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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 an impressionable television audience, one open to being moved by their music. The hippest trip […]

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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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Classic Soul Album: ‘Marvin Gaye Live!’

Remember the days when one would attend a concert and expect the artist to sing every song and every note live, knowing the artist would

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Profile: Shaun LaBelle–Now You See Me

Highly-regarded producer/musician Shaun LaBelle is sitting in his hotel lobby, stringing his bass while speaking with SoulTrain.com. It’s mostly quiet, the faint sound of football

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Erika Guillory White

Who is that girl on Soul Train who wears the chain from her nose? That talented and sexy lady is none other than Erika Guillory

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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

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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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