with tony hancock (in spirit)
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:
...e-mail PY here....
Peter Young Show
Saturday 22nd October 2016
2-3pm: ‘Under Cover’
Nancy Wilson – Uptight
Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
Friends Of Distinction – Grazing In The Grass
Hugh Masekela – Don’t Go Lose It Baby
Lorraine Ellison – You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me
Smokey Robinson – Tell Me Tomorrow
George Benson – Someday We’ll All Be Free
Donny Hathaway – Love Love Love
Anita Baker – Moondance
Van Morrison – Domino
Rongetz Foundation – Murilley
Charles Earland – The Mighty Burner
3-4pm: ‘Jazz Dance Hour’
Eddie Henderson – Say You Will
Melvin Sparks – Texas Twister
Les McCann & Eddie Harris – You Got It In Your Soulness
Jimmy Smith – TNT
Donald Byrd – Brother Isaac
Angela Bofill – Under The Moon And Over The Sky
John Handy – Hard Work
Sonny Rollins – Alfie’s Theme
Paul Desmond – Take Ten
4-5pm: ‘The Feelgood Selection’
Trussel – Love Injection
Dionne Warwick & The Detroit Spinners – I Don’t Need Another Love
Lori Williams – Deja Vu
Robert Glasper Experiment – No One Like You
Tavares – Bad Times
Chris Jasper – I Love You
Lindsey Webster – I Know You Well
Big Lee Dowell & The Cannonballs – What I Done Wrong
The Crusaders – Thank You
5-6pm: ‘Soul Cellar’
Darrell Banks – Angel Baby
Curtis Lee – Pretty Little Angel Eyes
Anita Baker – Angel
Aretha Franklin – Angel
The Penguins – Earth Angel
Little Richard – Function At The Junction
Patrice Holloway – The Touch Of Venus
Four Tops – Sweet Was The Love
Otis Leavill – I Love You
Chuck Berry – Almost Grown
Norman Connors feat. Prince Phillip Mitchell – Once I’ve Been There
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Who’s Gonna Take The Blame
Etta James – Security
Otis Redding – I Got To Go Back (And Watch That Little Girl Dance)
Grant Green – Sookie Sookie
Huffington Post article 2014:
click on the page image above (pdf version here)
'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)
Blues and Soul article (click on the image above)
BBC Radio Times article - February 2010
The Times Newspaper 17.7.2010 Recommended DAB Radio
PY with betty wright
Alan 'Fluff' Freeman, PY, Charlie Gillett and Gary Crowley