Reggae

Winston ‘Merritone’ Blake is dead

Winston ‘Merritone’ Blake is dead

On Saturday, Jamaica lost another stalwart from the music industry – Winston ‘Merritone’ Blake.

The 75-year-old musicologist who made his presence felt on the Merritones with some soul grooves and the kind of music people want to hear.

Blake succumbed to his illness at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Mona, Kingston.

Blake suffered a mild stroke in January but was also being treated for asthma, said his friend Michael Hall.

With his older brother Trevor, Blake took over the turntables of the Merritone sound system in 1956, succeeding their father who established the ‘set’ in St Thomas in 1950.

Blake was the husband of the later singer Cynthia Schloss, best known for songs like Surround Me With Love and As If I Didn’t Know who died in 1999.

Riddom Don Magazine express condolence to the family of this great Jamaican stalwart.

 

 
Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Reggae

More in Reggae

No Shackles 1

Groundbreaking Music Video Planned for Ras Slick’s ‘No Shackles and Chains’

Riddim-Don MagMarch 25, 2017
TORCH - YOUR LOVE

TORCH AND CHINEY KIKI CHART IN AFRICA WITH NEW COLLABORATION

Riddim-Don MagMarch 25, 2017
image

The Marley Family and UMe to release expanded version of Bob Marley and the Wailer live

Jacqueline HarrisOctober 31, 2016
babsygrange

Gov’t wants reggae inscribed on UNESCO’s cultural heritage list

Jacqueline HarrisOctober 31, 2016
conkarah

Hafa Adai Festival of the Arts Debuts with Reggae Revival

Jacqueline HarrisOctober 31, 2016
nesbeth

Nesbeth amass millions on VEVO and Premiers D.I.A.L Video

Jacqueline HarrisOctober 31, 2016
jahmiel

Jahmiel’s video ‘Years To Come’ added to BET 

Jacqueline HarrisOctober 27, 2016
charlotte-church-240

Reggae in the morning for Charlotte Church

Jacqueline HarrisOctober 25, 2016
shaggy-1

Reggae a lot less musical – Shaggy

Jacqueline HarrisOctober 22, 2016

The newest and hottest online Magazine!! Riddim-Don Magazine Www.riddim-donmagazine.com

Copyright © 2016 Riddim-Don Magazine. Website Designed by The.Pure_Groop 1.876.622.1998