India.Arie and Elmo: A Soulful Duet Like No Other

There have been a number of notable, likely unforgettable duets throughout the illustrious history of soul music. Pairings that immediately come to mind: Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Lionel Richie and Diana Ross, Luther Vandross and Martha Wash, Case and […]

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In Memoriam: Joe Cocker

This is the second time I’ve thought about iconic rock singer Joe Cocker and felt this terrible. As I a child I didn’t understand the type

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In Memoriam: Remembering Stuart Scott

I’d like to share a story with you. It’s one of my coolest personal occurrences of note since becoming a professional journalist. It’s one I

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Fanta-C and Diesel

Anyone who watched Soul Train in the mid-eighties to the early nineties had to notice two phenomenal dancers whose tightly choreographed and at times humorous


A Wonder Full Christmas (A Original Short Story)

The snow fall has gradually gotten heavier. What began as light flurries a couple hours ago is now nearing whiteout conditions. Mrs. Claus is watching

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Classic Soul Christmas Album: ‘Soul Christmas’

Season’s greetings, all! It’s that time of year to pull out that feel-good Christmas music. One of the best Christmas compilation albums to be released was

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My Favorite Soul Train Memory: All-Star Compilation, Volume 2

Being a guest star on Soul Train was a remarkable opportunity for recording artists and entertainers. Gracing its stage allowed them to be seen by


Throwback TV: ‘A Different World’

On season after season of NBC’s hit sitcom The Cosby Show, Claire and Cliff Huxtable had been trying to get at least one of their

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 Soul Train History Book: Minnie Riperton

What makes a singer truly stand out is their distinctive voice, which distinguishes them from others. Over the years, when you heard Gladys, you knew

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On the “A” w/Souleo

[caption id="attachment_28249" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Still from Concerning Violence_Credit Lennart Malmer[/caption] ‘Concerning Violence’ and the Struggle for Freedom An abstract and concrete interpretation on the essence of violence

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