Henry Stone

Real Name:
Henry Stone
Profile:
Trumpeter, producer, songwriter, independent distributor and record executive, born June 03, 1921 in Bronx, New York, dead in August 07, 2014 in Miami, Florida, USA. Served in the Army's first integrated band at Camp Kilmer New Jersey for World War II. Moved to California after the war and began working for Modern Records, and Aladdin Records. Discovered the artist Charles Brown in Downtown Los Angeles. Sold indie r&b out of the trunk of his car, and to train porters for national distribution. Moved to Miami, Florida in 1948 and opened up shop as a record distributor, with a sideline in recording. Founded labels like Dade, Dash, Chart, Rockin', and Glory for releases by artists like Ray Charles' "St Pete Florida Blues". In the 1950's he revived DeLuxe Records' on a 50% split deal with Syd Nathan as a subsidiary of King Records. He discovered Otis Williams and The Charms on a street corner in Cincinatti, signed them on the spot, and produced "Hearts Of Stone," a million selling early crossover record. He wrote the followup, "Two Hearts, Two Kisses," which also charted and was covered by Frank Sinatra and others. Stone is the founder of several Miami-based labels such as T.K. Records, he was the leading factor in shaping the 1970s Miami Sound with artists like Betty Wright, KC & The Sunshine Band and Gwen McCrae. He released George McCrae's "Rock Your Baby" in 1974, the world's first independent global disco hit, and landed two acts on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack album for "Boogie Shoes," and Ralph MacDonald's "Calypso Breakdown." When TK Productions went bankrupt in 1980, Stone founded Sunnyview Records with Morris Levey. They came up with hits like Newcleus "Jam On It," and Connie's "Funky Little Beat." He also founded Hot Productions, a leading indie distributor and manufacturer.
Husband of Inez Stone and father of Joe Stone.
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Instruments & Performance

Henry Stone - Le's Dance album art Les Brown And His Band Of Renown Les Brown And His Band Of Renown - Le's Dance (Album) Coral Canada 1953 Sell This Version
CRL 56108 Henry Stone - Invitation album art Les Brown And His Band Of Renown Les Brown And His Band Of Renown - Invitation(10", Mono) Coral CRL 56108 US 1954 Sell This Version
H-20-Y Henry Stone - Happy 20 Years album art Various Sentimental Journey Various - Happy 20 Years(LP, Comp, Mono, Promo) Trimital S.p.A., Trimital H-20-Y Italy 1986 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

