Henry Stone used to know DJ Eddie “Castlerock” Castleberry. He was a disc jockey at WMBM, which had a substation with a big street-facing window in the heart of Overtown. In the 1950’s, artists like Bullmoose Jackson, Wynonie Harris, and Little Willie John were regular guests on WMBM. Check out this short writeup in Cash Box magazine with a photo of The Drifters visiting the studio in 1957.
“MIAMI, FLA.-When The Drifters, Atlantic Record stars, moved into station WMBM, this city, for a visit, they really took over. They handled deejay Eddie ( Castlerock) Castleberry’s entire two hour show-giving the local radio fans a fine time. The Drifters are seen above with Castleberry at the extreme right answering the phone. Jimmy Oliver, musical director of the group is at the turntable with the ear phones.”
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.