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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 form of music created a renewed interest from teens and young adults. The genre was […]

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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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Soul Train History Book Presents: Chaka Khan

“Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Chaka Khan. Chaka Khan. Chaka Khan.” Those lines were memorably rapped by rapper Melle Mel in the 1984 hit “I Feel For You.” Indeed, many

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Soul Train History Book: Don Cornelius’ Singing Debut

Back in the fall of 1989, one could have said move over Luther Vandross and Freddie Jackson, there is a hot new soul crooner on

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Soul Train History Book: Love, Peace, and ‘Soul Unlimited’

By the end of 1972, Soul Train was the most popular program in syndicated television. Seen in more than 25 major television markets, it won

Michael Jackson on Soul Train 1979

Soul Train History Book: The King of Pop, Michael Jackson

There are some people in show business history whom you recognize by only one name: Beyoncé, Gladys, Aretha, Patti, Smokey, Diana, Luther and...Michael. To commemorate the

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Soul Train History Book: Don Cornelius Goes Down the Soul Train Line

Forty years ago this month, a once in a lifetime event occurred on the Soul Train television show. Don Cornelius, the program's host, made his

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Soul Train History Book Presents: The Soul Train Dance Contest

In the 1972-1973 season of Soul Train, the program’s dancers, the Soul Train Gang, were featured in a dance contest. A dance contest had been held

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Soul Train History Book Presents: The Soul Train Scramble Board

One of the classic segments and highlights of the legendary Soul Train is undoubtedly the Soul Train Scramble Board. Starting midway in its first season, every

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Soul Train History Book Presents: Sly & The Family Stone

Legendary interracial psychedelic soul band Sly & the Family Stone made their first and only appearance on Soul Train on a May 1974

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