1955 was a great year for Henry Stone. His joint venture with Syd Nathan in the DeLuxe label produced the first crossover single under the King Records umbrella; a million seller at that. “Hearts Of Stone” broke one radio station at a time, as Stone drove across the country getting his records played with steak dinners, booze, and cash. As Stone always said, “The record business is all done by people. You gotta spend a buck to make a buck. You can’t have it all.” Check out this January 1955 page from Cash Box Magazine, the contemporary trade of the coin operated amusements industry (jukeboxes, pinball, bar games, cigarette machines). They were one of the most prominent charting publications. And Henry Stone’s DeLuxe label group The Charms topped the list of Hot Shots with their “Ling Ting Tong,” and “Hearts of Stone.”
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.