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Aug 282013
 

#FromTheArchives

This is where a lot of the action happened! Just a normal day at the TK Records offices. Makin’ hits. Hanging out with (left to right) Betty Wright; H.W. Casey (that’s KC and the Sunshine Band); our Italy sales rep; Willie Clarke sitting on my lap (why?); myself – Henry Stone on the phone, as always; Rick Finch (from KC and the Sunshine Band); and the ever-shirtless Latimore. There’s even an ad-proof for a Blowfly ad on the bulletin board in back. What a great time that was!

Henry Stone In Office Willie Clarke on Lap

Aug 092013
 

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Rock Your Baby

A documentary on the life of Henry Stone and the music from Miami that changed the world.

On Thursday, August 8th, Henry Stone Music and Beacon Films hosted a fundraising reception to introduce the community to the upcoming documentary Rock Your Baby. Rock Your Baby is a uniquely American story of how a group of individuals with raw talent and diverse backgrounds, led by the indefatigable determination and genius of one man, exported the music of Miami to the world. That man is Henry Stone. Over sixty invited guests enjoyed clips from the movie and were introduced to the creators, the Producers Mitchell and Debra Egber, Director Mark Moormann, and, of course, the man himself, Henry Stone. Appetizing hors d’eouvres were provided by Chef Inspired Creations.

For more information about the film and the history, check out the Rock Your Baby Movie website. Contributions to the film may be made through the fiscal sponsor, Life Is Art.

Photographs courtesy Anthony Jordon.


Jul 302013
 

As heard on “Orange Is the New Black”
Benny Latimore’s “Move and Groove Together”

Available on Benny Latimore the Early Years

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Benny Latimore CD Insert 2TRACKLISTING
1. There She Is
2. Ain’t Gonna Cry No More
3. Girl I Got News For You
4. The Power and the Glory
5. It Was So Nice While It Lasted
6. Move and Groove Together
7. Love Don’t Love Me
8. Life’s Little Ups and Downs
9. It’s Just a Matter of Time
10. I’m Just an Ordinary Man
11. I’ll Be Good to You
12. I Pity the Fool
13. Have a Little Faith
14. I’m a Believer
15. Rain From The Sky
16. I Can’t Go On

The critically-acclaimed new Netflix show “Orange is the New Black” features a classic track by the multi-million selling gold-record artist Latimore. “Move and Groove Together”, from the world-renowned Southern Soul crooner, is used as part of the premiere episode.

The track comes in at 14:30 in the first episode, titled “I Wasn’t Ready”, in a very sultry scene with the main character, Piper Chapman, played by Taylor Schilling, dancing for her lesbian lover, Alex Vause, played by Laura Prepon. Netflix has recently received fourteen Emmy nominations for their original programming.

The track “Move and Groove Together”, available on the Benny Latimore The Early Years CD, has quickly jumped up the sales charts. It was originally recorded in 1968 at Bobby Dukoff’s studio and was written and sung by Latimore. It came out on Dade Records as a 45. This is a representation of the true Miami Sound, long before any of those other came out in the 80s.

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Born in Charleston, TN in 1939, Benny Latimore was influenced by country music, his Baptist church choir, and the Blues. WLAC, via the strong evening signal from Nashville, was a favorite in Latimore’s youth.

Benny Latimore, who was produced by Steve Alaimo, describes “The Miami Sound” as a kind of combination of R&B and Jazz.

In a career spanning over 35 years and beginning with recordings in the 1960s for Miami music legend Henry Stone, the gems on this CD were cut on the Dade label long before Benny’s success on the Glades/T.K. label. These early recordings for Dade are solid deep soul, graced by Latimore’s deep, sultry voice.

Included on this disc are the much sought after 1965 hits, “I Can’t Go On Anymore” and “Rain From the Sky”, originally recorded on Stone’s Blade label. These are treasures that until now only a few collectors were lucky enough to have. Today we bring them to you for the world to hear.

“Sensational” really is the best word to describe Latimore. He proved to be extremely adept as both a superlative vocalist and keyboard player par excellence. Benny Latimore is Florida’s master soul stylist.


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Jul 262013
 

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Hey, this is Henry Stone. A few years before TK Disco, I took Benny Latimore aka Latimore to Bobby Dukoff’s studio in South Miami and cut a record called “Move and Groove Together.”

Last week the premiere episode of the new hit show “Orange Is The New Black” on Netflix featured the song during a sexy lesbian love scene. Here is the true story behind recording it.

Bobby Dukoff was known for saxophone playing. It was circa 1968. I didn’t have my studio set up yet at TK so I took Lat down to this studio not too far south from Specs Music Store by the University of Miami. We used to record there quite a bit in the 60s. I did a lot of recording there on Steve Alaimo, stuff like “Cast Your Fate To The Wind” on my Alarm label.

Dukoff’s was the only studio in town. Criteria wasn’t in business yet. And The Armory, where I cut the first version of “The Twist” with Hank Ballard and engineer Mack Emmerman wasn’t a real studio. This was a regular studio.

