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 21st January 2017
2-3pm: ‘Soul Cellar’ Part 1
AFO Executives feat. Tami Lynn – Money (That’s What I Want)
Nancy Wilson – Uptight
Ella Fitzgerald – Get Ready
Jackie Wilson – You Keep Me Hanging On
James Brown – For Once In My Life
A Certain Ratio – Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing
Kyle Eastwood feat. Joni Mitchell – Trouble Man
Working Week – Inner City Blues
Dusty Springfield – When The Love Light Starts Shining Thru His Eyes
Barbara Randolph – Can I Get A Witness
Marvin Gaye – Sweet Thing
Cissy Houston – How Sweet It Is
San Remo Golden Strings – Festival Time
3-4pm: ‘Jazz Dance Hour’
Mongo Santamaria – Cloud Nine
Mongo Santamaria – I Can’t Get Next To You
Little Stevie Wonder – Fingertips (Inst)
Norman Brown – Too High
Magic Disco Machine – Scratchin’
Georgie Fame – Soul Stomp
Grover Washington Jr. – I Can’t Help It
Grover Washington Jr. – Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Sunlightsquare – Pastime Paradise
Ella Fitzgerald – What’s Going On
Jr. Walker & The All Stars – Cleo’s Mood
Marvin Gaye – Main Theme From Trouble Man
Kool & The Gang – Open Sesame (Part 2)
LTD feat. Jeffrey Osborne – Love To The World
Shaun Escoffery – Healing Me (Nigel Lowis Mix)
Sheila Ford – La Costa
Da Lata & Phil Asher – Asking Eyes
Kenny Wellington – Manic Monday, Magic Sunday
Dagmar’s Collective – Love’s Divine
Anita Baker – Will You Be Mine
Diplomats Of Soul – Running Away
5-6pm: ‘Soul Cellar’
Kelly Brothers – Crystal Blue Persuasion
The Ikettes – I’m Blue
The Temptations – Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)
Fats Domino – My Blue Heaven
Fats Domino – Blue Monday
Tower Of Power – So Very Hard To Go
Doris Troy – Trust In Me
Gene Chandler – There Goes The Lover
The Impressions – Can’t Satisfy
Mary Love – Lay This Burden Down
The Essex – Easier Said Than Done
Linda Carr & The Love Squad – Highwire
The Contours – I’ll Turn To Stone
Jimmy Ruffin – Baby I’ve Got It
The Marvelettes – Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers
Marv Johnson – I Miss You Baby (How I Miss You)
Earl Van Dyke – You’re A Wonderful One
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