In 1953 or 54′, Henry Stone heard a group of youngsters doo-wopping on a street corner in Cincinnati, signed them to a DeLuxe Records contract, found the right song for them to cover, and put them on tape at the King Records studios in the heart of the Queen City. He named the group Otis […]
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 […]
“It was about 1955. I got a call from Syd Nathan, the president of King Records up in Cincinatti. He said, “Henry, there’s an artist up in Macon, Georgia named James Brown. You should check him out and sign him to DeLuxe Records. Then he called up Ralph Bass who also worked for him and […]
Honky Tonkin’ with Roach! Great rendition of the traditional Bill Doggett Blues track “Honky Tonk” done by master blues guitarist Roach Thompson in 2011. Available on the Honky Tonkin’ with Roach CD.
Hi, Quick update. Yesterday RJ Smith, Sr. Editor of L.A. Magazine flew into Miami to interview Henry Stone. RJ is working on a book about James Brown and he had heard through the grapevine that Henry Stone and James Brown were very close friends from there first meeting, they just clicked. Henry had driven to […]
Press Release: ‘The Twist’, First Produced and Recorded by Henry Stone, Just Named Billboard Hot 100 Era Number 1 Song of all Time
Press Release: ‘The Twist’, First Produced and Recorded by Henry Stone, Just Named Billboard Hot 100 Era Number 1 Song of all Time FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (high resolution images available upon request) REVIEW COPIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST ‘The Twist’, First Produced and Recorded by Henry Stone, Just Named Billboard Hot 100 Era Number 1 Song […]