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Classic Soul Album Spotlight:  David Ruffin’s ‘Who I Am’

After David Ruffin left the Temptations to embark on a solo career, he scored a big hit in 1969 with “My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me).” He recorded several albums— including an excellent collaboration with his brother […]

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The O.J.Verdict: 20 Years Later

No one will ever forget where they were 20 years ago on the afternoon of October 3, 1995. An estimated 100 million people worldwide

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Q&A: Royale Watkins

For over 25 years, Washington, D.C. native Royale Watkins has been one of the hardest working people in comedy and entertainment. He is a

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer:  Leonard Jones

Leonard Jones was one of the standout seventies dancers on Soul Train with his wide smile and together dance moves as well as those

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Soul Train History Book: Afro-Sheen and Ultra Sheen Commercials

When Soul Train began airing nationally, its creator and host Don Cornelius scored a major sponsorship deal with the Johnson Products Company. Because

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Classic Soul Cinema: ‘Let’s Do It Again’

Following the highly successful film Uptown Saturday Night, which starred Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby and which Poitier directed, the duo teamed up again

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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

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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

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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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Classic Soul Cinema: ‘Dead Presidents’

Dead Presidents, the riveting 1995 film written, produced and directed by Allan and Albert Hughes, focuses on a young man trying to cope with

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