Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation

Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation

Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson


With its gentle, soulful tunes and groovy dance strikes, Soul educate introduced the careers of numerous African American artists and set lasting developments in track, dance, and type for greater than 3 a long time. To create this extraordinary tribute to the exhibit, Questlove, the bright frontman for the Roots, has pored via greater than 1,100 episodes of the express and been given specific entry to its data to give hundreds of thousands of never-before-seen images and the riveting, unfiltered tale of ways Don Cornelius revolutionized black entertainment.

In this amazing quantity, Questlove takes you on a trip from the show's perception and primary episode in 1971 to Don's ultimate episode as host in 1993. you are going to learn the way all-star performers akin to Ike and Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Stevie ask yourself, Elton John, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, LL Cool J, Lenny Kravitz, the Beastie Boys, and Mariah Carey, to call a couple of, obtained their commence, and get an up-close examine the show's such a lot memorable dancers, and the strikes and type they popularized.

Soul educate used to be the longest-running syndicated software in tv background. It was once cherished by means of generations of stripling, like Questlove, who eagerly awaited each episode, and younger tune fans are nonetheless researching it this day. It's taken greater than 40 years for the notable legacy of Soul educate to be celebrated in a formal approach, and this e-book does simply that.

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