On this day in 2013, Mayor Carlos Hernandez officially declared the day of October 12th to be TK Records day in recognition of Henry Stone and his various local hit making record companies. The proclamation so reads:
“Whereas: The City of Hialeah is proud to recognize TK Records. This record company was an American record label started by record distributor Henry Stone in Miami, Florida. TK Records is one of several labels that he founded in the 1960s and 1970s. It distributed disco star KC and the Sunshine Band until 1981.
Whereas: TK Records is closely associated with soul/R&B and the early rise of Disco music to reach #1 on the pop music charts. Other artists who had an impact on the label or on one of its many subsidiary labels include Betty Wright (on Alston), Benny Latimore (Glades), Peter Brown (Drive), Foxy, Kracker (Dash), Jimmy ‘Bo’ Horne (Sunshine Sound), Timmy Thomas (Glades), Gwen McCrae (Cat), T-Connection (Dash), Bobby Caldwell (Clouds), and Anita Ward (Juana). TK was undoubtedly in the top tier of the disco genre. Now, Therefore: I, Carlos Hernandez, Mayor of the City of Hialeah, under the power and authority vested in me, do hereby solemnly proclaim this Saturday, 12th day of October, 2013, as: TK Records Day In Hialeah, and urge our more than 225,000 residents to join me in honoring this event. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the City of Hialeah to be affixed this 12th day of October 2013.”
From 1946 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. The HSM 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.