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Soul Train History Book: Dennis Coffey

It had been documented that the first white artist to appear on Soul Train was Gino Vanelli, but that’s not accurate. The first white artist to actually appear on the program was Dennis Coffey. In December 1971, Coffey and his […]

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Tyrone Swan

Tyrone Swan was one of Soul Train’s most desirable male dancers in the mid-seventies. His looks, his style and charisma were eye candy to many

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Soul Train History Book: Marvin Gaye

Thirty years ago on April 1, 1984, the music world lost one of the most talented, revered and beloved musical artists of any era: “the

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Q&A: Patrice Rushen

Multi-Grammy-nominated artist Patrice Rushen is a world-renowned singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and music director. She has worked and recorded with a list of “who’s who” in

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SOUL TRAIN IS HEADED TO BROADWAY!

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Tony Award Nominated Producer Matthew Weaver Acquires First-Class Stage Rights to Groundbreaking Musical Variety

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Profile: O’Bryan

Born in Sneads Ferry, NC, O’Bryan McCoy Burnette II was playing the piano at 6 years old and then began singing in the church and

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Q&A: Tye Ramos–All the Right Moves

The scene inside The Warehouse performance venue in Battle Creek, MI was relatively quiet. Once LAFA Music owner/executive director Tye Ramos and his entourage entered,

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Slim the Robot

Bill Williams, aka Slim the Robot, was an original member of the Lockers dance group. He was always a stand out for his eye-popping and

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Soul Train History Book: Johnny Mathis

When the Soul Train Gang heard Johnny Mathis was going to be a guest on the January 19, 1974 taping of the program, some of

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Forget Me Nots: Valentines For Don Cornelius

The right song can do more for a person than influence them to dance, tap their feet, or nod their head to its rhythm. A



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