So, “Move and Groove Together” was written and sung by Latimore in 1968. It came out on Dade Records as a 45. Down here in South Florida Latimore always sold well and that was it, till I had my Glades label under TK where he had a few million sellers like “Let’s Straighten It Out,” and “Stormy Monday.” But at the time it was very localized.

So then, in about 2005 we digitized that vinyl and re-released it on a cd and put it on iTunes. We put out an album called “The Legendary Henry Stone Presents Latimore The Early Years.”

Dade, the label we originally released it on is the label that had “Mashed Potatoes.” That was a big national hit we had with Nat Kendricks and the Swans, which was the original James Brown band.

Through our internal efforts alongside Garret Morris of Fine Gold Music, who is one of our catalog representatives, we got the placement for “Move and Groove Together”. Garret heard the song and pitched it to the show and they thought it was a perfect fit for their premiere episode.

Netflix and their original productions and their form of internet distribution are the future of entertainment. And as always, here we are in it, up to the minute and in it. Workin’ with Netflix, that’s how we roll. We see the future and we wanna participate.

One of the best parts of the whole thing is the song is so great. Hey, Joe cut me a single just so I can groove to it.

Roach Thompson was the guitar player on it. Just listen to it, so great, man. 1968, wow that was what 45 years ago? I just thought it was a great r&b song. We released it and got it on the air in Miami.

And now look where it is.

All the efforts that we’ve made in the past year to get synchronized placements on tv shows, movies, video games, we do that to keep the music alive, and also because it drives sales. This is the new music business, and we are in it to win it.

But you can’t recreate that sound. It happened in that time, and we luckily got it on tape. And now, we’re passing it on to the digital generation.

Jul 232013
 

Latimore “Move and Groove Together” Featured in Netflix “Orange is the New Black” Episode 1

orange-is-the-new-black-coverThe critically-acclaimed new Netflix show Orange is the New Black features a classic track by the multi-million selling gold-record artist Latimore. “Move and Groove Together”, from the world-renowned Southern Soul crooner, is used as part of the premiere episode.

Download now on iTunes.

The track comes in at 14:30 in the first episode, titled “I Wasn’t Ready”, in a very sultry scene with the main character, Piper Chapman, played by Taylor Schilling, dancing for her lesbian lover, Alex Vause, played by Laura Prepon. Netflix has recently received fourteen Emmy nominations for their original programming.

Thank you to Garret Morris at Finegold Music for setting up the deal!

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The track Move and Groove Together has quickly jumped up the sales charts on iTunes. Download the full album on iTunes – Benny Latimore the Early Years. The full CD is also available for purchase at HenryStoneMusic.com.

Love Latimore? Check out all his CDs:

bennylatimore backatcha latimorebluescdfront latimorelivevienna LatimoreLadiesChoiceonCouch Best of Latimore CD Latimore Remembers Ray Charles CD Insert Latimore Brass Tacks CD Insert

Jun 112013
 

Soul-Patrol Features Henry Stone Music

soulpatrol060913b“SPN: Soul/Funk Latimore, Ray Charles, Henry Stone, Payola, Miami Honors TK Records Legacy”

On June 9th, Soul-Patrol, one of the leading online music magazines, produced a large feature on Henry Stone Music, including the new Latimore Remembers Ray Charles CD release, the new Henry Stone e-book “The Stone Cold Truth on Payola”, and the news about the upcoming Henry Stone Collection at HistoryMiami.

>Click here to read the full article<

May 312013
 

On Sunday, May 26, 2013, Latimore was interviewed on Harry’s & Diana’s The Right Track Soul Show on 94.4 fm, Salford City Radio in the United Kingdom. He talks about the very beginnings of how he got into the music business to how he met Henry Stone in the 1960s, right up to today with his newest release Latimore Remembers Ray Charles featuring the hit single Hit the Road, Jack.

Latimore Remembers Ray Charles

May 102013
 

latimore-remembers-ray-charles-cd-insert-400x400Wow! Tyrone Davis, the Program Director for the American Blues Network loved the new “Latimore Remembers Ray Charles” album so much that he cut a review for the 40 radio stations he programs about how great it is.

To quote Tyrone, “Almost nobody could do a whole album of Ray Charles songs. Maybe Frank Sinatra, but he’s dead. Latimore’s voice is excellent, and for people who love excellent music, you will love this new Latimore.”

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May 032013
 

Latimore – Dig a Little Deeper

Latimore Dig Deep$12.98

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TRACKLISTING
1. Long Distance Love
2. Out To Get’Cha
3. We Got To Hit It Off
4. Ain’t Nothing Like A Sweeet Womans’s Love
5. To Hot To Handle
6. Dig A Little Deeper
7. Tonight’s The Night

Featuring Rich Soulful R&B Classics Remastered
This Amazing Singer-Songwriter – Latimore – Digs Deep to Make You Groove.


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May 022013
 

Latimore – Getting Down to Brass Tacks

Latimore Brass Tacks CD Insert$12.98

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TRACKLISTING
1. Take It All
2. Ain’t No Comin’ Back
3. Life Of The Party
4. Take Me To The Mountain Top
5. Yes We Can
6. Joy
7. Do It Now
8. Discoed To Death

The ambassador of blues and the Miami soul sound, Latimore will take you to the mountain top with his smooth brand of R&B.


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