Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Still Love Soul Train

I was sorry to hear of Don Cornelius's death today.  I loved Soul Train, I still have two episodes saved on our PVR when one of the cable stations used to air old re-runs of the show years ago.  So many good episodes....the characters (remember the Asian gal with the long hair past her butt?), the clothes, the dancing, the fab music and the word scramble game.  Loved it.

Oh yes.  And the Soul Train Line....

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  1. I used to watch Soul Train with my mom every weekend. My favorite part was the line, too.
    So sad that he felt he needed to end things. I read he suffered from many health problems and a bad divorce a few years ago. Poor guy.

    Thanks for posting the video.

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    1. Very sad. No one had a voice like him either. The Soul Train line from the above video is actually the same one from one of my taped episodes. Love it.

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  2. I missed out on Soul Train, though I knew the name Don Cornelius. His death is very sad. This called to mind Dick Clark's American Bandstand, which my aunts and uncles watched a lot. So I'm thinking I was too old for Soul Train (or too involved with more serious things, another way of being 'old') and too young for American Bandstand. I loved to dance, though - still do, come to think of it! Loved the clothes in your video! I'm thinking I missed out on something there...

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    1. I love those outfits too, some wacky styles but some very cool ideas! The dancing is great too.

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  3. I watched every Saturday w/my mom. Oh the characters (!) and I think the Asian lady was top 3 of the most remembered. Nice tribute.

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    1. Oh definitely, I could not get over her long LONG hair and she never had it pulled back, it was always loose! She was on the show for a long time!

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    2. Cheryl was her name -- found it on youtube!

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  4. I was an American Band Stand fan since I was close to Philadelphia. Back in those days the line was the "Stroll".
    Great video.

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    1. Oh I wish I had done a Soul Train line at my wedding! That would have been a blast.

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