Author Topic: Soul Train  (Read 244 times)

Soul Train
« on: April 06, 2019, 04:02:45 PM »
I've recently been watching the BET series American Soul, a dramatisation about Don Cornelius and Soul Train. It was alright and quite interesting, if a bit soapy with over-the-top glee-like performances in places from the aspiring musicians (rather than the acts actually featured on the the Train itself).

Anyway, I did some digging for footage and it seems up until the 2000's Cornelius did a good job of not getting archive footage released and keeping it in the hands of people who wanted to rerun episodes. At some point that got sold on and some best of volumes were released on dvd. They are not cheap.

They are however on Youtube...

There's the full 9-dvd stint here in a playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG2ZSFXUtBo&list=PLZNe5m8x2w_9sf7SxiyskbtM8CJ529KYh

Two of the videos appear to be blocked in the UK, using a vpn into Spain unblocks all but one, but vol5 appears to be restricted everywhere but Somalia and I don't have a vpn for that.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Soul Train
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2019, 08:57:04 PM »

Re: Soul Train
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2019, 09:02:59 PM »
Always preferred New Dance Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW28iwIikq8&frags=pl%2Cwn

I've not got Ata Kak (although I've heard it), but I do have the Gumba Fire compilation and Professor Rhythm's Bafana Bafana from the Awesome Tapes from Africa series. Great stuff.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Soul Train
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2019, 09:14:28 PM »
I've not got Ata Kak (although I've heard it), but I do have the Gumba Fire compilation and Professor Rhythm's Bafana Bafana from the Awesome Tapes from Africa series. Great stuff.

just came across the documentary where we meet Ata Kak and hear the story (he actually recorded the cassette in Toronto!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn0_s9gJ6CI&frags=pl%2Cwn

BlodwynPig

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Re: Soul Train
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2019, 11:26:47 PM »
My word, if you're not grinning like a loon when they shoot that music video, then you must be dead inside. Wonderful. Sorry to derail the thread.