In the mid 1950’s Henry Stone founded Marlin Productions and the Marlin record label to focus on blues, soul, funk, jazz, avant-garde, and instrumental releases from some of the top studio musicians in the country. Early forays into electronic music production also saw the light of day thanks to this label. Few other American imprints display this range of output, but the seemingly disparate genres are actually united by their generally upbeat rhythms and dance-floor ready jams. Here are 10 Marlin Records that will blow your mind.
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.