Forum/Forum Circle Album Discography
By David Edwards and Mike Callahan
Last update: June 8, 2010
The Forum label was an early-to-mid 1960s budget reissue label, usually marketed in grocery store
racks and similar non-record store outlets. Although we believe that 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. There was apparently an attempt
to compile new albums for budget release in the 16000 series, as indicated by the Playmates release
[SF-16001] and Jimmie Rodgers' Just for You album [SF-16004], which included some songs in
stereo not available before its issue. The 16000 series apparently didn't last long.
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. We assume Jaymo Products was owned by Roulette.
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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Forum or Roulette Records, which we believe is currently owned by Rhino/Warner Brothers Records.
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FORUM ALBUM DISCOGRAPHY
Number - Title - Artist [Release Date] Contents
F/SF-16001 - The Playmates Visit West of the Indies - Playmates 
F/SF-16004 - Just for You - Jimmie Rodgers  (T.L.C.) Tender Love And Care
(S)/Soldier Boy (S)/Go Down Moses (S)/The Night You Became Seventeen (S)/Standin' In The Need Of
Prayer (S)/Shennandoah (S)//Joshua Fit The Battle O' Jericho (S)/Wonderful You (S)/Liza
(E)/Ring-A-Ling-A-Lario (S)/Water Boy (E)/Just A Wearyin' For You (S)
F/SF-9001 - A Demonstration of Dynamic Stereo - Various Artists Reissue of Roulette
F/SF-9002 - Barrelhouse - Moe Wechsler Reissue of Roulette R-25002.
F/SF-9003 - At the Embers - Dorothy Donegan Reissue of Roulette R-25010.
F/SF-9004 - Polka - Ted Tyle & His Polka Champions Reissue of Roulette R-25011.
F/SF-9005 - Songs My Mother Loved - Milton Berle Reissue of Roulette R-25018.
F/SF-9006 - Pajama Party - Various Artists Reissue of Roulette R-25021. Little White
Frankie Lymon & Teenagers (E)/I Want To Know - Heartbeats (E)/See You Next Year - Cleftones
(E)/Move Over -
Jimmy Wright Orchestra (E)/Crazy For You - Heartbeats (E)/Woo Woo Train - Valentines (E)//Since We
Love - Cleftones (E)/Out In The Cold Again - Frankie Lymon & Teenagers (E)/String Around My Heart -
(E)/Don't Say Goodnight - Valentines (E)/2:20 AM - Jimmy Wright Orchestra (E)/A Thousand Miles Away
F/SF-9007 - Accordion in Hi-Fi - Jo Ann Castle Reissue of Roulette R-25022.
F/SF-9008 - Musical Themes of Hollywood, U.S.A. - Jack Shaindlin & Symphony of the
Reissue of Roulette R-25023.
F/SF-9009 - Let's Dance with Tony Pastor - Tony Pastor Reissue of Roulette SR-25024.
F/SF-9010 - Oriental Delight - Hank Mardigan Sextet Reissue of Roulette SR-25032.
F/SF-9011 - Dixieland at Carnegie Hall - Various Artists Reissue of Roulette SR-25038.
F/SF-9012 - At Play with the Playmates - Playmates Reissue of Roulette R-25043.
Love/Darling It's Wonderful/Substitute For Love/Magic Shoes/When The Record Goes Around//Beep
Day I Died/Give Me Another Chance/Lovable/Intimate/Don't Go Home
F/SF-9013 - At Harvest Moon Ball - Noro Morales & Orchestra Reissue of Roulette
F/SF-9014 - Steve Allen at the Roundtable - Steve Allen Reissue of Roulette SR-25053.
F/SF-9015 - Hello Nice People - Henry Jerome & Orchestra Reissue of Roulette
F/SF-9016 - Woody Herman Sextet at the Roundtable - Woody Herman Reissue of
F/SF-9017 - Turk Murphy at the Roundtable - Turk Murphy Reissue of Roulette
F/SF-9018 - It Seems Like Only Yesterday - Hal McIntyre Reissue of Roulette
F/SF-9019 - Dixieland at the Roundtable - Salt City Six Reissue of Roulette SR-25080.
F/SF-9020 - On the Sunny Side - Julius LaRosa Reissue of Roulette SR-25083.
F/SF-9021 - Broadway Show Stoppers - Playmates Reissue of Roulette SR-25084.
F/SF-9022 - Go Ahead and Rock - Buddy & Ella Johnson Reissue of Roulette
F/SF-9023 - The Happy Organ of Bob Wyatt - Bob Wyatt Reissue of Roulette SR-25087.
F/SF-9024 - Pearl Bailey Sings Porgy & Bess - Pearl Bailey Reissue of Roulette
F/SF-9025 - At Home with Jimmie Rodgers - Jimmie Rodgers Reissue of Roulette
F/SF-9026 - Italy Revisited - DiMara Sisters Reissue of Roulette SR-25028.
