Henry Stone Music

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 […]

How James Brown and Henry Stone Became Friends For Life

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“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 Tonk Video by Roach Thompson

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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.

L.A. Magazine Interviews Henry Stone about James Brown,etc.

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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 […]