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Thread started 09/26/21 10:52pm

JabarR74

Soul Train 50th Anniversary Thread

This Saturday will mark the 50th anniversary of (one of the greatest music TV shows of all time)

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Come post your memories of Soul Train and Don Cornelius (and no jokes!!!!!!!!!)

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Reply #1 posted 09/26/21 11:01pm

SoulAlive

Soul Train line: "Getaway" by Earth Wind and Fire (1976)

Soul Train Line Getaway E... - YouTube

I love watching the old Soul Train clips from the 70s smile

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Reply #2 posted 09/26/21 11:13pm

JabarR74

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Reply #3 posted 09/26/21 11:22pm

SoulAlive

Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniels,when they were Soul Train dancers in the 70s.

Soul Train Dancers Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel dance down the Soul...  News Photo - Getty Images

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Reply #4 posted 09/26/21 11:42pm

SoulAlive

Prince performing "Acknowledge Me" on Soul Train in 1994

Acknowledge Me (Soul Trai... - YouTube

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Reply #5 posted 09/27/21 1:42am

phunkdaddy

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SoulAlive said:

Prince performing "Acknowledge Me" on Soul Train in 1994

Acknowledge Me (Soul Trai... - YouTube

Prince doing New Jack eek

This one definitely slipped by me. lol I guess I shouldn't be surprised. All the old school

artists had to play the game. The only one that I can think of who I don't recall doing

New Jack was Freddie Jackson.

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #6 posted 09/27/21 1:24pm

SoulAlive

phunkdaddy said:

SoulAlive said:

Prince performing "Acknowledge Me" on Soul Train in 1994

Acknowledge Me (Soul Trai... - YouTube

Prince doing New Jack eek

This one definitely slipped by me. lol I guess I shouldn't be surprised. All the old school

artists had to play the game. The only one that I can think of who I don't recall doing

New Jack was Freddie Jackson.

I think it's a good song,but it sounds like most of the music that was being played on R&B radio during that time.Which means it probably would have been a big hit back then.

It's odd that Prince waited until 1994 before finally appearing on Soul Train smile It would have been cool if he had appeared in 1981 or 1982.

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Reply #7 posted 09/27/21 1:27pm

SoulAlive

There needs to be a movie about Soul Train.Throughout the years,I have heard about plans for some kind of film.One idea is to make a movie about the Soul Trains dancers.Another idea is to make it a biopic about Don Cornelius' life.

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Reply #8 posted 09/27/21 7:01pm

JabarR74

SoulAlive said:

There needs to be a movie about Soul Train.Throughout the years,I have heard about plans for some kind of film.One idea is to make a movie about the Soul Trains dancers.Another idea is to make it a biopic about Don Cornelius' life.

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There's already a show called "American Soul", executive produced by Tony Cornelius and there's suppose to be a Broadway musical which would be produced by ?uestLove

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Reply #9 posted 09/27/21 7:14pm

JabarR74

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Reply #10 posted 09/28/21 5:35am

uPtoWnNY

JabarR74 said:

Cheryl Song

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Sally (From The Valley) Achenbach

Loved Cheryl Song, still looking good.

Let's not forget Rosie Perez....she tore shit up!!

Rosie Perez on Soul Train - YouTube

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Reply #11 posted 09/28/21 5:56pm

SoulAlive

***fun fact——Gino Vanelli was the first White artist to perform on Soul Train.He performed his hit “People Gotta Move” in 1974.A year later,Elton John and then David Bowie also performed on the show.
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Reply #12 posted 09/28/21 5:59pm

Abdul

JabarR74 said:

There's already a show called "American Soul", executive produced by Tony Cornelius and there's suppose to be a Broadway musical which would be produced by ?uestLove

American Soul has been good so far, I hope they do a third season soon

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Reply #13 posted 09/29/21 12:52pm

SoulAlive

Hard to believe,but there are a few major soul/funk bands that never appeared on Soul Train.

Earth Wind and Fire as well as Parliament/Funkadelic never appeared on Soul Train eek

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Reply #14 posted 09/29/21 7:42pm

JabarR74

SoulAlive said:

Hard to believe,but there are a few major soul/funk bands that never appeared on Soul Train.

Earth Wind and Fire as well as Parliament/Funkadelic never appeared on Soul Train eek

Funkadelic did appear on the show one time.

