Joseph Cotton first entered a recording studio was in 1974 but never recorded until 1976. Back then it was under the name Jah Walton.
He then moved to Harry Mudie, recording popular tracks such as "Stay a Yard and Praise God", "Touch Her Where She Want It Most" (the title track from his debut album), and "Married To A Bank Cashier".
In the mid-1980s he began recording under the name Joseph Cotton, immediately having success in the United Kingdom with "No Touch The Style", leading to a television appearance on Channel 4's Club Mix programme in 1987.
Several more reggae chart hits followed in the form of "Things Running Slow", "Pat Ha Fe Cook", "Tutoring", "Judge Cotton", and "What Is This". Walton continued to perform and record into the 1990s and 2000s.
More recently you can see his brilliant collaborations with Manudigital, definitely worth checking out.