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 […]

Manzy Harris – Rockin’ Records – Cash Box (1953)

  Manzy Harris O. (Rockin 506) “You’re Gonna Know” (3:13) [Lois] The Manzy Harris ork, with Harold Young handling the vocal, etch a slow moody blues in the dramatic vein. Standout on the deck in the sax solo. “Crawlin’ Around” (3:11) [Lois] Another slow beat in similar style.

Henry Stone Record Manufacturer – Rockin and Glory Records – Billboard 1953

Henry Stone, who formerly operated Stone’s Distributors, is now strictly a record manufacturer. He returned recently from a nation-wide trip during which he signed 30 distributors for his Glory and Rockin’ labels. Stone says his newest spiritual, “God Don’t Like It,” on the Glory label, bids fair to become an outstanding success. Local music operator […]

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, […]

Henry Stone Music’s Ray Charles Recordings (Miami Herald 2005)

“COCONUT GROVE Music company wins Ray Charles’ recordings. A Coconut Grove music company won ownership of four 1951 master recordings by Ray Charles after a default judgment against the late singer’s company because representatives failed to respond to the civil lawsuit. Henry Stone Music claimed Ray Charles recorded the songs “Walkin’ & Talkin’,” “I’m Wonderin’ […]

Before Ray Charles, There Was W.C. Baker, and He’s “Going Back Home”

W.C. Baker’s “Rumors About My Baby” is the first known release on Henry Stone’s Rockin’ Records label from 1952, good old GR-170-1, a 78rpm slab of history worth double and triple digits at auction today. But his best song is “Going Back Home Today” which came out a few releases later.     W.C. Baker […]