Four members of Cooling Waters perform at a memorial service for Michael Curry on October 5th, 2010 in Freeport. Left- Right:
LLoyd Grant, Oneil Hall, Wilbert Stubbs & Carseen Jervis Photo: Derek Stubbs
Freeport, Grand Bahama, the Bahamas -
The legendary Micheal Lucien Curry will forever be
remembered as a man who loved his family, his church and his God.
These were some of the remembrance messages conveyed during the
memorial celebration for the legendary Micheal Lucien Curry at The New Mt
Olivet Baptist Church this past Tuesday evening:
Howard Gardiner, a friend of Michael Curry. Photo: Derek Stubbs
"We are not here because Curry died, we are here this
evening because he lived." These were the words from members of the Cooling
Waters, the group that Curry was a part of for over 30 years.
Senator Hon David Thompson brings remarks at the Memorial Service for Michael Curry. Photo: Derek Stubbs
The Cooling Waters sang songs that were written by Curry
himself as well as those most loved by there many fans for
so many years. Persons also heard from friends of 'Bro Curry' as well as
ministers of the gospel and Senator Hon David Thompson who brought remarks on
behalf of The Bahamas government.
Curry's widow, Phillipa also spoke at the memorial. She
thanked persons for their support and said that she and her family were lost for
words. She has lost a friend, a prayer partner, and most of all her lover.
The following is a
2006 interview with Cooling Waters from the studios of MackeyMedia, where Curry is featured. In this enlightening
26 minute streaming audio interview, they discuss the Cooling Waters self described 42 year old mission; "
Touching lives through Jesus Christ".
Highlighted in this informal discussion is their dramatic experience
performing at Fox Hill Prison in Nassau, the changes in gospel music
during the years, the former members who are deceased and the
confidence in the band's future with younger member Lloyd Grant's
abilities to "carry on the legacy of The Cooling Waters".
Pictured (left -right top row) are: Lucian Curry & Washington Williams A.K.A.
"Brother Wash"Chubby"Grant and Emanuel Seaford. and (bottom row L-R) are: Lloyd "Special thanks to the groups PR manager Derek Stubbs
for coordinating this interview. The Cooling Waters presently comprises
12 members and they have recorded a total of 11 albums.To traverse the
42 year history of the Cooling Waters, press the play button below,