Before Stone Distributors folded due to tax and accounting issues, it was based at 505 West Flagler Street in Miami, FL. The dissolution of the company led Henry Stone to found first Tru-Tone and then Tone Distribution. As you can see from this ad in Billboard, one of the lines that Stone carried was Coral Records; with releases by The Drifters and The Ames Brothers. The warehouse office was on the edge of the Miami River, at the foot of the bridge into Downtown Miami. The warehouse had an Ampex tape machine, a piano, and a microphone in it. And this is where Henry Stone recorded Ray Charles, a musician he hired to cut a few sides after an introduction from Sam Cooke at the Mary Elizabeth Hotel.
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.