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Soul Train History Book: Jackie Wilson

Mr. Excitement! That’s who Jackie Wilson was. From his energetic dance routines to his dashing looks, he indeed generated excitement every time he performed. Born Jack Leroy Wilson on June 9, 1934, he was the ultimate master showman and has […]

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Milo & Otis: Soulful Expedition

Artists make music. At times, music makes artists. In the case of Jamila Woods and Owen Hill, the music of their minds wedged them from


If Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Were Alive Today…

Editor’s Note: SoulTrain.com contributor Joe Walker imagines what an interview with Dr. King would be like were he still with us in 2015. Security is tight

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Chef Jess Talks Soul Food

Fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, fried okra, cornbread, grits, smothered pork chops, candied yams… Are you hungry yet? I sure hope so. When


Q&A: Malik Yoba–‘Empire’ 

While Malik Yoba is known for starring in the ‘90s cult classic FOX hip-hop series New York Undercover, his veteran career


The Producers: Teo Macero

New York native Teo Macero was a U.S. Navy veteran when he enrolled in the prestigious Julliard School of Music in 1948.  After receiving his

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Fanta-C and Diesel

Anyone who watched Soul Train in the mid-eighties to the early nineties had to notice two phenomenal dancers whose tightly choreographed and at times humorous


Sound Check: Hero The Band

We can examine Atlanta’s Black rock scene as developing beyond the culture itself into a more sustainable environment for younger generation. Why does


Sound Check: KING

Paris, Amber and Anita, members of the supremely talented vocal trio KING, piece together masterfully crafted music that whisks you away to a whole

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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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