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Stone Love

Stone Love Movement, commonly referred to as simply Stone Love, is one of the major Jamaican sound systems.
Based in Kingston, Winston "Wee Pow" Powell built the Stone Love sound system in 1973, using locally-built amplifiers. These were soon upgraded, and the equipment has been kept up to date over Stone Love's four decade history, with long-time engineer Winston Samuels in charge of technical aspects of the sound system. It became one of Jamaica's most popular sound systems, known for its superior sound quality, and maintained this position into the 21st century. It has also played overseas in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan.Stone Love is renowned for its exclusive dubplates, which have included sides by many of the artists which it helped to establish, including Buju Banton and Wayne Wonder, and Johnny Osbourne and Shabba Ranks, Sanchez, and Beenie Man. In the 1990s, rivalry with the Killamanjaro sound system led to a series of 'sound clashes' being staged. In 2003 Powell started a second sound system, Purple Love, which concentrates on vintage Jamaican music. A live album featuring a recording of the sound system performing, Stone Love Live, was released in 2005 on November Records. The sound system hosts the 'Weddy Weddy Wednesday' party every Wednesday at its base in Burlington Avenue, Kingston. Apart from Wee Pow, the selectors have included Rory, Geefus, Billy Slaughter, Billy Cosby, Diamond, Fire Ras, Ice Burg, Black Fox, Scary Gary, Dwayne Pow, Jazzy, and Genius.
The sound system spawned the Stone Love and Father Pow record labels that have released hits by the likes of Bounty Killer, Jigsy King and Tony Curtis, Capleton,Tanya Stephens, and Daddy Screw.



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