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Soul Train History Book: Billy Paul

When most people think of Billy Paul, one song comes to mind: the timeless classic “Me & Mrs. Jones.” But Billy Paul’s music catalogue is much more than that one smash hit; he has created some of the most beautiful, […]

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Soul Train History Book: Nancy Wilson

One of the greatest singers of all time is the incomparable Nancy Wilson. She has recorded more than 70 albums, and won three Grammy

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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

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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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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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Soul Train History Book: Herbie Hancock

By the late sixties and early seventies, jazz music was considered something for an older crowd of people, but a new twist in this revered

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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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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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Soul Train History Book: The Ohio Players

Funk music was at its zenith in the seventies, and one group that epitomized funk was The Ohio Players. Hailing from Dayton, OH, the group—comprised at

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Soul Train History Book: Barry White & Isaac Hayes

With June being Black Music Month, I can’t think of a better subject for this month’s edition of the Soul Train History Book than to



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