It seems quite a few people have Soul Train on the brain lately. The iconic show ran from 1971, and ended abruptly in 2006. Sadly, due to the death of the original host Don Cornelius in 2012, Soul Train’s legacy has been a bit obscured. Love, Peace and Soul: Behind the Scenes of America’s Favorite Dance Show, Soul Train, a new book by author Ericka Blount Danois, takes us further than just “behind the scenes”, and deep into the zeitgeist of the show’s patriarch, Don Cornelius.
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Also, in case you feel like running to YouTube to look at old clips, consider the Soul Train montage featuring the music of Jenny O, the fact that this chill rock song works so well with the clips proves that Soul Train truly was universal.