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Songs We Love: The Best Of Soul Train : NPR

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Songs We Love: The Best Of Soul Train : NPR. videos: Barry White “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Baby”

It would be easy to tell the story of Soul Trainwith facts and figures. It ran for 35 seasons, making it the longest continuously airing first-run syndicated television program. It’s been referenced in many song lyrics, films and TV shows. Countless R&B and soul acts performed on the show and credited Soul Train as a crucial element of their success.

But the show’s impact on America’s collective cultural identity is best described by the people who watched it and let it shape their musical sensibilities. While the show’s audience was always primarily African-AmericanSoul Train was also a cross-cultural hit. Seems we all wanted to check out the latest moves and fashions from that in-studio dance floor.

November 3, 2010 Posted by | culture, entertainment, global, history, media, music, social | , , , , , | 1 Comment

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