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1960s Jamaican label founded in 1966 by Ken Khouri within the Federal Records roster, seeing rocksteady as a departure from the ska phase, yet paying tribute to the Mighty Merritone sound system of the previous decade. Heralding the new era with Hopeton Lewis' Take It Easy, Merritone was a successful and influential [yet short-lived] label thanks to the talents of some of the island's best engineers and session musicians [Louis Davidson, Ernest Ranglin, Lynn Taitt and Sam Mitchell in charge] in the hi-tech facilities of Federal Recording Studios. In the early '70s company operations appear to have undergone a move to the U.S.A. with the creation of Merritone Ltd., Jamaican labels A Big Recording and Merri Disc and publishing company Merritone Music (also appearing as Merritone More Music, Merritone Music Corp. or Merritone Music, N.Y.), while the label Merritone resurfaced with a new design often featuring the slogan 'Merritone Motivated'.

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