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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 to Aunt Viv on the set of Soul Train. But before that, Will Smith made […]

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Classic Soul Cinema: ‘Abby’

Forty years ago, the horror movie The Exorcist had many moviegoers running and screaming out of movie theaters and making appointments to see psychiatrists. I’m

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Classic Soul Album Spotlight: Eddie Kendricks’ ‘Boogie Down’

Former Temptations member Eddie Kendricks struck out on his own in 1971 and recorded two albums with very good material.  Still, he just could

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Q&A: Hinton Battle

Three-time Tony Award winner Hinton Battle is a quintuple threat in the entertainment industry as an actor, singer, dancer, producer and choreographer. In a career

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: William McByrd

Chicago native William McByrd grew up watching the local version of Soul Train years before he went to dance on the nationally televised version of

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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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Movie Review: ‘Keep on Keepin’ On’

A new inspirational documentary entitled Keep On Keepin’ On follows jazz legend Clark Terry’s mentorship of 23 year old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin over

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Classic Soul Cinema: ‘Blacula’

Forget Frankenstein, the Wolfman and Dracula. There was one spooky brother that sent chills up audiences’ spines back in the early seventies. He was none

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Classic Soul Album: B.T. Express ‘Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied)’

Funk music was at an all-time high in the mid-seventies, with funk groups were constantly turning out hits. One of the newer funk groups had

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Q&A: Ronn David

Ronn David is the son of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legends Ruth Brown and Clyde McPhatter. Even though he hails from two music

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