Alston Records

Alston Records

Profile:
US R&B label cofounded by Henry Stone and Steve Alaimo in 1964 and remembered for The Beginning Of The End's 1971 hit "Funky Nassau" as well as the the early recordings of Betty Wright, Jimmy "Bo" Horne and the straight R&B cuts by singer-songwriter Clarence Reid, a.k.a. Blowfly. Originally independent with one early pre-stardom Sam & Dave single to its credit ("Never, Never" b/w "Lotta Lovin'" on Alston 777, 1964).

Picked up for national distribution by the ATCO division of Atlantic Records in 1968. Switched distribution to Henry Stone's TK Records in 1974 where it lasted as a subsidiary of the latter until the company went bankrupt and closed down in 1981 and merged with Roulette Records to create Sunnyview Records.

The entire TK Records catalog is now jointly owned by Rhino Records (in North America) and EMI (in all other countries) due to it being part of the two companies' joint acquisition of the Roulette Records catalog in 1989.
Contact Info:
1968-73 Atlantic/ATCO distribution:
ATCO Records
1841 Broadway, NY 10023
USA (Contact info now obsolete)
Sites:
[l15968]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
403 David Hudson (2) Pump It 403 US 1979 Sell This Version
777 Sam & Dave Never, Never(7", Single) Alston Records 777 US 1964 Sell This Version
3711 Betty Wright Tonight Is The Night(7", Promo) Alston Records 3711 US 1974 Sell This Version
3711 Betty Wright Shoorah! Shoorah! / Tonight Is The Night (Single) 3711 US 1974 Sell This Version
3712 Jimmie "Bo" Horne* Don't Worry About It(7", Single) Alston Records 3712 US 1974 Sell This Version
3713 Betty Wright Where Is The Love / My Baby Ain't My Baby Anymore (Single) 3713 US 1975 Sell This Version
3714 Jimmy "Bo" Horne Gimme Some 3714 US 1975 Sell This Version
3715 Betty Wright Ooola La La / To Be And Be Loved 3715 US 1975 Sell This Version
3716 Milton Wright Keep It Up / The Silence That You Keep 3716 US 1975 Sell This Version
3717 Clarence Reid Baptize Me In Your Love / Whatever It Takes (Single) 3717 US 1975 Sell This Version
3718 Betty Wright Slip And Do It (Single) 3718 US 1975 Sell This Version
3719 Betty Wright Everybody Was Rockin' / Show Your Girl (Single) 3719 US 1976 Sell This Version
3720 Clarence Reid Come On With It/Mr.Smith's Wife(7") Alston Records 3720 US 1976 Sell This Version
3721 Bill Pursell & The Nashville Sweat Band & Aides* Bill Pursell & The Nashville Sweat Band & Aides* - Now(7") Alston Records 3721 US 1976 Sell This Version
3722 Betty Wright If I Ever Do Wrong (Single) 3722 US 1976 Sell This Version
3723 Clarence Reid Shake Your Butt(7", Single) Alston Records 3723 US 1976 Sell This Version
3725 Betty Wright Life (Single) 3725 US 1976 Sell This Version
3726 Funky Party Band* Love President(7", Single) Alston Records 3726 US 1976 Sell This Version
3727 Milton Wright Ooh Ooh Ooh I Like It / Brothers And Sisters(7") Alston Records 3727 US 1976 Sell This Version
3728 Bill Pursell And The Nashville Sweat Band And Aides Bill Pursell And The Nashville Sweat Band And Aides - Bump Me Baby (El Cumbanchero) / Sandwich Spread(7") Alston Records 3728 US 1976 Sell This Version
3729 Jimmy "Bo" Horne Get Happy / It's Your Sweet Love (Single) 3729 US 1977 Sell This Version
3730 Julie Budd Music To My Heart(7", Single) Alston Records 3730 US 1977 Sell This Version
3732 Danny Randell* Dark Haried Girl In A Volkswagon 3732 US 1977 Sell This Version
3733 Clarence Reid And The Funky Party Band* Just Another Guy In The Band / I'm Excited(7", Single) Alston Records 3733 US 1977 Sell This Version
3734 Betty Wright You Can't See For Lookin' / A Sometime Kind Of Thing (Single) 3734 US 1977 Sell This Version
3735 Salty & The Mixed Nuts Peanuts(7") Alston Records 3735 US 1977 Sell This Version
3736 Betty Wright Man Of Mine / Sweet(7", Single) Alston Records 3736 US 1977 Sell This Version
3738 Ronnie Spector It's A Heartache (Single) 3738 US 1978 Sell This Version
