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 […]
The year was 1955, and Henry Stone was in Cincinnati smashing his fists down on the desk in front of Syd Nathan, whose coke bottle glasses were trapping steam from his two coal burning pupils. Their fury at any copper penny rolling out from under his clutches shone greed. The DeLuxe label that Stone and […]
In the mid 1950’s Henry Stone founded Marlin Productions and the Marlin record label to focus on blues, soul, funk, jazz, avant-garde, and instrumental releases from some of the top studio musicians in the country. Early forays into electronic music production also saw the light of day thanks to this label. Few other American imprints […]
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