Caltex Records

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Caltex Records
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Parent companyCaltex Trading, Inc.
Founded1980 (1980)
FounderMehrdad Pakravan
Distributor(s)Caltex Music
GenrePersian music
Country of originUS
Location Canoga Park, California
Official website

Caltex Records (Persian : کلتکس رکوردز) is a record label based in Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1980 by Iranian American immigrant Mehrdad Pakravan. The label focuses on Iranian music. In 1994, the label represented 75% of Persian musical artists in the world in part due to the exodus of musicians from Iran after the government banned popular music. [1]


in 2019 [2] Caltex Records made Caltex Music [3] officially which is a Digital Streaming Service like Spottify or Apple Music.

Notable artists

Artists and bands who have recorded with Caltex Records include:

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Gol-e Yakh is the debut solo studio album by Iranian singer-songwriter and guitarist Kourosh Yaghmaei. The album was released in 1973 by Caltex in Iran and was produced by Yaghmaei. The song "Gol-e Yakh," a melancholic ballad about love that endures through the bitterest winters was Yaghmaei's debut single and a huge success more than five million copies sold in the domestic market. Since it was released, there have been many performances within and outside of Iran. It brought fame to Yaghmaei and was translated into and adapted for other languages. Backed with the single "Del Dareh Pir Misheh," an Iranian-style garage rock song. Both singles were released in Iran in 1973 by Ahang Rooz and on February 2, 2012 in United States by Now Again Records. The album was rereleased on October 21, 1991 by Caltex.


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