's A-Plenty/Squeeze Me/Sweet Sue Just You/Cherry/Diga Diga Do

A25 - Louis Prima Entertains - Louis Prima [1958] Cecillia/Caldonia/(others)

A26 - Carlos Montoya Plays the Flamenco Fire Guitar - Carlos Montoya [1958] The Moors In Granada/(others)

A27 - The Music of Two Great Shows: Music Man and South Pacific - Various Artists [1958]

A28 - The Red Norvo Trio - Red Norvo Trio [1958] Blue Room/Exactly Like You/Rose Room/These Foolish Things/East Of The Sun/This Can't Be Love//September Song/Honeysuckle Rose/Sweet Georgia Brown/Ay Ay Ay/Oh Lady Be Good/Confessin'

A29 - First Recordings - Jan Peerce [1958] The Lord's Prayer/(others)

A30 - Ken Griffin at the Great Organ - Ken Griffin [1958] Doll Dance/Deep Purple/Tango De Fire/My Heart Stood Still/Canadian Capers/Lullaby Of Broadway//All The Things You Are/She Didn't Say Yes/Blue Tango/Mood Indigo/The Continental/Valencia

A31 - Great Jazz - Various Artists [1958]

A32 - Music of Gigi and Oklahoma - Broadway Symphonic Jazz Orchestra [1959]

A33 - Around the World with Kurt Maier - Kurt Maier [1959]

A34 - Caruso and MacCormack Antique - various Artists [1958]

A35 - Sarah Vaughan Sings Songs of Broadway - Sarah Vaughan [1959] The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else/Love Me Or Leave Me/A Hundred Years From Today/Penthouse Serenade/Everything I Have Is Yours/Lover Man//I'm Through With Love/Don't Worry About Me/September Song/Gentleman Friend/I Feel So Smoochie/Trouble Is A Man

A36 - Midnight Time - Three Suns [1958]

A37 - Emil Gilels Plays Tschaikowsky Piano Concerto No. 1 - Emil Gilels [1958]

A38 - Christmas Organ - Ken Griffin [1959]

A39 - Christmas Carols - St. Nicholas Church Boys Choir [1958]

A40 - Christmas Organ and Chimes - Eric Silver [1958]

At this point, the series splits. The mono series continues as Rondo-lette 841, while the new stereo series continues as SA41.

841 Series (mono):

841 - 4 Hit Shows - Suzanne Auber & Broadway Orchestra [1959] South Pacific Suite: Some Enchanted Evening-Bali Ha'i-Younger Than Springtime-I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair/The King And I Suite: I Whistle A Happy Tune-Hello Young Lovers-Entrance Of The Children Ballet-Getting To Know You-We Kiss In The Shadow-Shall We Dance//Oklahoma Suite: People Will Say We're In Love-Oh What A Beautiful Morning-Surrey With The Fringe On Top-Out Of My Dreams/Carousel Suite: June Is Busting Out All Over-You'll Never Walk Alone-If I Loved You-Carousel Waltz-What's The Use Of Wondering

842 - Louis Prima and His Orchestra - Louis Prima [1959]

843 - The Flower Drum Song/Porgy and Bess - Various Artists [1959]

844 - The Three Suns - Three Suns [1959]

845 - Jazz - Joe Bushkin & Teddy Wilson [1959]

846 - French Hits with Kurt Maier - Kurt Maier [1959]

847 - Kurt Maier in Italian Moods - Kurt Maier [1959]

848 - Merry Maier in Vienna - Kurt Maier [1959]

849 - Latin Rhythms of Kurt Maier - Kurt Maier [1959] Granada/La Cumparsita/Ay Ay Ay/Siboney/Adios Muchachos/Tico Tico//The Carioca/Mama/Waltz Espagnol/Plegaria/Misirlou/La Violettera/My Shawl/Lady Of Spain

850 - Pops by Kurt Maier - Kurt Maier [1959]

851 - Pop Christmas Melodies - Popular Players Orchestra [1959]

852 - Artie Shaw and His Famous Orchestra - Artie Shaw Orchestra [1959]

853 - Sarah Vaughan Sings - Sarah Vaughan [1959]

854 - Loius Prima - Louis Prima [1959]

855 - Stephen Foster Hits - Russ Case Orchestra [1959]

856 - West Side Story - Ira Wright & London Company [1960] Issued in stereo as Rondo-lette SA132.

857 -

858 - Russ Case and His Magic Strings - Russ Case Orchestra [1959]

859 - Dixieland Bourbon Street Parade - Bourbon Street Dixie Band [1959]

860 - Oklahoma - Various Artists [1959] Issued in stereo as Rondo-lette SA142.

861 -

862 - Carousel - Various Artists [1959] Issued in stereo as Rondo-lette SA141.

863 - The King and I - Various Artists [1959] Issued in stereo as Rondo-lette SA143.

864 - South Pacific - Various Artists [1960] Issued in stereo as Rondo-lette SA145.

865 - Miss You - Gigi Durston & Russ Case Orchestra [1959]

866 - Take Me Along - Russ Case Orchestra [1960] Issued in stereo as Rondo-lette SA151.

867 - The Merry Widow - Richard Muller & Lampertz Orchestra & Chorus [1960] Issued in stereo as Rondo-lette SA153.

868 - Can Can - Russ Case Orchestra & Chorus [1960] Issued in stereo as Rondo-lette SA154.

869 - Showboat - Russ Case Orchestra & Chorus [1960] Issued in stereo as Rondo-lette SA155.

870 - The Sound of Music - Russ Case Orchestra & Chorus [1960] Issued in stereo as Rondo-lette SA156.

871 - Popular Melodies of Chopin - Russ Case Orchestra [1960] Issued in stereo as Rondo-lette SA157.

872 - Roberta/Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Richard Muller & Lampertz Orchestra & Chorus [1960] Issued in stereo as Rondo-lette SA158. Overture-Let's Begin - Orchestra with Larry Chelsi, Boys & Chorus/You're Devastating - Frances Martin & Larry Chelsi/Yesterdays - Hester Hasheian/Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Frances Martin & Larry Chelsi//Dance-Yesterdays - Orchestra/Don't Ask Me Not to Sing - Larry Chelsi, Boys & Chorus/I'll Be Hard to Handle - Hester Hasheian/The Touch of Your Hand - Frances Martin & Fred Weidner

873 - The Student Prince - Russ Case Orchestra & Chorus [1960] Issued in stereo as Rondo-lette SA159.

874 - Immortal Film Music - Russ Case Orchestra [1960] Issued in stereo as Rondo- lette SA160. Slaughter On Tenth Avenue/The Dream Of Olwen/A Tale Of Two Cities/Hungarian Freedom Fighters//Spellbound/Stradivarius (Theme)/Gypsy (Theme)/The Life of Stephen Foster

875 -

876 -

877 -

878 - Fiery Popular Dance Rhythms - Russ Case Orchestra [1960] Issued in stereo as Rondo-lette SA162.

879 -

880 - The Music Man - Russ Case Orchestra & Chorus [1960] Issued in stereo as Rondo-lette SA161.

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