Soul Train: Going to the Smithsonian


I know I am christian and all and this is suppose to be a religious blog, but I wasn’t always saved yall. When I read that Soul Train was going to be included in the Smithsonian’s National museum of African American History I just had to break the rules and post about it.

I remember being glued to my little 9 inch (yes, 9 inch chile) colored tv screen every Saturday morning, looking for the cutest guy with the badest moves. I think besides knowing that I was going to marry Marlon Jackson, I was in love with Shalamar, a regular on Soul Train!

Special congrats and shout out to, Don Cornelius, the coolest man on the music scene in the 1970’s. He made a lot of stars yall.

From the Washington Post:
“Get on Board,” one of the the rollicking themes from “Soul Train” could be the mantra of the National Museum of African American History and Culture as the future museum raises funds and collects artifacts.

It has decided to collect some artifacts from “the hippest trip in America,” officials announced Thursday. Next week a few items from the groundbreaking –and backbreaking, in some cases–weekly show of dance and music will be given to the museum.

For 37 years and more than 1,000 episodes, “Soul Train” spotlighted the latest dance moves born in the African American communities in its signature Soul Train dance line. And the dancing didn’t stop as the musical headliners of the time performed. On the stage were The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, Elton John, Alicia Keys, Christina Aquilera, David Bowie, James Brown and John Legend. Read more

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