3739 Lew Kirton New York City / Let Me Up Off My Knees(7", Single) Alston Records 3739 US 1978 Sell This Version
3740 Betty Wright Tonight Is The Night (Single) 3740 US 1978 Sell This Version
3741 David Hudson (2) I Get Turned On / Must I Kill Her(7", Single) Alston Records 3741 US 1978 Sell This Version
3742 Herman Kelly & Life Dance To The Drummers Beat / Easy Going 3742 US 1978 Sell This Version
3743 Lew Kirton Heaven In The Afternoon 3743 US 1978 Sell This Version
3743 Lew Kirton / Charles Johnson Lew Kirton / Charles Johnson - Heaven In The Afternoon / Never Had A Love So Good(7", RE) Alston Records 3743 US Unknown Sell This Version
3744 John Mitchell (10) Love On The Phone (Single) 3744 US 1978 Sell This Version
3745 Betty Wright Lovin' Is Really My Game / A Song For You 3745 US 1978 Sell This Version
3747 Betty Wright My Love Is / I Believe It's Love (Single) 3747 US 1979 Sell This Version
3748 Clarence Reid You Get Me Up(7", Promo) Alston Records 3748 US 1979 Sell This Version
4001 Betty Wright Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do(7", Single) Alston Records 4001 US 1968 Sell This Version
4401 Milton Wright Friends And Buddies (Album) 4401 US 1975 Sell This Version
4402 Betty Wright Explosion (Album) 4402 US 1976 Sell This Version
4403 Beginning Of The End* Beginning Of The End (Album) 4403 US 1976 Sell This Version
4404 Clarence Reid On The Job (Album) 4404 US 1976 Sell This Version
4405 Bill Pursell & The Nashville Sweat Band & Aides* Bill Pursell & The Nashville Sweat Band & Aides* - The Sweat Sound(LP, Album, Gat) Alston Records 4405 US 1976 Sell This Version
4406 Betty Wright This Time For Real(LP, Album) Alston Records 4406 US 1977 Sell This Version
4407 Milton Wright Spaced (Album) 4407 US 1977 Sell This Version
4408 Betty Wright Betty Wright Live (Album) 4408 US 1978 Sell This Version
4409 Herman Kelly & Life Percussion Explosion (Album) 4409 US 1978 Sell This Version
4410 Betty Wright Betty Travelin' In The Wright Circle (Album) 4410 US 1979 Sell This Version
4411 Lew Kirton Just Arrived (Album) 4411 US 1980 Sell This Version
4412 David Hudson (2) To You Honey, Honey With Love (Album) 4412 US 1980 Sell This Version
4500 Bobby Byrd Got Soul: The Best Of Bobby Byrd(CD, Comp) Alston Records 4500 France Unknown Sell This Version
4570 J. P. Robinson Only Be True To Me / I've Got A Long Way To Go(7", Single) Alston Records 4570 US 1968 Sell This Version
4571X Betty Wright He's Bad Bad Bad(7", Single) Atco Records 4571X Canada 1968 Sell This Version
4572 Clarence Reid Part Time Lover(7") Alston Records 4572 US 1969 Sell This Version
4577 George* & Gwen* George* & Gwen* - Three Hearts In A Tangle(7", Single) Alston Records 4577 US Unknown Sell This Version
4578 Clarence Reid I'm Gonna Tear You A New Heart / I'm A Man Of My Word(7", Single) Alston Records 4578 US Unknown Sell This Version
4579 George* & Gwen* George* & Gwen* - Like Yesterday Our Love Is Gone(7", Single) Alston Records 4579 US 1969 Sell This Version
4582 Clarence Reid I've Been Tryin(7") Alston Records 4582 US Unknown Sell This Version
4583 J. P. Robinson What Can I Tell Her(7") Alston Records 4583 US 1970 Sell This Version
4584 Clarence Reid Chicken Hawk / That's How It Is(7", Single) Alston Records 4584 US 1970 Sell This Version
4586 George* & Gwen* George* & Gwen* - No One Left To Come Home(7", Single) Alston Records 4586 US 1970 Sell This Version
4588 Clarence Reid Master Piece / Down The Road Of Love(7", Single) Alston Records 4588 US 1970 Sell This Version
4589 Betty Wright I Found That Guy / If You Love Me(7", Single) Alston Records 4589 US Unknown Sell This Version
4590 J. P. Robinson Keep On Holding On(7") Alston Records 4590 US Unknown Sell This Version
4592 Clarence Reid Direct Me / You Knock Me Out(7", Single) Alston Records 4592 US 1971 Sell This Version
4593 J. P. Robinson Can't Find Happiness / If It Wasn't For Tomorrow(7") Alston Records 4593 US Unknown Sell This Version
