A pop music dance show with an African-American focus.
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 Himself - Host (555 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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Several acts appeared on both the Chicago and nationally syndicated versions, including: Jerry Butler, The Chi-Lites, The Emotions, B.B. King, Curtis Mayfield, The Staple Singers, Tyrone Davis, Gene Chandler, The Five Stairsteps, and The O'Jays. See more »

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The show that made Soul Train lines at high school dances possible.
13 January 1999 | by (Reno, NV) – See all my reviews

This show used to knock American Bandstand off the block all through the seventies. The clothes, music, dancing, and general all round energy were here when this show started. But when Don Cornelius cut off his afro and the girls started doing bump and grind moves in hoochie mama spandex you knew the party was over.


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