F/SF-9027 - Once More with Feeling - Billy Eckstine Reissue of Roulette SR-25104.
F/SF-9028 - Curtain Going Up - Dukes of Dixieland Reissue of Roulette SR-25029.
F/SF-9029 - Sing Along with Emmett Kelly - Emmett Kelly Reissue of Roulette
F/SF-9030 - Jeri Southern Meets Johnny Smith - Jeri Southern & Johnny Smith Reissue
F/SF-9031 - Jazz Mission to Moscow - Mitchell-Ruff Duo Reissue of Roulette SR-52034.
F/SF-9032 - Kansas City Suite - Count Basie & Orchestra Reissue of Roulette
F/SF-9033 - That Kind of Woman - Joe Williams Reissue of Roulette SR-52039.
F/SF-9034 - Dreamy - Sarah Vaughan Reissue of Roulette SR-52046.
F/SF-9035 - Jazz for Dancing - Maynard Ferguson Reissue of Roulette SR-52038.
F/SF-9036 - Honeymoon in Acapulco - Ismael Diaz Reissue of Tico LP-1044.
F/SF-9037 - Senor Tito Rodriguez - Tito Rodriguez Reissue of Tico LP-1051.
F/SF-9038 - Mi Amigo, Machito - Machito & Orchestra Reissue of Tico LP-1053.
F/SF-9039 - Leroy Anderson in Latin America - Marco Rizo Reissue of Tico LP-1061.
F/SF-9040 - Irving Berlin in Latin America - Pete Terrace Reissue of Tico LP-1062.
F/SF-9041 - Cole Porter in Latin America - Pete Terrace Reissue of Tico LP-1063.
F/SF-9042 - That Latin Touch - Marco Rizo Reissue of Tico LP-1046.
F/SF-9043 - Asia Minor - Machito & Orchestra Reissue of Tico LP-1033.
F/SF-9044 - Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue/An American in Paris - Gershwin Orchestra
F/SF-9045 - West Side Story - West Side Story Orchestra
F/SF-9046 - Rimsky-Korsakov: Shaherazade - Orchestra
F/SF-9047 - An Evening at Radio City Music Hall - Various Artists
F/SF-9048 - The Roaring 20's - Bonnie Alden
F/SF-9049 - Just for You - Jimmie Rodgers Reissue of Forum SF-16004. (T.L.C.)
Care (S)/Soldier Boy (S)/Go Down Moses (S)/The Night You Became Seventeen (S)/Standin' In The
Prayer (S)/Shennandoah (S)//Joshua Fit The Battle O' Jericho (S)/Wonderful You (S)/Liza
Lario (S)/Water Boy (E)/Just A Wearyin' For You (S)
F/SF-9050 - Let's Dance - Johnny Long & His Orchestra
F/SF-9051 - Cha Cha Cha Carnival - Various Artists
F/SF-9052 - Hawaii - William Kealoha & His Orchestra
F/SF-9053 - Memories of Hal Kemp - Henry Jerome & Orchestra Reissue of Roulette
F/SF-9054 - Show Girl (Original Cast) - Carol Channing Reissue of Roulette SR-80001.
F/SF-9055 - Italia con Pier Angeli - Pier Angeli Reissue of Roulette SR-25051.
F/SF-9056 - Lullabies of Birdland - Various Artists  Little Pony - Count Basie/Ain't
No Use - Joe Williams (vocal)/Lullaby Of Birdland - Woody Herman/Perdido - Sarah Vaughan (vocal)/My
Dear Little Sweetheart - Johnny Smith/Bongo Bop - Charlie Parker//Where's Teddy? - Maynard
Ferguson/Tickle Toes - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross/I Apologize - Billy Eckstine/Dizzy Atmosphere -
Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker/Flying Home - Art Tatum/Scrapple From The Apple - Charlie Parker
with Miles Davis & JJ Johnson
F/SF-9057 - 12 Million Sellers - Various Artists  Hey Let's Twist - Joey Dee &
Starliters (S)/Jo-Ann - Playmates (E)/Goody Goody - Frankie Lymon (E)/Mary Lou - Ronnie Hawkins
(E)/Priscilla - Eddie Cooley (E)/Barbara Ann - Regents (E)//Oh Oh I'm Falling In Love Again - Jimmie
Rodgers (E)/First Anniversary - Cathy Carr (E)/Hula Love - Buddy Knox (E)/Heart And Soul - Cleftones
(S)/Crazy For You - Heartbeats (E)/Woo- Hoo - Rock-A-Teens (E)
F/SF-9060 - Basie One More Time: Music from the Pen of Quincy Jones - Count Basie & His
Orchestra  Reissue of Roulette R-52024. For Lena and Lennie/Rat Race/Quince/Meet B
B/The Big Walk//A Square at the Roundtable/I Needs to Be Bee'd With/Jessica's Day/The Midnite Sun
F/SF-9063 - Not Now, I'll Tell You When - Count Basie & His Orchestra 