4595 The Beginning Of The End Funky Nassau(7", Single) Alston Records 4595 US 1971 Sell This Version
4596 David Prater Keep My Fingers Crossed(7", Single) Alston Records 4596 US 1971 Sell This Version
4597 Clarence Reid You Got To Fight / Three Is A Crowd(7", Single) Alston Records 4597 US 1971 Sell This Version
4600 Clarence Reid Miss Hot Stuff / Mr. Hot Stuff(7") Alston Records 4600 US 1971 Sell This Version
4601 Betty Wright Clean Up Woman(7", Single) Alston Records 4601 US 1971 Sell This Version
4602 Clarence Reid Love Every Woman You Can(7") Alston Records 4602 US Unknown Sell This Version
4604-A The Beginning Of The End Come Down Baby(7") Alston Records 4604-A US 1971 Sell This Version
4606 Jimmy "Bo" Horne Clean Up Man (Single) 4606 US 1972 Sell This Version
4607 The Beginning Of The End Doin' The Funky Do / Fishman(7") Alston Records 4607 US 1972 Sell This Version
4610 Raphael Munnings* Opportunity Knockin' / Sleep On, Dream On(7") Alston Records 4610 US 1972 Sell This Version
4611 Betty Wright Is It You Girls / Cryin' In My Sleep(7", Single) Alston Records 4611 US 1972 Sell This Version
4613 Clarence Reid Ruby / Two People In Love(7", Single) Alston Records 4613 US 1972 Sell This Version
4614 Betty Wright Baby Sitter / Outside Woman (Single) 4614 US 1972 Sell This Version
4615 Raphael Munnings* Taking You Higher (Just Like Climbing A Ladder) / Loneliness(7", Single) Alston Records 4615 US 1972 Sell This Version
4616 Clarence Reid With Friends Like These (who Needs Enemies) / Till I Get My Share(7") Alston Records 4616 US 1975 Sell This Version
77-001 The Beginning Of The End Funky Nassau(LP, Album) Alston Records 77-001 US 1971 Sell This Version
45-2510 Clarence Reid / The Beginning Of The End Clarence Reid / The Beginning Of The End - Nobody But You Babe / Funky Nassau (Pt. 1)(7") Alston Records 45-2510 US 2004 Sell This Version
45-4569 Betty Wright Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do (Single) 45-4569 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-4570 J. P. Robinson Only Be True To Me / I've Got A Long Way To Go(7", Single) Alston Records 45-4570 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-4571 Betty Wright He's Bad Bad Bad / Watch Out Love (Single) 45-4571 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-4572 Clarence Reid Fools Are Not Born (They Are Made) / Part Time Lover (Single) 45-4572 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-4573 Betty Wright The Best Girls Don't Always Win / Circle Of Heart Breaks (Single) 45-4573 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-4574 Clarence Reid Nobody But You Babe (Single) 45-4574 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-4575 Betty Wright The Wrong Girl / The Joy Of Becoming A Woman (Single) 45-4575 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-4576 George* & Gwen* George* & Gwen* - Three Hearts In A Tangle(7", Promo) Alston Records 45-4576 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-4577 J. P. Robinson You Got Your Thing On A String / Love Is Not A Stranger (Single) 45-4577 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-4578 Clarence Reid I'm Gonna Tear You A New Heart / I'm A Man Of My Word (Single) 45-4578 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-4581 Betty Wright Soldier Boy (Single) 45-4581 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-4583 J. P. Robinson What Can I Tell Her 45-4583 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-4585 J. P. Robinson Please Accept My Call / Say It(7", Single) Alston Records 45-4585 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-4587 Betty Wright Pure Love / If You Ain't Got It (Single) 45-4587 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-4588 Clarence Reid Master Piece(7", Single, Promo) Alston Records 45-4588 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-4589 Betty Wright I Found That Guy(7", Single) Alston Records 45-4589 US 1970 Sell This Version