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Reply #15 posted 09/29/21 8:12pm

SoulAlive

JabarR74 said:



SoulAlive said:


Hard to believe,but there are a few major soul/funk bands that never appeared on Soul Train.



Earth Wind and Fire as well as Parliament/Funkadelic never appeared on Soul Train eek







Funkadelic did appear on the show one time.



That wasn’t the real Funkadelic.A few members angrily left the band and created their own version using the name (of course,George Clinton sued them).They performed on the show in 1981.
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Reply #16 posted 09/30/21 2:48am

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Abdul said:

JabarR74 said:

There's already a show called "American Soul", executive produced by Tony Cornelius and there's suppose to be a Broadway musical which would be produced by ?uestLove

American Soul has been good so far, I hope they do a third season soon

It sure has. My boy Basie Skanks came over from Greenleaf and bought his dirt over to

American Soul. lol

My favorite episode was the episode with Darius McCrary playing James Brown and

Big Boi playing George Clinton. lol

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #17 posted 09/30/21 10:40am

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Watched more for the dancers than the guest artist sometimes.
Time keeps on slipping into the future...


This moment is all there is...
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Reply #18 posted 09/30/21 12:50pm

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onlyforaminute said:

Watched more for the dancers than the guest artist sometimes.

The dancers were the best part of the show! nod

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #19 posted 09/30/21 1:58pm

SoulAlive

This is one of my favorite Soul Train lines.""Once You Get Started" by Rufus and Chaka Khan (1975)....check out the couple at 2:16......I love it! smile

Soul Train Line Once You ... - YouTube

headbang

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Reply #20 posted 09/30/21 4:13pm

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SoulAlive said:

Hard to believe,but there are a few major soul/funk bands that never appeared on Soul Train.



Earth Wind and Fire as well as Parliament/Funkadelic never appeared on Soul Train eek






Wow! I wonder why? When you think of 70s Funk those two bands were the leaders of the pack.
"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
"The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing." - Socrates
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Reply #21 posted 09/30/21 4:55pm

SoulAlive

kitbradley said:

SoulAlive said:

Hard to believe,but there are a few major soul/funk bands that never appeared on Soul Train.



Earth Wind and Fire as well as Parliament/Funkadelic never appeared on Soul Train eek






Wow! I wonder why? When you think of 70s Funk those two bands were the leaders of the pack.



Indeed,but I wonder…how could all those members of P-Funk fit on that small stage?
biggrin it might have been hard to do.

In the early days of Soul Train,a few artists performed live.But after awhile,Don insisted that the performers lip-sync and I think that may be why EW&F and Parliament/Funkadelic chose not to perform.
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Reply #22 posted 09/30/21 5:44pm

Abdul

phunkdaddy said:

Abdul said:

American Soul has been good so far, I hope they do a third season soon

It sure has. My boy Basie Skanks came over from Greenleaf and bought his dirt over to

American Soul. lol

My favorite episode was the episode with Darius McCrary playing James Brown and

Big Boi playing George Clinton. lol

Yeah I liked that episode to, Eddie Winslow did a good job playing JB

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Reply #23 posted 10/01/21 9:06am

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Soul Train Dancing GIFSoul Train Black History Month GIF

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #24 posted 10/01/21 11:06am

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2freaky4church1 said:

Soul Train Dancing GIFSoul Train Black History Month GIF

woot! fro headbang bananadance

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #25 posted 10/01/21 3:08pm

JabarR74

I just wish Don was still here with us to enjoy the show's Golden anniversary, he gave R&B music a face on TV

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Reply #26 posted 10/02/21 6:58am

JabarR74

Happy 50th to


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Reply #27 posted 10/02/21 9:01pm

SoulAlive

Soul Train Performers '71-'72: (Row 1) Gladys Knight, Michael Jackson, Tina  Turner, Wilson Pickett, The O'Jays. (Row 2) Eugene Record of the Chi-Lites,  Jean Knight, Soul Train dancers, The Staple Singers, JerrySOUL TRAIN COLLAGE | Robert Dulaney | FlickrSoul Train Collage | Black culture, Soul train, Bohemian style clothing

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Reply #28 posted 10/02/21 9:02pm

SoulAlive

May be an image of 2 people, people standing and indoor

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SoulAlive

Johnnie Taylor performing his major hit single "Disco Lady" in 1976 music

DISCO LADY JOHNNY TAYLOR-1976 - YouTube

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