Campaign To Transform TK Into Album Label Succeeds
by Ken Terry
NEW YORK – In one 90-day period this year , TK albums by Peter Brown , KC and the Sunshine Band, Betty Wright, and Foxy all went gold. This was no accident: TK, which had its first hits with singles, has finally become a full-fledged album label. Among the 40 or so LPs that TK now has on the market are Bobby Caldwell’s self titled debut on TK/ Clouds , T-Connection’s “On Fire” on TK/ Dash, Latimore ‘s ” Dig A Little Deeper ” on TK/ Glades, Eddie Daniel’s “Street Wind” on TK/Marlin, the Ritchie Family’s “American Generation” on TK/ Marlin , ” Phil Upchurch” on TK/ Marlin , Ralph McDonald’s ” The Path” on TK/ Marlin, “USA/European Connection” on TK/Marlin , “Dorothy Moore” on TK / Malaco, Gwen McCrae’s” Let’s Straighten It Out” on TK/ Cat , Gregg Diamond’s ” Star Cruiser ” on TK/ Marlin, Jimmy Bo Horne ‘s “Dance Across The Floor” on TK/ Sunshine Sound, Michal Urbaniak’s “Ecstasy” on TK / Marlin, and Michael Bloomfield’s “Count Talent and the Originals” on TK/Clouds . In addition TK has recently signed deals with Jimmy Castor and Joe Tex, and albums should be forthcoming from them shortly.
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. 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.