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Soul Train 

Created by music impresario Don Cornelius, Soul Train is an African-American focused music-dance television program that spanned 35 years, primarily featuring performances by R&B, soul, funk, pop, and hip hop artists.
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Don Cornelius ...  Self - Host / ... 557 episodes, 1971-1993
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Since 1971, "Soul Train" has been the "American Bandstand" of the African-American community. Even today, "Soul Train" continues to be the showcase of urban artists and their chart-topping singles. The program also continues to be the place for beautiful dancers and their dance moves, though the dance and the dancers' attire are a bit more risque due to the changing times. Written by Tim Traylor <Sundown305@yahoo.com>

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Music | Talk-Show

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The show premiered in Chicago on August 17, 1970, as a daily dance program on WCIU-TV (Channel 26). The guests were Jerry Butler, The Chi-Lites, and The Emotions. The nationally syndicated version premiered October 2, 1971. Don Cornelius passed hosting duties for the local version to Clinton Ghent, one of the dancers, and it produced original episodes until 1976, with repeats airing until 1979. See more »

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Featured in Roadie (1980) See more »

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Put it out of its misery
5 July 2004 | by boston2143See all my reviews

It's a shame that the Soul Train of yesteryear is gone. But that is no reason to desperately keep the current show that bears its name on the air.

With every lipsynched performance, this show grows more pitiful.

With every painfully easy Scramble Board (what could ARMY J LBGEI possibly spell?!), the intelligence of all parties involved is insulted. With every phony host who conducts a even phonier interview, I feel more and more like I'm watching an infomercial.

That show is a mere husk of what it once was. It has no cultural significance whatsoever and should be laid to rest in order to preserve the integrity of its namesake, the REAL "Soul Train" - the one with REAL singers, REAL dancers, and true artistic merit.


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Official Sites:

Don Cornelius Productions

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USA

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English

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2 October 1971 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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