SoulTrain was the creation of a now American icon, Don Cornelius. Don Cornelius, regrettably left us all this past week. He created an Afro-American version of Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, giving many young Afro-American artists their big break in the music business.

This weekend’s music thread is a tribute to Don, SoulTrain and the many artists that flourished after appearing on this landmark television show. Take your pick, Motown, R&B, Soul or Funk, or all of the above.

At the end of each show Don Cornelius would say goodnight with these words… “…and as always in parting, we wish you love, peace… and SOUL!”

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SueInCa
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The Gap Band – Early in the Morning

https://youtu.be/sPJwaPwm2vM

O’Jays – Used to be my Girl

https://youtu.be/fj8SBcGNRWc

Donna Summer Soul Train = I feel Love

http://youtu.be/e4LocRxw8hE

HappyFeet = Boogie Wonderland

https://youtu.be/pX0G5UDaJg4

SueInCa
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This is representative of when I watched Soul Train

https://youtu.be/DY0tsKCB4lc

Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now – McFadden and Whitehead

https://youtu.be/lytnFVIOFck

And The Beat Goes On = The Whispers

https://youtu.be/sPJwaPwm2vM

Second Time Around = Shalamar

LFer
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LFer

Come to think of it, the male vocal bands were fun too.

Smokey Robinson and The Miracles – The Tracks Of My Tears
https://youtu.be/coh7n6dYj5Y

LFer
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LFer

A couple more oldies by The Chiffons.

The Chiffons – Sweet Talking Guy
https://youtu.be/UpFotOi3hDs

The Chiffons – One Fine Day
https://youtu.be/iP8Z_J5Cpmw

LFer
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In case anybody cares, today’s Superbowl was a close game. It came down to the last play. In honor of that and because it’s my favorite version of this song.

Diana Ross and the Supremes – You Keep Me Hangin On
https://youtu.be/v2XQbzgC1vU

LFer
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LFer

Here is another Soul predecessor. I have a soft spot for these old female vocal bands.

The Marvelettes – Please Mr. Postman
https://youtu.be/425GpjTSlS4

SueInCa
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LFer

I gambled with the ladies that now make up the Marvelettes in Reno one night. What a great group of ladies. We played slots for 2 or 3 hours.

foodchain
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foodchain

Hi KT, great idea and a lot of favorites here. Here’s a few more. I can’t say best or more best but I’ve saved ELton and Al, Soul Train and Soul School.

dobie Gray ” Drift Away” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaPnOASOWIU

Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPGoNv_mCC0

Gladys Night (at Chicago’s SouthSide!) “Midnight Train to Georgia” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pHhItkhc7o

She’s too early but I do love her–Dionne Warwick, “Walk on By”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO073fekFfA

GO FIGURE THE WHITE GUY: Elton John performing on SOUL TRAIN. “Benny and the Jets, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxeBccvWDRQ

AND Al Green, “I’m So Tired of Being Alone” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICKToz7BLLA

I always like and look at Weekend Music. Always a great memory or education!

LFer
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There’s a lot of great music in this thread already. I wish I had more time this weekend. I grew up in Detroit in the ’60s. I think the Motown Sound is in my DNA.

kesmarn
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Mary Wells “My Guy”

LFer
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Awesome, thanks!

kesmarn
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CKLW — Was it 800 on AM?

Toledo here, LFer.

LFer
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CKLW, that was it. Located across the river in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was the strongest signal in Detroit.

I have a lot of fond memories of my time in Detroit. I moved away in 1970 so, luckily, I wasn’t there to watch it become what it is today.

I’ve seen a lot of photos of Detroit today. Places I’ve been, places I’ve lived. They’re heartbreaking.

kesmarn
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I’ve seen those photos, too, LFer. Heartbreaking. At least, thanks to our Prez, the auto industry is making a come-back, though. Did you see the Clint Eastwood/Chrylser commercial on the Super Bowl?

foodchain
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foodchain

LFer, what great music! time in the car–It was way cooler than the white stations.

LFer
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LFer

Here are a couple that predate the Soul sound.

The Chiffons – He’s So Fine
https://youtu.be/kfxx3scAKS8

The Shirelles – I Met Him On A Sunday
https://youtu.be/vSqMR1f62d0

kesmarn
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Ahh…the unforgettable Wall of Sound. ‘Course that was before my time. 🙄

LFer
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LFer

I might be drifting a little off topic with this one but since “Tighten Up” is in the starter for this thread…

The Nazz – Loosen Up
https://youtu.be/–mHknJV9Ek

LFer
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LFer

War – Slippin’ Into Darkness
https://youtu.be/vKFOjfwlprM

War – The Cisco Kid
https://youtu.be/bzQApZWlxgw

War – Low Rider
https://youtu.be/pLqyvyqQqW0

LFer
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LFer

The Parliaments – I Wanna Testify
https://youtu.be/YAR6BBQO8-k

LFer
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LFer

Chambers Brothers – Time Has Come Today
https://youtu.be/_I4S61Do-Qs

AdLib
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Where Did Our Love Go – The Supremes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izzKUoxL11E

Rock the Boat – Hues Corporation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfBwsG8ubFw

Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzrXc68gNjQ

I Heard it Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7dGdrP3pms&ob=av3n

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

funksands
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Anyone recognize the young chap at the end of this clip?[img]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8tXJS50hHo&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLAC22D4916C661ABE[/img]

kesmarn
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That is a gem, funk.