Alston Records

Alston Records

Profile:
Also appears as "Alston" only.
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.
Parent Label:
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 Pump It  album cover David Hudson (2) Pump It 403 US 1979 Sell This Version
777 Never, Never  album cover Sam & Dave Never, Never(7", Single) Alston Records 777 US 1964 Sell This Version
3711 Shoorah! Shoorah! / Tonight Is The Night  album cover Betty Wright Shoorah! Shoorah! / Tonight Is The Night (Single) 3711 US 1974 Sell This Version
3712 Don't Worry About It  album cover Jimmie "Bo" Horne* Don't Worry About It(7", Single) Alston Records 3712 US 1974 Sell This Version
3713 Where Is The Love / My Baby Ain't My Baby Anymore  album cover Betty Wright Where Is The Love / My Baby Ain't My Baby Anymore (Single) 3713 US 1975 Sell This Version
3714 Gimme Some  album cover Jimmy "Bo" Horne Gimme Some 3714 US 1975 Sell This Version
3715 Ooola La La / To Be And Be Loved  album cover Betty Wright Ooola La La / To Be And Be Loved (Single) 3715 US 1975 Sell This Version
3716 Keep It Up / The Silence That You Keep  album cover Milton Wright Keep It Up / The Silence That You Keep (Single) 3716 US 1975 Sell This Version
3717 Baptize Me In Your Love / Whatever It Takes  album cover Clarence Reid Baptize Me In Your Love / Whatever It Takes (Single) 3717 US 1975 Sell This Version
3718 Slip And Do It  album cover Betty Wright Slip And Do It (Single) 3718 US 1975 Sell This Version
3719 Everybody Was Rockin' / Show Your Girl  album cover Betty Wright Everybody Was Rockin' / Show Your Girl (Single) 3719 US 1976 Sell This Version
3720 Come On With It/Mr.Smith's Wife  album cover Clarence Reid Come On With It/Mr.Smith's Wife(7") Alston Records 3720 US 1976 Sell This Version
3721 Now  album cover 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 If I Ever Do Wrong  album cover Betty Wright If I Ever Do Wrong (Single) 3722 US 1976 Sell This Version
3722 If I Ever Do Wrong  album cover Betty Wright If I Ever Do Wrong (Single) 3722 US 1976 Sell This Version
3723 Shake Your Butt  album cover Clarence Reid Shake Your Butt(7", Single) Alston Records 3723 US 1976 Sell This Version
3725 Life / If I Was A Kid  album cover Betty Wright Life / If I Was A Kid (Single) 3725 US 1976 Sell This Version
3726 Love President  album cover Funky Party Band* Love President(7", Single) Alston Records 3726 US 1976 Sell This Version
3727 Ooh Ooh Ooh I Like It / Brothers And Sisters  album cover Milton Wright Ooh Ooh Ooh I Like It / Brothers And Sisters(7") Alston Records 3727 US 1976 Sell This Version
3728 Bump Me Baby (El Cumbanchero) / Sandwich Spread  album cover 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 Music To My Heart  album cover Julie Budd Music To My Heart(7", Single) Alston Records 3730 US 1977 Sell This Version
3731 Walk Right In / Cachita  album cover Bill Purcell* And The Nashville Sweat Band And Aides Bill Purcell* And The Nashville Sweat Band And Aides - Walk Right In / Cachita(7", Single) Alston Records 3731 US 1977 Sell This Version
3732 Danny Randell* Dark Haried Girl In A Volkswagon 3732 US 1977 Sell This Version
3733 Just Another Guy In The Band / I'm Excited  album cover 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 You Can't See For Lookin' / A Sometime Kind Of Thing  album cover Betty Wright You Can't See For Lookin' / A Sometime Kind Of Thing (Single) 3734 US 1977 Sell This Version
3735 Peanuts  album cover Salty & The Mixed Nuts Peanuts(7") Alston Records 3735 US 1977 Sell This Version
3736 Man Of Mine / Sweet  album cover Betty Wright Man Of Mine / Sweet(7", Single) Alston Records 3736 US 1977 Sell This Version
3738 It's A Heartache  album cover Ronnie Spector It's A Heartache (Single) 3738 US 1978 Sell This Version
3739 New York City / Let Me Up Off My Knees  album cover Lew Kirton New York City / Let Me Up Off My Knees(7", Single) Alston Records 3739 US 1978 Sell This Version
3740 Tonight Is The Night  album cover Betty Wright Tonight Is The Night (Single) 3740 US 1978 Sell This Version
3741 Must I Kill Her / I Get Turned On  album cover David Hudson (2) Must I Kill Her / I Get Turned On(7", Single) Alston Records 3741 US 1978 Sell This Version
3742 Dance To The Drummer's Beat  album cover Herman Kelly & Life Dance To The Drummer's Beat (Single) 3742 US 1978 Sell This Version
3743 Heaven In The Afternoon  album cover Lew Kirton Heaven In The Afternoon 3743 US 1978 Sell This Version
