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Soul Train History Book Presents: Michael Jackson Debuts the Robot

A decade before the King of Pop Michael Jackson did his eye-popping Moonwalk on the Motown 25 television special, he became famous for another dance move: the Robot. The date was October 27, 1973 when, on a Soul Train appearance […]

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer Presents: Tyrone “The Bone” Proctor

Tyrone "The Bone" Proctor is one of Soul Train's all-time popular regulars. His unique style of dancing and his fashions--from pink jumpsuits to fur coats,

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Soul Train History Book Presents: The Soul Train Dance Contest

In the 1972-1973 season of Soul Train, the program’s dancers, the Soul Train Gang, were featured in a dance contest. A dance contest had been held

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: The Creator of Locking, Don Campbell

Before the Moonwalk, before breakdancing, there was a dance move that helped serve as the basis and roots of steet dancing as well as freestyle,

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer Presents: The One and Only Damita Jo Freeman

“Did you see that girl dancing with Joe Tex?” “Who is that girl who kicks her leg way up?” “That girl was getting down with James Brown!” Damita

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The Soul Train Gang Remembers Don Cornelius

The Soul Train dancers, known originally as the Soul Train Gang, are what helped to make the show popular worldwide. Viewers didn't just watch the show to see

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Train Stop Tuesday: Joe Tex – I Gotcha

After we enjoyed Damita Jo Freeman stealing the show during James Brown's "Super Bad" performance, we have yet another opportunity to enjoy her signature moves and playful interaction



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