“I Distributed Every Independent Black Label In This Country,” Says Henry Stone

“Man, I distributed every independent black label here…I also distributed Warner Brothers, MGM, ABC and all the other stuff too, but I would break, I was instrumental in breaking every black record in this country down here in Florida, with either Butterball, or King Coleman, or up to Fred Hannah, where I had complete control, and I’d know when a record was gonna hit. And as a distributor I would order 13,000 of the record from the manufacturer and it would become a national hit.”

  • From a 2011 interview with Henry Stone
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