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Portrait Of A Hit Man: Film Examines Life Of Miami Music Mogul Henry Stone

Beacon Films

Even if the name "Henry Stone" doesn't ring a bell, if you're a music lover, you can bet you know the hit records he's responsible for.  (Including Anita Ward's "Ring My Bell.")

Here's a partial list: Sam and Dave's "Hold On, I'm Comin' "; Bobby Caldwell's "What You Won't Do For Love"; K.C. and The Sunshine Band's "Get Down Tonight"; and international smash hit "Rock Your Baby" by George McRae, a 1974 tune that many believe paved the way for the disco craze that would soon take the world by storm.

Credit Beacon Films
Henry Stone and Harry Wayne Casey (K.C.) reminisce before a KC and the Sunshine Band show at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Stone, for  years the driving force behind Miami's T.K. Records, died last August at the age of 93.  But now a documentary on his life and work makes its premiere today at the Miami International Film Festival 2015.

The director, Mark Moorman, says "Henry's history is truly the history of music in Miami.  And it goes back 70 years. And we tell that story in this film."

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