A pop music dance show with an African-American focus.
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Don Cornelius ...  Himself - Host / ... 557 episodes, 1971-1993
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Storyline

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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Music | Talk-Show

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Not Rated
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Official Sites:

Don Cornelius Productions

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1971 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

The show premiered in Chicago on August 17, 1970, as a daily dance program on WCIU-TV (Channel 26). The guests were Jerry Butler, The Chi-Lites, and The Emotions. The nationally syndicated version premiered October 2, 1971. Don Cornelius passed hosting duties for the local version to Clinton Ghent, one of the dancers, and it produced original episodes until 1976, with repeats airing until 1979. See more »

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Featured in Television (1986) See more »

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The show that made Soul Train lines at high school dances possible.
13 January 1999 | by jeff-150See 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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