3743 Heaven In The Afternoon / Never Had A Love So Good  album cover Lew Kirton / Charles Johnson Lew Kirton / Charles Johnson - Heaven In The Afternoon / Never Had A Love So Good(7", Unofficial) Alston Records 3743 US Unknown Sell This Version
3744 Love On The Phone  album cover John Mitchell (10) Love On The Phone (Single) 3744 US 1978 Sell This Version
3745 Lovin' Is Really My Game / A Song For You  album cover Betty Wright Lovin' Is Really My Game / A Song For You (Single) 3745 US 1978 Sell This Version
3747 My Love Is / I Believe It's Love  album cover Betty Wright My Love Is / I Believe It's Love (Single) 3747 US 1979 Sell This Version
3748 You Get Me Up  album cover Clarence Reid You Get Me Up 3748 US 1979 Sell This Version
4001 Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do  album cover Betty Wright Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do(7", Single) Alston Records 4001 US 1968 Sell This Version
4401 Friends And Buddies  album cover Milton Wright Friends And Buddies (Album) 4401 US 1975 Sell This Version
4402 Explosion  album cover Betty Wright Explosion (Album) 4402 US 1976 Sell This Version
4403 Beginning Of The End  album cover Beginning Of The End* Beginning Of The End (Album) 4403 US 1976 Sell This Version
4404 On The Job  album cover Clarence Reid On The Job (Album) 4404 US 1976 Sell This Version
4405 The Sweat Sound  album cover 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 This Time For Real  album cover Betty Wright This Time For Real(LP, Album) Alston Records 4406 US 1977 Sell This Version
4407 Spaced  album cover Milton Wright Spaced (Album) 4407 US 1977 Sell This Version
4408 Betty Wright Live  album cover Betty Wright Betty Wright Live (Album) 4408 US 1978 Sell This Version
4409 Percussion Explosion!  album cover Herman Kelly & Life Percussion Explosion! (Album) 4409 US 1978 Sell This Version
4410 Betty Travelin' In The Wright Circle  album cover Betty Wright Betty Travelin' In The Wright Circle (Album) 4410 US 1979 Sell This Version
4411 Just Arrived  album cover Lew Kirton Just Arrived (Album) 4411 US 1980 Sell This Version
4412 To You Honey, Honey With Love  album cover 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)  album cover Bobby Byrd Bobby Byrd Got Soul (The Best Of Bobby Byrd)(CD, Comp) Alston Records 4500 France Unknown Sell This Version
4570 Only Be True To Me / I've Got A Long Way To Go  album cover 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 He's Bad Bad Bad  album cover Betty Wright He's Bad Bad Bad(7", Single) Atco Records 4571X Canada 1968 Sell This Version
4572 Part Time Lover  album cover Clarence Reid Part Time Lover(7") Alston Records 4572 US 1969 Sell This Version
4574 You Can Be A Lady / Love Is Not A Stranger  album cover J. P. Robinson You Can Be A Lady / Love Is Not A Stranger(7") Alston Records 4574 US 1968 Sell This Version
4575 Come on Playboy  album cover Audrey Royal & The Reid Singers Audrey Royal & The Reid Singers - Come on Playboy(7", Single) Alston Records 4575 US 1969 Sell This Version
4577 You Got Your Thing On A String / Love Is Not A Stranger  album cover J. P. Robinson You Got Your Thing On A String / Love Is Not A Stranger(7", Single, Promo) Alston Records 4577 1969 Sell This Version
4577 Three Hearts In A Tangle  album cover George* & Gwen* George* & Gwen* - Three Hearts In A Tangle(7", Single) Alston Records 4577 US 1970 Sell This Version
4578 I'm Gonna Tear You A New Heart / I'm A Man Of My Word  album cover 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 Like Yesterday Our Love Is Gone  album cover George* & Gwen* George* & Gwen* - Like Yesterday Our Love Is Gone(7", Single) Alston Records 4579 US 1969 Sell This Version
4582 I've Been Tryin  album cover Clarence Reid I've Been Tryin(7") Alston Records 4582 US Unknown Sell This Version
4583 What Can I Tell Her  album cover J. P. Robinson What Can I Tell Her(7") Alston Records 4583 US 1970 Sell This Version
4584 Chicken Hawk / That's How It Is  album cover Clarence Reid Chicken Hawk / That's How It Is(7", Single) Alston Records 4584 US 1970 Sell This Version
4586 No One Left To Come Home  album cover George* & Gwen* George* & Gwen* - No One Left To Come Home(7", Single) Alston Records 4586 US 1970 Sell This Version
4588 Master Piece / Down The Road Of Love  album cover Clarence Reid Master Piece / Down The Road Of Love(7", Single) Alston Records 4588 US 1970 Sell This Version
4589 I Found That Guy / If You Love Me  album cover Betty Wright I Found That Guy / If You Love Me(7", Single) Alston Records 4589 US Unknown Sell This Version
4590 Keep On Holding On  album cover J. P. Robinson Keep On Holding On(7") Alston Records 4590 US Unknown Sell This Version
