Henry Stone Music

“Girl I Got News For You,” by Benny Latimore

April 29, 1967, BILLBOARD Atl. Handles Dade’s ‘Got News For You’ MIAMI – Dade Records’ “Girl, I Got News For You,” by Benny Latimore, is being distributed nationally by Atlantic Records. Brad Shapiro produced the single for the Florida label owned by Henry Stone of Miami’s Tone Distributing Co. Atlantic plans a heavy promotion.

Twist With Steve Alaimo in Billboard (1961)

BILLBOARD MUSIC WEEK December 18, 1961 TWIST WITH STEVE ALAIMO Steve Alaimo, Checker LP 2981 – “If there is sales room for any more Twist albums, this one has the verve and beat to make it. Alaimo sings in fine rocking style on a group of Twist-tempo, danceable items. Selections include “The Twist,” “The Hoochie […]

Atlantic Records Box Set Highlights Dade Records and Alston Records

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Atlantic Documents Its R&B History Elaborate New Reissue Series Traces 27 Years of Hits BY NELSON GEORGE Billboard Magazine – November 30, 1985 NEW YORK “Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974,” a set of seven double albums that will also be available in a special box, has been compiled by archivist Bob Porter and Atlantic a&r […]

Henry Stone’s 78rpm Record Distribution Business In Photos

Article ©Jacob Katel Henry Stone began distributing 78rpm records out of the trunk of his car in Los Angeles after he got out of the Army after WWII. He founded a ratings chart called The Indie Index, and worked with labels like Aladdin, and Modern Records to push their sounds throughout greater L.A. and anywhere […]

Timmy Thomas Live In Free Concert at MOCA North Miami

Timmy Thomas is a multiplatinum hitmaker who has influenced Nelson Mandela, Henry Stone, Metro Boomin, and Drake. And he still wants the world to live together. This March 26th he’ll sing the most famous question he’s ever asked in a free concert at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in North Miami. “Why Can’t We Live Together?” […]

The Story Behind Henry Stone and Ray Charles

Henry Stone: My first studio here in Miami was back in 1948 or ’49 on Flagler street, first little funky studio. Actually it was the warehouse for my first distributing company where I had a piano and a tape machine in the back Jacob Katel: Who’d you record there? Henry Stone: A guy by the […]