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From the paper: Soul Train

All aboard Questlove’s account of the hippest trip in America

Soul Train dancers Lil’ Joe Chism and Yolanda from 1973

Wed, Jan 29, 2014, 14:08

   

Here’s a piece I wrote for today’s paper on seminal US music TV show Soul Train and Questlove’s ace new book on the characters, personalities and performances which made it such a wow during the Seventies and Eighties. There’s obviously something in the air right now about Soul Train because that brilliant writer Nelson George also has a book on the way about the show and its presenter Don Cornelius. The hippest trip in America is still going on.