SF-9071 - Coffee, Cigarettes, and Memories - Jeri Southern  Reissue of Roulette
Label Name Changes to Forum Circle:
FC/FCS-9080 - Themes from Hollywood's Greatest Motion Pictures - Symphony of the Air
(Jack Shaindlin, Conductor) 
FC/FCS-9083 - The Big Sound of Red Prysock - Red Prysock  Another
You/Flamingo/Castle Rock//Locomotion/Jive Five/Monkey Business/Second Time Around
FC/FCS-9085 - Sarah Vaughan/Joe Williams/Billy Ecstine - Sarah Vaughan/Joe
Williams/Billy Ecstine 
FC/FCS-9090 - Latin Festival - Noro Morales & His Orchestra  Shine On Harvest
Moon/Mucho Dinero/Come To The Mardi Gras/La Cumparsita/Spring Beautiful Spring/Vilia//My
Hero/Ven/Morena/No Agite/A Los Muchashos/Mr. Ghost Goes To Town
FC/FCS-9093 - Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan  Hands Across The Table/I'll Be
Seeing You/Star Eyes/You've Changed/Trees//Why Was I Born/My Ideal/Stormy Weather/Moon Over
FC/FCS-9094 - Dixieland at Carnegie Hall - Jimmie McPartland & Wild Bill Davison
 Musicians include: Jimmy McPartland, Zutty Singleton, Mosey Mole, Pee Wee Russel, Dick Cary,
Vic Dickenson, Al Hall, George Wettling, Elmer Mousy Alexander, Bud Freeman, Joe Barufaldi, Cozy
Cole, Tony Parenti, Ricky Nelson, Tyree Glenn, Gene Schroeder, Buzzy Drootin, Bob Wilbur, Phil Failla,
Tommy Potter, and Sammy Price. Royal Garden Blues/Basin Street Blues/Clarinet Challenge - Tin Roof
Blues/High Society/When The Saints Go Marching In/Trombone Cavalcade: Rosetta/The Sidewalks Of
New York/Riverboat Shuffle/Drums Vs Vibes/That's A Plenty
FC/FCS-9099 - Joey Dee and the Starliters - Joey Dee & Starliters  Peppermint
Twist/Rolly Poly/I Wanna/Starlight Special/Cyclone//Joey's Blues/Walkin' In The Rain/Wing Ding/Let's
Have A Party/Crazy Love
FC/FCS-9102 - At the Hop With... - Various Artists  Never Let Go - Chantels (E)/At
The Prom - Flamingos (E)/River Path - Little Anthony & Imperials (E)/Rockin' MacDonald - Isley Bros.
(E)/The Drag - Isley Bros. (E)//Chapel Of Dreams - Dubs (E)/I Wanna Know - Isley Bros. (E)/I'll Shed A
Tear At Your Wedding - Flamingos (E)/Song In My Heart - Dubs (E)/I'm Still In Love With You - Little
Anthony & Imperials (E)
FC/FCS-9103 - 12 Million Sellers, Vol. II - Various Artists  Muttnik - Count Basie
(S)/Peppermint Twist - Joey Dee & Starliters (S, not the hit version)/Joshua Fit The Battle O' Jericho -
Jimmie Rodgers (S)/Get Me To The Church On Time - Playmates (S)/I'm Confessin' - Chantels
(E)/Tears On My Pillow - Little Anthony & Imperials (E)//Down By The Riverside - Bill Haley & Comets
(S)/A Sunday Kind Of Love - Regents (S)/I'll Never Smile Again - Little Anthony & Imperials (E)/Wait A
Minute - Jo Ann Campbell (E)/At The Prom - Flamingos (E)/My Love - Isley Bros. (E)
FC/FCS-9104 - The Chantels Sing Their Favorites - Chantels 
FC/FCS-9108 - Casey Anderson Sings Folk Songs - Casey Anderson & His Guitar
 With Art Ryerson (guitar and banjo) and Sandy Block (bass), Phil Krauss & Bunny Shawker
(drums). The Gallows Pole/The Roving Gambler/Smooth As The Sea/Ox-Driving Song/Poor Boy//The
Midnight Special/Draper Prison/Sylvie/Muleskinner Blues/Santy Anno
FC/FCS-9109 - Sarah Vaughan Sings - Sarah Vaughan 
7G-106 - Johnny Bud and His Polka Dots - Johnny Bud & Polka Dots [19??]
Yellow/orange label, black or green print. Play A Polka/Sax Polka/Piano Polka/Polip Oberek/Don't Cry
Irene Polka/Blue Valse//Finger Polka/Harriet Polka/Starlight Polka/Jersey City Oberek/Mardi Gras
Thanks to Lars Larsen, Larry Koch, Val Gauen, Nathan Laney, Bob Usher, Irene Channell, Juha
Jaakola, Dave Rzurick, Vincent Massard, Cathy Buehler, James Bookstaver, Tom Berger, Dave
Deggeller, Jerry Gibbons, and Matthew Zagar.
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