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Peter Young


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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:



...e-mail PY here....


Keith and Dave


py's personal personal tributes page is here



Jazz FM


Peter Young Show
Jazz FM
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


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Huffington Post article 2014:


Huffington Post


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:
Thanks as always for your loyalty and support

Peter Young (25th September 2008)


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


Betty Wright & PY


PY with betty wright


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...

...or click here to see some soul imagery...


Radio London


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