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Posts tagged "soul train"
Jun 22, 2014
Questlove, Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation
In my house… we weren’t allowed to watch anything on television except Sesame Street and Soul Train…. Soul Train was a sibling, a parent, a babysitter, a friend, a textbook, a newscast, a business school, and a church.
This is a nice coffee table book filled with Questlove’s memories and trivia about the show. Basically, you’re gonna want to read it with YouTube pulled up on your laptop, so you can watch Al Green in 1975, the only time Don Cornelius danced down the line, or Don saying, “That was terrifying” after Public Enemy performed.
Oh, and I really liked Don Cornelius’s rules for the ST dancers:
Be on time, be tactful, be creative, be funky, be yourself.
Related: the GIFs on this Soul Train Fans tumblr are pretty amazing.
Filed under: my reading year 2014
Sep 01, 2013
Bobby Womack on Soul Train, 1971
DON CORNELIUS: I wanted to ask you, since I’ve never seen you work in the studio, what it’s like to write your own material, sing it yourself, and even produce your own recording sessions?
BOBBY WOMACK: It’s like being free.
Filed under: Bobby Womack
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