Alston Records was a record label founded by Steve Alaimo (Al-) and Henry Stone (-ston) in 1968, initially with a distribution contract with Atlantic Records. Under this contract, Alston's first productions were released on Atlantic's ATCO label, and subsequent albums with an Alston label but Atlantic's SD numbering system.
The biggest act on Alston was Betty Wright, who signed with the label at the young age of 15, and scored plenty of R&B hits for Alston over the years.
When the Atlantic contract expired in 1974, Alaimo and Stone moved distribution to T.K. Productions, and Alston started its own numbering system. It eventually became a division of T.K. and lasted until 1981 when T.K. went bankrupt and Alston was closed down.