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Peter Young Stamp this week's py show jazzfm chart

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

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:

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

Peter Young Show
Jazz FM
2.00 – 6.00pm
Saturday 13th August 2016

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

Do Me Right - Denise Lasalle

You Want It You Got It - Detroit Emeralds

Point Of No Return - Georgie Fame

Sweet Lover No More - Gene McDaniels

Ain't No Sunshine - Sivuca

Ruby Lee - Bill Withers

Love Has Come Around - Incognito

Dominoes (live) - Donald Byrd

Little Sunflower - Freddie Hubbard Feat. Al Jarreau

Return Of The Prodigal Son - Freddie Hubbard

3 - 4 .m. 'Jazz Dance Hour'

Slick Eddie - Sonny Stitt

Afrodisia - The Rhythmagic Orchestra

Jacob's Ladder - Cedar Walton

Boogie Down - Roy Ayers

No Problem - Sadao Watanabe

Walk Tall - Mark Soskin

The Spirit Feel - Milt Jackson

Life Is Like A Samba - David Benoit

The World Is A Ghetto - War

4-5 p.m.

I Got To Party - Soulutions

Just Say Nothing - Incognito

Ain't No Time - Shaun Escoffery

Waste Of Time - Kylie Auldist

What's Happening People - The Enlightment

Never Know - Kindred The Family Soul

Like Chicken - Frank McComb

Fan The Flames - Gregory Porter

My Love - Kejam

Walking And Talking - Rasheed Ali

All My People - Kindred The Family Soul

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

Willie And The Hand Jive - Johnny Otis

Touch A Hand - Staple Singers

Lend A Hand - Bobby Hutton

Helping Hand - Arthur Miles

Raise Your Hand - Eddie Floyd

I Want To Hold Your Hand - Al Green

Hand Clappin' - Red Prysock

That's The Way Love Is - Veda Brown

Ain't Nothing You Can Do - Bobby Bland

The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game - The Marvelettes

Stormy - The Supremes

Gimme Shelter - Merry Clayton

I Could Never Be President - Johnnie Taylor

California Montage - Young-Holt Unlimited

High Heel Sneakers - Wynder K. Frog

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Peter Young Show
Jazz FM
2.00 – 6.00pm
Saturday 6th August 2016

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

It's My Thing - Marva Whitney

Work To Do - Isley Brothers

Family Affair - Jazoulster

Stop On By - Vicki Anderson

So Many Sides Of You - Bobby Womack

I'll Come Running Back To You - Ronnie McNeir

Little Red Rooster - Sam Cooke

Got Myself A Good Man - Pucho

3 - 4 .m. 'Jazz Dance Hour'

Mardi Gras - Lonnie Liston Smith

Uno Esta - Bobbi Humphrey

Getting Up - Johnny Hammond Smith

Knockout - The Filthy Six

Cool Breeze - Dizzy Gillespie

Shoshana - Cal Tjader

Harlem Boys - Sonny Rollins

Sugar Loaf Mountain - George Duke

4-5 p.m.

This Love Of Ours - Frank McComb

Let Me Be The One - Marc Staggers

Don't Judge A Book - Soulutions

Pastime Paradise - Sunlight Square

Tim Dom Dom - Clara Moreno

Stompin Ground - Aaron Neville

Can't Nobody Love You - Ruben Studdard

Don't Let It Go To Your Head - Will Downing

All My People - Kindred The Family Soul

Take Me With You - Sharon Jones

What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes - Sharon Jones

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

Think (About It) - Lyn Collins

Think - Aretha Franklin

Think - Jimmy McCracklin

Think - James Brown

Potion Of Love - The Ambers

I'm Gonna Love You - Patti And The Emblems

What's Wrong With Me Baby - The Invitations

Mercy - Willie Mitchell

Festival Time - San Remo Strings

Batman Theme - The Marketts

Midnight Hour - Billy Preston

Uptight - Ramsey Lewis

Stronger Than Love - James Carr

Don't Fight It - Sweet Inspirations

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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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