Arnold “Hoss” Albury is a king of the keys, and his Miami soul organ is world famous. His musical style was shaped by his time with the famous “Marching One Hundreds” of Florida A&M University. But back in Miami, he offered Henry Stone’s various labels a heartfelt soul, a feel for the blues, and an innate funk. His work with The Casuals, and The Rising Sun, as well as artists like Helene Smith, Lynne Williams, James Knight and The Butlers, Sam Early, Frank Williams and The Rocketeers, Betty Wright, and The Oceanliners, help form the DNA of the Miami Sound.
With releases on Alston, Cat, Dade, Dig, and Suncut, to name a few, he is a featured player on some of the world’s favorite cult-classic soul jams, like “My Baby Don’t Understand,” a West coast Mexican-American Lowrider slow jam favorite. His magic touch gave every recording sauce and flavor; and the family-oriented culture that surrounded Henry Stone’s labels for decades encouraged greatness. Arnold Albury and The Casuals are a true Miami band with a classic unique sound.
From 1946 to 2014, Henry Stone ruled the Florida music industry with an iron fist, a brick of cash, and a warehouse full of vinyl. HSM is the last of over one hundred record labels he personally founded. This record label includes works from every decade in his sixty-five year career right up until today. Licensing available for film, samples, advertising, movies, video games, and more. Family owned and operated.