An incredible journey through one of the most soulful and prolific eras in American music
In tribute,Throwback Magazine has compiled a collection of the 10 Greatest Soul Train Moments of all time.
Over the course of 35 years and more than a thousand episodes, Soul Train proved itself to be one of television’s greatest ever showcases for music. Every week, the show featured hip young Los Angeles dancing to the records and the performances of whoever was hot in R&B – and it ran long enough to chronicle the evolution of soul music into disco, funk, and hip-hop. Sadly, it went off the air in 2006, but it’s not forgotten.
Click through to watch 12 of our favorite performances, with an emphasis on the show’s Seventies glory days
“Soul Train,” which Cornelius hosted until 1993, changed the landscape of television on its debut in 1971, and ran until 2006 with massive influence and success around the globe, helping to launch names as illustrious as James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, and Michael Jackson.