El Saturn Records

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El Saturn Records
Parent companyUniversal Music Group
Founded1957
FounderAlton Abraham
Distributor(s)Spectra ent . Big Al's Records an Afterschool Sound Records (US)
GenreVarious
Country of originUS
LocationChicago, Illinois

El Saturn Records is an American record label founded in 1957 by Alton Abraham. It is one of the music industry's first African American-owned record labels, and during the late 1950s and 1960s was one of the most active artist-owned record labels in the country.[1] Notable albums released by the label include works by Sun Ra.

The label is currently owned by James Stubbs-Abraham and Alton Stubbs and is part of Universal Music Group. Recently, El Saturn has released new recordings in genres including hip-hop and rap. Alternative rock artists have also been added to the label as a result of El Saturn's sublabel Afterschool Sound Records.

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  1. ^ "Hyde Park Art Center : Exhibitions : Pathways to Unknown Worlds: Sun Ra, El Saturn & Chicago's Afro-Futurist Underground, 1954-68". Archived from the original on 2007-12-26. Retrieved 2007-12-22.

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