View from the Roof with Courtney Cole

Cecelia Campbell-Livingston

Friday, October 05, 2012    

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IF former Roof International owner/ producer Courtney Cole has his way, the sounds and movements of the 1990s would live on forever!

On Wednesday, Splash caught up with Cole at his Coconut Fun Garden, a club and bar in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth.

He is working on his new studio in St Elizabeth eager to maintain the kind of songs he produced in the 1990s.

"It was all about fostering talent," said Cole of the Roof International label and club which were based in Ocho Rios.

He managed and produced artistes such as Jigsy King and Tony Curtis, Future Troubles (now Fambo), Capleton, Prezident Brown and Little Hero.

Through his club, he unearthed talent with a weekly talent show.

He rues the drastic changes in Jamaican music during the last 10 years.

"I would love the cultural tone of the 1990s to return... I would die for that," he said. "I am a man who loves quality music, nothing dirty for me," said Cole.



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