In the late 80s Cotton teamed up with veteran producer Glen Brown, who had enjoyed a revival when he recorded the instrumental Glen Brown Plays Music From The East. In the early 90s he joined fellow expatriate Errol Dunkley, performing their interpretation of Ken Boothe’s ‘The Train Is Coming’ as ‘Bad Boy Train’. A surprise appearance at a concert headlined by Dunkley at the Podium in London’s Vauxhall resulted in several false starts, a practice drawn from the dancehall phrase ‘haul and pull’, which denotes audience approval. In 1995 he released ‘Smile Orange’, taking its title from the classic Jamaican film, and in 1996 followed with the equally popular ‘You Sexy Thing’. He also recorded in combination with Sylvia Tella the hit ‘Warm And Tender Love’/‘Rastaman’. In 1997 he appeared as Jah Walton at the Essential Festival Weekender alongside Dennis Alcapone, recreating the excitement of dancehall.