4009 Henry Stone - Come In The Arc / Don't Let It Be Said album art Rising Sun Gospel Singers* Rising Sun Gospel Singers* - Come In The Arc / Don't Let It Be Said(Shellac, 10") Glory (4) 4009 US 1952 Sell This Version
Henry Stone - Mambo Sh-Mambo / Crazy, Crazy Love album art The Charms Crazy, Crazy Love (as Stone) The Charms - Mambo Sh-Mambo / Crazy, Crazy Love Quality, King Records (3) Canada 1954 Sell This Version
Henry Stone - The First Time We Met / Two Hearts album art The Charms The First Time We Met (as Stone) and 1 more… The Charms - The First Time We Met / Two Hearts DeLuxe (2) US 1954 Sell This Version
6056 Henry Stone - My Baby Dearest Darling / Come To Me Baby album art The Charms My Baby Dearest Darling (as Stone) The Charms - My Baby Dearest Darling / Come To Me Baby(Shellac, 10") DeLuxe (2) 6056 US 1954 Sell This Version
Henry Stone - Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love) / Unchained Melody album art The Crew Cuts Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Makes One Love) (as Stone) The Crew Cuts - Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love) / Unchained Melody (Single) Mercury Canada 1955 Sell This Version
Henry Stone - Afraid / Two Hearts album art The Lancers (4) Two Hearts The Lancers (4) - Afraid / Two Hearts (Single) Coral US 1955 Sell This Version
Henry Stone - Two Hearts / (If You Don't Want The Fruit) Don't Shake The Tree album art The Doodlers Two Hearts The Doodlers - Two Hearts / (If You Don't Want The Fruit) Don't Shake The Tree Rca Victor US 1955 Sell This Version
6085 Henry Stone - Pretty Huggin' Baby / The Things She Used To Do album art The Quails (3) Pretty Huggin' Baby (as Stone) The Quails (3) - Pretty Huggin' Baby / The Things She Used To Do(7", Promo) DeLuxe (2) 6085 US 1955 Sell This Version
6089 Henry Stone - It's You, You, You / One Fine Day album art The Charms It's You, You, You (as Stone) The Charms - It's You, You, You / One Fine Day(10") DeLuxe (2) 6089 US 1955 Sell This Version
8001 Henry Stone - Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love) / Tra-La-La album art Pat Boone Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love) (as Stone) Pat Boone - Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love) / Tra-La-La(Shellac, 10") Reo 8001 Canada 1955 Sell This Version
Henry Stone - Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love) album art Doris Day With The Mellomen Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love) (as Stone) Doris Day With The Mellomen - Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love) Columbia UK 1955 Sell This Version
45-4778 Henry Stone - Johnny's Still Singing / Johnny Has Gone album art The Five Wings Johnny's Still Singing (as Stone) The Five Wings - Johnny's Still Singing / Johnny Has Gone(7", Single) King Records (3) 45-4778 US 1955 Sell This Version
Henry Stone - Dreamboat / Two Hearts, Two Kisses album art 5 DeMarco Sisters* Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love) 5 DeMarco Sisters* - Dreamboat / Two Hearts, Two Kisses Decca UK 1955 Sell This Version
6087 Henry Stone - When We Get Together / Let The Happenings Happen album art The Charms When We Get Together (as Stone) The Charms - When We Get Together / Let The Happenings Happen(Shellac, 10") DeLuxe (2) 6087 US 1955 Sell This Version
1094 Henry Stone - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White / Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love) album art Jimmy Carroll And Orchestra*, Joe Marine / The Encores Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love) (as Stone) Jimmy Carroll And Orchestra*, Joe Marine / The Encores - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White / Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love)(7") Bell Records 1094 US 1955 Sell This Version
F.10536 Lita Roza With Al Timothy And His Band Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love) Lita Roza With Al Timothy And His Band - Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love)/ Keep Me In Mind(Shellac, 10") Decca F.10536 UK 1955 Sell This Version
12089 Henry Stone - Two Hearts, Two Kisses album art The 5 De Marco Sisters* Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love) (as Stone) The 5 De Marco Sisters* - Two Hearts, Two Kisses(7", Single) Brunswick 12089 Germany 1955 Sell This Version
201 Henry Stone - Whatever Lola Wants / Two Hearts, Two Kisses album art Mary Ann Morgan With Vic Corwin And His Orchestra Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love) (as Stone) Mary Ann Morgan With Vic Corwin And His Orchestra - Whatever Lola Wants / Two Hearts, Two Kisses(Shellac, 10") Broadway Records (2) 201 US 1955 Sell This Version
R. 4026 Henry Stone - Two Hearts, Two Kisses / Dance With Me Henry album art Jean Campbell with The Kirchin Band (Ivor And Basil)* Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love) (as Stone) Jean Campbell with The Kirchin Band (Ivor And Basil)* - Two Hearts, Two Kisses / Dance With Me Henry(Shellac, 10") Parlophone R. 4026 UK 1955 Sell This Version
2034 Henry Stone - Blue Day / Motorcycle Boogie album art The Three Harmonicaires Blue Day (as Stone) The Three Harmonicaires - Blue Day / Motorcycle Boogie(Shellac, 10") DeLuxe (2) 2034 US 1955 Sell This Version
29470 5 DeMarco Sisters* Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love) 5 DeMarco Sisters* - Dreamboat / Two Hearts, Two Kisses(Shellac, 10") Decca 29470 US 1955 Sell This Version
801 Henry Stone - You Know This Story album art Skinny Dynamo Skinny Dynamo - You Know This Story(7") Marlin 801 US 1955 Sell This Version

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Fab102593

Fab102593

April 5, 2017
this guy looks like a legend, started labels like T.K. Disco. definitely worth checking out his contributions.