King Stitt (Born Winston Spark)
September 17, 1940 – January 31, 2012
King Stitt was, until the time of his passing, recognized as Jamaica’s oldest living deejay. Stitt’s career dated back to the mid ’50s when he began deejaying for the legendary Coxsone Dodd on his Sound System. Before he knew it, Stitt was releasing such influential deejay tracks as “Lee Van Cleef,” “Dance Beat,” and “Fire Corner” with such producers as Clancy Eccles and of course, Dodd himself. In recent years, Stitt was featured in the The Studio One Story documentary and the to-be-released Legends Of Ska concert doc. King Stitt was 71 when he passed away on January 31, 2012. Cause of death was not immediately released.
Thanks to Eric Foss at Secret Stash Records for the assist.