The Hippest Trip In America: Soul Train!
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Author Ericka Blount Danois joins the boys for an overall look into Soul Train, known by its on-air slogan as "the hippest trip in America!" We discuss Ericka's book, Love, Peace and Soul: Behind the Scenes of America's Favorite Dance Show Soul Train: Classic Moments, and other subjects about this classic TV show!
We discuss the role of host Don Cornelius (as well as the other hosts) in shaping Soul Train, as well as his fading interest upon one musical genre's arrival! We also touch upon his completing suicide.
Mostly, it's about the music, the dancers (many of whom became stars themselves), and the impact the show had on its viewers, and the musicians of the era!
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