Henry Stone Music

King Coleman Blasts Racism In Radio – BROADCASTING Magazine (1968)

BROADCASTING MAGAZINE, AUGUST 26, 1968 Carleton “King” Coleman, former disc jockey and now head of Platinum Records, shouted, “I detest this whole program,” and told the FCC official he had no business making such a speech to NATRA. “He should have made this talk to the station owners,” Mr. Coleman said. “We are announcers and […]

Nat Kendrick & The Swans – “Do The Mashed Potatoes”

REVIEWS OF THIS WEEK’S SINGLES THE PICK OF THE NEW RELEASES SPOTLIGHT WINNERS OF THE WEEK NAT KENDRICK & THE SWANS (DO THE MASHED) POTATOES (PARTS I & II) – The medium-beater features twangy guitar over rhythm support on side one. Side two, which appears the stonger, spots a frantic sax and occasional yells from […]

Nat Kendrick and The Swans – “(Do The) Mashed Potatoes” on Dade Records

BILLBOARD – December 14, 1959 Nat Kendrick & The Swans – “(Do The) Mashed Potatoes (Parts I and II)” Sherlyn-Pent, BMI “The medium-beater features twangy guitar over rhythm support on side one. Side two, which appears the stronger, spots a frantic sax and occasional yells from the gang. Both can score. DADE 1804.”  

Top 10 Dade Records

Dade Records is a foundational label in the Soul Music category. Incorporated in the middle 1950’s, Henry Stone cut sides for Dade everywhere from Bobby Dukoff’s supermarket freezer turned studio to the earliest version of Criteria (now The Hit Factory). As the late 60’s came around and the powers of doo-wop receded, the listening public […]

Who Was Milton “Butterball” Smith? Miami’s Greatest Radio DJ Of All Time

Who Was Milton “Butterball” Smith? Article ¬©Jacob Katel DJ Milton “Butterball” Smith was a pioneering broadcaster of epic proportions who got his start on Florida radio in 1952. He was one of America’s first R&B DJ’s, and he played independent music from around the country. Butterball was a strong influence on record sales, and helped […]