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22.06.20

Windrush Day – Mixed by Patrick Vernon OBE

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Patrick Vernon OBE has been a tireless campaigner for the rights of the Windrush generation for years. A key figure in the push for the British government to adopt 22 June as Windrush Day in 2018, Vernon is a lifelong political activist, commentator and cultural historian. Just last week a petition he organised was delivered to Downing Street demanding the speedy implementation of recommendations from the Windrush Lessons Learned review. 

Today, to celebrate Windrush Day and his parent’s generation, Vernon selects a host of tracks that serve as artefacts from the Windrush era and the generation’s enduring legacy.

“Many of these tracks were played in my family home, christenings, weddings or [at] the local youth club discos in Wolverhampton in the 1960s and 70s. Some of the tracks now on reflections are national anthems reflecting the Windrush Generation and us as the offspring, [from] Many Rivers to Cross and Young Gifted and Black to Aswad’s Warrior Charge.”

Patrick Vernon OBE is speaking on this panel, reflecting the ongoing campaign for justice for the Windrush generation, today. Sign Vernon’s Windrush: Never Again petition here.


See Tracklist
Jimmy Cliff – Many Rivers to Cross
Bob and Marcia – Young Gifted and Black
Jim Reeves – We Thank Thee
Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
The In Crowd – Back A Yard
The Tamlins – Baltimore
Junior Mervin – Police and Thieves
Burning Spear – Slavery Days
Nat King Cole – Mona Lisa
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
Isaac Hayes – Theme from ‘Shaft’
Aretha Franklin – Respect
Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover
Parliament – Flashlight
Edward Hawkins Choir - Oh Happy Day
The Intruders – I Always Love My Mama
Heatwave – Boogie Nights
Aswad – Warrior Charge
Chic – Le Freak
Joe Tex – Ain’t Gonna Bump No More
Earth, Wind and Fire – Saturday Night
Three Degrees – Dirty Ol’ Man
The Real Thing – Can You Feel the Force

Windrush Day – Mixed by Patrick Vernon OBE

Windrush Day – Mixed by Patrick Vernon OBE

Patrick Vernon OBE has been a tireless campaigner for the rights of the Windrush generation for years. A key figure in the push for the British government to adopt 22 June as Windrush Day in 2018, Vernon is a lifelong political activist, commentator and cultural historian. Just last week a petition he organised was delivered to Downing Street demanding the speedy implementation of recommendations from the Windrush Lessons Learned review. 

Today, to celebrate Windrush Day and his parent’s generation, Vernon selects a host of tracks that serve as artefacts from the Windrush era and the generation’s enduring legacy.

“Many of these tracks were played in my family home, christenings, weddings or [at] the local youth club discos in Wolverhampton in the 1960s and 70s. Some of the tracks now on reflections are national anthems reflecting the Windrush Generation and us as the offspring, [from] Many Rivers to Cross and Young Gifted and Black to Aswad’s Warrior Charge.”

Patrick Vernon OBE is speaking on this panel, reflecting the ongoing campaign for justice for the Windrush generation, today. Sign Vernon’s Windrush: Never Again petition here.

See Tracklist
Jimmy Cliff – Many Rivers to Cross
Bob and Marcia – Young Gifted and Black
Jim Reeves – We Thank Thee
Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
The In Crowd – Back A Yard
The Tamlins – Baltimore
Junior Mervin – Police and Thieves
Burning Spear – Slavery Days
Nat King Cole – Mona Lisa
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
Isaac Hayes – Theme from ‘Shaft’
Aretha Franklin – Respect
Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover
Parliament – Flashlight
Edward Hawkins Choir - Oh Happy Day
The Intruders – I Always Love My Mama
Heatwave – Boogie Nights
Aswad – Warrior Charge
Chic – Le Freak
Joe Tex – Ain’t Gonna Bump No More
Earth, Wind and Fire – Saturday Night
Three Degrees – Dirty Ol’ Man
The Real Thing – Can You Feel the Force
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