Top 10 Chart Records

The year was 1955, and Henry Stone was in Cincinnati smashing his fists down on the desk in front of Syd Nathan, whose coke bottle glasses were trapping steam from his two coal burning pupils. Their hatred for any errant penny trying to roll out from under his clutches was visceral. The DeLuxe label that Stone and Nathan had launched together was a victim of its own success. “Hearts of Stone” by Otis Williams and The Charms was a million seller, and now it was payday, and Henry Stone wasn’t getting paid. The day nearly ended with blood on the concrete. Instead, Henry took Syd to court and their amicable settlement included Henry’s accrual of nearly 100,000 future pressings from Nathan’s King Records pressing plant. Stone came back to Miami, launched the Chart Records label and it’s still one of the most collected labels out there. From old school blues, to doo wop, to jazz, r&b, and real rock and roll. Some of the releases came from old recordings, many were new cuts from makeshift studios all over South Florida. Henry even cut some sides at his buddy Johnny Otis’s garage in California. Chart Records hails back to the days of 78 RPM records, right as they were phasing out in favor of 45s. Another classic Miami record label from Henry Stone.


10. John Lee Hooker ‎– Wobbling Baby / Goin’ South
Genre: Blues
Year: 1955

 


9. Rufus Beacham (Vocal: Beacham Singers) – Good Woman / Don’t Say You Love Me
Genre: R&B
Year: 1956

 


8. Sonny Thompson ‎– Juke Joint
Genre: Rock, Blues
Style: Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll
Year: 1956

 

7. The Champions And Sonny Thompson ‎– Mexico Bound / It’s Love, It’s Love
Genre: Rock
Style: Doo Wop
Year: 1956

 

6. The Charms ‎– Boom Diddy Boom Boom / I’ll Be True
Label: Chart Records (8) ‎– 623
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Genre: Rock, Blues
Style: Doo Wop, Rhythm & Blues

 

5. The Champions ‎– Annie Met Henry / Keep A-Rockin’
Genre: Rock
Style: Doo Wop
Year: 1955

 

4. Sonny Thompson ‎– Drive In / Drive Out
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Rhythm & Blues
Year: 1957

 

 

3. Wilbert Harrison – “Gin and Coconut Milk”
Genre: Rhythm & Blues
Year: 1954

 

 

2. Johnny and Mack – “Bring That Money On In”
Genre: Rhythm & Blues
Year: 1948-1952

 

 

1. Elder Beck – “Rock and Roll Sermon”
Genre: Gospel
Year: 1956

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