Soul Retrospective: Isaac Hayes and Dionne Warwick’s ‘A Man and a Woman’

In the 1970s, live albums and performances were a great way to connect listeners to the acts they loved. Albums like Blue Magic, Major Harris and Margie Joseph—Live!, The Commodores Live, and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Gratitude all found their […]

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Soul Train History Book: Richard Pryor Hosts Soul Train

Way before Soul Train began having regular guest hosts in the fall of 1993 after Don Cornelius stepped down as host, the program had

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Profile: Naturi Naughton—The ‘Power’ of Tasha St. Patrick

Starz hit drama Power has returned for its highly anticipated second season, and co-star Naturi Naughton is just as anxious about what’s to come as


The 80s: The Bar-Kays’ ‘Propositions’

The Bar-Kays released the album Propositions in 1982. Now, one might think that with a host of hits since the late 1960s, the


Soul Retrospective: Stevie Wonder’s ‘Characters’

When Characters was released in 1987, Stevie Wonder had already experienced over 25 years of constant hits. In the early '60s, Motown and America

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The Most Influential Men of 2015…So Far

2015 has been a whirlwind of good and bad news. From police brutality, to marches through city streets proclaiming “Black Lives Matter,” uplifting stories


The 80s: The Top Ten of 1989

It was 1989, the end of the decade but definitely not the end of some incredible music.  The end of the year charts boasted


In Memoriam: Remembering Reynaldo Rey

What you’re about to read is not an insult: Reynaldo Rey looked funny.

I’m not alluding the late comedian was unattractive; Rey had stage


The 80s: Vanity’s ‘Wild Animal’

Vanity was already well known to 80s music fans as the camisole-clad vixen and lead vocalist of the Prince-formed

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Fawn Quinones

Who can forget this gorgeous dancing machine? Fawn Quinones, sister of Lockers dancer Adolfo “Shabba Doo” Quinones, is one of Soul Train’s most popular

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