4592 Direct Me / You Knock Me Out  album cover Clarence Reid Direct Me / You Knock Me Out(7", Single) Alston Records 4592 US 1971 Sell This Version
4593 If It Wasn't For Tomorrow / Can't Find Happiness  album cover J. P. Robinson If It Wasn't For Tomorrow / Can't Find Happiness(7") Alston Records 4593 US 1971 Sell This Version
4594 Betty Wright I Love The Way You Love(7", Single) Alston Records 4594 US 1971 Sell This Version
4595 Funky Nassau  album cover The Beginning Of The End Funky Nassau(7", Single) Alston Records 4595 US 1971 Sell This Version
4596 Keep My Fingers Crossed  album cover Dave Prater* Keep My Fingers Crossed(7", Single) Alston Records 4596 US Unknown Sell This Version
4597 You Got To Fight / Three Is A Crowd  album cover Clarence Reid You Got To Fight / Three Is A Crowd(7", Single) Alston Records 4597 US 1971 Sell This Version
4599 Monkey Tamarind  album cover The Beginning Of The End Monkey Tamarind(7") Alston Records 4599 US 1971 Sell This Version
4600 Miss Hot Stuff / Mr. Hot Stuff  album cover Clarence Reid Miss Hot Stuff / Mr. Hot Stuff(7") Alston Records 4600 US 1971 Sell This Version
4601 Clean Up Woman  album cover Betty Wright Clean Up Woman(7", Single, Mid) Alston Records 4601 US 1971 Sell This Version
4602 Love Every Woman You Can  album cover Clarence Reid Love Every Woman You Can(7") Alston Records 4602 US Unknown Sell This Version
4604-A Come Down Baby  album cover The Beginning Of The End Come Down Baby(7") Alston Records 4604-A US 1971 Sell This Version
4606 Clean Up Man  album cover Jimmy "Bo" Horne Clean Up Man (Single) 4606 US 1972 Sell This Version
4607 Doin' The Funky Do / Fishman  album cover The Beginning Of The End Doin' The Funky Do / Fishman(7") Alston Records 4607 US 1972 Sell This Version
4610 Opportunity Knockin'  album cover Raphael Munnings* Opportunity Knockin'(7", Single) Alston Records 4610 US 1972 Sell This Version
4611 Is It You Girls / Cryin' In My Sleep  album cover Betty Wright Is It You Girls / Cryin' In My Sleep(7", Single) Alston Records 4611 US 1972 Sell This Version
4612 If You Want My Love  album cover Jimmie "Bo" Horne* If You Want My Love (Single) 4612 US 1972 Sell This Version
4613 Ruby / Two People In Love  album cover 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 Taking You Higher (Just Like Climbing A Ladder)  album cover Raphael Munnings* Taking You Higher (Just Like Climbing A Ladder)(7", Single) Alston Records 4615 US 1972 Sell This Version
4616 With Friends Like These (who Needs Enemies) / Till I Get My Share  album cover 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 Funky Nassau  album cover The Beginning Of The End Funky Nassau (Album) 77-001 UK 1971 Sell This Version
45-2510 Nobody But You Babe / Funky Nassau (Pt. 1)  album cover 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 Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do  album cover Betty Wright Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do (Single) 45-4569 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-4570 Only Be True To Me / I've Got A Long Way To Go  album cover J. P. Robinson Only Be True To Me / I've Got A Long Way To Go (Single) 45-4570 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-4571 He's Bad Bad Bad / Watch Out Love  album cover Betty Wright He's Bad Bad Bad / Watch Out Love (Single) 45-4571 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-4572 Fools Are Not Born (They Are Made) / Part Time Lover  album cover Clarence Reid Fools Are Not Born (They Are Made) / Part Time Lover (Single) 45-4572 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-4573 The Best Girls Don't Always Win / Circle Of Heart Breaks  album cover Betty Wright The Best Girls Don't Always Win / Circle Of Heart Breaks (Single) 45-4573 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-4574 Nobody But You Babe  album cover Clarence Reid Nobody But You Babe (Single) 45-4574 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-4575 The Wrong Girl / The Joy Of Becoming A Woman  album cover Betty Wright The Wrong Girl / The Joy Of Becoming A Woman (Single) 45-4575 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-4576 Three Hearts In A Tangle  album cover George* & Gwen* George* & Gwen* - Three Hearts In A Tangle(7", Promo) Alston Records 45-4576 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-4577 You Got Your Thing On A String / Love Is Not A Stranger  album cover J. P. Robinson You Got Your Thing On A String / Love Is Not A Stranger (Single) 45-4577 US 1969 Sell This Version