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 4th March 2017
2-3pm: ‘Songs of Stevie'
Roberta Flack - Don't Make Me Wait Too Long
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - You Are My Heaven
Isley Brothers - My Love Is Your Love (Forever)
The Contours - Just A Little Misunderstanding
Syreeta - To Know You Is To Love You
Frank McComb - Golden Lady
Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin'
Ramsey Lewis - Spring High
Betty Wright - What Are You Going To Do With It
Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious
3-4pm: 'A Tribute To Al Jarreau'
Freddie Hubbard feat. Al Jarreau - Little Sunflower
Joe Sample feat. Al Jarreau - Somehow Our Love Survives
Seawind feat. Al Jarreau - He Loves You
Deodato feat. Al Jarreau - Double Face
Bob James & David Sanborn feat. Al Jarreau - Since I Fell For You
Al Jarreau - Tell Me What I Gotta Do
Al Jarreau - Spirit
Al Jarreau - One Note Samba
Al Jarreau - Scootcha Booty
Ella Fitzgerald - Can't Buy Me Love
Quincy Jones - Hicky Burr
Marc Staggers - Keep Those Fires Burning
Carmen Lundy - Have A Little Faith
Rick Braun feat. Lindsey Webster - Love Take Me
Simon Law feat. Caron Wheeler - Morning Love
CeCe Winans - Hey Devil
George Anderson - Festival De La Vida
Robert Glasper Experiment - Day To Day
Chip Wickham - Sling Shot
5-6pm: 'Soul Cellar'
The Chiffons - He's So Fine
The Fiestas - So Fine
The Ikettes - Fine, Fine, Fine
Syl Johnson - Ms. Fine Brown Frame
Nellie Lutcher - Fine Brown Frame
Bobby Garrett - I Can't Get Away
Doris Troy - I'll Do Anything
Don Covay - You've Got Me On The Critical List
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels - Jenny Take A Ride
Major Lance - Um Um Um Um Um Um
Ike & Tina Turner - Reconsider Baby
Lowell Fulson - My Aching Back
Gene Chandler - There Was A Time
Jerry Butler - Make It Easy On Yourself
Barbara Lewis - I Remember The Feeling
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