Photographs of The Record Man World Premiere at the Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival on 3/10/15

The Record Man World Premiere at the Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

Before there was a music business there was Henry Stone, who shaped and catapulted the sound of 1970s Miami into the mainstream with his unique hit-breaking label TK Records and affiliates. Stone started out in the music distribution business which led him to establish his own independent music label which he ran from a warehouse in Hialeah.

TK Record’s first big international hit was George McCrae’s Rock Your Baby in 1974, one of the songs credited to starting the disco revolution. The hits kept coming and by the end of the 1970s the label had several #1 songs in the Billboard Top 100 chart like Get Down Tonight and That’s The Way (I Like It) by KC and the Sunshine Band and Anita Ward’s Ring My Bell. Not long after the disco era was over TK Records went bankrupt, but Stone still had one last piece to add to the Miami music sound puzzle when he helped release what would become the first million seller freestyle hit record Fascinated by Company B and the rest is legit Miami music history.– Andres Castillo

Directed BY Mark Moormann
Country: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 109min
Production Year: 2015
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award, Florida Focus

Mark Moormann is a Florida-based director, director of photography and producer. His documentary films include the Grammy-nominated Tom Dowd & the Language of Music, which world premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and also played 2003 Miami International Film Festival; and For Once In My Life (2010), an Audience Award winner at SXSW and Best Music Documentary winner at 2010 International Documentary Association awards.

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