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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: In Memoriam—Barbara Scott

Barbara Scott was one of the sexiest and most provocative dancers in Soul Train’s history. From the late eighties to the early nineties, her bright-eyed smile radiated warmth to viewers through television screens across the country, and her energetic moves […]

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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


Classic Soul Cinema: ‘The Cotton Club’

When it was announced that a movie was being made based on Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club, many thought it would be based solely on the

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Classic Soul Album: ‘The Temptations Sing Smokey’

The talented, tantalizing, terrific, totally together Temptations can easily be classified as the top soul group of all time. With their five-part harmony and core

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Movie Review: ‘Selma’

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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

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Classic Soul Christmas Album: ‘Soul Christmas’

Season’s greetings, all! It’s that time of year to pull out that feel-good Christmas music. One of the best Christmas compilation albums to be released was

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Movie Review: ‘Top Five’

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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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Classic Soul Cinema: ‘Breakin’’

In the seventies, the art of breakdancing began to sweep the United States. It began as a form of street dancing that originated among African-American

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