I remember on Saturday mornings, after the the cartoons went off, and while we were doing our weekly chores/clean up, my brother, sisters, and I watched Soul Train. I didn't realize it at the time, but I was part of a generation that helped bring R&B acts to mainstream TV. We hardly ever saw "soul groups" on American Bandstand, let alone other TV variety shows. This's what made Soul Train the ground breaking show it was. We saw the acts that we heard on the radio, played on our record players, and we learned the newest dances. On Monday everyone came to school talking about the Jackson 5, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Aretha Franklin, or whoever was on the show that week. I have fond memories of those days, that's why I'm really excited that the story of Soul Train is coming to BET in February. Check out the trailer below.
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