Henry Stone

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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Henry Stone Discography

Instruments & Performance

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 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 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

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
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) (Single) Columbia US 1955 Sell This Version
45-4778 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
5 DeMarco Sisters* Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love) 5 DeMarco Sisters* - Dreamboat / Two Hearts, Two Kisses Decca UK 1955 Sell This Version
1094 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
201 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 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
9-61382 The Lancers (4) Two Hearts The Lancers (4) - Afraid / Two Hearts(7", Single, Promo) Coral 9-61382 US 1955 Sell This Version
MG 20144 The Crew Cuts Two Hearts (as Stone) The Crew Cuts - Rock And Roll Bash(LP, Mono) Mercury MG 20144 US 1956 Sell This Version
803 Little Iris Culmer Little Iris Culmer - Frankie, My Eyes Are On You / Show Me The Way To Your Heart(7", Single) Marlin 803 US 1956 Sell This Version
XRLP-6.002 Pat Boone Two Hearts Pat Boone - Pat Boone(LP, Album) RGE XRLP-6.002 Brazil 1957 Sell This Version
RE 3003 Pat Boone Two Hearts,Two Kisses (as Stone) Pat Boone - Hallo ! Pat Boone ! 2. Folge(7", EP, Mono) London Records RE 3003 Germany 1957 Sell This Version
45-25013 Davey Jones Davey Jones - Come On And Love Me(7", Single) Apt Records 45-25013 US 1958 Sell This Version
DEP 3009 Pat Boone Two Hearts (as Stone) Pat Boone - Rock Med Pat!(7", EP) Dot Records DEP 3009 Sweden 1958 Sell This Version
2003 Redcoats* Hi Ho (as Stone) and 1 more… Redcoats* - Perkin / Hi Ho(7", Single) Kite Records (6) 2003 US 1958 Sell This Version
VJ273 Gene Allison Have Faith (as H. Stone) Gene Allison - My Heart Remembers / Have Faith(7", Single) Vee Jay Records VJ273 US 1959 Sell This Version
VEE JAY LP 1009, VJLP - 1009 Gene Allison Have Faith (as H. Stone) Gene Allison - Gene Allison(LP) Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay Records VEE JAY LP 1009, VJLP - 1009 US 1959 Sell This Version
Ray Charles Ray Charles - I Found My Baby (Single) Time Records (3) US 1960 Sell This Version
1820 King Coleman Do The Hully Gully Part 2 (as Stone) and 1 more… King Coleman - Do The Hully Gully Part 1(7", Single) Dade Records 1820 US 1960 Sell This Version
849 Chuck Jackson Come On And Love Me (as H. Stone) Chuck Jackson - Come On And Love Me / Ooh Baby(7") Amy 849 US 1962 Sell This Version
Othea George* Keep On Writtin' (as Stone) Othea George* - Keep On Writtin' / Come To Me (Single) Volume Records (7) US 1963 Sell This Version