Have you ever heard of Soul Train before? Oh yeah!! That has certainly marked a lot of people’s lives during the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s. This fun show had been on TV from October 2, 1971 to March 25, 2006 and millions of people watched it and bumped to some awesome music. Donald Cortez or Don Cornelius was an American television show host and producer who was best known as the creator of the nationally syndicated dance and music franchise Soul Train, which he hosted from 1971 until 1993. He passed away in 2012, however his work is sure to be remembered and will never die.
Soul Train was a remarkable opportunity for the recording artists who graced its stage, allowing them to be seen by an impressionable television audience open to be moved by music. The hippest trip in America gave listeners an unprecedented chance to attend lively concerts each week without ever leaving their homes. Soul Train was always a sold-out show. Every ticket was a front row seat, giving spectators a host of favorite performances and memories they’d never forget.
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This was back when young blacks could go somewhere and have fun and dance without worrying about someone fighting and shooting up the place over some stupid nonsense… Back when music was so real and not demeaning, no calling women bitches and hoes, and praising material objects like it is the most important thing in life (I heard this from older cats!). All they wanted was have some good time, throw some bows and boogie to some catchy beats! I personally like modern RAP and HipHop, but I do love to see them dancing to some Soul. Their moves were astonishing!
Okay okay! I’ve got to confess that I don’t quite like their “fashionable” style when it comes to clothing. There ain’t nothing wrong with it, but I think I’ve been influenced by other styles. On the other hand, I can’t deny they knew how to party and have a good time.
The American super talented musician James Brown was known as the Godfather of Soul and surely his most worldwide known song would be there on Soul Train
Get your groove on to the fantastic sounds of Sex Machine.
There has never been another show that has promoted Black Music more than Soul Train. So I am about to get going, but you shouldn’t miss this last video. To the sounds of Rock Steady by Aretha Franklin.
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This material has been selected, adapted, analyzed, and put together by Rodrigo P. Honorato.