Curtis album cover

Classic Soul Album: Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Curtis’

The name Curtis Mayfield automatically evokes memories of his classic soundtrack to the equally classic film, Superfly. But Mayfield’s music and career were much more than that prolific soundtrack. He was a storyteller or, as Soul Train creator Don Cornelius […]

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Paula Willhite

Everyone who ever danced on Soul Train has a very unique and special story to tell. Paula Willhite, who danced on Soul

Don Cornelius and Curtis Mayfield on Soul Train in Chicago 1970

Soul Train History Book:  Soul Train’s Premiere

On August 17, 1970, a new local dance show in Chicago entitled Soul Train made its debut on UHF station WCIU Channel 26.



Q&A: Charlie Wilson

With a string of chart-toppers including “Yearning for Your Love,” “Outstanding,” and “Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me),” The GAP Band solidified its

Soul Train Gang album cover

Soul Train History Book: Soul Train’s Theme Songs

Over Soul Train’s 36 year history, the program has had various theme songs, some of which were original compositions and others which were not.


Q&A: Jan Gaye

In her memoir, After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye, Jan Gaye recalls life as the wife of one of

Oak Train Banner at deFremery Park

How the Town Gets Down: Oakland Sets Guinness World Record for the Longest Soul Train Line

Oakland, CA boasts a notable roster of soul, R&B, and hip-hop artists who’ve ascended to the world stage: Goapele, Keshia Cole, Hammer, Tony! Toni!

Skeeter and Go Go Brothers

Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: The Original Skeeter Rabbit

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James “Skeeter Rabbit” Higgins is one of the most funkiest dancers that came out of South

Richard Pryor hosting Soul Train

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

Bobby Hutton

Q&A: Bobby Hutton

Bobby Hutton began singing at the age of five, with his actual professional career beginning in Detroit, Michigan after winning a talent show at

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