From My Yard To Your Yard | Episode 3:The Gospel Years

From My Yard To Your Yard

02-07-2023 • 22 mins

In 1962 Raymond Ezekiel Coke boarded a plane from Kingston Jamaica to come to London in the UK. In 2021 Clayton M Coke, Raymond’s son switched on a microphone & recorded his father's journey for posterity. A journey that many others from "The Windrush Generation" had also taken. From My Yard to Your Yard is the oral history of that journey but it’s also the history of being black, Caribbean, British, and that relationship with the Commonwealth & ultimately the UK.


This podcast has been broken into 3 parts and each part signifies the type of music that my father would have been listening to at each stage in his life.


Episode 1: The Ska Years

Episode 2: The Reggae Years

Episode 3: The Gospel Years

The picture on the cover of this  podcast shows from [L to R]  Vincent “Tex” Sewell aka “Uncle Vin”, Raymond Ezekiel Coke aka my Father, William Albert Coke aka “Uncle Will

This picture was one of 3 only one survives and this picture was supplied courtesy of Christine Sewell, Uncle Vin’s daughter.

Theme song “Hurricane Raymond “ [podcast edit].

Written, arranged & produced by Clayton M Coke For Dialogue London Limited

The copyright & intellectual property contained in this podcast is attributed to Dialogue London Limited © 2023

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