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By Christopher P. Lehman

As a wildly well known neighborhood dance convey, Soul Train supplied a venue for Chicago’s soul singers and political activists and gave African American kids their first major probability to work out and determine with their friends on tv. the next nationwide sequence garnered much more reputation, setting up manufacturer and host Don Cornelius as the most profitable pioneers of African American tv construction. This paintings discusses Cornelius’s position within the evolution of his groundbreaking sequence from a small, all-black Seventies tv convey to a profitable model identify using not just to this system, but in addition to awards and diverse item within the current day.
the 1st chapters concentrate on Cornelius’s years in Chicago and the preliminary launching of Soul Train in 1970. the following chapters discover how the nationally televised, California-based model of the exhibit rose progressively in either recognition and cultural effect between basically African American audience, and the way Cornelius himself turned a emerging big name in the course of that point. the ultimate chapters illustrate Cornelius’s efforts in branching out past the dance convey via numerous music-related company ventures, together with the Soul teach song Awards. The paintings contains interviews with a number of former forged individuals and site visitors, besides an entire chronology of the sequence and Cornelius’s different specialist ventures.

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