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Jamaica’s music lost another of its great icons this week – Winston Merritone Blake who succumbed to asthmatic complications at age seventy five.
Winston Blake was not only one of the pioneering creators of Jamaica’s own popular music, he spent his entire life promoting the music all over the world racking up credits as producer, sound system operator, promoter, entrepreneur and more.
Central to Blake’s legacy is the legendary Merritone disco owned and operated by him and his siblings Tyrone, Trevor and Monti that spawned a musical movement in Jamaica
We are joined right now by two of the surviving Blake brothers – Monty Blake.