Peter Young has, for a long time, been a favourite deejay of mine.
At Jazz FM he was one of the few people who played 'Northern Soul' on London's airwaves.
Prior to PY's tenure at Jazz FM, Peter was part of the team at Capital Radio in London during the Seventies and Eighties.
Capital Radio circa 1976: l to r: Adrian Love, David Briggs, Maggie Norden, Tony Myatt, Graham Dene, Ian Davidson, Promotion Woman, Roger Scott, Bryan Wolfe, Jane Walmsley and Peter Young
Following his first stay at Jazz FM, Peter moved to BBC LDN 94.9 FM.
After his move to the Beeb, Jazz FM called Peter 'out of the blue' and asked him to return to the station for a resumption of his show that contains the now legendary 'Soul Cellar'.
The first show commenced at 1p.m. on Sunday 26th January 2003 (later moving to 2p.m. on the 7th of March 2004).
By October of 2003, he was asked to extend the Soul Cellar an additional half an hour by the stations management.
In May 2005, PY played his last Soul Cellar at Jazz FM, before moving to 'Smooth FM' in June 2005, which is the same station, but ran under a different banner.
By 2007, the station changed ownership, PY was asked if he would continue the legendary Soul Cellar, which he agreed to.
In 2008, the Cellar was discontinued for a short while.
The shows, at that point, were broadcast every Saturday between 5 and 8 p.m.
The Cellar will continue......currently on Jazz FM.
....you can check PY's latest Jazz FM show here:
Huffington Post article 2014:
click on the page image above (pdf version here)
...Here is a new message from PY:
'Message from Peter Young:
I’m delighted to announce that I’m part of the lineup on the new Jazz FM. The show is on Saturday afternoon from 2-6pm. It will feature all the goodness that Black Music has to offer – a hot selection of Jazz, Blues, Rhythm ‘n’ Blues, Soul and Gospel – old and new. ‘The Soul Cellar’ is back in the last hour from 5 - 6pm.
More details on how to hear the new Jazz FM at: http://www.jazzfm.com
Thanks as always for your loyalty and support
Peter Young (25th September 2008)
...if you have any comments you wish to send to Peter, do use the e-mail link above, by his photo....
Blues and Soul article (click on the image above)
BBC Radio Times article - February 2010
The Times Newspaper 17.7.2010 Recommended DAB Radio
(b. 15th October 1927, Lincoln, United Kingdom, d. 15th March 2011, Devon, United Kingdom)
keith with gene pitney
'I was saddened to hear of the death of legendary DJ and broadcaster Keith Fordyce. I was brought up on ‘Ready Steady Go’ and for me, the show has never been bettered. He was an urbane character in the midst of utter bedlam. The show was always live and chaotic. Couldn’t wait for 8 minutes past 6 on a Friday night. The thing that strikes you in retrospect, is that he was completely free of gimmicks, catch-phrases, or any kind of hype. He kept his cool in every situation, including one memorable occasion when John Lennon turned his back on him in the middle of a live interview. Keith in my view was there for the music and not himself. He was never a superstar DJ, just a solid, reliable professional.
I was lucky enough to see his BBC radio show ‘Pop Inn’ broadcast live from The Paris in Lower Regent Street. This was in 1962, and from that day on, I was hooked. My one memory of the show is that Keith chain-smoked his way through the entire broadcast.
RSG was the programme where I first saw James Brown, Otis Redding, Ike and Tina Turner, John Lee Hooker, Sugar Pie DeSanto and most of the Motown stars of the day. It was also where George Harrison interviewed by Cathy McGowan said his favourite artists were Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, The Miracles and Impressions. Not bad considering it was 1964 and hardly anyone in Britain had heard of any of those names.
Peter Young March 24th 2011'
keith with the rolling stones
PY with betty wright
Peter Young Show
2.00 – 6.00pm
Saturday 20th December 2014
2-3 p.m.: Dance Party
Ray Charles – Shake A Tail Feather
Donald Byrd – Change (Makes You Want To Hustle)
Fatback Band – Spanish Hustle
Big John Greer – We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo
James Brown – Get On The Good Foot
Archie Bell & The Drells – Tighten Up
Roy Ayers – Get On Up Get On Down (Joey Negro Remix)
Peaches & Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing
Kool & The Gang – Jungle Boogie
Shirley Ellis – The Nitty Gritty
Shirley Ellis – Soul Time
Georgie Fame & The Harry South Big Band – Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag
Crown Heights Affair – Dancin’
3-4 p.m.: Dance Party continued
Jackie Wilson – Baby Workout
Hamilton Bohannon – Disco Stomp
Cliff Nobles – Horse Fever
Bobby Byrd – Hot Pants
Gene Chandler – There Was A Time
James Brown – Out Of Sight
Gene Chandler – Get Down
Heatwave – Ain’t No Half Steppin’
Major Lance – The Beat
Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson – Soul Shake
Deodato – Whistle Bump
The Rimshots – 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (Blow Your Whistle)
The Olympic Runners – Sir Dancealot
4-5 p.m.: Festive Frolics
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – White Christmas
Earth Wind & Fire – Happy Seasons
Robin McKelle & The Flytones – Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday
Judith Owen & Harry Shearer – Christmas With The Devil
Lou Rawls – Good Time Christmas
James Brown – Go Power At Christmas Time
Bobby Womack – Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas
Ike & Tina Turner – Merry Christmas Baby
Bill Evans – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Elvis Presley – Santa Claus Is Back In Town
Lowell Fulsom – I Wanna Spend Christmas With You
Roberta Flack – 25th Of Last December
Ledisi – What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve
King Curtis – What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve
Frank McComb – This Christmas
5-6 p.m.: Dance Party Part 3
The Ikettes – Camel Walk
Jimmy McCracklin – The Walk
Bobby Womack – Broadway Walk
Rufus Thomas – Walking The Dog
Rufus Thomas – Jump Back
The Orlons – The Wah-Watusi
Ray Barretto – El Watusi
Johnny Otis Show – Watts Breakaway
Johnny Otis – Willie And The Hand Jive (!977 Version)
Jimmy McCracklin – The Wobble
Little Eva – Let’s Turkey Trot
Tommy Stewart – Bump & Hustle Music
Booker T. & The MG’s – Soul Limbo
Chubby Checker – Limbo Rock
The Impressions – Twist And Limbo
Joey Dee & The Starliters – Peppermint Twist
Joey Dee & The Starliters – Hey Let’s Twist
Robert Parker – Twistin’ Out In Space
Alan 'Fluff' Freeman, PY, Charlie Gillett and Gary Crowley