One need not look much further than the vintage pages of Billboard Magazine for proof positive of Henry Stone’s definitive contributions to soul music. He recorded thirteen or more of the highest charting soul genre artists in 1975. These artists and groups include: James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam and Dave, Joe Tex, Hank Ballard and The Midnighters, Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes, Little Milton, Peaches & Herb, KC and The Sunshine Band, George McCrae, Gwen McCrae, Betty Wright, and John Lee Hooker. Nearly all of the 200 listed artists were part of his decades long business obsession with distribution; and he had longstanding personal relationships with many of the performers. But it was his passion for his own labels that propelled him. Some of Stone’s own labels at this time Marlin Records, TK Disco, Dade Records, BrownStone Records, TK Records, Cat Records, Glades Records, and Alston Records.
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.