A pop music dance show with an African-American focus.
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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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bloodlust! (1994) See more »

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Put it out of its misery
5 July 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See 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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