I can remember my Saturday morning excitement as that psychedelic train moved and grooved across the TV screen while the words Sooouuul Trainnnn filled our living room. The epitome of cool, Don Cornelius brought the song-and-dance TV show, Soul Train to homes all over America. It was a cultural revolution that made Black America proud. It celebrated our style, our dancing and showcased our talent. Soul Train featured such legends as James Brown, Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye and Gladys Knight and launched the careers of many including Jody Watley, Rosie Perez and Fred "Rerun" Berry. From the Soul Train dancers to the Scramble Board, to the Soul Train Line and Don Cornelius' mesmerizing voice, it was sixty minutes of pure fun. Soul Train taught the world to dance while creating a platform to help break down racial and cultural barriers. Thank you Don Cornelius for your vision.
RIP Don Cornelius (1936-2012) "We wish you Peace, Love and Soul!"