Soul Train

UPDATED — 2/1/2012: The death of Don Cornelius, reported today, is an opportunity to reflect on his legacy. Last year marked the 40th anniversary of his iconic TV series, Soul Train, the brainchild of the legendary executive producer and host. In the past two years, there’s been a VH-1 documentary, a dance party at New […]

When the world heard of the tragic passing of Don Cornelius, we had different reactions. Some were in disbelief, others paid homage to the legend with a “Soul Train line” in Times Square, while many reflected on his immense impact on society. SEE ALSO: Is Black History Month Hard On Black Folks? BLACK HISTORY MONTH […]

TLC’s Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas is hosting a seven-hour Soul Train marathon, Saturday, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. in honor of the late, great Don Cornelius, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Cornelius was found dead Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles, CA from a self-inflicted cranial gunshot wound. Chili’s segments will open and close each […]

A few days before the release of The Best of Soul Train DVD set Soul Train founder, creator and impresario Don Cornelius was asked what it was that made Soul Train the hit that was. Cornelius didn’t hesitate, “That was the period when soul music grew up.” Cornelius could have added one more thing to […]

UPDATED — 2/1/2012: The death of Don Cornelius, reported today, is an opportunity to reflect on his legacy. Last year marked the 40th anniversary of his iconic TV series, Soul Train, the brainchild of the legendary executive producer and host. In the past two years, there’s been a VH-1 documentary, a dance party at New […]

Don Corneilus started Soul Train in 1970 with his own dollars and it became an cultural staple. No one will ever forget the Soul Train Line! The show and its fonder is iconic. RELATED: Don Corneilus, 75, Dead After Apparent Suicide Share your thoughts on Don Corneilus’ death below or on our Facebook fan page […]

For those who love to bathe in the nostalgia of the 1970s, Chicago’s Soul Train reunion party this Labor Day weekend rolled in to meet those expectations. In celebration of the show’s 40th anniversary, fans were treated to a Soul Train party Friday night; a showing of the VH1 documentary, “The Hippest Trip in America,” […]

The year 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic TV series, Soul Train, the brainchild of the legendary executive producer and host, Don Cornelius. In the past few months, there’s been a VH-1 documentary, a dance party at New York’s Lincoln Center, and yesterday a party outside the Smithsonian Institution to celebrate the donation […]

The Soul Train has finally made its last stop, and what better place than the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture for the show’s 40th anniversary? Last night, the Smithsonian showcased an exhibit featuring a collection from what many know as the “hippest trip in America.” One of the first Black shows […]

Don Cornelius’ “Soul Train” undoubtedly forever changed the scope of soul music. Today the show is an ubiquitous presence in music culture, and has solidified itself as an American phenomenon as the Smithsonian Museum will be the repository of some of the show’s memorabilia. An article from The Grio Reports: Soul Train accomplished one other […]

The Soul Train has finally made its last stop, and what better place than the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture for the show’s 40th anniversary? Last night, the Smithsonian showcased an exhibit featuring a collection from what many know as the “hippest trip in America.” One of the first Black shows […]

Though Soul Train is known for ushering in generations of Black musicians, its most notable component was the infamous “Soul Train Line,” where dancers would strut down a human-bordered pathway, showcasing their best grooves. The Soul Train Line, introduced in the 1970s, far surpassed its popularity in syndication, becoming a staple piece in Black culture. […]