1952 Aladdin record
|Parent company||Universal Music Group|
|Country of origin||U.S.|
|Location||Los Angeles, California|
Aladdin was known for jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock music. Some of these were issued on the company's short-lived Jazz West imprint. Aladdin Records launched several subsidiary labels such as Score (1948), Intro (1950), 7-11 (1952), Ultra (1955), Jazz West (1955), and Lamp (1956). In addition to Los Angeles, many Aladdin recordings were produced by Cosimo Matassa in New Orleans.
Aladdin's first album was by Lester Young. Other musicians on the roster included Ernie Andrews, Charles Brown, Maxwell Davis, Al Hibbler, Billie Holiday, Lynn Hope, Jimmy Liggins, Red Nelson ("Mother Fuyer"), and Illinois Jacquet. In 1961, Aladdin was sold to Imperial Records, which was acquired by Liberty Records. Capitol bought Liberty in 1969, and reissues appeared on Blue Note Records.
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