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 23rd August 2014
2-3 p.m.: 'Soul' Cellar Part 1
Khemistry – Can You Feel My Love
David Bendeth – Feel The Real (Again)
Walter Beasley – Lil’ Touch Of Jazz
Dianne Reeves – How Long
Kylie Auldist – In A Week, In A Day
Arthur Adams – You Got The Floor
Tony Rallo & The Midnight Band – Holdin’ On
J. Holiday – Thinkin’ About You
O.C. Smith – I’m Glad I Fell In Love With You
Aretha Franklin – Get It Right
3-4 p.m.: 'Jazz Dance Hour' - Tribute To Original Jazz FM Presenter 'Jumpin' George Reid
Ernestine Anderson & The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra – Boogie Down
Lou Donaldson – Alligator Boogaloo
Duke Ellington Orchestra & Ella Fitzgerald – Cottontail
Donald Byrd – Theme For Malcolm
Salena Jones – Right Now
Horace Silver Quintet – Que Pasa
Peggy Lee – Heart
Stan Kenton – Intermission Riff
Herbie Mann – What’d I Say
Eddie Jefferson – Night Train
Kenny Burrell – La Petite Mambo
4 - 5 p.m.:
Adjoa – Breathe (Remix)
Elliot Macauley feat. Joe Leavy – All My Life
Joy Rose – True Love
Lalah Hathaway feat. Divageek – Shine
Stone Foundation – To Find The Spirit
Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra – The Last Carnival
Dominique Toney – Can’t Take That
Cookin’ On 3 Burners – Skeletor
4.45-6pm: ‘Soul Cellar’ Part 2 - 35th Anniversary Edition
5-6 p.m. 'Soul Cellar' Part 2
Edwin Starr – Headline News
Marv Johnson – I Miss You Baby (How I Miss You)
Diana Ross & The Supremes – Stormy
Patrice Holloway – For The Love Of Mike
Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers – I Can’t Help Myself
The Meters – Look-Ka Py Py
Gwen McCrae – Funky Sensation
Johnnie Taylor – Testify (I Wonna)
Aretha Franklin – Soulville
Billy Stewart – Temptation ‘Bout To Get Me
Staple Singers – For What It’s Worth
Esther Phillips – Disposable Society
Shirley Brown & Bobby Womack – Ain’t Nothing Like The Lovin’ We Got
James Brown – I Need Help (I Can’t Do It Alone)
Bobby Bland – Ain’t No Sunshine
Doris Troy – What ‘Cha Gonna Do About It
Arthur Conley – Shake Rattle And Roll
Sisters Love – Mr. Fix-It Man
Joe Tex – I Gotcha
Billy Preston – Billy’s Bag
Alan 'Fluff' Freeman, PY, Charlie Gillett and Gary Crowley