King Stitt Wake Tomorrow

King Stitt

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A musical wake for King Stitt takes place today at Studio One complex on Brentford Road, St Andrew, ahead of his thanksgiving service tomorrow at the Holy Trinity Cathedral on North Street, Kingston at 2 pm.

The Observer posted the following about about King Stitt’s wake tomorrow:

The trailblazing toaster/deejay/selector (whose given name is Winston Spark) died Tuesday, January 31, at his home in Nannyville, St Andrew. He was 71.

The wake, scheduled to start at 4 pm, is expected to be a vintage farewell party on the premises of the famous recording complex where King Stitt spent most of his life.

The evening will feature a number of old school sound system selectors among whom is his close associate, musicologist/broadcaster Bunny Goodison on Coxsone’s Downbeat, the legendary set on which the King established his musical domain.

Read more here.

Here’s Stitt doing his thing from one of his last performances and what a great one at that.

I've been involved in the Los Angeles music scene since at least 1995 going to shows, promoting, spinning records and running labels. Ska and Early Reggae are my passion among other things of course.