Did everybody get a chance to see the WLRN documentary on Deep City Records? Henry Stone was of course the force that came in after the label folded and took much of its talent to the heights of stardom. Willie Clarke, Betty Wright, Clarence Reid, and Little Beaver all came over to Stone’s operation and made the biggest moves of their careers. Anyway it’s a great movie about the first black owned label in the state of Florida and the adversity they overcame to become a major force in pioneering r&b soul music from the south. And of course, Henry Stone is a prominently featured character. Here’s a behind the scenes shot with the makers of the movie on the day they interviewed Henry at his Grove Isle headquarters in 2013.
From 1948 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.