One of my favorite American TV shows of all time is Soul Train. When I was growing up, I anxiously awaited the broadcast every Saturday afternoon to hear all the latest R&B acts and learn some new moves. A lot of other people liked American Bandstand, which was another music & dance show that also aired on Saturdays, but for me, Soul Train was “the hippest trip in America.”
My absolute favorite segment on the show was when the host Don Cornelius announced the “Soul Train Line.” This lineup allowed the Soul Train dancers to showcase their best moves down a parallel line of all the other dancers. This gave them a stage to let it all hang out & I loved every minute of it. I still do.
Don Cornelius - Photo via B.E.T.
As Soul Train’s Don Corneilus always says at the end of the show…PEACE, LOVE & SOOOUUUL!
For further listening, I recommend my absolute favorite CD box set:
Soul Train 25th Anniversary Box Set
Watch Soul Train & get some vintage inspiration:
The Best of Soul Train (9 DVDs)
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