Don Cornelius

Fans of good ole soul and r&b music will be hearing a lot more of their favorite genre thanks to BET.

Aretha Franklin turns 73 today.  Join me tonight at 8 for an Aretha Mini Concert.  Until then, The Queen of Soul gets her groove on with introduction from Don Cornelius.  Enjoy!

If you love the old school jams, I’m going to dig deep each day to “hook you up”, so check in daily to see what I may dig up.

Here’s your warm up song for tonight’s Summer Mini concert from The Stylistics.  It’s their first Soul Train appearance.  Check out the outfits and the steps.  Make sure you join me at 8 tonight for more Stylistics]

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Love, peace and soul was the ‘Soul Train’ mantra and writer Nelson George has put all of the above into his new book, Soul Train:…

Jennifer Hudson,  Tamar Braxton, and Smokey Robinson have been picked to perform at the 2013 Soul Train Awards which will be filmed at the New Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 8. The event will premiere on Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ET and will also include performances by K. Michelle, Wale, Kem, Chrisette Michelle, Eric Benét, […]

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Today, the father of Soul Train, Don Cornelius, would have been 77 years old. A new voice out of school, Cornelius started his career by…

I got to know Tony back in my Los Angeles days.  We played golf together a few times.  I always wished that Don would have allowed Tony to take over the Soul Train brand.  He had ideas, but, as he used to say, it’s still dad’s company.  Don is gone and now Tony is proving […]

Before the death of Don Cornelius stirred pangs of “Soul Train” nostalgia in the American public, a group of black entrepreneurs already had begun working to revive Cornelius’ creation and carry it beyond the continued popularity of the show’s dances and television reruns. Read More: tv.msn.com

Coroner’s officials on Tuesday ruled Don Cornelius’ death a suicide, nearly a week after the “Soul Train” creator and host killed himself with a gunshot to the head. READ MORE: Blackamericaweb.com

Long before MTV thought that Black music was cool (or profitable), Don Cornelius made it a nationally televised, weekly must-see event. SEE ALSO: Questions With Common Ochocinco Relegated To The Sideline It takes being a student of history or simply being alive in 1971, the year Cornelius introduced “Soul Train” to the American television audience, […]