In the 1970s, Miami's TK Productions sold hundreds of millions of records around the world. Yes, hundreds of millions of records around the world.
They were all cut in a tiny eight-track studio in Hialeah by a close-knit team of musicians and songwriters. The family worked together on each oth ... More >>
Betty Wright should need no introduction, especially in Miami. The lifelong 305 resident has been making records in South Florida since 1956 when she sang on an album from her family's gospel band, Echoes of Joy, at age two. A veteran solo act by her late teens, Wright became one of R&B's top fe ... More >>
"You never get too old to fuck," says 72-year-old R&B singer Benny Latimore. "In case they take me for granted, I may be an old dog, but I still know how to bury the bone."
You may or may not know his name. But Latimore's been in showbiz for half a century. He had a string of chart-topping h ... More >>
We could write a book about Henry Stone's musical contributions. The dude is a legend.
Based in Miami since about 1948, he was good friends with Sam Cooke. He cut some of Ray Charles's earliest recordings out of a little studio on Flagler Street in Downtown Miami. And he personally knew every l ... More >>
public domain image via Florida Guy 128 on wikimedia commons.Hallandale Beach at SunsetThe image above is of the sleepy-looking beachside town called Hallandale, Florida and gives no indication of the city's Black musical history. But the Palms in Hallandale, just north of Miami, otherwise known ... More >>
In this video, CNN's Larry King interviews James Brown and they talk about Henry Stone, the man who made Miami a global musical force. Stone was the first person to sign James Brown, and among the first people to record Ray Charles. As a major distributor of black music in Miami, starting in the '5 ... More >>