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 11th February 2017
2-3pm: ‘Soul Cellar’ Part 1
James Brown - Licking Stick Licking Stick
James Brown - Mother Popcorn
James Brown - Say It Loud, I'm Black And I'm Proud
The JB's - Pass The Peas
Kokolo - Soul Power
Dee Felice Trio - There Was A Time
James Brown - Cold Sweat
Lyn Collins - Think (About It)
Vicki Anderson & Bobby Byrd - You're Welcome / Stop On By
James Brown - Please Please Please
The JB's - Gimme Some More
Fred Wesley & The JB's - Same Beat
3-4pm: 'Jazz Dance Hour'
Fred Wesley & The JB's - Watermelon Man
Maceo Parker - Up And Down East Street
Pee Wee Ellis - Sticks
Dee Felice Trio - The Crickets Sing
James Brown - Sunny
Mongo Santamaria - Cold Sweat
Idris Muhammad - Super Bad
Jimmy McGriff - Ain't It Funky Now
James Brown - There Was A Time
Aretha Franklin - Soulville
Four Tops - Love Music
Rick James - Big Time
Jose James - Live Your Fantasy
Chris Jasper - I Love You
George Anderson - Festival De La Vida
Big Lee Dowell & The Cannonballs - What I Done Wrong
Stone Foundation feat. Bettye LaVette - Season Of Change
CeCe Winans - Dancing In The Spirit
Jackson Five - Skywriter
Dagmar's Collective - Love's Divine
5-6pm: 'Soul Cellar'
Eddie Floyd - Big Bird
Rufus Thomas - The Funky Bird
The Velvelettes - A Bird In The Hand (Is Worth Two In The Bush)
Sonny Boy Williamson - Bye Bye Bird
Jewel Akens - The Birds And Bees
Inez & Charlie Foxx - Mockingbird
Lou Johnson - Kentucky Bluebird (Send A Message To Martha)
Rufus Thomas - Jump Back
Doris Troy - I'll Do Anything
Dusty Springfield - I'll Try Anything
The Strangeloves - I Want Candy
The Temptations - It's Growing
The Temptations - Since I Lost My Baby
The Temptations - (I Know) I'm Losing You
The Glories (I Love You Babe But) Give Me My Freedom
The Orlons - Spinning Top
The James Boys - The Mule
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