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Winston Wright
Winston (* 1944 in May Pen) was a keyboardist. He was a member of Tommy McCook's Supersonics, and acknowledged as Jamaica's master of the Hammond organ. He attended Glenmuir High School where he learned the organ on an old Clavonette Organ. While he was in school, he played with a local group called the Mercury Band based at the Capri Theatre in May Pen, much to his father's ire. Tommy McCook saw Winston play at this time, and he was invited to join the Supersonics, the Treasure Isle house band.
Perhaps Winston's best known work is as the uncredited lead organist on Harry J Allstars' 1969 instrumental hit "The Liquidator". Along with Jackie Jackson, Hux Brown, Gladstone "Gladdy" Anderson, Dougie Bryan, Winston Grennan and Paul Douglas, Winston was a member of a group of top session musicians known as the Dynamites, the Crystalites, the Beverley's All-Stars (or other All-Stars depending, on the producer) that played on countless recording sessions from the late 1960s and early '70s.
Winston produced a solo single: "Top Secret", with the B-side "Crazy Rhythm" in 1970. Having played for Toots and the Maytals from 1968 along with the Dynamites, Winston accompanied Toots with the Dynamites on their numerous tours throughout the 1970s and '80s. He died of a heart attack in 1993.
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Reggae Blast Off
Dynamic Sounds DYNA-3310
released 1970
recorded in Kingston, Jamaica
Byron Lee, bass
Ossie Scott, sax
Lester Sterling, trumpet
Lester Williams, trumpet
Hux Brown, guitar
Wallace "Red Rat" Wilson, guitar
Neville Hinds, organ
Winston Wright, organ
Bumps Jackson, bass
Carl Brady, percussion
Tony Cohen, percussion
Junior Gray, percussion
Atlantic SD 16046
released 1981
recorded live 1977 in Montreux/Switzerland
Herbie Mann, tenor sax, flute, alto flute, vocal
Jaroslav Jakabovic, soprano sax
Michael Brecker, tenor sax
Sonny Fortune, tenor sax
Tommy McCook, tenor sax
David Newman, tenor sax
Claudio Roditi, trombone, trumpet
Randy Brecker, trumpet
Bobby Ellis, trumpet
Hux Brown, guitar
Rod Bryan, guitar
Larry Coryell, guitar
Jeff Mironov, guitar
Jim Mullen, guitar
Amory Tristao, guitar
Gladstone Anderson, piano
Clifford Carter, piano
Tom Coppola, piano
Don Pullen, piano
Pat Rebillot, clavinet
Dom Salvador, piano
Richard Tee, piano
Winston Wright, organ
Jeff Berlin, bass
Frank Gravis, bass
Jackie Jackson, bass
Leroy Clouden, drums
Steve Jordan, drums
Michael Richard, drums
Rafael Cruz, percussion
Sammy Figueroa, percussion

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