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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Paula Willhite

Everyone who ever danced on Soul Train, whether they were among the popular regulars or not, has a story to tell. Paula Willhite, who danced on Soul Train in the eighties, shares her story about being a part of the […]

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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.

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The 2015 Ford Neighborhood Awards: A Community Celebration

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Celebrity meets community was the consistent theme of the 13th annual Steve Harvey 2015 Ford

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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

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Tony GoGo

Anthony Foster, aka Tony GoGo, is one of the pioneers of locking. As a co-founding member of the original GoGo Brothers dance group, he

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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.

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Q&A: Rain Pryor—“Richard,” Race & Reality

Rain Pryor, an established and talented artist in her own right, is the daughter of one of the world’s greatest entertainers,

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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!

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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

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The 80s: Shalamar’s ‘Friends’

Although this group had more than one line-up of members throughout the years, true fans will always consider the trio of Jody Watley, Jeffrey



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