THE GREATEST HITS OF RENNIE COGLE
RE-LIVING THE GOLDEN YEARS
Many years have passed since Renford “Rennie”Cogle began writing songs
During those years several “hit songs” were written by Rennie Cogle
and recorded by some of the world’s most famous recording artists such
as UB40, Liz Mitchel and BoneyM,The Detroit Cobras, the late great
Eddie Lovett , also Joe Coleman of The Platters plus many more
internationally known singers.
Today as this article is been written while listening to this album
The Greatest Hits Of Rennie Cogle those golden years of satisfying
reggae music have re-surfaced if only for the duration of the album.
Renford Cogle the award winning,and internationally famous songwriter
was born in the western section of Kingston Jamaica, in the Denham
Town area.Most of his education was achieved in Jamaica via Tweedside
Denham Town,Knockalva ATC,JSA(Jamaica School of Agriculture) A major
portion of Rennie’s education aws funded by the Jamaican Government in
the form of scholarships.
During his early years while still attending school he received his
calling as a lyricist
and penned his first hit song “You Keep On Running” originally
recorded by Delroy Wilson and later covered byJacob”Killer”
Miller.Rennie was later introduced to the reggae group known as The
Melodians which consisted of Brent Dowe,Tony Brevette
and Trevor McNaughton.Most of the rehearsals wer done at Greenwich
Farm behind the famous Majestic Theatre.Hits like Sweet Sensation,
Build Me Up,Down Here In Babylon Everybody Bawling, and Babylon Policy
with Brent Dowe as the lead singer
was well received internationally.
Ring Of Gold,Sweet Rose, PassionLove, Personally Speaking, with lead singer Tony
Brevette was heralded in many markets.
“Survival” by Marcia Griffiths is a song for the ages also
“Struggling” by Sharon Black the talented female singer from Stone
Mountain Georgia is regarded by many critics including Rennie Cogle as
a masterpiece which will be around for a very long time.
Rennie Cogle‘s accolade of success have been noticed and endeared by
people from all walks of life as evidenced by him signing a publishing
contract with Universal Publishing Group formally Polygram
Records.Rennie’Back to School’Cogle as he is now called instead of
‘The Hit Man’ is the recipient of numerous awards.Two
time winner for song of the year( Sweet Sensation and Build Me Up
ICONS OF SOUL AWARD the Irawma award Best Album Award plus many more.
Today many reggae music lovers speak of Rennie Cogle in the same
capacity as Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff.He is currently enjoying
tremendous success in his writing and singing and the promotion of his
So, after all these years Rennie Cogle took them ‘Back To School’ and
‘The Ways Of A Child’
By Devon Vasquez