Soulful TV Theme Songs

A jammin’ TV theme song can be just as fun and memorable as a full-version song on the radio; and when the theme song has a smooth and soulful vibe to it, it can be just as effective. The Fall […]

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Happy Birthday, Don Cornelius: The Party

On September 27, we celebrate the birthday of the late great Don Cornelius, Soul Train’s iconic creator. Born Donald Cortez Cornelius in 1936 in Illinois, the


The 80s: ‘The Breakfast Club’

“But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a

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On the “A” w/Souleo

[caption id="attachment_27321" align="aligncenter" width="230"] Derek Fordjour - No. 92 (2014)[/caption] The Sports World Could Learn from Derek Fordjour’s Artworks The world of professional sports has come under

Soul Train Picnic Picture courtesy Juliette Hagerman, Derek Fleming, Freddie Maxie

Soul Train History Book: The First Soul Train Gang Picnic

The Soul Train Dancers recently created some history of their own. On August 17th, 2014, they held the inaugural Soul Train Dancers picnic in Los


The 80s: Midnight Star’s ‘No Parking On The Dance Floor’

It’s always a great experience to listen to an album and enjoy it from beginning to end, and such was the case when music listeners

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Q&A: Martin Shore–‘Take Me to the River’

[caption id="attachment_27195" align="aligncenter" width="199"] Martin Shore[/caption] The music of Memphis and the Mississippi Delta has its own distinct personality, not to mention a unique very place

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Karl Grigsby

In the mid-1970s, there was a Soul Train dancer who always kept the other dancers, the production staff and even host Don Cornelius laughing on


The 80s: The Police’s ‘Synchronicity’

Often times, a certain sound comes to mind when thinking of the music of the 1980s, but there are a few albums out there that

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Classic Soul Cinema: ‘A Soldier’s Story’

A Soldier’s Story, based upon Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Off Broadway production A Soldier’s Play, is one of the most dramatic and riveting films ever

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