Henry Stone Music

New Elder Anderson Johnson Book Features Henry Stone

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Henry Stone met Elder Anderson Johnson on a street corner in Overtown in the early 1950’s and recorded him for his Glory and DeLuxe labels. Little did he know that Rev. Johnson would spend forty years on the open road playing gospel music, then become a religious painter collected in homes and museums around the […]

Top 10 DeLuxe Records

One day in 1955, Syd Nathan called Henry Stone in Miami and said, “Drive up to Macon and check on this guy with the “Please, Please, Please” and sign him to DeLuxe.” Nathan had called his other cronie Ralph Bass and told him the same thing, except Bass was in Alabama when he got the […]

Top 10 Rockin’ Records

 10. Willie Baker – Goin’ Back Home Today Label: Rockin’ Records Style: Blues Genre: Blues Year: 1953     9. Little Sam Davis – She’s So Good To Me Label: Rockin’ Records Style: Blues Genre: Blues Year: 1953     8. John Lee Booker (BKA John Lee Hooker) – Blue Monday Label: Rockin’ master, […]

John Lee Hooker aka John Lee Booker Recorded for DeLuxe Records – Billboard (1954)

    The great John Lee Hooker enjoyed recording for Henry Stone’s DeLuxe label as John Lee Booker for immediate cash considerations. Thus were born the 78rpm classics, “Real, Real Gone,” and “My Baby Don’t Love Me.” Check out the reviews of these cuts in Billboard, back then known as “The Amusement Industry’s Leading Newsweekly.”