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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


During March and April 2016, PY has some health issues to deal with. He will be off the air for a few weeks, but will be back wth the Soul Cellar as soon as these issues have been completed. He has not left Jazz FM. The excellent Jeff Young will be taking over PY's show during this timeline.

Peter Young Show
Jazz FM
2.00 – 6.00pm
Saturday 27th February 2016

2-3 p.m. 'Soul Cellar Part One'

War – Me And Baby Brother

Chairmen Of The Board – Finders Keepers

The Commodores – Brick House

Maceo And The Macks – Soul Power ’74

Staple Singers – Funky Love

Tower Of Power – What Is Hip

Bobby Byrd – Sayin’ It And Doin’ It Are Two Different Things

Paulette Reaves – Jazz Freak

Lowrell – Mellow Mellow Right On

The Valentinos – I Can Understand It

Tom Scott – Gotcha

3 - 4 p.m. 'Jazz Dance Hour'

Miles Davis – Miles

Brian Auger & Oblivion Express – Freedom Jazz Dance

J.J. Johnson & His Big Band – So What

Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers – Got Myself A Good Man

M. Swift Presents 24 Carat – Cafe Bahia

David Sanborn – Theme From Love Is Not Enough

Snowboy & The Latin Section – New York Afternoon

Young-Holt Trio – Wack Wack

Dorothy Ashby – Little Sunflower

Johnny Pate Orchestra – You Can’t Even Walk In The Park

4-5 p.m.

Gladys Knight – Love Gives You The Power (DJ Reverend P Remix)

Nicola Conte Presents Stefania Dipierro – Maracatu Atomico

Ed Motta – Captain’s Refusal

Cornell C.C. Carter feat. Narada Michael Walden – Together

Brendan Reilly – Higher

Anderson Paak – Celebrate

Sean Khan feat. Omar – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down

Jacob Collier – Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing

Tom Scott – Gotcha

Nicola Conte Presents Stefania Dipierro – A Gira

5-6 p.m. 'Soul Cellar Part Two'

Jean Knight – Mr Big Stuff

Otis Redding – Mr Pitiful

The Marvelettes – Please Mr Postman

Marlena Shaw – Me And Mr Jones

Vicki Anderson – I’m Too Tough For Mr Big Stuff

Marvin Gaye – Don’t Mess With Mister ‘T’

Jo Jo Benson – You’re Losing Me

The Pretenders – For The Rest Of My Days

Chet McDowell – I’m Losing You

Richard ‘Groove’ Holmes – 125th St & 7th Ave

Joe Fritz – Good Doctor Sweet Soul

Timebox – Beggin’

Dusty Springfield – Live It Up

Fats Domino – Sick And Tired

Fats Domino – It Keeps Rainin’

Fats Domino – Blue Monday

San Remo Strings – Reach Out I’ll Be There

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

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