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Peter Young Stamp this week's py show jazzfm chart

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

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. can check PY's latest Jazz FM show here:

Huffington Post article 2014:

Huffington Post

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...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:

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

Blues and Soul article (click on the image above)

Radio Times

BBC Radio Times article - February 2010

PY Times Article

The Times Newspaper 17.7.2010 Recommended DAB Radio

Tribute to Keith Fordyce

(b. 15th October 1927, Lincoln, United Kingdom, d. 15th March 2011, Devon, United Kingdom)

Keith Fordyce

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 Fordyce

keith with the rolling stones

Betty Wright & PY

PY with betty wright

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Jazz FM

Peter Young Show
Jazz FM
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

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Alan 'Fluff' Freeman, PY, Charlie Gillett and Gary Crowley

Alan 'Fluff' Freeman, PY, Charlie Gillett and Gary Crowley here to go to Mary & Chris Payne's website that showcases the history of 1960's offshore station, Radio London...

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