This was one show that helped put R&B artist on the map besides "Video Music Box". The show was hosted by Donnie Simpson for many years till Sherry Carter took over in the mid 90s. It featured up and coming R&B artists,live performances,personal interviews,and music videos. Video Soul was the best thing on television since "Soul Train" to African-Americans. The most memorable thing about Video Soul was in the late 80s early 90s hi-top fade Donnie Simpson wore and the artists who appeared on the show like New Edition,Al B. Sure,Jodeci,Babyface,and Keith Sweat. Back then the videos were more clean but sensual. Now these people in the videos hardly have any clothes on and being disrespected in almost any kind of way. I caught Video Soul on the new channel BETJ a music channel that derives from BET,and I see how so much has changed since then. The songs were more cheerful,light-hearted,and fun-loving compared to todays aggressive hardcore raunchy style. It's great to watch these old videos(with montages of Donnie Simpsons but without the live performances and personal interviews) and reflect back on how things use to be. Thanks Video Soul you made history.
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