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Soul Train History Book: The Fresh Prince Goes on Soul Train

One of the funniest episodes of the classic nineties television sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel Air revolved around a plot of how Uncle Phil proposed to Aunt Viv on the set of Soul Train. But before that, Will Smith made […]

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: William McByrd

Chicago native William McByrd grew up watching the local version of Soul Train years before he went to dance on the nationally televised version of

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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

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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

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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

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Q&A: L.C. Cooke- A Blast from the Past

Turn back the hands of time, to a time when Sam Cooke ruled the airwaves and the gospel world was finally getting over the shock

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Soul Train History Book: Soul Train Makes a Wish Come True

One of the most moving and heartfelt moments in Soul Train’s history had nothing to do with music or a recording artist, but with

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Love, Peace & Soul: Celebrating 44 Years of Soul Train

Sunday, August 17, 2014 marks the 44th anniversary of the premiere of Soul Train on television. When you think of Soul Train, you think of black

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Thyais Walsh

Thyais Walsh, that “pretty girl with the model looks and pretty smile,” was one of the most often seen faces on Soul Train in the

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Q&A: Teddy Riley–Chapter 1, ‘Don Cornelius and Soul Train’

Teddy Riley could go on for hours with stories about his internationally successful, multi-platinum-selling, multiple-awards-winning career in the recording industry. Considered the catalyst of modern



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